As Season 12 of NCIS begins, Gibbs - who just learned of his father Jackson's death as a result of a stroke on the NCIS Season 11 finale - is off to Russia with Tim. As NCIS approaches Season 12, for once there are few cliffhangers to resolve, although it looks like they waste little time with the new high-stakes peril Gibbs and McGee find themselves in. Embarking on a key mission that has Abby in fear for their safety - enough to take her fears to Director Vance himself - we know little about it excpect that CBS has spliced together the scenes in teasers for the new season in a way that leaves them subject to many different interpretations as to what kind of mission this is.
Palmer: No. I don't want to. Ducky: You don't want to what, Mr. Palmer? Palmer: I don't want to know how much her liver weighs. I don't want to catalogue her scars. Most of all, I don't want to cut open another friend. Think I've had my limit.
Tony: Well hey there Alfredo. Looks like you traded in your prison jumpsuit, huh? Bishop: NCIS! Don't move! Alfredo: Go ahead. Kill me. Get it over with! Bishop: Why would we do that? Tony: Alfredo. We're NCIS. Alfredo: So, like feds can't be bought? Tony: That's not really our style. Alfredo: You're not going to kill me?