NCIS is shooting a very special episode this week. After the release of Mark Harmon’s main character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, the series tried new things, like Alden Parker (Gary Cole) joining the team. The NCIS the crew also takes a new breath behind the scenes. Actor Brian Dietzen, who plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer on the show, has now co-wrote an episode. As the star revealed on Instagram, this is a first for him after being on camera for 322 episodes and counting. (Note that each episode of NCIS is actually broadcast on Paramount +.)
“In a nutshell … grateful. You guys, I have to write a script of [NCIS] with my friend [writer/executive producer Scott Williams] and it’s been a great adventure so far, ”Dietzen wrote. “We got into filming this bad boy after Thanksgiving weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s my first time writing for the show, and it’s been a great experience. I’ll keep you posted along the way. So excited to share this with all of you. Thank you very much this week! “
As an illustrated script shows, this is the 13th episode of Season 19, making it NCIS ‘ 431st installment in total. Dietzen did not reveal more details about the episode, including its title or plot. No air date has been set for the episode either, but it will likely air in the spring of 2022.
This will be the second consecutive season that Dietzen is the subject of a special episode. In a Season 18 episode, he shone on camera in a powerful episode dealing with loss. Jimmy’s wife dies of COVID-19, and he has yet to pick up the pieces.
“I think unfortunately in our country – and in the world I should say – this has been the case for a lot of people who have dealt with COVID so closely,” Dietzen said. Entertainment tonight of the episode. “Certainly as a medical examiner he would have treated the lines on his face from his N95 mask that he had worn 12, 14 hours a day while treating bodies. And often these people who work closely with COVID, that whether it’s a forensic pathologist or pulmonologists, pulmonologists, they lost lives because of their proximity to the disease.Before the vaccine, there was no way to protect others, apart from the procedures prophylactic masks and gloves.
“I think that was one of the interesting and obviously heartbreaking things about this disease that we have all seen is that these people on the front lines were working as medics who were working as paramedics who had to go through heartache by. themselves. And yet they are asked to keep working because if they stop working then we no longer have our front line for us. In many ways this episode turned out to be recognition people who have lost others during this pandemic.If you wanted to be more specific about this, these are our frontline workers and the people who have helped us deal with this pandemic, going through their own hardships and continuing to present itself for the rest of us. “