‘NCIS’ Team Meets Katrina Law’s Agent Jessica Knight in Penultimate Season 18 Episode (PHOTOS)

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The NCIS team isn’t going to meet someone who could be a regular presence going forward in the best of ways in the penultimate episode of Season 18. Katrina Law’s Special Agent Jessica Knight makes her debut on May 18 in “Blown Away,” and as was reported at the time of her casting, she could be around permanently next year.

But first, she has a case that’s quite personal to solve: She’s the only member of her REACT (Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training) team to survive an explosion. She’ll be working with Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham), and Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) to crack the case using high-tech body armor.

Scroll down to check out the photos from this episode, including of Jessica working with the team, presumably the funeral for her teammates (which the others all attend), and more. Also at that funeral: Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), who’s currently on an indefinite suspension from NCIS after beating up a man who was killing the dogs losing in his dogfighting ring.

Will Jessica have an offer to join the team — or at least continue to work with them — after this? Something is going to have to keep her around in the finale.

Speaking of that finale, Valderrama promised TV Insider that it “is going to really absolutely blow everyone out of the water…the writers did an incredible episode to pay tribute to all the questions that people had from Season 17 to 18 and then really kick off the 19th season.”

NCIS, Tuesdays, 8/7c, CBS

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Meet Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law)

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Bishop (Emily Wickersham), Torres (Wilmer Valderrama), and McGee (Sean Murray) at a crime scene

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Bishop

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What has Torres found?

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Kasie (Diona Reasonover) must have something

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Dr. Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen)

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Bishop and Torres

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Is this what the team will look like in Season 19?

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Paying respects to the fallen

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Gibbs (Mark Harmon)

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Jessica and McGee

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Who’s on the phone?