‘NCIS’ Boss Teases Palmer & Knight’s Relationship Coming to the Office (PHOTOS)

Katrina Law, Gary Cole, and Brian Dietzen in 'NCIS'
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NCIS has been doing something different with the romance on its show in Season 20: actually showing it. And the season won’t end without turning some focus to it again.

In “Kompromat,” the penultimate episode airing May 15 (don’t worry, the drama’s already been renewed for Season 21), Dr. Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) accidentally makes a confession that could change the course of his relationship with Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law).

“We’ve been slow-rolling Jimmy and Knight’s relationship, and part of that is because Knight just doesn’t want to bring it to the office. But in the second to last episode, a facet of it lands in the office with a big loud thud, and you see our characters reacting to it,” executive producer Steven D. Binder tells TV Insider.

“It’s time for it to go to the next level; let’s put it that way. And it’s going to go there.”

The photos from the episode, which you can check out above and below, show that, at the very least, we should probably expect Special Agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole) to be in the middle of something.

As for the case in the episode, a suspicious murder occurs in the classified section of the National Archive, and the team must investigate a string of Russian spy encounters that may be linked to the crime.

Scroll down to check out the photos from “Kompromat.”

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Wilmer Valderrama, Katrina Law, Sean Murray, and Gary Cole in 'NCIS'

Torres (Wilmer Valderrama), Knight (Katrina Law), McGee (Sean Murray), and Parker (Gary Cole)

Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, and Wilmer Valderrama in 'NCIS'
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Palmer (Brian Dietzen), Kasie (Diona Reasonover), and Torres

Katrina Law and Sean Murray in 'NCIS'
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Prime suspect?

Brian Dietzen and Diona Reasonover in 'NCIS'
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What’s on Kasie’s mind?

Gary Cole, Rocky Carroll, Katrina Law, and Wilmer Valderrama in 'NCIS'
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MTAC means it’s serious

Katrina Law and Diona Reasonover in 'NCIS'
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Does Kasie have anything for them?

Wilmer Valderrama and Brian Dietzen in 'NCIS'
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Does Torres have advice for Palmer?

Katrina Law in 'NCIS' - 'Kompromat'
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Knight