As Emily Wickersham joins the NCIS cast full-time as Bishop, some fans wonder whether or not her character will fall for Leroy Jethro Gibbs or Tony DiNozzo. But, according to the show's executive producer, Gary Glasberg, that's not the case.
"We will eventually meet her husband, who is an attorney with the NSA," Glasberg, told TVGuide in a Monday report, about Bishop. "This is a very different relationship from anything we've had. There's something interesting in this world when you have a spouse you can't tell everything to, and taking on the added responsibilities of this new job could come with consequences."
Glasberg also explained that Bishop views Gibbs as a father figure and forms a sibling-like bond with DiNozzo. Bishop's actual brothers may even be introduced sometime during the season.
NSA analyst Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop is described by CBS as "a bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward new agent. She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She's traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home."
The character will be introduced after its discovered that the Secretary of the Navy was wired during a past confidential briefing. Bishop, who described the security breach in a threat analysis report two years prior, will work with the team to find out who the person responsible for the crime is.
As for DiNozzo, who lost his love Ziva earlier in the season, he might find a new lady. The Nov. 19 episode will show DiNozzo talking about moving on and finding someone to take the place of Ziva, who decided to leave the NCIS team for good. In 2014, DiNozzo will try his luck in love again, according to Glasberg.