After dropping one of the most bombastic episodes of the season, NCIS is taking it easy this week with a Valentine’s special. However, the CBS show’s leisurely pace is matched by the writers seemingly forgetting that Nick Torres (played by Wilmer Valderrama) was comatose last time he was seen by fans.
A recent clip of the upcoming episode was released yesterday to the bemusement of some fans.
The clip revitalises the will-they-won’t-they chemistry between Dr. Jacqueline Sloane (Maria Bello) and Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon).
In true Valentine’s fashion, Sloane has received a box of chocolates from a secret admirer, and Torres teases that it could be a gift from Gibbs.
Aside from the romantic bantering, however, fans have zeroed in on the strange sight of Torres walking on two feet, despite suffering from a near-fatal car crash the week before.
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The fans joked: “Maybe Torres is actually Wolverine?”
Torres certainly seems to have superpowers of some kind, or CBS’s NCIS seems to be operating in a universe with futuristic medical technology.
The YouTubers do speculate that the series could have experienced a substantial time jump between the most recent episodes.
Although, given that Gibbs specifically checks in with Torres during the clip to ensure he’s good to go, it appears that this is his first assignment following his injury.