REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS) - RTR38XD4 With Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) on a Navy ship in the Persian Gulf fighting for his life when "NCIS" returns for its 13th season on Sept.
22, it's up to Tony Di Nozzo (Michael Weatherly) to pick up the slack. The action picks up right where it left off in May.
Weatherly has played special agent Anthony Di Nozzo on the CBS procedural for all 13 seasons, since the beginning of the show in 2003.
Tony is in Iraq, where he and Gibbs went to track down the leader of The Calling, the terrorist cell that recruits teens to do its dirty work.
And it was one of those teens who shot Gibbs as Tony watched.