NCIS makes Rocky Carroll a series regular
With Rocky as a regular, there are two ways for NCIS to go as I see it. Either he's going to become a major impediment to Gibbs, DiNozzo, Abby and company, or they are going to have to find a way to work with him. The finale put in motion a story line in which Vance has broken up the team. He's terminated Ziva's Israeli liaison by telling her she's going back to Tel Aviv. He cut new orders for Tony, putting him onboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan as agent afloat. McGee's headed for a geek squad outside of NCIS headquarters. And Gibbs? He was handed three new files and told that they were his new team.
Perhaps the secret to getting Vance to keep Ziva, McGee and Tony together with Gibbs lies in the mysterious box that Mike Franks acquired. Perhaps the season opener will be all about turning Vance from an antagonist into an ally? Whatever the case, Rocky Carroll is a regular. He's also a good actor so NCIS viewers should have nothing to complain about.