NCIS has had some interesting storylines lately and this one was certainly no different. For this episode in particular, an actual celebrity helped the team out with their case. How exactly did it all begin? Find out what happened on NCIS season 20, episode 13, “Evil Eye.”
Guest star Tania Raymonde played Chloe Marlene, an actress who was shadowing the team to prepare for a role as an NCIS REACT agent. She was supposed to be following the team, namely Jessica, while they did some work for the next couple of days. Of course, things got hairy when a case involving a head was brought to the team.
After a robot cart delivery was made to a Lieutenant Harlan that actually contains the head, the team came to investigate. They soon discovered a bomb was underneath the cart and Jessica barely managed to push the cart away before it exploded. Eventually, the team was able to figure out who their victim was, a man named Rosco Sanchez.
They were able to find the rest of his body since he had a pacemaker with GPS and it led to the discovery of two more bodies. It appeared that there was a serial killer and the only connection between the victims was a condition known as heterochromia, in which their eyes were different colors.
NCIS season 20, episode 13 finds an actress shadowing the team
After the lieutenant and her husband went missing, the team realized their killer was punishing those with the condition since, in the past, people with heterochromia were seen as being demons. Lieutenant Harlan doesn’t have heterochromia, but her husband does, and she’s pregnant.
Because of this, the team believed the killer was after the couple to make sure the baby wasn’t born. Even though they found their suspect, Sam Novak, he refused to talk to anyone but Chloe.
Now we’re not too sure if this would hold up in court, although it could be like any case in which someone else tries talking to the suspect to get information. Unfortunately, he got under her skin and Chloe felt guilty for not being able to save the Harlans. However, Nick got an idea and Jessica helped Chloe to feel confident in her acting skills to try again.
By making Sam believe that they ran out of time to save his victims, he fell into their trap by telling them where the Harlans were located. Luckily, Parker and McGee arrived just in time to rescue them.
“Evil Eye” was a departure from what we have seen from NCIS before, but it was an interesting direction to take. Plus, we also got to see Jessica take charge and shine while helping someone who could solve the case and hone her acting skills at the same time. What did you think of NCIS season 20, episode 13? Let us know in the comments below.
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