Gibbs and the team will be assisted by a local sheriff in their new case. Next week on "NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service", the death of a NCIS agent leads Gibbs and Tony into the desert to locate a woman who holds the answer to the mystery.
Lance Henricksen from "Millennium" guest stars as Sheriff Clay Boyd while Mira Furlan ("Lost", "Babylon 5") does the favor of filling the role of Dina Risi. Called "South by Southwest", the episode airs February 24 and features the song "Tomorrow Still Comes" by Will Dailey from the upcoming NCIS Soundtrack.
A week ago, it has been reported that the spin-off to the series will star Louise Lombard, Peter Cambor and Daniela Ruah. The pilot will air as a "NCIS" episode in the spring. Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J, meanwhile, are still in negotiations for the other two leads. No title has been suggested for the spin-off yet.