Enrique Murciano to Guest Star on NCIS

Enrique Murciano

I think I just heard a scream from all the Tiva shippers out there. Why? Because it looks like we’re finally going to get to meet Ziva’s new man, the guy who is often referred to but so far has never been seen. TVLine.com reports that Without a Trace vet Enrique Murciano is joining the cast of NCIS for multiple episodes to play Ziva’s new..friend.

Exec producer Gary Glasberg says the character, CIA agent Ray Cruz, will prove to be a “fun, smart, exciting addition” to the show, adding “We can’t wait to watch Enrique bring him to life and interact with the NCIS team.”

Ray will be introduced in this season’s 20th episode and Michael Weatherly (Tony) had this to say about his appearance on the show:

“I think it’s going to be interesting. Tony cares about Ziva and wants to make sure she’s not mixed up with the wrong kind of guy, so he’s going to be watchful and protective of her.”

Although Tony might be too busy generating sparks with the new girl in his life to worry about Ziva’s. Tony will be meeting up with new agent Erica Jane “EJ” Barrett, played by Brothers & Sisters‘ Sarah Jane Morris.

I’ve never been one to hide the fact that I’m not a Tiva shipper at all. But I have enjoyed the flirting, the tension and everything else that goes on between Tony and Ziva. So from that point of view I’m excited to see what both additions to the show will do to their dynamic.

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