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NCIS: Wilmer Valderrama, Jennifer Esposito tease characters' history

‘There may have been some interesting run-ins,’ Valderrama says

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Wilmer Valderrama and Jennifer Esposito are new additions to the cast of NCIS, but their characters are no strangers to one another.

In a recent video interview with EW, the costars hinted at the shared history between Valderrama’s Nick Torres, an agent emerging from years in deep cover, and Esposito’s Alexandra Quinn, a FLETC instructor returning to the field.

Speaking about the characters with a dash of mischief that suggested a non-platonic past, Valderrama said Torres “went to the academy and he was taught by Ms. Quinn. And there was, you know, there may have been some interesting run-ins with [his] teacher in the past.”

“We will find out more what [about] happens there later as well,” Esposito added, prompting her costar to bounce his eyebrows up and down suggestively.

“I don’t know if we’ll get flashbacks of their history, but we may start to find out more,” she said.

“Some layers will be peeled off, for sure,” Valderrama chimed in.

NCIS returns for its 14th season Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Watch Esposito and Valderrama in the video above.