A new synopsis for the NCIS season 19 finale reveals Agent Alden Parker is going to be framed for murder.

CBS' long-running procedural has endured a number of major changes over the past year, yet it is showing no signs of slowing down.

NCIS is one of the network's most reliable performers, as evidenced by the fact that there are two spinoffs, Los Angeles and Hawaii, that are also currently airing.

The flagship series faced its biggest challenge yet at the start of season 19: The exit of Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), who has long been the face of the series.

Based on what little information has been revealed so far, it does seem like the season 19 finale will be a special one for Parker.

Even before the news about his storyline emerged, NCIS cast Teri Polo as Parker's ex-wife, suggesting the episode will delve into his personal history as well.

This series has survived for so long because of the strength of its characters, and even without Gibbs, that seems to be holding true.

With a character-driven story set for the finale, NCIS season 19 looks to be going out on a high note.