Paulina Bugembe guest starring on NCIS

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General Hospital actress goes from the Port Charles police force to the military.

She hasn’t been seen on General Hospital lately as officer Valerie Spencer, but Soaps.com is happy to share Paulina Bugembe will be seen in another series soon. On October 8, the actress will guest star in an episode of CBS’ long-running procedural NCIS.

Bugembe will play Military Police Officer Vera Armstrong in the episode titled Going Mobile and officially described as, “After the body of a Marine Lieutenant is found hidden under an 18-wheeler, the NCIS team tracks the vehicle’s previous locations to pinpoint the crime scene and suspect. Also, Sloane encourages the team to sit down and talk about Ziva’s recent reappearance.”

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The General Hospital actress also recently appeared in the Shia LaBeouf movie Honey Boy, which is based on the actor’s tumultuous childhood and relationship with his father. Bugembe had guest starring stints on For the People, The Good Place and Scandal as well.

Of her NCIS appearance, she posted a photo in her character’s uniform with the words, “Oh you THOUGHT….. #actorslife #NCIS #comingsoon” Bugembe also posts about her adventures in auditioning on Instagram, recently sharing a story about one particularly harried experience where she spilled coffee all over herself and was mistaken for someone else who had just become engaged, among other things. However, “The audition went great, and the CD wished me luck in getting my BF to propose so we good fam. Thank god I was prepared! If I get this job, it’ll be a case study for how being prepared will get you through anything! 😂 Thank you to all my teachers ever 🥴😂🙏🏾 @idsalosangeles @beth_ryne @anthonybarrowidsala @laineywill @actatbaronbrown @bgbstudio”

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NCIS is in its 17th season and follows the cases of Washington D.C.’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Major Case Response Team. It stars Mark Harmon as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Cote de Pablo as Special Agent Ziva David, Sean Murray as Special Agent Timothy McGee, Emily Wickersham as Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, Maria Bello as Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane, Wilmer Valderrama as Special Agent Nicholas “Nick” Torres and Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Leon Vance. NCIS airs Tuesday nights on CBS at 8:00 EST/9:00 PST.