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Natalie Abrams
August 12, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

The Last Ship star Travis Van Winkle has landed a guest-starring role on Scorpion, EW has learned exclusively.

Van Winkle will play Ensign Nathan Hall, who gets trapped with Walter (Elyes Gabel), Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Cabe (Robert Patrick) in a downed submarine and must figure out how to escape before they run out of air. Ensign Hall is smart, loyal and determined, with a true respect for Team Scorpion and the job they do.

The actor, whose other credits include Hart of Dixie and Happy Endings, will appear in the fourth episode, slated to air in October.

The news comes on the heels of The Last Ship being renewed for a third season. Get the details here.

Scorpion will return Monday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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