Mark Harmon, celebrated as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in NCIS, has officially concluded his remarkable two-decade run on the show. Gibbs bid his farewell in the 19th season, making the decision to stay in Alaska. The transition to Season 20 introduces Sean Murray as the new face, taking on the role of McGee.

The fan response to this change has been diverse, with some embracing it and others experiencing a sense of loss with Gibbs’ departure. Harmon, in explaining his decision, emphasized his commitment to keeping the character dynamic and challenging.

Even though Harmon has stepped away from his on-screen role, he maintains a connection with the show behind the scenes, leaving the door slightly ajar for a potential guest appearance in the future. The farewell episode, titled “Great Wide Open,” features Gibbs and McGee teaming up for a case in Alaska, concluding with Gibbs choosing to stay and part ways with NCIS.

Throughout the episode, subtle hints create a farewell tour atmosphere. While the moment is bittersweet, many believe Gibbs has earned a respite and a chance for solitude. The narrative intentionally leaves the door open for a possible return in future seasons, keeping fans intrigued and anticipating what might come next.

By chrysos