After an illustrious two-decade run, Mark Harmon, the iconic Leroy Jethro Gibbs of NCIS, has bid farewell in the 19th season, choosing to stay in Alaska. Sean Murray now takes the reins as McGee in Season 20, marking a transition that has elicited mixed reactions from fans.

Harmon’s departure from the on-screen role is rooted in a desire to keep the character dynamic and challenging. Despite stepping away, he maintains a behind-the-scenes connection, leaving the door open for a potential guest appearance down the road. The farewell episode, “Great Wide Open,” sees Gibbs and McGee teaming up for a case in Alaska, leading to Gibbs choosing to stay and part ways with NCIS.

Throughout the episode, subtle hints create a farewell tour atmosphere. While bittersweet, many feel Gibbs has earned a respite. The narrative leaves the possibility of a return in future seasons open, adding anticipation for fans.

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