In a hushed and dimly illuminated room, the air is heavy with tension and unfiltered emotion. The scene unfolds with Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, portrayed by Mark Harmon, positioned at the center. His typically stoic demeanor gives way to a vulnerability seldom witnessed throughout the series.

Encircling Gibbs are his dedicated team members, who have evolved into a surrogate family over the years. Tony DiNozzo, Ziva David, Tim McGee, Abby Sciuto, and the rest of the NCIS crew stand by, their expressions etched with a blend of sorrow, appreciation, and a profound sense of grief.

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