After greater than 18 seasons Mark Harmon has left the display. Monday’s episode, titled “Great Wide Open,” served as his go out.
In it, Harmon as Gibbs is in Alaska with Particular Agent Timothy McGee (performed by means of Sean Murray) when Gibbs tells him “I’m not going back, Tim. I’m not going back home.”
“Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go,” Binder stated. “So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years…never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”