How NCIS’ Big Promise About Mark Harmon’s Gibbs Return Could Still Pay Off

How NCIS’ Big Promise About Mark Harmon’s Gibbs Return Could Still Pay Off

When “NCIS” actor David McCallum passed away in 2023, fans knew shake-ups would happen during the show’s following season. McCallum played the lovable Ducky since the series premiere, and the Season 21 installment — “The Stories We Leave Behind” — saw the character die in-universe, with the team reacting to the tragic event. The episode brought […]

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NCIS Producers Explain Mark Harmon’s Absence in Ducky Tribute Episode

NCIS Producers Explain Mark Harmon’s Absence in Ducky Tribute Episode

The NCIS EPs have explained why Mark Harmon didn’t return as Gibbs as some fans expected in the Ducky tribute episode. Mark Harmon didn’t make an appearance in the recent NCIS episode honoring David McCallum, and this has been addressed by the show’s executive producers. Following the passing of David McCallum, the actor’s character, Dr. […]

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Why Mark Harmon Missed ‘NCIS’ David McCallum Tribute: We’re Not Bringing Him ‘Back for 2 Minutes’

Why Mark Harmon Missed ‘NCIS’ David McCallum Tribute: We’re Not Bringing Him ‘Back for 2 Minutes’

When NCIS said goodbye to Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard — and paid homage to the late actor David McCallum — fans were quick to notice Mark Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs was nowhere to be found. “When we bring him back, we’re not going to bring him back for two minutes,” coshowrunner Steven D. Binder told […]

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NCIS EPs Talk Surprise Cameo, Why It Wasn’t Mark Harmon: ‘We’re Not Going to Bring Him Back for 2 Minutes’

NCIS EPs Talk Surprise Cameo, Why It Wasn’t Mark Harmon: ‘We’re Not Going to Bring Him Back for 2 Minutes’

The NCIS showrunners for a hot second thought about channeling Avengers: Endgame and having everybody show up for the funeral of Dr. Donald Mallard in this week’s Ducky/David McCallum tribute episode. But when that proved wildly impractical and logistically improbable, they zeroed in on a singular cameo that was rich with history but also lightened […]

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Gibbs’ Absence In NCIS Season 21 Ducky Tribute Episode Candidly Explained By Co-Showrunner

Gibbs’ Absence In NCIS Season 21 Ducky Tribute Episode Candidly Explained By Co-Showrunner

Co-showrunner Steven D. Binder candidly explains why Mark Harmon’s Gibbs was absence in NCIS season 21’s Ducky tribute episode and his future. While one other original character made their triumphant return to the show, co-showrunner Steven D. Binder opens up about Gibbs’ absence in NCIS season 21’s Ducky tribute episode. After playing the series regular […]

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Michael Weatherly Responds To DiNozzo’s NCIS Season 21 Return With BTS Photo

Michael Weatherly Responds To DiNozzo’s NCIS Season 21 Return With BTS Photo

“NCIS” may have had its saddest episode to date with “The Stories We Leave Behind,” which addresses the death of longtime team member Ducky, mirroring the real-life passing of his actor, David McCallum. Fans were expecting some big surprises for the major development, with many understandably disappointed Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) couldn’t make it back […]

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Michael Weatherly drops major hint about Cote de Pablo reunion after NCIS return

Michael Weatherly drops major hint about Cote de Pablo reunion after NCIS return

The actor made a comeback in David McCallum’s tribute episode on Monday Michael Weatherly has dropped a major hint about a potential reunion with his NCIS co-star Cote de Pablo. The two actors portrayed on-screen love interests Tony DiNozzo and Ziva David on the show for eight years until Cote’s departure in 2013. Following Michael’s […]

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