After more than 18 seasons Mark Harmon has left the show. Monday’s episode, titled “Great Wide Open,” served as his exit.
In it, Harmon as Gibbs is in Alaska with Special Agent Timothy McGee (played by 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 said. “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.”