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Mark Harmon Reveals What His NCIS Character Has Been Doing Since Leaving The Team

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Mark Harmon Reveals What His NCIS Character Has Been Doing Since Leaving The Team

By Movieguide® Contributor

NCIS fans were sad to see Mark Harmon, who played the lead character Agent Leroy Gibbs, leave the crime show. However, Harmon recently posted an update on what his character has been up to since he left the team. 

“Plot-wise, this character has taken the path that it did,” he explained. “I thought it was honest and okay with [me].”

As far as what Gibbs has been doing in his retirement, Harmon has an answer. 

“The character is living in Alaska, as far as I know,” the actor revealed. That was how the show ended things for Gibbs, having him tell a member of his team that he wouldn’t be returning to work — instead, he would be fishing in Alaska. 

The fact that Gibbs retired and wasn’t killed off has led many fans to wonder if Harmon will be returning to NCIS. 

Movieguide® previously reported

NCIS executive producer, Steven D Binder recently spoke to TV Insider about the possibility of Mark Harmon’s character, agent Gibbs, returning in Season 20 of the CBS’ fan-favorite show.

While it is unlikely that Harmon would return, Binder did not rule out future appearances from the previous leading man.

According to TV Insider, While the NCIS intro still features Mark Harmon’s character, executive producer Steven D. Binder said there aren’t any plans to bring back the beloved star just yet.

“There’s always head space for him to come back,” Binder told TV Insider following the season 19 finale on May 23. “It just has to be the right story, I think, to get him excited about it and to get us excited about it.”

Movieguide® previously reported: “As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark continues to be an integral part of the fabric of the show. 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..”

While Harmon is not physically on our television screens weekly, he remains in the opening credits of NCIS and an executive producer of the show. Currently, it is a waiting game to see if Leroy Jethro Gibbs will return to the silver screen this fall.

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