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NCIS Star Sean Murray Reflects On Emotional Final Scene With Mark Harmon

Sean Murray shares insights into filming final scene with Mark Harmon in NCIS.

NCIS star Sean Murray recently shared insights into what it was like to film his final scene with Mark Harmon as Harmon bid farewell to his iconic role as Leroy Jethro Gibbs in season 19 of the long-running procedural series. Murray, who has portrayed Timothy McGee since the show's inception, described the emotional experience of filming the poignant goodbye scene between their characters.

During an interview with TV Insider, Murray expressed his fondness for the scene, highlighting the deep connection he shared with Harmon both on and off-screen. He reminisced about the memorable moments they shared, including filming a fly fishing sequence in Alaska, which he described as one of his best memories from the show.

Murray also revealed the crew's emotional response to filming the farewell scene, noting that their genuine reactions added to the authenticity of the moment. He mentioned how the crew members were visibly moved, further emphasizing the impact of their on-screen goodbye.

Harmon's Departure and NCIS Continuation

Following Harmon's departure from NCIS in season 19, the show has continued with Gary Cole's character, Alden Parker, taking on a leadership role within the team. Despite Gibbs' absence, his legacy continues to influence the team's dynamics and missions, keeping his presence felt throughout the series.

While Harmon has not made a return to the show since his departure, fans can look forward to a new spinoff titled NCIS: Origins, set in 1991 and featuring a younger version of the character portrayed by Austin Stowell. Harmon will serve as the narrator for the spinoff, providing continuity to Gibbs' story and expanding the NCIS universe.

Future of Gibbs and NCIS

As the NCIS franchise evolves with new storylines and characters, the question remains whether Harmon will reprise his role as Gibbs in the main series. With the emotional farewell Gibbs received in season 19, the possibility of his return may impact the character's poignant exit.

Despite uncertainties about Harmon's future involvement, the upcoming spinoff and the enduring legacy of NCIS ensure that the character and the actors' contributions will continue to resonate with fans for years to come.

For viewers eager to catch new episodes of NCIS, the show airs on CBS every Monday, offering a blend of high-stakes investigations and engaging character dynamics.

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