“NCIS” returns this evening on M6 for a new season 19 which will mark the departure of Mark Harmon (Gibbs), present only in the first episodes. But fans can look forward to a successful farewell and a top-flight start to the season.
While the NCIS franchise should soon expand with the launch of a new series, this time taking place in Australia, season 19 of NCIS: Special Investigations, still airing in the United States, arrives tonight on M6. In a new time slot since, exit on Fridays, the series will now be offered every Tuesday, opposite the Koh Lanta audience juggernaut on TF1.
A big novelty which is only one of the changes of this nineteenth season which will be marked, among other things, by the departure of Mark Harmon after nearly twenty years spent in the skin of special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. And for his farewell, the screenwriters of NCIS have put the small dishes in the big ones. With a final arc of four episodes not to be missed.
Four episodes to say goodbye to Gibbs
Remember, during the very last seconds of the season 18 finale, broadcast last fall in France, Gibbs’ boat exploded while the latter was on board. Leaving the future of the hero of the series in suspense.
But as revealed in the trailer above, unveiled by M6, the supervisor of the NCIS team is alive and well when season 19 begins. And he will do everything to unmask the person responsible for this explosion, who t is other than the mysterious serial killer who seems to have a new victim every 100 days and whom he has been hunting relentlessly since the previous season.
Still helped by journalist Marcie Warren (Pam Dawber) and the rest of his team, who remain faithful to him despite his suspension, the character of Mark Harmon will soon discover that the murderer he is chasing is not the one he is chasing. t seems to be and that a dark truth, involving a large industrial group, hides behind this whole story.
Completely serialized, the first four episodes of the season take the form of a conclusion full of suspense, humor, but also emotion, to this plot which will have a very strong impact on the heroes of NCIS, for whom more nothing will ever be the same.
After 418 episodes (just that), Mark Harmon has decided to leave NCIS and will therefore hang up his badge after episode 4, “Great Wide Open”, which should be broadcast on Tuesday March 22 on M6. And who will offer us very nice (last) scenes between the actor and several of his regular playing partners, including Sean Murray, David McCallum, and Rocky Carroll.
Don’t count on us to tell you how Gibbs will say goodbye to McGee, Torres, Kasie, Palmer, Ducky, and Vance, though. But know that the emotion will be there and that this final narrative arc dedicated to the character is certainly what NCIS has given us to see most successful and most breathless since the return of Ziva (Cote de Pablo) in season 17. .
A partially renewed team
After the departures of Maria Bello (Sloane) and Emily Wickersham (Bishop), and the announced farewell of Mark Harmon, NCIS naturally needed new blood, and it will be done this evening with the return in the first episode of agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law), who officially joins the ranks of the team after her introduction at the end of last season.
Knight brings a healthy dose of humor to the series. And his exchanges with Torres (Wilmer Valderrama), who is struggling to recover from the sudden departure of Ellie, are already sparking at the start of the nineteenth season. Is a new favorite pair of viewers being born before our eyes?
Still on the side of new recruits, Gary Cole joins the series in the role of Alden Parker, an undercover FBI agent who is also investigating the serial killer tracked down by Gibbs and who will come to lend a hand to the team. in order to resolve this most thorny matter as quickly as possible. Before leaving the FBI for the benefit of NCIS, and thus replacing Gibbs as leader? Answer soon on M6.