‘NCIS’: Gibbs Showed Why He’s One of a Kind Making McGee Arrest Him in His Final Episode

by Shelby Scott

“NCIS’s” lead character, Special Agent Gibbs, has always been a one-of-a-kind guy. From the way he investigates to pursuing and capturing criminals down to the way he shows his “NCIS” family love, nothing about Gibbs is ever ordinary.

Monday night’s newest episode of “NCIS,” however, served as the capstone of Gibbs’ one-of-a-kind methods. After just having solved yet another huge case, he had his right-hand man, Tim McGee, arrest him. And we couldn’t have been more satisfied and distraught at the same time. Nevertheless, his reasoning remained classic Gibbs, consistently looking out for the lives and careers of those closest to him. Catch a recap of the touching scene below.

The kicker of the scene comes after Gibbs reflects with McGee over the significant job they did that day, saving the natural beauty of Alaska. Right after, as always, the latter looks to his longtime superior; “What now?” he asks.

“Now you arrest me,” Gibbs replies. To which McGee, of course, scoffs, refusing at first. However, as always, Gibbs wins the battle for morality with, “Tim, arrest me. Do your job.” Reluctantly, he does, and the heartfelt scene concludes.

And still, I am in despair. Apparently, so too are a lot of other “NCIS” fans. Below the post, Michael commented, “The Death of NCIS.” Though the fate of CBS‘s number one show remains uncertain, it definitely will feel more hollow without the stoic presence of Special Agent Gibbs.

Mark Harmon Won’t Stray Too Far From ‘NCIS’

Monday night’s goodbye episode to the beloved Special Agent Gibbs was no doubt emotionally stressful for “NCIS” fans everywhere. And while we will remain heartbroken as we adjust to the most impactful character departure yet, we can take some solace in knowing the Gibbs actor, Mark Harmon, won’t be going too far.

Harmon began his career as Special Agent Gibbs way back on “JAG” prior to debuting as the “NCIS” team leader in 2003. However, he’s also been a longtime producer on the hit show and, for now, plans to remain close by “NCIS,” at least behind the scenes.

Additionally, sources have reported that the star’s trailer will remain on the set of “NCIS” in California for now. He plans to continue on as an executive producer and has made no plans to retire. As a producer himself, he currently has several projects of his own in the works.

Further, showrunner and executive producer, Steven D. Binder, said of Harmon, “regarding the future of Gibbs, as longtime fans of the show may have noticed over the years…never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”

The statement and his continuance as a producer give us heartbroken Outsiders hope that we’ll eventually run into the beloved special agent again.