NCIS star Sean Murray revealed a sweet memory from the set.
When asked what was his favorite part about the party he knew his answer immediately. “Seeing the 300 cupcakes,” Murray responded. An NCIS crew member named Tom Schaeffer’s wife spent three days creating them. What made it even more special was the fact that she wrote every single episode number and title on each individual cupcake.
Murray revealed that his favorite episode (that he may or may not have eaten) was the 300th. He also included “Sub Rosa” (Season 1 Episode 7) in his top picks. This episode was the first episode that McGee was introduced in. Meanwhile, the show’s creators who also formed McGee enjoyed the Season 2 episode “Probie.”
Instead of eating the two cupcakes that meant so much to him, he ended up freeze-drying them!
Growing Up With His ‘NCIS’ Character
During an interview with Studio 10 last year, Murray spoke about the progression of his NCIS character.
“You know I’ve actually had the opportunity to play a character who has grown quite a bit,” he shared. “He’s evolved a lot since being a sort of stumbling rookie agent with no sort of social skills. To being a senior agent on the team and leading a number of cases and being able to be a really good agent and excel at what he does.”
Murray added that his character getting married and having children also helped McGee grow even more.
“It’s always been progressing which, to me is a really important thing,” said the NCIS actor. “If you’re not doing that, what are you doing?”
McGee and Gibbs
Murray shared with StarryMag that he believes Gibbs helped McGee evolve and become a senior agent.
“I think Gibbs is probably pretty happy to see McGee get to where he has gotten,” he told the outlet.
“McGee has slowly worked his way to being the senior agent on the team and he didn’t just happen to fall into that through circumstances,” Murray added. “It took him many, many years. He got better at being an agent, what he does and what he excels in.”
It was Gibbs who helped mentor, inspire, and then eventually promote him to the higher ranks.
“Gibbs is letting McGee know just how good he is at what he does and how much faith Gibbs has in him and how their relationship,” he concluded.