‘NCIS’ Star Detailed Why Giving ‘Mouth to Mouth’ to Mark Harmon Was ‘Best and Worst Moment’ on Show

by Quentin Blount
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According to one of the stars from NCIS, there is one specific moment on the show that sticks out as the “best and worst.”

If you are a fan of the popular military crime drama, then you know exactly who Michael Weatherly is. Or maybe you know him by his character’s name on the show — Anthony DiNozzo. Weatherly portrayed senior field agent DiNozzo on NCIS from 2003 until 2016.

Having been on the show for nearly 15 years, Michael Weatherly has spent a lot — and we mean a lot — of time with co-star Mark Harmon. Harmon, of course, plays as special agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. They spent so much time together and filmed so many episodes that they have had their fair share of awkward moments between them. But perhaps none of them can top one moment on Weatherly’s list. He told Assignment X in an exclusive 2012 interview what the best and worst moment from his time on NCIS was.

“Do you have any favorite DiNozzo scenes or episodes?” an interview asked Weatherly.

“Oh, yeah. I love ‘Requiem,’ diving into the river to pull Gibbs and his daughter’s best friend out of the car. That was a great episode and a great moment.”

What made it so great you may ask? According to Weatherly himself, that would be when he was asked to give Harmon mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

“I got to give Mark Harmon mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, which is the best and the worst moment,” Weatherly said. “The best because we laughed harder than we ever laughed on our set.”

And the worst? Well, you could have guessed it.

“The worst because I had to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation,” he laughed.

Michael Weatherly Talks His Relationship with ‘NCIS’ Co-Star Mark Harmon

Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon spent 13 seasons together on NCIS. But Weatherly once said that he and Harmon “were on different poles.” He claimed in a 2007 interview with The Futon Critic that he was in Antarctica while Harmon was in the North Pole.

“Mark Harmon and I were on different poles,” the former NCIS star explained. “And we were just looking down there going, ‘What is up with polarity? What’s going on? The water goes down the drain the other way for me.’ And he was confused by my presence right from the get-go.”

Weatherly was also asked about how long he thought NCIS could go on for. He had been a part of the cast for just four seasons at the time of the interview.

“You wonder how long like this stays on the air, it’ll be interesting to see,” he admitted. “Because like I said, I don’t think we’re done. I think there’s certain ways that this show is going to get more interesting.”

He was right. NCIS is on schedule to return for its 19th season in the fall.

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