Mark Harmon exits ‘NCIS’ – CNN

After more than 18 seasons Mark Harmon has actually left the program. Monday’s episode, entitled “Great Wide Open,” worked as his exit.

In it, Harmon as Gibbs remains in Alaska with Unique Representative Timothy McGee (played by Sean Murray) when Gibbs informs him “I’m not going back, Tim. I’m not going back home.”

The program’s executive manufacturer and showrunner Steve Binder informed Due date that Mark will continue to be an “integral part of the fabric of the show.”

“Our north star has always been staying true to our characters, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go,” Binder stated. “So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years…never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”

In June, The Hollywood Press reporter reported that Harmon would have a “limited” function in the present season.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.