NCIS Season 13 spoilers: Gibbs lives! DiNozzo to take the reigns while he recovers

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Fans of the long running show can now breathe a sigh of relief as it was confirmed that Agent Gibbs will survive the gunshot wounds he sustained from Luke in Season 12 finale. This means that Gibbs will definitely return for show’s 13<sup>th season.

According to a report from the VCPost, veteran actor Mark Harmon, who plays Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has signed on for another season of top rating show on CBS but fans are still in the dark as to which direction the character will take after Luke’s betrayal.

For his part, long time cast member Michael Weatherly, who plays series regular Agent Tony DiNozzo is expected to step up this season with a bigger role as his character is promoted to lead the team while Gibbs recovers from his injury.

While the showrunners have yet to reveal the general plot of the upcoming season, showrunner Gary Glasberg bared that the events of the season finale will have an impact not only on Gibbs but will have repercussions for the whole team.

Regardless of the outcome, any time that Gibbs or one of our family members is in danger or injured, it significantly affects everyone. We’ll have to see the long-term effects and the psychological effects, but they’ll undoubtedly, as they always are, be there for each other. Then we’ll see where it takes [us] as we move forward to the coming episode,” he earlier told The Hollywood Reporter.

Meanwhile, a report by Master Herald indicates that Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette and other cast members have begun shooting scenes for Season 13.

Season 13 premieres September 22, according to WhenWill.net.