Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was left for dead in the gripping season finale of NCIS in season 12. But fans need not fear or stay in mourning, as Latin Post reports that Gibbs just renewed his contract for season 13. Hard as it may be to imagine it, he will survive the wounds he sustained last time in Iraq long enough to make an appearance in the thirteenth season. The circumstances surrounding this new development are certainly worth watching out for.
Prior to this, Mark Hammon, who plays the role of Gibbs, answered in an interview with James Corden on his show that one of the important characters will be killed off in the season finale. He also mentioned that he believes that any character in the show is replaceable, his critical character included. Despite this, Gibbs is a character favorite among the fans and will not be easily replaced.
On the other hand, some fans were thinking that Gibbs’ death may open up more airtime for characters such as Tony DiNozzo, played by Michael Weatherly. He is highly likely to fill in Gibbs’ shoes in the hot pursuit of The Calling while Gibbs is undergoing his own physical recovery according to Venture Capital Post.
The beginning of Season 13, according to show runner Gary Glasberg, is going to pick up exactly where season 12 left off. It will have the same cliffhanging drama and will have a “frenetic and chaotic manner” for its backdrop. While he assured the audience of entertainment, he did not confirm the fate of Gibbs for season 13, whether it will only serve to wrap things up for his character or whether it will signal a recovery to keep him as the leader of the threatened group.
The upcoming season will be airing on TV screens this September on CBS.