This communicative contains spoilers astir Monday night's occurrence of "NCIS."
(CNN)Monday nighttime was a bittersweet 1 for fans of Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs connected "NCIS."
After much than 18 seasons Mark Harmon has near the show. Monday's episode, titled "Great Wide Open," served arsenic his exit.
In it, Harmon arsenic Gibbs is successful Alaska with Special Agent Timothy McGee (played by Sean Murray) erstwhile Gibbs tells him "I'm not going back, Tim. I'm not going backmost home."
The show's enforcement shaper and showrunner Steve Binder told Deadline that Mark volition proceed to beryllium an "integral portion of the cloth of the show."
"Our northbound prima has ever been staying existent to our characters, and that information has ever guided the stories we archer and wherever those characters go," Binder said. "So regarding the aboriginal of Gibbs, arsenic long-time fans of the amusement whitethorn person noticed implicit the years...never number Leroy Jethro Gibbs out."
In June, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Harmon would person a "limited" relation successful the existent season.