Did you see that ending coming? We have a hard time believing it ourselves. “NCIS” wrapped up its tenth season in a way in which we don’t often see many procedural shows do which is by really going out with some surprises, and a huge tease that actually took us a little bit down the road to some shocking events coming up. Specifically, we saw Gibbs getting ready to try and kill someone with a sniper rifle.
So will this moment, coupled with the resignations of Tony, McGee, and Ziva be referenced in the season 11 premiere this fall? It certainly sounds like it and then some, based on what executive producer Gary Glasberg had to say in an interview with Entertainment Weekly:
“In the season opener, we will see the progression of time leading up to that moment that everyone just experienced, and in that progression, we’ll see the case that Gibbs is assigned to, the specifics of the case, how it is unfolded, who the players are, and then when we get to the exact moment. It will all make sense.”
Glasberg also claims that we will find out in this episode a little bit more in the way of insight into what these characters have been up to during some of their time away, and how this will play into the rest of the show moving forward. The truth is this is a show that, while enormously successful and a titan in syndication, is getting near its last legs (at least with some of the current cast). There needs to be some sort of an endgame starting to be set up here, at least if we want to avoid the terrible and/or depressing thought of having the rug pulled out from under us (which happens with CBS series more than we would like to admit).
What did you think about this “NCIS” finale, and did you like the risks the show is taking when it comes to the upcoming season? There’s more news related to the show over here, so be sure to check it out!