‘NCIS’: New Photos Hint Gibbs Is Finally Ready to Retire — Will Season 18 Be Mark Harmon’s Last?

Mar NCIS getting closer to the first look of the season, CBS has unveiled the new main art for season 18. The image features the main players of the season, with executive producer and lead actor Mark Harmon ( Leroy Gibbs) especially front and middle. But some fans believe the photos show that Harmon ‘s character is ready to retire.

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‘NCIS’ star Mark Harmon | Monty Brinton / CBS through Getty Images

The main art of season 18 of ‘NCIS’ includes images above

Even though the NCIS The main art of season 18 is a new photo shoot, it’s clear the team didn’t come together for a group photoshoot. Mar CarterMatt pointing out, the main art of the various actors seems to be multiple images put together and overlaid in a single image. The hypothesis is that COVID-19 and social distance practices prevented photoshoot.

This is the first promo image for the new season. Harmon is in the middle and the other big names on the team are behind him. This includes Wilmer Valderrama (Nick Torres), Sean Murray (Timothy McGee), Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance), Brian Dietzen (Dr. Jimmy Palmer), Maria Bello (Jack Sloane), Emily Wickersham (Eleanor Bishop ), Diona Reasonover (Cassie Hines), and David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard).

Fans immediately noticed that Harmon was walking towards the camera in the photo. Just behind him, Valderrama is in the same position. Everyone else is hitting a stand on the back.

Does the new photo show that Gibbs is ready to retire?

according to Express, the NCIS the main art of season 18 has inspired new fan theory. Some believe the picture could indicate that Gibbs is ready for his retirement. They also believe the picture shows him handing over his leadership role to Torres.

The reason for this theory is that Torres is closest to Gibbs in the picture. Plus they’re the only characters who walk towards the camera. Everyone else is further away and still standing. Could this mean that Harmon is ready to retire after season 18?

Back in the summer of 2019, Harmon revealed People a magazine that was not yet ready to “call a day”. But that hasn’t stopped the rumors from going through that Harmon is nearing the end of his NCIS running.

Some fans think NCIS and Harmon could shock everyone by letting Gibbs go with Sloane when Bello leaves the series this season. Both characters have grown close over the years, and many thought romance was on the horizon.

Did Wilmer Valderrama suggest that season 18 of ‘NCIS’ could be Harmon’s last season?

Before CBS released the main artwork for the new season, Valderrama seemed to notice that Torres was ready to go over for Gibbs. according to Express, the The exhibition of those 70s an alum said last month that Gibbs fans will see him as a key player in Torres’ evolution as a leader in the upcoming season.

“Last season, you saw a lot of them coming together like the veteran wolf coming in with the young wolf. You’re going to see that play out a lot this season, ”Valderrama explained. “How Gibbs is going to look a little bit and feel a little accountable for Torres’ moral restructuring. He will have a huge impact on his growth as a leader. ”

Harmon has previously said that “everyone is in their place.” But could that mean he’s ready to hand over his team to Torder Valderrama? Fans will have to wait to see when new programs will be available NCIS return to CBS on 17 November.

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