An emotional TeresaAustene tweeted: “Just when I thought I couldn’t shed any more tears for Gibbs.”
Before the scene came to a close McGee remarked “What a legacy,” while Palmer wished he could thank the team’s former boss “in person”.
Which led Vance to respond: “Well, hopefully, one day you will,” hinting at a potential return to NCIS.
Showrunner Steve Binder had also teased Gibbs’ major return, in a statement which read: “So regarding the future of Gibbs, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”
NCIS season 19 continues Monday’s on CBS.