NCIS: Mark Harmon Seen for the First Time Since Leaving the Show
Mark Harmon is making the most of his time away from NCIS. For the first time since his departure from NCIS, the actor was seen in public. Harmon was spotted taking a break from the hustle and bustle by going for a walk with his dogs, according to the Daily Mail.
According to the Daily Mail, Harmon was seen doing a variety of chores outside of his Los Angeles home. He was reportedly seen taking out trash cans, bringing in a package delivered to his house, and walking his dogs. Harmon dressed down for the occasion in jeans, a sweater, and suede shoes. After nearly two decades of work on the CBS drama, it appears that the former NCIS star is enjoying a more relaxed lifestyle.
Retired NCIS star Mark Harmon walks his dogs as he's seen for the first time since leaving the show | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/rz9SkncpQ4
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Harmon’s last NCIS episode aired in mid-October. When he first appeared as Leroy Jethro Gibbs on JAG in 2003, he established the character (the two-part episode of JAG served as a backdoor pilot for NCIS). While Harmon’s final episode as Gibbs aired in October, it was originally reported that he would leave at the end of Season 18.
Harmon returned for a handful of episodes to kick off Season 19 after learning that NCIS would have been canceled without him. He appeared in the first four episodes of Season 19 in total. Since Harmon’s departure, the show has cast Gary Cole as FBI Special Agent Alden Park. Katrina Law, who first appeared as Special Agent Jessica Knight in Season 18, was also promoted to full-time status on NCIS.
After Harmon’s final episode as Gibbs aired, showrunner Steve Binder addressed the milestone in a statement to TV Line. He also hinted in his statement that this might not be the last time you see Gibbs on your screen.
“As an executive producer and dear friend, Mark remains an integral part of the show’s fabric,” Binder said. “Staying true to our characters has always been our north star, and that truth has always guided the stories we tell and where those characters go. So, in terms of Gibbs’ future, as long-time fans of the show may have noticed over the years, never count Leroy Jethro Gibbs out.”