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The end of the Gibbs era.
Before we had children, we liked watching TV. Not cable news or anything like that, but I liked watching shows. The Americans, The Blacklist, 24, The Office, Parks & Rec, How I Met Your Mother, etc. But one of my favorites was NCIS. I’m a sucker for Donald P. Bellasario joints. (Especially Airwolf.)
The show has been a massive success, and even has spinoffs. It’s just a good-hearted show, and even though it’s filmed in California and it’s kind of obvious that it’s not D.C., I always appreciated the attempts, even when poorly done, at representing the D.C. area. After our kids were born, I sort of lost touch with the show.
Over the weekend, I read that Gibbs, portrayed by Mark Harmon, was leaving the show. So, I dropped in to watch his last official episode. (He remains an executive producer and may pop back from time to time.)
18 years is a long time for a character on a show… and it is quite a show. Now it carries on without its lead. I’m glad I checked back in to see the Gibbs goodbye. He’ll be missed.
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DANIEL N. GULLOTTA: Law, morality, and faith.
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