Here Come the Fights Over Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates

Daniel Gullotta on law, morality, and faith.


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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Here Come the Fights Over Religious Exemptions to Vaccine Mandates

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