Since the highly-anticipated season 16 finale of NCIS, during which Cote de Pablo returned as Ziva David to warn Gibbs of imminent danger, fans have been waiting for the season seventeen premiere with bated breath. Now that Cote de Pablo is back \u2014 and likely here to do some butt-kicking damage once again \u2014 fans have begun to prophecize season seventeen’s fallout.
‘NCIS’ Mark Harmon and Cote de Pablo | Photo by Cliff Lipson\/CBS via Getty Images Based on what the showrunners have already confirmed for season seventeen, Ziva will appear in a total of four episodes; TV Guide shared that she will star in the premiere and the second episode, as well as two episodes later in the season (one in the fall, and the other sometime in early winter).
\u00a0 With limited knowledge to go off of for the upcoming season \u2014 Cote de Pablo\u2019s episode count, a teaser trailer, and sixteen years of following the hit primetime procedural \u2014 fans have begun suggesting possible endings for the season. While you may support some, others may throw you for a loop.
Let\u2019s dive in and see how fans expect to see the season unfold.\u00a0 Possibility 1: Mark Harmon\u2019s Agent Gibbs dies or retires The idea that\u00a0Gibbs is set to go\u00a0has been swarming the internet since theories surrounding\u00a0Cote de Pablo as a possible replacement took flame.\u00a0\u00a0Many fans do not endorse Cote de Pablo\u2019s Ziva as a replacement; they feel such a choice would be a narrative non-sequitur, as Sean Murray’s McGee is primed for the role.
However, Gibbs\u2019 departure doesn\u2019t seem all that unlikely. When\u00a0discussing Gibbs\u2019 likelihood of appearing in season 18, a fan shared: …GIBBS I think that he will die. Hopefully Ziva won’t take his place as team leader but I do think that he will die in part due to the return of Ziva David.
Sahar is obviously a big threat (she made Ziva abandon her family and go underground for years)and I don’t think that a threat like that can be taken care of without some big casualties from the team’s side. Only person for whom it would be logical to die is Gibbs, so that’s that.Reddit User Some do not support the idea that Gibbs\u2019 dies, arguing that available information makes Ziva the main target of the likely attacker, and Gibbs a secondary one.
However, some believe he may call it quits after all the chaos that is likely to transpire. One fan stated: …Gibbs realizes he is, in the immortal words of Roger Murtaugh, getting too old for this shit and he decides to retire. This would be a perfect way to end the entire series, Gibbs being tricked into attending his own retirement party and him handing the team over to McGee with the blessing of Leon Vance.
.Reddit User The premiere of the 17th season of #NCIS is rapidly approaching. See you all in 2 weeks! pic.twitter.com\/wHbQflowgc— NCIS (@NCIS_CBS) September 11, 2019 Will Gibbs retire? Will he die, maybe.....