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How NCIS Star Sean Murray Feels About The Gibbs Prequel Series

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Sean Murray may be ecstatic at the prospect of a Gibbs origin series, but it seems unlikely Timothy McGee could factor into the show somehow. “NCIS: Origins” is set in the 1990s, well before Gibbs would’ve met McGee (unless the show messes with the timeline for some reason). Other characters will factor into the proceedings, including a key figure in the “NCIS” mythos — Vera Strickland (Roma Maffia) — who hasn’t been seen in a while. But Murray will likely enjoy the Young Gibbs show as a fan, seeing a new side to arguably the most significant character in the franchise.

Gibbs hasn’t been seen on an “NCIS” show since leaving during Season 19. His final scene was actually with McGee, and it was a substantial moment for Murray to be a part of. He told TV Insider, “That’s one of my favorite scenes I’ve done, the goodbye with Mark. As hard as that was, at the same time my character saying goodbye to Mark, we had an incredible time.” 

Even though there really isn’t a chance for Mark Harmon and Murray to appear on “NCIS: Origins” together, there’s always hope they could reunite somewhere else in the franchise. In 2022, Murray told Parade, “I really, truly believe that the Gibbs could pop up somewhere. I really believe that there’s a possibility of that happening.” It may not have happened yet, but with “NCIS” still on the air and numerous spinoffs materializing, there’s no shortage of places for Gibbs to swing by.