TV - Movies
NCIS Fans Likely
Noticed This
Major Change To
Season 20's
Opening Credits
By PAULI POISUO
The "NCIS" Season 20, Episode 1 continues the overarching story of Season 19, while also devoting plenty of time to the team members' various relationships. However, for any long-time "NCIS" fans, the Season 20 opener just might deliver its biggest gut punch before it even truly begins, as the iconic opening credits have received an impactful overhaul.
The end of the Leroy Jethro Gibbs era has been at hand for quite a while now, ever since Mark Harmon left as a full-time performer after Season 18 and left completely after Season 19. As the opening credits rolled for Episode 1 of Season 20, for the first time in the series history, he's not in the credits at all, a major change, seeing as he used to be the first cast member you see.
Harmon would actually have preferred to walk away entirely after Season 18, but he ended up agreeing to appear in some Season 19 episodes after finding out that the fate of the entire show was potentially at stake. Time will tell if Harmon will appear again in a guest star capacity, but as of right now it seems his character Gibbs has decided to embrace his new life in Alaska.