NCIS sequence 17 needed to be shorter than regular since filming got here to a halt when the world went into lockdown. The CBS sequence did return to taking pictures in September and fortunately, season 18 was in a position to go forward on Tuesday, November 17, with out a hitch. But followers have been scratching their heads because the opening scene left them with much more solutions than questions.
WARNING: This article incorporates spoilers from NCIS.
Why did Gibbs shoot McGee in NCIS season 18 premiere?
NCIS sequence 18 began with Sturgeon Season and it regarded prefer it was going to be an action-packed episode.
In the primary scenes, Agent Timothy McGee (performed by Sean Murray) was seen making an attempt to cease a personal jet from taking off.
This is when Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) arrived on our screens for the primary time.
However, it wasn’t to assist McGee as viewers had been left surprised when Gibbs as an alternative shot his buddy and colleague in the arm and leg with a sniper rifle.
NCIS: Why did Gibbs shoot McGee in the season 18 premiere?
NCIS: Gibbs was seen taking pictures McGee in season 18’s premiere.
Before the present may give any extra clarification as to what was happening, the episode skipped to a wholly new story, a lot to the confusion of followers.
One viewer on Twitter complained at how the opening scene had “nothing in this episode tied to Gibbs shooting McGee in the beginning.”
This was as a result of the primary scene and the principle plot of Sturgeon Season had been in reality solely separate storylines.
As a subtitle defined, this scene in query was set in March 2020, whereas the remainder of the episode dated again to November 2019.
NCIS: Agent Gibbs and Fornell had been the principle deal with sequence 18’s Sturgeon Season.
So the occasions of sequence 18’s first episode, which centered on Gibbs and Tobias Fornell’s (Joe Spano) mission to take down somebody who provided medication to his daughter Emily (Juliette Angelo).
This is in reference to sequence 17’s Musical Chairs, the place Gibbs disappeared for almost all of the episode.
Explaining the bounce again in time, showrunner Steve Binder stated: “We had an episode final 12 months known as ‘Musical Chairs,’ the place Gibbs disappears from the squad room to go on a mission, after which he reveals up on the finish of the episode with a black eye.
“We are going to choose up Season 18 with that mission that Gibbs was on, again in time.”
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While the start of season 18 did not appear linked, there was a clue which introduced it along with the scene from March 2020.
During the episode, Fornell finds a key fob with a brand which seems to be similar to that on the tail of the aircraft which McGee was making an attempt to cease.
So may Gibbs have shot McGee to cease him from serving to his buddy Fornell?
For now not less than, the reality as to why the veteran agent shot a member of his crew stays a thriller however will certain to be defined in the upcoming episodes.
Part of sequence 18 goes to be set in pre-coronavirus occasions, explaining why there’s a backwards time bounce.
This will not be for the whole lot of the season although because the drama will meet up with what’s taking place in in the present day’s world quickly sufficient.
Co-showrunner Frank Cardea stated: “The first 5 episodes happen in the interval of [pre-coronavirus].
“Episode 6 wraps that up, and episode 7 will carry us as much as a post-COVID world.”
NCIS season 18 is obtainable to observe on CBS.