8:30pm – Tuesday, July 24 on TV 3
It will be an unmissable instalment which will have a ripple effect on all those involved when NCIS concludes its ninth season on Tuesday, July 24 th at 8:30pm on 3. “People are going to be surprised by what happens,” executive producer Gary Glasberg explains. “There’s no doubt about that.”
Glasberg adds that “a lot of planning” has gone into this season finale, which will see Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his team hunting Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff).
“This arc is something that we’ve been talking about for a while,” he explains. “And I think people are going to be, not only surprised, but really entertained by how it unfolds…”
“Anytime that the team gets to work mode as a cohesive unit, people enjoy that and respond to it. That’s definitely the case in terms of this storyline.”
According to Glasberg, this week’s finale will be much more than your average cat-and-mouse game. As the story unfolds, he says, “there are so many elements to it that connect directly to Gibbs that explain a lot of the motivation on Harper Dearing’s part [and] that will connect to Jamie Lee Curtis and even connect to Scott Wolf’s character…A lot of planning has gone into it.” But as NCIS deals with this very intense threat, there’s also a bit of joy to be found, as their friend and colleague Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen) prepares to wed in Florida. Glasberg says this storyline will diffuse some of the tension caused by the Harper Dearing arc. “It’s a really fascinating juxtaposition of this Palmer moment with the manhunt that’s going on for Harper Dearing,” he says. “[Co-executive producer] Steve Binder came up with a really clever way of jumping back and forth between the two and weaving the two together. I think it worked really nicely and people are going to get the lighter moments that only NCIS could pull off. At the same time, we don’t miss a beat in terms of keeping the hunt going as well.” Make sure not to miss this when NCIS concludes its ninth season on Tuesday, July 24 th at 8:30pm on 3.