NCIS Spoilers: Gibbs Sr. Lives!

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When NCIS returns September 21, viewers won't have to wait long to see what happens to Gibbs' father. The eighth season begins right where the seventh ended in May.

"We pick up the show right where we left off," executive producer Shane Brennan tells TV Guide. "I advise every fan of the show to sit down and watch that first minute."

"It's explosive. Ralph Waite is front and center throughout the episode."

A couple of images from the Season 8 premiere have emerged, one of which shows Gibbs Sr. is alive, at least in the onset, and the other showing he's not the only target ...

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Gibbs, Sr.

Who else is on the Reynosa Cartel's hit list? Who isn't?

Titled "Spider and the Fly," the premiere finds all of Gibbs' team as potential targets when their investigation of the murder of a helicopter pilot leads Gibbs right back to none other than the vengeful Paloma Reynosa, whose father Gibbs murdered in vengeance decades earlier.

The team members are looking out for each other and have each other's backs: "We'll get back into showing NCIS as the team that it's always been," Brennan says.

Hopefully everyone pulls through, including the Gibbs patriarch. Gibbs is, after all, his father's son. He can take care of himself. How will the team take Paloma down?

Comments and theories are welcome below ...

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Please, spare me the geeks. As mamma's old saying goes, "Pi** and get off the pot." already Mr. Brennan. This Gibbs thing is getting old, just like the TIVA bull. Move on, shall we. I've come up with some great senarios in my twisted little mind. I even took the time to start writing one of them down because I got so bored with last season.


I'm glad Gibbs father lives. Will we ever know in flashbacks who Gibbs mother was? It would be great to know who the Writers and Mark Harmon would pick for his mother. Would there also be some other Gibbs? Such as half siblings for Gibbs. You did imply that Mama and Papa didn't have a smooth marriage. Maybe Papa Gibbs had a short secret affair with somebody. How about some parents for McGee and Abby next season?


Wow, no big surprise there. I really hope next season does away with Gibbs' back story. So over it. Oh, and no more TIVA either.


Best show ever!!!!Gibbs is the best! It's like the rest of the team are his children...It's a marine thibg, I do not leave my people behind..." love that line. Want to see more between Ziva and Tony.


Gosh I honestly can't take this any longer!! I want to wake up tomorrow and realize that it's september 21st! Why Shane Brennan? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!
And honestly, let it be november SOON because I'm felling that Ziva storyline! :D


Oh, Yay! I'm glad he survives. We don't need more emo Gibbs! I want some sexy Gibbs. He looks great when he smiles, lmfao. AHHH! I need the new season right now.

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Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.