NCIS actor David McCallum’s Final Scene Before His Death, As Program Executives Hoped For Ducky’s Return


David McCallum was the show’s final original cast member. His final memorable scene was remembered, as bosses expressed optimism about his return.

NCIS star David McCallum d1ed of natural causes on Monday at the age of 90, surrounded by his loved ones in his dying moments.

The Hollywood icon was the show’s final original cast member, having appeared in over 500 episodes as NCIS historian Dr Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard, albeit his role has shifted from series regular to occassional cameos over the years.

In what would turn out to be his final appearance on the CBS show, the actor featured in the season 20 finale episode named Black Sky in May, with a critical line of dialogue confirming the moment as one of the best on the show.

The show’s most recent season concluded with Wilmer Valderrama’s character getting a little too deep undercover as he played the role of cellmate to the team’s target, Russian terr0rist Yuri Valkov.

It had grown more frequent for David’s role to avoid on-the-ground action in favor of remotely offering insights and a helping hand, which was exactly what his farewell scene featured when he was screened into the NCIS offices via a video link.

Dr Ducky exposes the terr0rist group’s true plot as Wilmer’s Agent Torres character sneaks the serial number to Yuri’s burner phone to the team.

David was the final NCIS cast member to repeat the episode’s title, revealing that the team is planning a “Black Sky event,” a total shutdown of the country’s electrical infrastructure that would result in “a total breakdown of society as we know it.”

Many fans assumed this would be David’s final appearance on the show because they expected his character to leave the team and the actor to leave the set.


David made only two other appearances in the 20th season of NCIS, despite his name being used in the opening title of every episode.

However, even after the completion of the previous season, David never formally confirmed that he would be leaving the series entirely, and even NCIS executives hinted just days ago that he would return.

In a story published on Monday, executive producer Charles Floyd Johnson stated, “David McCallum doesn’t do that much in the series anymore.” David is 90 years old and resides in New York.

“He could return for four or five episodes.” It’s become far too difficult for him, and I believe he’s ready to retire. But he was outstanding from the start.”

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