NCIS star Brian Dietzen Discusses the Show’s End & Future of His Character – Details

NCIS star Brian Dietzen has spoken out about the show’s future and what the show’s ending might look like for his character, Dr. Jimmy Palmer.

In a new interview with Looper, the actor joked that the drama’s 40th season would coincide with Jimmy’s retirement.

When asked what he thought a fitting ending for the show and Jimmy would look like, he said, “We’re halfway there; Season 40 is when we’ll stop.” It’s very likely to happen with Jimmy’s retirement… No, I’m not sure.

“The cool thing is, if you asked our writing staff or the other actors on this show, you wouldn’t get any similar answers, because I don’t think any of us are focusing on the show’s ending, given the ratings and how much fun we’re still having.”

He went on: “In my opinion, we should continue to focus on those great arcs. If the time comes – and, as you said, everything must come to an end – one of those arcs will lead us to the Promised Land and the ‘NCIS’ ending.

But, if ratings continue at their current levels, I don’t see that happening anytime soon.”

The 44-year-old, who has been on the show since 2004, also spoke out about Mark Harmon’s departure.

“On a personal note, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with Mark and call him a friend for so many years,” he said. “I feel the same way about everyone I’ve worked with there. For the past 20 years, it has been a wonderful, wonderful place.

“As people come and go from our set, it feels like you’re constantly meeting new family members and making new friends,” he said. He described Mark’s absence from the show as a “massive change.”

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  1. I want the show to continue!!! It one of the best shows on the air!!!! I want all of the characters and the actors/actresses playing those roles to remain in the show. I hope it continues for a few more years!!! It is one of the good shows being aired!!!

  2. I hope the show continues too; I think it is excellent. Let it continue authentically – no one stays forever; each of us is replaced as we retire from our appointed roles, or as death intervenes as in the case of our beloved “Ducky”. That’s life. If fiction does not reflect life, what’s the point of it?

  3. God nos how meny times Iv watch this Iv watch in a morning after work. I been late for work when it’s on and I’m on a night shift cart get use to the new ncis it’s just not the same. If it could just get all carter’s in for it’s 40th series it would be amazing and I can drive my husband mad for another series plus it would make me very happy Thank you…

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