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NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 Release Date, Spoilers, Cast News & Predictions: Will Gibbs Quit The Team?

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NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 will premiere next week, and it will feature Gibbs (Mark Harmon) on yet another journey.

At the end of NCIS Season 19 Episode 3, Gibbs and McGee (Sean Murray) decided to travel to Alaska to answer what Sonova Industries is up to.

There are ongoing speculations that the company has been building a copper mine in Alaska. Gibbs and McGee want to get to the bottom of it.

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So, fans can expect that this storyline will take center stage in NCIS Season 19 Episode 4.

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What Is The Plot For NCIS Season 19 Episode 4?

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CBS just dropped the official synopsis for NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 titled, Great Wide Open.

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Unfortunately, not much is revealed in the two-liner. But fans of the show know that all episodes of NCIS are jampacked with exciting missions and resolutions so next week's episode won't necessarily disappoint.

"Gibbs and McGee head to Alaska while the team works at home to uncover the conspiracy behind the serial killer," the synopsis reads.

NCISSeason 19 Episode 4 Will See Gibbs Make An Important Decision

NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 is predicted to be one of the most important installments from the hit CBS crime drama.

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After all, this is reportedly the episode where Gibbs will finally decide on whether he will quit the team for good or return.

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CBS dropped a first look from NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 and it shows Gibbs having a serious conversation with NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll).

It is possible for the two men to be talking about Gibbs' future at NCIS or they could be discussing something else.

Mark Harmon May Not Appear In NCIS Season 19 Episode 5

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Regardless of what Gibbs' decision might be, there are rumors suggesting that Harmon won't be featured in NCIS Season 19 Episode 5.

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According to TV Insider, the first four episodes from NCIS Season 19 will center on the serial killer arc. After which, this issue would've already be resolved or set aside for later.

Since Gibbs is not an official member of the NCIS team after he was fired his job last season, it's possible that he would opt to take a much-needed break.

Earlier this month, there were rumors that Harmon is ready to leave the show behind after starring in NCIS since 2003.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harmon heard that CBS would end NCIS if he decides to quit the series. After all, he's the lead star of the show.

The speculations about Harmon's exit heightened after the creators of NCIS decided to promote Gary Cole and Katrina Law to series regulars.

However, NCIS showrunner Steven D. Binder previously said that Cole's isn't replacing Harmon.

"We haven't shot a single frame quite yet, but with the addition of Gary Cole and Katrina Law to the cast, this is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons yet. Going into season 19, we are excited to have new characters and stories to tell that adds to and reenergizes the world we've come to love over the 400-plus episodes," Binder said.

When Will NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 Air?

NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 will air on Monday, Oct. 11 at 9/8c on CBS.

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As of late, the network has not yet confirmed the number of episodes that NCIS Season 19 will have. But it's possible that the number could be higher than 16.

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After all, the majority of the past NCIS seasons had a total of 20 to 24 episodes each.

NCIS Season 18 was an exception because it only had 16 episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Is There A Trailer For NCIS Season 19 Episode 4?

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CBS just dropped the official trailer for NCIS Season 19 Episode 4, and it drops some major hints about Gibbs' future.

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In the 20-second clip, his conversation with Vance doesn't end well. Gibbs has a smile on his face, but he dips his official mobile device in his coffee cup.

On the other hand, Gibbs also has an interesting conversation with NCIS Special Agent Nick Torres, which suggests that there's for him to return to the team.

Who Will Guest-Star In NCIS Season 19 Episode 4?

NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 will see all the main characters from the series.

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But CBS also confirmed that several guest stars would be featured in Great Wide Open.

Pam Dawber will guest star as Marcie Warren, John Hensley will appear as Phil Hanover, Valerie Pettiford will guest star as Sonia Eberhart, Wayne Charles Baker will play Tunu Alonak, Erik Passoja will play FBI Deputy Director Wanye Sweeney, Nikki McCauley will play Melanie Stafford, Karina Noelle Castillo will play FBI Agent Ramirez, and Kimberly Christian will guest star as Nina Bradshaw.

Where To Watch NCIS Seasons 1 To 18?

NCIS Seasons 1 to 15 is available to stream on Netflix USA. However, NCIS Seasons 16 to 18 never made it to the streaming platform. In fact, the last time that Netflix updated NCIS was in 2018.

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CBS and Netflix have explained their decision to no longer carry new seasons of NCIS. But, it's possible that this has to do with other streaming platforms.

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Since CBS has a partnership with Paramount+, this is where you can watch NCIS Seasons 1 to 18.

NCIS Season 1 to 18 can also be streamed on Amazon Prime. However, you need to purchase each episode for $2.99 or buy an entire season for $29.99.

Unfortunately, you cannot stream NCIS Seasons 1 to 18 on Disney Plus, Hulu, and HBO Max.

Is NCIS Season 20 Confirmed?

CBS has not yet made a final decision regarding the fate of NCIS. After all, NCIS Season 19 just premiered, and there are still a lot of episodes left.

But even if the crime drama will be renewed or not, Binder promised fans that they will give Harmon's character a satisfying ending.

"There's really a couple of possibilities here. One is that we get canceled tomorrow and then there's nothing to be 'contingent' about. The other option is that Gibbs is either solving cases in his 90s, or he gets a gold watch and retires. Neither of those things sounds interesting to me, but at some point in time when that happens, if we find ourselves still on the air and people are thinking of retiring, you have to think about something befitting that character — and a gold watch ain't it. But we're not really thinking too hard at this moment about such a thing," he told TV Line.

Check back for more updates, spoilers, casting news, and predictions from the upcoming episodes of NCIS Season 19.