Since David McCallum passed away, it would make sense if Ducky also died in the “NCIS” universe. It could lead to some heartwarming moments of characters reflecting on what Ducky meant to all of them, which would serve the dual purpose of allowing the actors a chance to grieve McCallum’s death together. Some “NCIS” fans have ideas of their own of how monumental such a moment could be, especially if the show can bring back some familiar faces.
X user @MarisasMonsters commented, “It would be amazing if everyone came back for the funeral.” Fellow fan @munoznoella followed this idea up with, “My Gosh, if Abby comes back… Or Bishop.” Numerous characters have come and gone from “NCIS” over the years. It’s to be expected with any series that runs for over 20 years. But if there was ever a time for Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) to return, this would be the time.
An episode with Ducky’s funeral would also make for a good occasion for Mark Harmon, who played Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs until Season 19, to come back. Such returns would definitely make headlines and perhaps even get people who haven’t watched “NCIS” in a while to check it out again. No matter how “NCIS” chooses to honor McCallum, it’s a safe bet it’ll be fitting to his immense talent.