NCIS season 19: Will Agent Gibbs leave to be with Jack Sloane?

NCIS season 19 is just around the corner and Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs has decided to take a backseat. Will he end up leaving to be with Jacqueline Sloane?
NCIS season 19 will be arriving on CBS on September 20 and fans are keen to know the whereabouts of Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (played by Mark Harmon). His boat was blown up at the end of the latest season, and it seems he has since gone into hiding after stepping down from his original role. Fans are keen to know where he will find himself in the new season.
Will Agent Gibbs leave to be with Jacqueline Sloane?

Viewers are still waiting to find out the ultimate fate of Gibbs after his boat exploded in the season 18 cliffhanger.

The question remains as to who blew up his boat, with some fans suspected he staged the event himself.

He may be the face of the franchise, but the fan-favourite character will not be making as many appearances this year.

There had been talk of Gibbs’ role being reduced in the upcoming season as he plans to take a step back from filming full-time.

One option for how he could leave the story is so he can reunite with Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Sloane (Maria Bello).

She is a former forensic psychologist and member of the major case response team led by Gibbs.

Sloane resigned from both roles in March 2021 to live in Afghanistan and work on a case close to her heart.

She left the series in season 18 after deciding to stay behind and look after a group of ki*****d girls.

Before she said goodbye, she and Gibbs shared a kiss and fans went wild.

They had hoped a relationship between the pair would blossom much earlier in the season.

With this in mind, many were disappointed to hear Sloane would be leaving at this stage of their romantic bond.

If Gibbs was to leave the series for good, it would make sense for him to want to be with Jack again.

Hopefully, the truth will be revealed about what happened to his boat and he can finally hang up his hat.

With nothing left to tie him down, it would be the perfect time for him to join Jack and work on their relationship.

Back when Sloane and Gibbs’ relationship started, fans took to Reddit to discuss where they would like to see it going.

One said: “I hope Gibbs and Sloane get together she would be the only person who could really d*e**l with Gibbs and help him through his emotional issues without taking it too personally.

“Plus Gibbs never gets too upset with Sloane no matter what imo if the writers do it right it could be a good relationship.” [Sic]

However, another commented: “I see zero chemistry between Sloane and Gibbs. None. At all.

“Quinn and Gibbs had chemistry. Mann and Gibbs definitely had chemistry and I was sad when that actress left to do Arrow. I was hoping for a Dr Grace and Gibbs pairing because they treated each other like equals.”
Some viewers have already suggested Gibbs will be reunited with Sloane later in the series.

Hopefully, the new season will shed some light on whether the pair are still in communication with each other.

They seemed to part on good terms, so there is a high chance they are still in contact and Gibbs has been keeping her updated.

Once she catches wind of the boat incident, she may persuade him to come and join her for good.

NCIS season 19 will air on CBS on September 20.