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NCIS’ Gibbs isn’t happy. During NCIS Season 19, he will reportedly try to get revenge and make the serial killer who blew up his boat pay for what he did. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet knows about what’s in store for the upcoming season of NCIS.

Gibbs and Marcie attract a serial killer’s attention  

Mark Harmon sits at his desk on 'NCIS'
Mark Harmon on ‘NCIS’ | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

During the NCIS Season 18 finale, Gibbs and reporter Marcie Warren (Pam Dawber) caught a serial killer’s attention. This isn’t the kind of person you want paying attention to you, so as you can probably guess, trouble was just around the corner.

Marcie became obsessed with tracking down the killer. She asked Gibbs for his help so she could solve the case. However, Gibbs discovered Marcie’s workspace (and possibly her home) was being bugged. Gibbs told her he wasn’t going to help with the investigation anymore, but he continued to search for clues. Gibbs told Marcie to stop her search, but she didn’t listen. Neither of them abandoned their search, and the killer knew it. He wasn’t about to be discovered.

Gibbs seeks revenge on ‘NCIS’

During the finale, Gibbs finally finishes his boat. After years of working on this project, all his hard work paid off. He put the finishing touches on the boat and named it “Rule 91.” Marcie said a boat isn’t complete unless it has a name, so he took her advice and added the rule to the side of the boat

Unfortunately, Gibbs’ first day on the boat proved disastrous. Shortly after taking the boat out on the water, it blew up. Thankfully, Gibbs was able to swim away from the wreckage. It’s unclear if he was injured, but he looked OK during those moments of that scene.

NCIS Executive Producer Steven D. Binder tells TV Line that Gibbs is going to make sure the person responsible for destroying his boat pays up. “It’s not clear what state he’s in,” says Binder. But “when you blow up a man’s boat that he’s handcrafted in his basement for the past half decade, you’ve opened up a serious can of whoop-ass.”

Gibbs has a history of getting revenge

Mark Harmon in his NCIS jacket
Mark Harmon | Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images

It isn’t surprising that Gibbs wants the person who blew up his boat to answer for his actions. Gibbs is known for vigilante justice. One example is when he avenged the murder of his wife and daughter by killing Pedro Hernandez, a Mexican drug dealer. Gibbs eventually confessed to his team about putting a hit on Hernandez.

Shannon, Gibbs’ wife, was supposed to testify against Hernandez. She witnessed a Marine’s murder at Camp Pendleton, where Gibbs was based at the time. Shannon was able to identify Hernandez as the murderer.

Shannon’s safety was an issue, so an agent was assigned to watch her and her daughter, Kelly. Unfortunately, Hernandez shot the agent from a distance while he was driving Shannon and Kelly to their destination.  Sadly, the agent lost control of the car. The agent, Shannon, and Kelly were all killed when the car crashed.

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