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Why NCIS Fans
Are Warming Up
To Parker
Many original cast members of “NCIS” hold a special place in fans’ hearts, which is understandable given the show’s 19 seasons on CBS. However, these actors slowly started to leave over the course of the series, and Mark Harmon's departure as Jethro Gibbs during Season 19 was particularly painful for many fans.
"NCIS" features a lot of fresh faces on the team and one of the most anticipated faces — intended to replace Gibbs' role on the Major Case Response team — is former Senior FBI Agent Alden Parker. Although this is undoubtedly a difficult task, fans seem to be warming up to the character because he’s not trying to be Gibbs.
Fans explained their feelings on a Reddit thread; U/FS1120 said "When Gibbs left, I felt like that was it for me. I've now watched up to [episode] 9, and Parker has grown on me really quickly.” Other fans echoed that sentiment, including u/Jessie_Lynn_85 who said, "I was super against Parker at first. But after finishing this season, I actually adore his character."