This month's NCIS season 19 finale will have some major Gibbs energy, according to executive producer Steven D. Binder.  

The long-running CBS procedural is wrapping up its current season over the next few weeks, and one might say that season 19 has been the most pivotal one yet.  

NCIS surprised fans back in the fall when it said farewell to Mark Harmon's lead character, Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Though there have been mentions of Gibbs throughout NCIS season 19 

the series has mainly focused on establishing the rapport among the core team's updated lineup, which includes newcomers Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) and Alden Parker (Gary Cole). 

NCIS also stars Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Brian Dietzen, Dionna Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum.  

Going into May's finale, it sounds like every character will have something to do as one agent in particular becomes the suspect.  

As revealed by the NCIS season 19 finale synopsis, Parker will be framed for murder. This is timed to the arrival of actress Teri Polo as Parker's ex-wife 

it might be better to go into the episode ready to be surprised by anything. Whether he's there or not, Gibbs will have a hand in the NCIS finale, which airs on May 23.