NCIS season finale honors recurring cast member Ralph Waite

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The NCIS season finale on CBS Tuesday, May 13, at 8pm ET/PT, pays a special tribute to actor Ralph Waite (The Waltons), who played Jackson Gibbs on NCIS for six seasons. Waite passed away in February at age 85.

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In the Season 11 NCIS season finale, “Honor Thy Father,” the NCIS team investigates whether a fire on a U.S. Navy ship that served as a secret detention site for indicted terrorists was accidental or an intentional diversion for an escape. Meanwhile, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) travels to his childhood home following news of his father’s passing. This episode honors the memory of recurring guest star Ralph Waite, who played Jackson Gibbs for the past six seasons. The NCIS season finale premieres on CBS Tuesday, May 13, at 8pm ET/PT.

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