NCIS Unveils David McCallum Tribute Episode—Prepare for an Epic Homage to a Legend!

Beloved actor David McCallum passed away peacefully on Monday in a New York hospital, surrounded by his loved ones. His son Peter, speaking on behalf of the family, fondly remembered him as the epitome of kindness, patience, and love, always prioritizing family above all else. McCallum leaves behind a legacy defined by his iconic portrayal of Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard on CBS’s long-running crime drama NCIS, a role he inhabited for an impressive 20 years.

In response to his passing, NCIS’ executive producers and co-showrunners, Steven D. Binder and David North, expressed the show’s commitment to honoring McCallum’s memory with a special tribute episode. In this episode, titled “The Stories We Leave Behind,” the team will grapple with the loss of Ducky, reminiscing on their shared experiences while continuing to pursue one of his unfinished cases. True to Ducky’s character, even in absence, he manages to guide the team towards solving one last crime, leaving behind a poignant and memorable legacy.

Binder and North reflected on McCallum’s remarkable tenure on the show, highlighting his enduring impact on audiences worldwide as the wise, eccentric, and sometimes mysterious Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard. They emphasized the privilege of working alongside him and praised his unwavering professionalism and legendary status in the industry.

As NCIS prepares to premiere its 21st season on Monday, Feb. 12, viewers can anticipate a heartfelt tribute to McCallum and his indelible contribution to the series and the entertainment industry as a whole.

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