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“NCIS Season 21 Pays Tribute to Late David McCallum in Special Episode

The upcoming season of NCIS will feature a heartfelt tribute to the late David McCallum, known for his iconic portrayal of Dr. Donald ‘Ducky’ Mallard. The Scottish actor, who passed away at the age of 90 in September, will be honored in a dedicated episode airing on February 19 in the US.

Co-showrunners David North and Steven D. Binder expressed the importance of honoring McCallum’s legacy, describing him as a legendary actor and dear friend. In the episode, the NCIS team will learn of Ducky’s passing and reminisce about their memories of him while grieving. Despite his absence, Ducky’s compassionate nature will shine through as he helps the team solve one last crime.

The episode, co-written by Brian Dietzen, who portrays Ducky’s protege Dr. Jimmy Palmer, promises a touching and special moment that fans won’t want to miss.

Reflecting on McCallum’s impact, the NCIS bosses praised his portrayal of Ducky Mallard, highlighting his wisdom and quirky charm. They described working with McCallum as an honor and emphasized his legendary status.

NCIS airs on CBS in the US, while UK viewers can stream seasons 1-20 on Disney+. Stay tuned for this emotional tribute to a beloved character and actor.”

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