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SPOILER ALERT: THE FOLLOWING EPISODE OF “AS THE D.J. TURNS” CONTAINS INFORMATION ON TUESDAY’S (MAY 12) SEASON FINALES OF “NCIS” AND “CHICAGO FIRE.”

It’s that time of year in which TV programs air their season finales. Most have a cliffhanger at the very end of the episode because obviously they want you to come back when the new TV season begins in September and see what happens.
The final moments of Tuesday’s “NCIS” saw, and I am giving a little more detail, because there was some media reaction to it, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) was shot and severely wounded during a mission in Iraq.
People magazine, on its website, posted a story late last night asking if Harmon was gone from the CBS show. The report stated that Harmon said on Monday’s “The Late, Late Show” that “I think anyone on the show is replaceable,” when asked to elaborate on what the producers had promised to be a major twist in the season finale.
There is one big reality regarding season cliffhangers. Cast members and producers, when interviewed in the media about these episodes, are going to play them up bigger than they actually are to get you, the viewer to watch, because it’s approximately 4 months until the season 13 premiere of “NCIS” and other shows and in today’s choice-filled TV world, they don’t want you to lose interest.
And there are some realities involving “NCIS.” The show appears to be in its home stretch. Ratings are down and one media report states that Michael Weatherly (DiNozzo) wants to leave the show after next season. I don’t believe the show could last very long without the characters of DiNozzo or Gibbs, especially Gibbs who is the soul of “NCIS.”
So I think Gibbs will heal up come fall and “NCIS” will go on for another season, maybe two, and Gibbs will walk out of NCIS headquarters and congratulated for a job well-done.

NEWS FROM STATION 51
NBC’s “Chicago Fire” ended its season Tuesday with Dawson coming over to Casey’s apartment with huge news and finding Casey in big trouble. Fans of the show will have to wait until November to find out what happens.

BEST SEASON-FINALE CLIFFHANGER EVER
The one that left me stunned and my mouth wide open because I never saw it coming was the first-season conclusion to “The West Wing.” The episode “What Kind of Day Has It Been” ended with gunfire erupting as President Bartlet (Martin Sheen) left a town hall meeting.

UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .

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