I'm a newcomer to this show. For some reason I never watched until this season. Whenever I visit Jen, she always has a couple of episodes on her dvr, and I've become a fan. Was SO depressed at the end of the season finale, but see that David McCallum has signed a two year agreement, so apparently it's not the end for Ducky. I was floored to learn he was almost 80 years old.
Thought this was funny - In an early episode, as an inside joke, NCIS agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is asked, "What did Ducky look like when he was younger?" Gibbs responds, "Illya Kuryakin." I never made the connection!