NCIS: ‘Ralph Waite’ returns has Gibbs wondering


Gibbs tries to figure out what is behind his father’s (Ralph Waite) change in behavior while Gibbs investigates the death of a reverend’s enlisted son.

“Faith” – When the enlisted son of retired Colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, the team believes he may be the victim of a hate crime. Meanwhile, Gibbs’ father comes for a holiday visit, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Ralph Waite guest stars as Gibbs’ father, Jackson. Joe Regalbuto guest stars as the victim’s father, Marine Colonel George Ellis. Corey Reynolds guest stars as Navy Chaplain Aaban El-Sayad.

Ralph Waite (“The Waltons”) Reprises His Role As Gibbs’ Father, Jackson
Joe Regalbuto (“Murphy Brown”) Guest Stars As Marine Colonel George Ellis,
The Victim’s Father Corey Reynolds (“The Closer”) Guest Stars as Navy Lieutenant Commander Aaban El-Sayad, A Navy Chaplain

RBR-TVBR note: Just totally enjoyed the first appearrance by Ralph Waite to the NCIS series and watching series star Mark Harmon (got to love that stage name of Leroy Jethro Gibbs) went face-to-face and you see where Gibbs gets his, well, quirks, which Waite demonstrated many years ago on the ‘Waltons’ series.

Age has done Waite well and his acting actor fits perfect with TV son Gibbs. The writers made us actually believe they were father and son. Especially when Waite handed Gibbs a set of car keys and seeing the face on Gibbs being almost like a teenager getting his first car from dad. This episode of ‘Faith’ you will not want to miss and to watch over again DVR it. 

(source: information provided by CBS)