"NCIS" ends the season with a bang

Terrorism threatens to shake the foundations of the Navy and NCIS, when the team continues to be eluded by the newest member of the NCIS Most Wanted Wall. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer's destination wedding is impacted by the case, on the season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo Mark Harmon and Sean Murray
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Terrorism threatens to shake the foundations of the Navy and NCIS in the season finale of "NCIS."
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(CBS News) "NCIS"' season finale went out with a bang, literally.

The episode, aptly titled "Till Death Do Us Part," left the audience with questions as to whether some members of the team have died.

The episode followed the gang continuing on its hunt for terrorist Harper Dearing (Richard Schiff), who was still at large.

Dearing told the team in a video that he was seeking revenge on his son, who was killed in an explosion on a Navy ship that was caused by faulty wiring. His son was assigned to the ship as a result of a disciplinary action and the case was initially investigated by Gibbs (Mark Harmon).

As the search for Dearing continues, the team members realize that they are not going to be able to make Palmer's wedding. Later, Ducky (David McCallum) promises to make the wedding after Palmer admits he was a little hurt.

Then, the action picks up. Gibbs realizes that Dearing had planted a bomb in Vance's (Rocky Carroll) car. So he and Jonathan Cole (Scott Wolf), whom they had recruited earlier to help out, set off to find it.

The rest of the team goes to evacuate the building when the bomb goes off. Gibbs runs inside and was able to shield Abby from the blast, but Jonathan Cole didn't make it. Tony and Ziva were stuck in the elevator and McGee was thrown  a distance - their status is still unclear.

Meanwhile, Ducky receives a phone call in Florida about the blast and as he hangs up, he immediately collapses in the sand. That's how the show ends.

It looks as if  fans won't know know the fate of these characters until next season.

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