Spoiler sul season finale:
Executive producer Shane Brennan suspects that he will catch some heat — as he did a year ago, when he killed Jenny Shepard and brought in Leon Vance — for the season-ending shocker he has planned this time around. "It will come at you from left field," he tells us, "but it will be a fun ride." As such, his advice to fans apes that from last spring: "Buckle up, and hang in there until September." As for talk that Gibbs' team will be downsized by one in the finale, Brennan says, "That's not correct ... but it's not wrong either. People are just going to have to watch."