Source EW Spoiler: Ask Ausiello Question: You disappoint me, Mr. Ausiello. Last week’s NCIS spoiler was such old news! Can we please have some NEW dirt? Ausiello: Gibbs Sr. survived the cliff-hanger, and this exclusive image (look over to your left!) from NCIS‘ Sept. 21 season premiere proves it. I can’t vouch for his well-being by the end of the episode, but he’s alive and, well, a little freaked out at the beginning. Am I off the hook now?!