'NCIS' Season 11, Episode 22 Spoilers: Emotional Leroy Gibbs in 'Shooter' as Finale/Tribute Build-up? [Watch Sneak Peek Promo Video]

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IN PHOTO: Michael Weatherly arrives at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles
IN PHOTO: Michael Weatherly arrives at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 8, 2014. REUTERS

"NCIS" Season 11 finale is coming soon on CBS. Episode 22 ("Shooter"), this week's new episode, shows an emotional Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sympathizing with homeless veterans. Watch the sneak preview. This could be a strong build-up to the NCIS Season 11 finale.

Spoiler alert: This feature contains spoilers on NCIS Season 11. Episode 22, titled "Shooter," airs two weeks ahead of the final episode of this season. Read at your own risk.

NCIS Season 11 finale spoilers point to a Jackson Gibbs tribute. Showrunner Gary Glasberg has earlier told the media that the CBS series is honouring Ralph Waite in its season closer. But a week before the finale, Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) flies to Paris.

In this week's new episode, Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) sympathises with homeless veterans. The CBS press release for NCIS 11x22 states Gibbs team will investigate a marine photographer's murder and his work on "military veterans who are homeless in the D.C. area."

Jackson Gibbs' "secret history" as a war veteran was explored in NCIS Season 11, Episode 7 ("Better Angels"). This is the actor's swan song on the long-standing crime drama. This week, the series is probably tackling "homeless veterans" as a prelude to the Jackson/Ralph tribute. Watch Leroy Gibbs in the promo video here or play the video below.

"How do you end up [a homeless veteran], Leon?" Leroy Gibbs asks NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll) in the NCIS 11x22 promo video. Will this recent case prompt Gibbs to call his father?

It seems fans of Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) will not see their Tiva ship in the NCIS Season 11 finale. Ralph Waite and his character Jackson, however, are much loved by the avid viewers of the series. Spoilers hint that Leroy will be torn between going to Stillwater for his father's funeral and solving a case.

WATCH: NCIS Season 11, Episode 22 ('Shooter') | CBS Promo Video on YouTube

NCIS Season 11 airs Tuesdays on CBS. The next new episode (11x23) is called "The Admiral's Daughter." The season finale and Ralph Waite tribute is titled, "Honor Thy Father."

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