DiNozzo's goodbyes were emotional—and deliberate.
"Tony makes his way through a series of goodbyes," Glasberg said. "First, a raw and very real emotional moment with Abby. Then, a respectful and professional DiNozzo leaves his gun and badge with Director Vance. Vance's appreciative glance says volumes. Then, a warm exchange with Palmer and Ducky summing up years of professionalism and friendship. Finally, a special goodbye with McGee and Bishop. A passing of the baton to Tim. Now, McGee is the 'Very Special Agent.' And, Tony and Bishop had become true friends."
"Oh, and take a look in that box Tony is carrying. Lots of fun stuff in there, from a photo of Kate to other assorted NCIS mementos. And, with that, Tony is off to be with Tali, his family. The next chapter for Anthony DiNozzo, Jr."