NCIS is an American television series that revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the naval criminal investigative service combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres. The CBS drama was first premiered in 2003 and has completed a total of 18 seasons to date. The American police procedural has maintained a devoted fan following over years with many fan favorites celebrated Emily Wickersham’s character (Bishop) has been a highlight of the show and it is safe to say that she was one of the fan favorite stars from the series. She has continued to impress across season 18 but the recent finale dropped quite the bombshell which lead fans shocked as to why Emily Wickersham leave NCIS ? She has been part of the series since 2013 and fans really loved and enjoyed her role. But no one had expected NCIS to conclude the recent season in such a big way.
Why Emily Wickersham Leave NCIS ?
In the final episode, it is revealed that the Bishop has deliberately revealed herself to be the leaker of a confidential file a decade ago. So she could go undercover as a disgraced NCIS agent and in the season-ender episode Bishop leaves. After giving Taurus a goodbye kiss saying she will be gone for a long time. Well, it is clear that on the season finale episode Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop left her NCIS family to embark on a top-secret undercover mission which Wickersham confirmed in an Instagram post.
Emily took to Instagram and wrote “Hang in this hat and jack it up what a great ride it’s been this cast this crew are top-notch. I can’t say enough kind words about this group that I’ve had the pleasure of working with for close to eight years now and 172 episodes later this business is finicky and weird and consistency is a rarity. I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a show where I got to show up and act and laugh and learn with wonderful people a moment in time. I surely won’t forget. Thank you CBS and NCIS for including me in a part of television history time goes fast eat it up but chews slowly”.
From this shocking post it’s clear that the American actress has left the show on good terms with the cast and crew and while there may be no reason given for the exit.
She notes that she has been aboard for nearly eight years. So perhaps the time had come to move on to the next chapter in her career.
So what does this mean for the Bishop and her fans? Could she return back to NCIS in the future ? It certainly feels plausible considering that the door seemed to be left open for the returns of the character down the line. But for now, fans will have to wait and see how the show will carry on with the absence of one of its main stars. First Cote De Pablo (Ziva David) & now Emily Wickersham leave NCIS. So what do you think about the shocking exit of Emily Wickersham ?
Is Emily Wickersham Coming Back To NCIS ?
The character Ellie Bishop was alive at the end of Season 18. It gave a good chance that Emily Wickersham can return to the NCIS series. But, her pregnancy report makes it clear that she won’t be available in near future. She has already thanked the CBS team for being a part of the NCIS series for the last 8 years.