NCIS: Emily Wickersham (Bishop) quits the show at the end of season 18

NCIS: Emily Wickersham (Bishop) quits the show at the end of season 18

Featured in “NCIS” since 2013, Emily Wickersham is leaving the blockbuster crime series and will not appear in the season 19 credits. Her character, Ellie Bishop, bids farewell to Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) in the season 18 finale. .

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Recently commissioned by the American channel CBS, season 19 of NCIS: Special Investigations will be done without one of the main members of the cast since Emily Wickersham, the interpreter of Ellie Bishop, leaves the series after a little over seven years. good and loyal service.

Emily Wickersham had joined the adventure in season 11, to fill the void left by the departure of Cote de Pablo, and had become regular after only a few episodes. Gradually making Ellie an essential character in the successful detective series programmed in France on M6.

The announcement of her departure, made by the comedian on Instagram, comes after the events of the season 18 finale, which aired last night in the United States, in which fans learned that Bishop had intentionally leaked a classified file of the NSA in order to end his career with NCIS and go on an undercover operation on behalf of Odette, who had helped Ziva in the past.

And before embarking on this “long mission”, Bishop therefore said goodbye to Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and ended up kissing him, revealing in the process that a secret relationship did indeed seem to have been born between them recently (“I hadn’t planned for something to happen between us”).

The fans will therefore have finally been entitled to a real kiss between the two characters, but the great love story they were waiting for will probably not take place. Unless Bishop resurfaces one day, in order to offer a happy ending to the two NCIS agents.

“I hang up this cap and this jacket … What a great adventure that has been”Emily Wickersham said in a lengthy Instagram post after the Season 18 finale aired. “This cast and this team are at the top. I could never find enough compliments for this group with whom I had the pleasure of working with for almost 8 years and 172 episodes”.

“This industry is picky and weird, and consistency is something rare. I was lucky enough to be part of a series where I got to play, laugh and learn alongside great people. A moment of my life. life I will never forget. Thank you CBS and NCIS for including me in a part of television history “.

After the departure of two iconic actors from NCIS: Los Angeles a few days ago, it is therefore another blow for fans of the franchise. But the two series will in any case be back in the season on CBS and a little news will join them since the channel has ordered a spin-off called NCIS: Hawaii.

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