‘NCIS’ Alum Renee Felice Smith Provides Inspirational Words of Wisdom

by Anna Dunn

NCIS: Los Angeles alumni Renee Felice Smith just provided some words of wisdom in a new Instagram post. The actress formerly played Nell on the series before leaving last year. With so much change in her life, she shared a great quote that serves as a fantastic reminder.

The actress shared a graphic that says “People who wonder if the glass is half empty or half full miss the point. The glass is re-fillable.”

Fans were quick to thank Smith for the words. She’s shared some wisdom before. She’s also been up to a lot since the end of the show.

In September, she documented her trip to Colorado. In October, she posted a bunch of adorable photos of her dog. But her most notable creative achievement is in Hugo and the Impossible Thing. It’s a childrens book inspired by her own dog’s cancer battle.

That children’s book seems to be part of the reason the actress decided to leave NCIS: Los Angeles. She wanted to be free to pursue more creative projects. The way that Nell left on the show seems similar to how she left in real life. But thankfully, the split was quite amicable and there’s always room for Smith to return, even if it’s just for an episode or two.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Has continued on for a 13th Season

Renee Felice Smith and her co-star Barrett Foa left in season 12. After an uncharacteristically lighthearted finale, Nell and Eric decided to leave the team in pursuit of Eric’s tech dreams. Two wound up running off to Tokyo. In their absence, Linda Hunt has returned as Hetty and Kilbride actor Gerald McRaney has been promoted to a regular.

Kilbride has since been the center of multiple episodes. Fans found out he’s been hiding a lot from the rest of the team. When an old foe returns, Kilbride winds up being the key to solving a case. Fans have been disappointed at the lack of Hetty. Many were hoping actress Linda Hunt would be back in a more full-time capacity. And some have been struggling to get into the season thus far.

So far, fans have mixed feelings on the season, but there’s plenty of season left. NCIS: Los Angeles returned in October and won’t go back on hiatus until late spring.

If you want to catch new episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles, the show airs on Sunday Nights at 9/8 Central on CBS. If you’re curious about other shows in the NCIS franchise, NCIS and NCIS Hawai’i air on Mondays starting at 9/8 central. NCIS: Hawai’i is brand new to the franchise and is definitely worth a watch.