Rest assured all of you loyal NCIS fans, Emily Wickersham will still be a part of our lives. Even if she is leaving the popular crime show.
It has been nearly two weeks since we learned that Wickersham is hanging up her NCIS duds. Her character, NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, was sent on a secret mission during the season 18 finale episode. Afterward, Wickersham all but confirmed fans’ worst nightmare in an Instagram post.
“Hangin’ this hat and jacket up. What a great ride it’s been,” Wickersham wrote alongside a picture of her on set. “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 8 years now and 172 episodes later.”
And since that bittersweet announcement, fans of the NCIS star have begged and pleaded for Wickersham to change her mind. Her followers on social media want nothing more than for her to return to the show.
Based on her previous online posts, Wickersham seems to be very content with her decision to walk away. Whatever her reasons may be, the actress is happy with herself and that’s all that really matters. But it does feel like she has heard her fans, and wants them to know that they are not forgotten.
Her most recent Instagram post is a perfect example of that. The Agent Bishop actress posted a moody image of what looks to be a charming block in NYC. Alongside the photo, she wrote, “Rain for shine you have me all the time.”
That really is just what NCIS fans need to hear right now.
What Is Next for the ‘NCIS’ Actress?
There is certainly no doubt that Emily Wickersham is best known for her role as NCIS Special Agent Ellie Bishop. There is no question about that.
Wickersham’s rise to fame in the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began back in 2013 when she was first cast the part of Agent Bishop. She started off acting in a three-episode arc before being promoted to a regular on the series during season 11.
And after quickly becoming a beloved fan favorite, Wickersham has confirmed her departure from the CBS series. In her official announcement on Instagram, she admits to being “lucky” with her longevity on the show, noting that “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,” Wickersham explained. “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 chew slowly.”