‘NCIS’ Actor Emily Wickersham Reveals Look at New Tattoo Days After Exiting Series

by Madison Miller

After playing her character Special Agent Eleanor Bishop on “NCIS” since 2013, Emily Wickersham is departing the popular crime series.

Just a few days after announcing that she’s leaving, Wickersham showed off some new ink on her Instagram account. The actress posted a photo of a small, thin-line, delicate tattoo of a lightning bolt that’s on the side of her foot.

The “Gone” and “NCIS” actress doesn’t seem to have any other visible tattoos. Wickersham posted a series of photos and a sweet message announcing her departure from the show three days ago.

“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. 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 chew slowly,” Wickersham wrote.

Her character left the show for a mission and was not killed off. She purposely implicated herself in an NSA document leak. The goal was to then go undercover as a disgraced agent, but in reality, she’s off on a very long-term mission.

It’s unclear what the actress has in store for her career after departing her longtime role on “NCIS.” Perhaps she’ll start appearing in more movies or pick up a role on a TV series.

Two Favorite ‘NCIS’ Characters Kiss

Emily Wickersham’s departure from the show comes shortly after her character kissed another fan favorite.

Wickersham’s character, Ellie, has had a slow build-up toward a romantic relationship with Wilmer Valderrama’s character, Nick. The season finale finally gave fans the moment the show has been teasing for a bit. The two agents shared a kiss during the finale.

Unfortunately, it’s during the season finale and it’s the last episode Wickersham will appear in for the franchise. The romantic relationship was certainly a fleeting one. It’s unclear if she will ever return or not.

Earlier in the season, the two almost kissed as the elevator doors shut in front of them. It was a hilariously frustrating moment for fans of the show and the couple pairing.