NCIS star Emily Wickersham took to social media on Tuesday afternoon to post a new photo looking forward to the future.
Unfortunately, NCIS will be losing Wickersham, one of its longtime veterans, at the end of the show’s 18th season. She had been a part of the show — which revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service — for the last eight years. The 37-year-old played NSA Analyst Elanor “Ellie” Bishop.
And while the popular actress no doubt had a tough decision on her hands, in the end, it was best for her to walk away from the long-running CBS drama. You may be wondering where exactly Wickersham will go from here. Well, in her eyes, she can go anywhere and do anything.
“To infinity and beyond…” Wickersham wrote in her most recent Instgram.
It is most certainly a bittersweet moment for the NCIS star. But as for NCIS fans, the news of Emily Wickersham’s departure was much more bitter than it was sweet.
“Emily please come back to NCIS we really miss you,” one fan longed.
Another Instagram user replied saying, “I will miss seeing you on NCIS agent Bishop.”
“I will certainly miss you on NCIS next fall,” yet another follower admitted. “Good luck with your next venture.”
‘NCIS’ Star Officially Announces Her Farewell to the Show
Emily Wickersham officially confirmed her NCIS departure last week in an Instagram post. In it, she says that the cast, crew, and fans have all been the best.
“Hangin this hat and jacket up,” Wickersham announced on Instagram. “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 8 years now and 172 episodes later. This business is finicky and weird and consistency is a rarity.”
We are not quite sure what Wickersham has planned next. And shoot, maybe even she doesn’t quite know. But one thing is for certain, she will miss and cherish her time spent on the set of the popular crime television series.
“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,” Wickersham said. “Thank you CBS and NCIS for including me in a part of television history. Time goes fast. Eat it up but chew slowly.”