Barrett Foa’s days on NCIS: Los Angeles may be behind him, but its clear he and the cast are going to be close for some time.
After all, with the conclusion of Season 12, Foa has as many appearances as any other actor in the program’s history. Like Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah and LL Cool J, Foa has 280 episodes to his name.
The number will likely stop there with his departure, but he and his NCIS: New Orleans friends are clearly keeping up with each other. This might be best evidenced by one of Foa’s most-recent Instagram photo.
The photo features the NCIS: Los Angeles alum delivering a pretty cool look with Foa’s hair and style on point. A blue shirt is complemented by a tan, rugged vest, and the look is finished off with some sunglasses.
As any good friends would, his former costars commented on the post to compliment and hype up their friend.
Eric Christian Olsen, who plays Deeks on the show, just needed two words and a flame emoji: “This dude.”
Renée Felice Smith is leaving the show at the same time as Foa, with both using the Season 12 finale as their characters’ send-off. The woman behind Nell Jones kept her comment simple, too.
“Vvv cool, diiiiiiig,” Smith commented.
Longtime costar Daniela Ruah also got in on the fun, not shying away from complimenting Foa’s looks.
“Holy handsome sandwich!” the Kensi Blye actor said.
NCIS: Los Angeles Star Barrett Foa Sends Message After Final Episode
Like costar Renée Felice Smith and NCIS counterpart Emily Wickersham, Foa had a message for his coworkers and fans when Season 12’s finale aired.
The actor made an Instagram post highlighting an interview in which he went in-depth into why he left and what comes next.
“It’s the end of an era,” Foa wrote. “I’m so proud of this show. The writing, the acting, the cast, the crew, the fans, and yes, my work on it. Creating and developing a gorgeously fleshed-out character like the brainy, bumbling, beta, billionaire Eric ‘Bulletproof’ Beale over the last 12 years has been an actor’s dream.”
The actor didn’t stop there, also expressing thanks and expressing his understanding of how rare a chance it is to be on a show like NCIS: Los Angeles.
“Not many people in this world get to have this incredible privilege,” Foa continued. “And the gratitude I carry for this opportunity is difficult to express. Thank you, CBS, and NCIS: Los Angeles for 280 fantastic episodes.