Emily Wickersham Implies She's Leaving 'NCIS' After Season 18 Finale

Is Emily Wickersham saying goodbye to NCIS for good? On Tuesday’s NCIS season 18 finale, Wickersham’s character, Ellie Bishop, left for a top secret undercover mission. 

But fans were surprised when Wickersham took to Instagram, seemingly confirming that the special agent is leaving the long-running procedural for good. 

“Hangin this hat and jacket up,” Wickersham captioned a series of photos, including one of her in an NCIS hat and jacket. “What a great ride it’s been.”

She went on to reflect on her time on the show, which she joined in 2013. 

“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,” she continued. “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.”

She concluded her post, writing, “Time goes fast. Eat it up but chew slowly. ❤️ #ncis #cbs.”


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Her co-star Brian Dietzen, who plays Jimmy Palmer, commented on the post, “So damn proud of you my friend. Also, I’m gonna miss the hell outta you on set. I can’t wait to see what you do next. Whatever it is, I’ll be there in the front row. Thank you. ❤️”

And Diona Reasonover, who plays Kasie Hines, also wrote, “❤️ Thank you for everything, friend.”

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