The finale of season 18 of “NCIS”, broadcast tonight on M6, will be marked by the unexpected departure of Emily Wickersham, the interpreter of Ellie Bishop, who will therefore bid farewell to Torres after their recent reconciliation.
Shortened to only 16 episodes due to the Covid epidemic, season 18 of NCIS: Special investigations ends tonight at 9:05 p.m. on M6 with a final rich in surprises and twists which will be marked in particular by the departure of the actress Emily Wickersham after just over seven years of dedicated service.
Introduced in season 11, to fill the void left by the departure of Cote de Pablo, the interpreter of Ellie Bishop had quickly become regular and had gradually established himself as an essential member of the cast of the successful detective series worn by Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, or Wilmer Valderrama.
In this final episode of season 18 of NCIS, as Gibbs and Marcie (Pam Dawber) continue to hunt down the serial killer who obsesses them, Bishop decides to voluntarily leak a classified NSA file in order to put an end to his career in NCIS and go on an undercover operation on behalf of Odette, who had helped Ziva in the past.
And before embarking on this “long mission”, Ellie bids farewell to Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and ends up kissing him, revealing in passing that a secret relationship indeed seemed to have been born between them lately (“I hadn’t planned for anything to happen between us”Bishop says to his partner in an inevitably memorable sequence).
The fans will therefore have finally been entitled to a real kiss between the two characters, but the great love story they were waiting for will probably not take place. Unless Bishop resurfaces one day, in order to offer a happy ending to the two NCIS agents.
“I hang up this cap and this jacket … What a great adventure that has been”Emily Wickersham said last May in a lengthy Instagram post after the Season 18 finale aired in the US. “This cast and this team are at the top. I could never find enough compliments for this group with whom I had the pleasure to work with for almost 8 years and 172 episodes”.
“This industry is picky and weird, and consistency is something rare. I was lucky enough to be part of a series where I got to play, laugh and learn alongside great people. A moment of my life. life I will never forget. Thank you CBS and NCIS for including me in a part of television history “.
After Maria Bello left earlier this season, so it’s yet another blow to NCIS fans. And it’s not over since Mark Harmon, the star of the series since the very first episode aired in 2003, recently said goodbye to NCIS, at the very beginning of season 19. A nineteenth salute marked by the arrival of Gary Cole to the cast, which will certainly be broadcast in the coming months in France on M6.
And, in the meantime, fans of detective series will be able to find from tomorrow the new season 11 of NCIS: Los Angeles every Saturday night on the Six.