NCIS legend Pauley Perrette, best known for playing Abby Sciuto in the hit CBS drama before her exit in 2018, has sparked a frenzy among the show’s fandom with a sweet birthday post to fellow fan-favorite Michael Weatherly.
Pauley Perrette’s portrayal of the show’s quirky scientist, Abby Sciuto, kept NCIS fans hooked, laughing, and, at times, crying for a decade and a half on CBS. While she left the series in 2018, Perrette amassed a sizable fan base as a result of her portrayal of such an iconic character. And it appears she still has a soft spot in her heart for the show and her former co-stars, as she shared a number of previously unseen throwback photos for Tony DiNozzo star Michael Weatherly’s 53rd birthday.
Perrette took to Twitter to commemorate the occasion, writing a sweet message to her former on-screen ally to her 705k followers.
“All my love and everything I have to my beloved brother @M Weatherly on his birthday today,” she started.
She continued, delving into the NCIS stars’ strong bond, “Forever Family.” Always and forever, my beloved brother. #HappyBirthdayMichaelWeatherly!”
It didn’t take long for fans of the pair and the show to respond to the sweet gesture, with many pleased to see the form CBS series stars’ friendship still going strong.
One fan commented on Perrette’s snaps in the post, saying, “How funny. I’m watching NCIS right now because I’m bored. “I hope he has a wonderful birthday.”
“Aww! You guys look great in the photos. “I miss you, Paulette,” a second person said.
“Happy Birthday, Tony!” said another. (@M Weatherly).. @NCIS is my current binge watch.. (Love) it x.”
“I miss you guys… [cry emoji],” a fourth said, and a fifth responded to Perrette, saying, “You two are my favs.” “Merry birthday, young man.”
While the post prompted several fans to reminisce about their time on NCIS, a reunion on-screen appears extremely unlikely as the show enters its 19th season.
Abby and Tony are still alive in the NCIS universe, with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) still leading the way despite being tipped for a smaller role in the next season.
Tony is currently in Paris with fellow fan favorite Ziva (Cote de Pablo), where the two are raising their daughter away from their former cr1m1nal careers.
Sadly, there has been no discussion or confirmation of reintroducing Ziva and Tony into the fray in the 19th run.
Perrette, on the other hand, appears unlikely to return to television at all, let alone to NCIS.
After returning to CBS in the sitcom Broke last year, the actor announced her retirement.
The comedy lasted only one season before the US network decided to cancel it.
Following the show’s cancellation, Perrette took to Twitter to inform fans: “Actually, I retired after NCIS, but BROKE was important, beautiful.”
“I finished my last dance and am very proud of it!” Everyone who knows me knew I was going to retire soon.
“I’m pleased with my work.” I adore you two! I AM NOW FREE!!! (Being the tiny, simple human that I am!) #Plants #RescuePets #Books.”
Despite Perrette’s absence, NCIS fans will undoubtedly tune in to see what awaits Gibbs and the team when season 19 premieres later this year.
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