Pauley Perrette, a former NCIS actress, reportedly left the show in 2018 after a falling out with the show’s main actor, Mark Harmon.
NCIS viewers were lead to believe that Pauley Perrette’s character, Abby, was k1ll3d off at the end of Season 15. However, multiple sites have reported that the actress actually departed the program due to a feud with fellow coworker Mark Harmon.
NCIS is an American police procedural television series that debuted in September 2003.
The show’s premise centres around a fictitious squad of special agents from the Naval Cr1m1nal Investigative Service based in Washington, D.C.
Pauley Perrette appeared on the show for 15 years, co-starring with Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo, but left at the end of the 15th season.
According to The Wrap, an American entertainment website, Ms Perrette decided to leave the show after her relationship with NCIS star Mark Harmon worsened.
Mr Harmom plays NCIS’s main protagonist, Leroy ‘Jethro’ Gibbs, a role he has held from the show’s inception.
During production in 2016, the two performers reportedly had a number of behind-the-scenes spats after Mr Harmon brought his dog to set, where it bit a staff member, requiring 15 stitches.
Following this episode, the couple’s relationship is thought to have deteriorated further.
In episode 15, Abby and Reeves (both played by Duane Henry) investigate a case involving a homeless veteran.
As the two depart the scene, they are confronted by a mugger with a gun, to whom Reeves provides money. When Abby promises to do the same, the mugger fires the trigger, k1ll1ng both Reeves and Abby.
Reeves is murd3red, but Abby awakens in a hospital. It is eventually discovered that the mugger was hired to murd3r her by a felon she had captured years before.
When Abby learns of Reeves’ d3ath, she chooses to leave NCIS and relocate to London to start a charity that Reeves had always wanted to start.
Ms Perrette does not appear in the last episode with Mr Harmon, whose character is instead left to discover her leaving through a letter.
“Pauley Perrette had a tremendous run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her,” CBS, the American television network on which NCIS airs, remarked at the time.
“Pauley came to us over a year ago with a workplace complaint.” We took the situation seriously and collaborated with her to find a solution. On all of our programs, we are committed to providing a safe working environment.”
Ms Perrette took to Twitter in 2019 to address rumors of a possible return to the show.
She stated in a tweet that she would “never” return to the show and that she was “terrified” of Mr Harmon.
Ms Perrette, who began her career in 1994, has announced her retirement from acting since leaving NCIS.
Mr Harmon, on the other hand, went on to appear in four more seasons of NCIS, the most recent of which (season 19) is presently running.
NCIS has aired nearly 400 episodes to far, and negotiations to renew the show for a 20th season are ongoing.
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