There is no one in the world of “NCIS” as of late who has faced more attention and feedback than Emily Wickersham. When you think about it, the challenge that she has been up against is staggering. She is coming on after a fan favorite in Cote de Pablo left the show, and there are some who are going to dislike her just based on circumstance. On the other hand, we know that Bishop has also found her fans out there, and even some Ziva lovers have expressed a desire to see her stick around, even if their favorite character re-joins the team in the future.
For Wickersham, she knew going into this gig that there were going to bumps in the road, and that there were be moments where her character was not going to fit in. Luckily, she tells TVLine a little bit about why she likes this character, and how some of her attributes make her a nice addition to the team:
“I think everyone knew it was going to be a bit of a bumpy start, but the writing is so great here and the way they wrote Bishop was so wonderful. She’s not an intimidating character. She’s really excited to be here. She’s determined. She’s charming in her own weird ways. I think she’s non-threatening, which I hope comes across. You know?”
At the same time Wickersham also seems to understand that there are some critiques out there that her character is a little near Mary Sue – “perfect” territory, but she stands behind the comments from showrunner Gary Glasberg that there are some more flaws coming up that will be revealed:
“I know what he was referring to, but it’s something I don’t think I can talk about yet. For me, I think the faults in people are the most interesting and fun things to play. Like anyone, she’s got her weaknesses for sure. Even though she’s usually very on top of it, there are definitely weaknesses and faults that’ll pop out.”
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