The events of the NCIS season 19 premiere is going to raise a lot of questions about Gibbs but, at least for now, let’s talk about Bishop.
In the event you did not know, Emily Wickersham confirmed her departure from the CBS crime procedural at the end of last season. Over the summer, meanwhile, she confirmed that she is expecting a baby! The actress is off living her best life and we couldn’t be happier for her.
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As for her character, Ellie’s exit was brought up briefly at the start of the premiere “Blood in the Water” as Torres paid a visit to her old place — and found that Jimmy Palmer was there to take care of some of her final business. As it turns out, Bishop asked Jimmy to do so — and she is now on her way out of the country. We know that she’s working on a deep-cover mission as a “disgraced” agent; the entire narrative was set up over the course of “Rule 91.” She also underwent training from Odette so that she could take care of herself physically in the field.
Since her departure there’s been little word that Wickersham could return to the series. However, never say never! There was a time when we thought that we’d never see Cote de Pablo back on the show as Ziva and yet, the producers found a way to make that happen a couple of seasons ago. Because Bishop as a character wasn’t killed off, this signifies that the writers are, at least for now, keeping their options open. It was Emily’s decision seemingly to leave, so it could be her choice to come back.
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