The big news entering tonight’s FBI: Most Wanted season 3 episode 14 was that Julian McMahon was to be leaving the show. Yet, there was still a larger mystery that remained — how in the world the character would say goodbye.
Obviously, it goes without saying that going into the episode, we wanted to know that he was going to be okay — and that potentially, Jess LaCroix and Sarah were going to have a happy and fruitful future. These are two characters who have collectively gone through a lot. (We assumed that Sarah would also be leaving, given that Jen Landon does have another gig over on Yellowstone.) The synopsis entering the episode suggested that these two were going to get a chance to embark on a vacation, and maybe this just allows Jess to realize that there are other things he wants to do away from the Bureau.
So long as the ending was not surprisingly tragic and heart-shattering, we presumed that we’d be okay when the dust settles.
Well, about that earth-shattering tragedy… – At the end of the episode, we saw the character hurt while out in the field. The team rushed to help save him but in the end, they were too late. Jess LaCroix died in the episode tonight, and we didn’t see that coming. This was a heartbreaking way to say goodbye to the show’s lead, especially when you consider the way that the story was hyped up.
It was our hope leading into this episode that the door was going to be open for him to come back down the road; now, it’s 100% clear that this is not the case. He’s gone, and now everyone has to move forward and come to terms with this stunning loss.
How did you think Julian McMahon would be leaving FBI: Most Wanted entering tonight?
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