Have you been waiting to find out the future of Bishop on “NCIS”? Well this is going to be the ending that so many of you saw coming a mile away.
In a press release Monday, CBS confirmed that Emily Wickersham, who will debut on the November 19 episode of the series, will be a series regular the rest of the way this season. This comes weeks after the network and producers tried to find the appropriate person to succeed Cote de Pablo as a cast member on the show; however, we need to point out here that the Bishop character is not a replacement for Ziva, and was not intended to be by any means. The network instead describes the character as “a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation.”
Here is what executive producer Gary Glasberg had to say about the news:
“Emily Wickersham’s Ellie Bishop is proving to perfectly compliment the NCIS team. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Great things are planned for Bishop and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have her on board.”
In case you are wondering how the character ends up being tied to the rest of the team in the first place, it comes as a result of her being recruited in to help solve a case from years ago that she has some sort of history with. From there, obviously the NCIS team sees something that they like, since they want to ensure that she sticks around for a while.
For a little bit of a history lesson, this is the first time that a new character has been promoted to series regular since Rocky Carroll’s Leon Vance in season 6. While Brian Dietzen was promoted to series regular in season 10, he had been around the show for many years.
What do you think about Emily getting the promotion now, and do you wish that they had waited until at least one of her episodes has aired? Be sure to share your thoughts below! Also, click here if you want to take a look at what happens on the show tomorrow night.