Actors We Wish Would Return to ‘NCIS,’ ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ ‘Chicago Fire,’ and More
‘NCIS’: Mark Harmon
Mark Harmon exited the show during NCIS Season 19 Episode 4 (titled “Great Wide Open”). His character, Gibbs, decided it was time to slow down the pace and retire in Alaska.
Actors come and go during a series, but there are some cast exits we just can’t get over. Here are some actors we wish would return to NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Chicago Fire, and more of our favorite shows.
‘Chicago Fire’: Jesse Spencer
Jesse Spencer left the series during Chicago Fire Season 10 Episode 5 (titled “Two Hundred”). His character, Matt Casey, decides to move to Oregon so that he can take care of his friend’s children. He felt compelled to leave Firehouse 51 because the children would end up in foster care if he didn’t pitch in.
‘The Good Doctor’: Nicholas Gonzalez
Nicholas Gonalez, who played Neil Melendez on The Good Doctor, left the show during season 3 episode 20 (titled “I Love You”). His character died from septic shock after sustaining injuries during an earthquake.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Rénee Felice Smith
Rénee Felice Smith exited the show during NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 18 (titled “A Tale of Two Igors”). Her character decided to leave the agency to pursue a new opportunity with Eric Beale (played by actor Barrett Foa).
“We wrote Hugo and the Impossible Thing as a celebration,” Smith tells Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “Hugo, our canine son, recovered from a life-threatening illness. It was an inoperable brain tumor that almost everyone told us would be impossible to beat, but Hugo beat it.”