In its 21st season, “NCIS” has witnessed the departure of several characters over the years. Zoe McLennan, who portrayed Agent Brody, left the show amidst behind-the-scenes controversies disclosed by former showrunner Jeffrey Lieber. Cote de Pablo’s exit as Ziva David sparked questions, with conflicting statements about her reasons. Michael Weatherly bid farewell to his role as Tony DiNozzo after 13 seasons, driven by a desire for new challenges. Pauley Perrette, who portrayed Abby Sciuto for 15 seasons, left amid reports of conflicts with Mark Harmon and his dog’s on-set behavior.

Emily Wickersham’s departure as Ellie Bishop in season 18 was amicable, as she pursued a focus on family. Mark Harmon’s recent exit in season 19 marked a career shift, citing the need for freshness and age-related considerations. Despite the evolving cast, with characters coming and going, “NCIS” continues to maintain its enduring popularity.

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