NCIS has seen two main cast members leave in the past few years. At first, it was Michael Weatherly, who played Anthony DiNozzo, who departed in order to star in a new series, Bull.
"It came about at the right time. I was burnt out by NCIS and I was ready for a new challenge," Weatherly said. "Sometimes change is as good as a rest."
Weatherly's close friend, Pauley Perrette, expressed her sadness when the fan favorite left.
Less than a season later, Perrette herself exited the long-running show, leaving fans in a frenzy.
So it is true that I am leaving NCIS...— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) October 4, 2017
There have been all kinds of false rumors as to why (NO I DON'T HAVE A SKIN CARE LINE... pic.twitter.com/gugM2a2ckT
While Perrette's message was heartfelt, some people noticed the star never mentioned a reason for leaving. She thanked the show and her fans, but never said what her future holds. With no credits to her name since leaving the show, a reason may have finally been uncovered as to why Perrette left the show.