In the wake of being told on Friday afternoon that NCIS: Los Angeles would end its run after this season, cast members of the high-octane CBS drama have one by one weighed in on the news.
Perhaps Eric Christian Olsen, who joined the NCIS spinoff as recurring during Season 1 (and became a series regular the following year), summed it up best. “What a spectacular journey we all shared,” he wrote, alongside a stunning BTS photo of his Marty Deeks in silhouette.
As reported by TVLine on Friday, NCIS: LA will be ending its run at the end of this season, its 14th, with the series finale airing Sunday, May 14 at 10/9c.
“From season 1 to season 14, from 24 yrs old to 39, it has been an absolute dream,” original cast member Daniela Ruah shared on Instagram, alongside then-and-now photos of her Kensi Blye. “So many feelings to process and too many words to say. I will save them for a later date… I’m so so grateful to have been a part of this NCISLA family. The show lasted this long because of all of you ♥️.”
Caleb Castille, who made his debut as Devin Rountree in Season 11, tweeted, “Incredibly sad about the news that @NCISLA won’t be coming back to give you guys another season but man what an amazing accomplishment… 14 seasons! Shoutout to the best fans & crew in the world! I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity. Special Agent Devin Rountree signing off.”
Erik Palladino, who since Season 4 has popped up now and again as CIA vet/team frenemy Vostanik Sabatino, posted a really lovely series of Instagram stories in which he praised individual cast members as well as showrunner R. Scott Gemmill and others.
Palladino hailed LL Cool J (Sam) as “generous, as cool as it gets and kind,” Chris O’Donnell (Callen) as a “total pro,” and scene partners Ruah and Olsen as “a true blessing, everything you want when you are an outsider showing up to the new high school.” He touted both Linda Hunt (Hetty) and the late Miguel Ferrer (NCIS asst. director Owen Granger) as legends, called Castille “a find” and said of Medalion Rahimi, who plays Fatima, “a lovelier actress does not exist.”
NCIS: LA showrunner Gemmill in a statement issued on Friday thanked, among others, “[series creator] Shane Brennan for giving us such a great playground,” “my partners John P. Kousakis, Frank Military, Kyle Harimoto and Andrew Bartels, for their tireless efforts and collaboration episode after episode,” and a cast “who have brought our characters to life with their impassioned performances…. We look forward to delivering an end to the series that is both satisfying and does justice to these beloved characters.”