Saturday, February 24, 2024

NCIS Fractious Farewell: Actress Pauley Perrette Tweets Final Photos with Everyone in Cast But Mark Harmon


It’s all over for Pauley Perrette at “NCIS.” The original cast member leaves in a two parter beginning May 1st. Over the weekend she wrapped her final episodes and posted farewell photos with all the cast members except for her boss, Mark Harmon. Was Harmon too busy? Did Perrette not want him? Is it a sign? I’ve heard stories from past “NCIS” players about Harmon that indicate he’s not the most sentimental guy on set. (And to think, he started as a second-level character on “St. Elsewhere.”) I do think “NCIS” is going to be quite different without Pauley. Her sense of humor and quirkiness balanced Harmon’s leaden personality. I hope she goes on to something really cool and fun.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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