NCIS has been renewed for season 18. But will Pauley Perrette return as Abby Sciuto?
NCIS viewers were devastated when Pauley Perrette left the series back in season 15 after her character Abby Sciuto was written out. But will she ever return again to the series? The star has now dropped a new hint about a potential reunion on Twitter.
Will Pauley Perrette ever return to NCIS?
As fans will remember, when Abby was written out in season 15, she was not killed off.
Abby came close to death when a rogue terrorist attempted to assassinate her but they instead killed her co-worker Clayton Reeves (played by Duane Henry).
The scientist then worked with the NCIS team to find out who was behind this and helped get the man responsible to admit what they’d done.
But instead of returning to the NCIS team in glory, she made the announcement she was actually leaving the team behind.
She said her emotional goodbyes and headed to England to accompany Reeves’ body to be buried next to his mother.
This exit left some fans wondering whether this would mean Perrette could ever return to the show to reprise her role.
This certainly would not be the first time something like this happened on the procedural after Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) made a comeback in season 17.
These hopes were ignited recently when Perrette reunited with some of her co-stars virtually, prompting reunion rumours.
On June 28, Perrette tweeted about some of her former co-stars reuniting for a good cause.
She wrote: “IF YOU MISSED IT! My BELOVED #NCIS people @RockyCOfficial @BrianDietzen @sashaalexander and @M_Weatherly just joined me for a sweet reunion on @KTLA to support @ProjAngelFood in our #LEADWITHLOVE fundraiser!
“I love y’all SO MUCH! THANK YOU AND YOURE BEAUTIFUL AND KIND!”
The stars including Michael Weatherly and Sasha Alexander were aiming to raise money for Project Angel Food which is an American charity helping to deliver food to people impacted by serious illness.
And after they united, Perrette also tweeted about how much she enjoyed working with Brian Dietzen.
She wrote: “Thank you and I love you @BrianDietzen SO MUCH! And you’re one of the greatest actors I’ve been blessed to work with.”
The reunion sent fans of the show into overdrive wondering if this could mean Perrette may ever be back on the show.
However, it does not look like this is on the cards any time soon.
On June 7, 2019 she tweeted to her fans: “NO I AM NOT COMING BACK! EVER! (Please stop asking?)
“I am terrified of Harmon and him attacking me. I have nightmares about it. I have a new show that is SAFE AND HAPPY! You’ll love it! #HappyPlace Love y’all!”
Neither Mark Harmon’s or CBS’ reps responded when reached for comment by People at the time.
Perrette reportedly left the show following a workplace grievance back in 2018.
In May 2018, CBS said in a statement: “Pauley Perrette had a terrific run on NCIS and we are all going to miss her.
“Over a year ago, Pauley came to us with a workplace concern. We took the matter seriously and worked with her to find a resolution.
“We are committed to a safe work environment on all our shows.”
Fans wanting to see more of the beloved actor can watch her latest CBS series Broke, which ran for one season on the network.
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