Maria Bello is leaving NCIS during the upcoming season.
The 53-year-old actress has starred as psychologist Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane since season 15, and will be making her exit in the upcoming episodes of the hit drama.
Deadline reports that Maria will appear in only eight episodes of the 18th season, and will wrap up her storyline.
NCIS‘s 17th season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic and originally planned to conclude the season with the 400th episode.
That important episode will now air this fall as production starts up again.
“We have a lot of flexibility to air the first five or six episodes [of Season 18] in any order we want,” co-showrunner Frank Cardea shared in an interview with TV Line.
He added that “we will still shoot 400 as the second one and air it as the second one.”
Just last year, one of the original stars of the show left the series, and opened up about the reason why.