Could Pauley Perrette, Star of NCIS, Be Returning For Season 20..?
The actress has sparked rumors that she may be making a comeback.
NCIS star Pauley Perrette has sparked speculation that she may be returning to the show four years after her sh0cking departure.
Fans will remember her as beloved forensic scientist Abby Scuito, who was adored by viewers for her Gothic fashion sense and perpetually perky attitude. She left the police procedural in 2018 after 15 years, but could she be making a comeback? Here is what we know…
Never say never, but Pauley’s return to the CBS drama doesn’t seem promising. Not only has the 53-year-old actress officially retired from acting, but the circumstances surrounding her departure suggest that she is unlikely to return.
According to multiple reports, Pauley clashed with series lead Mark Harmon in 2016 after bringing his dog to set, where it bit a crew member, requiring 15 stitches.
The fact that they did not share the screen together during Pauley’s emotional final episode is telling. Instead, Abby said goodbye to her other colleagues at NCIS HQ and simply delivered a letter to Gibbs, who read it from the street.
It’s worth noting that her character was not k1lled off by the writers. Instead, Abby resigned following the d3ath of MI6 agent Clayton Reeves in an assassination attempt. Abby was severely injured and emotionally shaken by the ordeal, so she decided to hang up her gear for good.
Furthermore, Mark Harmon has now left the series for good, so if Pauley’s return is a possibility, it appears more likely now than in previous years.
However, the most compelling evidence that Pauley is in talks to return to the drama came earlier this month, when she shared a photo of herself with her former co-star Brian Dietzen.
Pauley revealed on Twitter this week that she and Brian, who has played Dr Jimmy Palmer on the CBS drama since 2004, had met in Los Angeles, where they both live. She posted a selfie of the two of them smiling at the camera, holding her beloved pooch Rosie. Along with the tweet, she added: “Today was me and @BrianDietzen. (Not to mention #RescueDog Rosie!)”