'NCIS: New Orleans' says goodbye to a beloved character
A beloved character on the show recently said goodbye, and it seemed to be for good.
Sonja Percy bid farewell to the fans on NCIS: New Orleans. A lot of the avid viewers took it really hard as they expressed their grief on Twitter.
Pop Culture shared that the latest episode featured Percy, played by Shalita Grant, and LaSalle, played by Lucas Black, having one last undercover mission.
Prior to that episode, Percy was seen interviewing for a potential job under the wing of the FBI.
At the beginning of the episode, other members of the team asked Percy is she had accepted the job. Percy went on to say that she turned it down.
Lots of reasons to watch tonight’s #ncisnola, but Number 1 is there on the left. @ShalitaGrant : the woman who gave me a love of Lambrusco and roughly 3,428 belly laughs over the last four years. #percypowerforever pic.twitter.com/D90FnRbEJu— Rob Kerkovich (@RobKerkovich) April 3, 2018
Later on in the episode, after a string of events leading to the closing of the case, Percy then revealed that she had changed her mind and officially decided to accept the job offered by the FBI.
Percy bid her goodbyes to the team, which also featured a heart-to-heart moment between Grant’s character and Black’s.
The fans were broken after the scene. They expressed their sadness on Twitter, sending their love and support to Grant.
Grant landed the role of Percy during the show’s first season. Percy was a former ATF agent who was recruited to the NCIS unit. Later on, Grant became a regular for the second, third, and fourth installments.
Talking about her exit, Grant’s manager, Didi Rea, told Variety in January 2018, "It's just time for a change. This is about moving on to the next great thing."
Grant starred in many Broadway productions in the past and she was also a graduate of Julliard. She has appeared on Mercy Street, Bones, and The Good Wife. Percy, her character, also made an appearance on the flagship, NCIS.
Other stars of NCIS: New Orleans include Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell and Vanessa Ferlito. The show airs every Tuesday at ten in the evening on CBS.