'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 19: Is [spoiler] leaving for good? Fans say 'thanks for the tears'
Someone had a very big decision to make by the end of the episode and let's just say, the decision was harder on the fandom
Spoilers for Season 11 Episode 19 'Fortune Favors The Brave'
The official synopsis for Episode 19 of 'NCIS: Los Angeles', CBS had teased: "Sam investigates the murder of an Iranian exile working to overthrow the current regime and he must also try to save Agent Roundtree, a new agent who’s having an unexpectedly adventurous first day on the job when he accidentally triggers a bomb. Also, Nell makes a decision about her future with NCIS.” Apart from all the adrenaline-pumping action teased, there was also the glaring reminder that we might lose another one from the franchise with Nell Jones reconsidering her future as an agent. And as we see that subplot reach its end, the outcome has left the entire fandom shocked and heartbroken.
The episode showed Nell broach the topic with Kensi Blye first, as she told her she doesn't' even want to get out of bed in the morning and come to work anymore. Kensi, of course, tells her that the job does take a toll on the agents and maybe she should take a vacation and let it out to relax for a while or work with intel to offer her some change. So Nell begins focusing on intel and even getting a vacation sanctioned, but her constantly avoiding Eric Beale is too obvious to get overlooked. Eventually, she takes a final call and the inevitable happens: Nell actually resigns and while no one saw it coming, everybody took the news like mature adults.
The fandom, however, has been having a rough time dealing with it. Taking to Twitter, a fan poured in with several cringe face emojis, along with the words "Thanks for all the tears, you will be missed." This came after plenty of tweets along the lines of "Please tell me Nell isn't leaving!" And some fans even resorted to sharing how Hetty Lange is a mastermind who is just always in the know. "Asking Hetty how she knew, come on you’ll are not new here. She already burned your file and passport," quipped a fan, while another speculated: "Hetty is going to give Nell the vacation days and when the vacation lapses, she will resign."
Thanking Renee Smith for playing the role and hoping this isn't the last we see of Nell, a fan tweeted: "Thank u @reneefsmith for all ur years on #NCISLA I hope u and Nell return after a well-deserved rest!" Other fans straight wrote to the show's official Twitter handle begging them to stop taking their favorite characters away. "@NCISLA don't let her go....or Hetty, or Deeks..... you're all scaring me lately.."
Well, it remains uncertain if Nell or Smith's exit is final or if the intel-wiz is going to rest up and return all fresh to kick some more ass on the show. But for now, in the words of the entire fandom "If that's the case, Nell you will be dearly missed."
'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on CBS.