What happened to Tali's grandparents in 'FBI: Most Wanted'?

The first season of 'FBI: Most Wanted' featured Tal's grandparents prominently, but they suddenly disappeared after Season 2 premiere

What happened to Tali's grandparents in 'FBI: Most Wanted'?
Julian McMahon (Jesse LaCroix), YaYa Gosselin (Tali), and Jennifer Landon (Sarah Allen) in 'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)
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The first three seasons of ‘FBI: Most Wanted’ have been phenomenal and garnered a lot of love from the fans. Created by acclaimed producer Dick Wolf, the police procedural series primarily focuses on the work of the FBI’s Fugitive Task Force which relentlessly tracks and captures the most notorious and dangerous criminals on the Bureau’s most wanted list.

Over the years, the show has managed to introduce us to several amazing characters, especially Jesse LaCroix. The character was played by Julian Nicholson who led the team in the first three seasons. Most of the characters on the show are directly and indirectly related to Jesse LaCroix, so whenever a character is absent, fans are quick to notice that.

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Lorne Cardinal as Nelson Skye in 'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)
Lorne Cardinal as Nelson Skye in 'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)

The second season of the show saw every original character returning to the show. However, things were different when Season 3 premiered and there were some characters that were not seen, especially Tali’s grandparents Nelson Skye and Mailou Skye. What happened to them and why were they not seen in the third edition? Let’s take a look

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What happened to Tali’s grandparents in ‘FBI: Most Wanted’?

As mentioned above, the show is filled with characters that are related to Jess LaCroix and viewers easily recognize them. That’s why it’s easy to say that people also notice which character is being left out and which character is gaining prominence. In the first season, Tali’s grandparents Nelson (Lorne Cardinal) and Marilou Skye (Irene Bedard) played an important role in Tali’s life and were seen frequently. However, they suddenly disappeared after the premiere of Season 2 and no one knows if they’ll ever make a comeback.

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Irene Bedard (Marilou Skye) and YaYa Gosselin (Tali) in 'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)
Irene Bedard (Marilou Skye) and YaYa Gosselin (Tali) in 'FBI: Most Wanted' (CBS)

At first, it was not revealed where they went, but it was recently mentioned in one of the throwaway lines that Nelson and Marilou Skye are now “living in Canada”. But what was the reason for their exclusion? Actor Julian McMahon, who played Jesse LaCroix for three seasons, revealed to TV Line why the decision of leaving those characters out was taken by the makers. He said, “I loved that storyline, but once we lost the Clinton character, it didn’t play into the sensibility of the whole thing. We only have brief moments where we can express that kind of stuff, a minute or so on either end [of an episode], so I think it was decided that we needed to move away from that because that door had kind of shut.”

Although we are glad that the characters are still alive, it’s safe to say that we might not ever see them again on the show. Of course, we would love to see them again and reunite with their granddaughter. Keeping our fingers crossed.

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Season 4 of 'FBI: Most Wanted' is set to premiere exclusively on Tuesday, September 20, at 10 pm EST. 

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