You read that right, Christopher Lasalle – present since the beginnings of the series (it was already there during a special episode of NCIS aired in 2014), is death, and this despite the efforts of doctors to resuscitate. And if the sequence in question has provided us with a time dummy very touching reunion between the agent and his brother, it has especially upset the team – which will be difficult to meet, but also the fans.
A voluntary departure of Lucas Black
However, there is no need to blame the writers of this spin-off. If the idea of killing off this character as important during such an episode may come as a surprise and shock, this decision has been taken by the actor Lucas Black. In a video featuring behind-the-scenes of this episode, the interpreter of the special agent there, confesses with emotion : “This series has been so awesome for me these past few years, exceeding all my expectations and my goals. But this work is not simple, there are a lot of priorities in my life that had to be sacrificed to allow me to be there. But this time, it is time for me to really concentrate on these priorities.“
In other words, despite his love for this work, Lucas Black has chosen to reunite with his family. A desire understood by Christopher Silber and Jan Nash (the show runners), who took advantage of a press release to declare : “We lived an amazing adventure with Lucas Black and he was an important member of the series. We are sad to see him go, but happy to know that he will be able to spend more time with his family“.
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