NCIS season 18 is in the middle of a hiatus, with plans to return on Tuesday, March 2, for its next episode True Believer. Over the years, the face of the CBS series has changed with different characters being introduced over the 18-year period. Someone who left far earlier than the rest of the stars though was actress Sasha Alexander.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers from NCIS.
Sasha Alexander played Agent Kate Todd in the first two seasons of NCIS.
She was initially introduced as a Secret Service Agent but following Agent Gibbs’ (played by Mark Harmon) orders on board Air Force One, she was fired.
Gibbs decided to take her on and Kate became an integral part of the team until the series two finale.
Kate was shot in the head by sniper and Mossad double-agent Ari Haswari (Rudolf Martin), just because he wanted to cause Gibbs pain.
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These include Bernard and Huey, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons, Amazing Stories and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Alexander also starred in Netflix’s original film Dangerous Lies which came out in 2020.
When a rich elderly man dies, he leaves everything to his caretaker Katie (Camila Mendes), despite her only working there for a few months.
This raises suspicions, including those of Detective Chesler who Alexander plays, as she investigates the man’s death.
Her latest role was in the animated adventure film Deathstroke Knights & Dragons: The Movie last year.
She loaned her voice to the character of Adeline for the movie about a family man by day and an assassin by night.
At the time, NCIS showrunner Donald P Bellisario told Chicago Tribune that the reason behind Alexander’s exit was because of the work schedule.
He said: “We work very long hours, and Sasha just didn’t feel she was physically up to that kind of time and commitment.”
NCIS is available to watch on CBS.