“It was a shock, for all of us. I found out the same time as you, via text.”
While NCIS’s latest twist certainly pulled at fans’ heartstrings, fans also levelled their fair share of criticism at the new season.
Some have noticed a worrying trend for the series to kill off or remove prominent female characters to bolster the development of the show’s male leads.
On Twitter, one fan said: “First Breena, then Jack, now Emily?! #NCIS why do you hate such amazing female characters?!”