Shocked ‘Madam Secretary’ Fans Have a Ton of Questions After Bebe Neuwirth’s Surprise Exit

Nadine Tolliver is leaving the CBS drama after Sunday’s episode

Nadine Tolliver is walking away from the State Department on CBS’ “Madam Secretary,” leading to a lot of questions from the show’s fans.

Sunday’s episode of the political drama featured the Chief of Staff — played for four seasons by Bebe Neuwirth — exiting Sec. of State Elizabeth McCord’s (Téa Leoni) team.

“So grateful to @CBS for accepting my request to depart @MadamSecretary and writing a beautiful exit for me. #IllmissNadine,” the actress tweeted Sunday.

The surprising twist led to a slew of shocked responses from fans who did not see the departure coming and were also grappling with such developments as the government shutdown and Daisy Grant’s (Patina Miller) pregnancy.

“What will happen to ‘Madam Secretary’ team? Nadine leaving and Daisy is pregnant, maternity leave? Gov’t [shutdown] …” one devotee tweeted.

“NO, BUT WHAT ABOUT MIKE B AND NADINE?” another fan wrote about Nadine’s feelings for Michael Barnow (Kevin Rahm).

Check out a selection of tweets below.

“Madam Secretary” airs Sundays at 10/9c on CBS.