‘NCIS’ Season Finale Moves Fans to Tears Over Character’s Death, Michael Weatherly’s Departure

Actor appeared on CBS series for 13 seasons

Last Updated: May 18, 2016 @ 8:57 AM

(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you did not see this week’s episode of “NCIS”)

Last night’s “NCIS” saw Michael Weatherly, better known as Tony DiNozzo, exit the long-running CBS procedural after 13 seasons, leaving fans sorrowful but satisfied.

In the episode, Ziva (Cote de Pablo) dies and Tony is forced to not only deal with her death, but he also learns that they had a daughter named Tali. Tony decides to leave the team to focus on fatherhood.

Many viewers were upset over losing the character after so long, but Weatherly bid adieu in fine fashion. And he won’t be gone from TV for long. CBS announced today that Weatherly’s new series “Bull” will air on Tuesdays between “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans.”

Read some of the best fan reactions below.