Gary Glasberg greeting fans outside “The Talk” in May.
Thank you, Gary, for giving an interview about Cote’s exit that was more than, “We loved working with her. We’ll be sorry to see her go, but we’re excited about a new character now.” Kick-ass women are the main reason I watch ANY TV show, let alone NCIS, but I can only love them when they are fully-drawn characters with talents and flaws and complicated multi-episode arcs. (I love multi-episode arcs.) Acknowledging that you can’t just replace one female character with another and call it good because there are the same number of actresses on your callsheet is one of the things I needed to hear. If you think you can, you’re doing it wrong.
I’m still sad, but it sounds like Gary is too. That was another thing I needed to hear. Thank you, Gary.