Jess LaCroix has officially left “FBI: Most Wanted”: Julian McMahon, who has starred in the CBS drama for three seasons, died on the job on Tuesday night.
In January, the actor announced his departure from the program. He discussed leaving the show with the producers months before, “in favor of new creative interests.” McMahon thanked executive producers Dick Wolf and Peter Jankowski in the statement. He added that the departure will “orchestrate a seamless and fruitful way for me to leave the show.”
Why did Julian McMahon leave the show?
While it is not uncommon for a TV actor to abruptly depart a position in a successful TV program. However, such exits generally occur during a hiatus or are arranged to coincide with the conclusion of a season. That isn’t the case for CBS’ spin-off procedural FBI: Most Wanted, whose actor is Julian McMahon. He has announced that he would be departing the series when Season 3 concludes later this spring.
Julian McMahon himself confirmed his departure from FBI: Most Wanted. This provided the fans an indication as to why he made the unexpected choice, releasing this in a statement. It appears like the former Nip/Tuck star was able to reach a peaceful exit agreement with the FBI: Most Wanted producers and CBS executives. That means viewers won’t have to worry about Jess abruptly vanishing from the main story before Season 3 closes. Still, it appears that something was lacking from the process, whether artistic. Otherwise, Julian McMahon feels compelled to seek elsewhere.
Exit plan of Jess LaCroix
The actor is scheduled to film his farewell episode during the last week of January 2022, with the episode due to debut on March 8. While there isn’t much time for FBI: Most Wanted fans to prepare for his disappearance. There is a stated plan of action to handle things practically within the plot. And part of that strategy includes introducing a whole new character later in the season to assist fill McMahon’s prominent role.
As the scene goes: At the end of the hour, the team had followed their assailant to a hospital in New Jersey. Over there Jess discovered the missing victim in the parking lot. As he assisted the injured woman, the fugitive fired fire on both of them, striking Jess in the neck before being apprehended by the squad. LaCroix’s dying minutes were spent bleeding on the ground while Barnes begged him to be with her. In the following scene, a tearful Hana. Then Barnes relayed the devastating news to Sarah, handing her Jess’ bleeding badge as proof.
Character analysis of Jess LaCroix
Jess LaCroix is an “agent’s agent” at the top of his game who leads the FBI’s Most Wanted Unit. They handle the most severe and atrocious crimes. LaCroix expresses his confidence in his team and watches out for the younger agents.
LaCroix is typically hesitant about his personal life, and even his representatives understand that it is a fine line to walk. Clinton, his brother-in-law, whom he regards more as a brotherly figure than a subordinate, is typically the one to subtly remind him to take care of himself or to check in on him. He puts on a gruff front at work, yet he is a devoted and caring father to his daughter.
Who is replacing Julian McMahon?
Now the main question is who will replace Julian McMahon in the FBI’s most wanted TV series? Dylan McDermott is leaving his “Law & Order: Organized Crime” villainous ways behind for a heroic main role in another Dick Wolf thriller “FBI: Most Wanted” as a replacement for its outgoing star Julian McMahon.