NCIS: Michael Weatherly Bids an LOL Farewell to Fans — WATCH

Michael Weatherly would like you to know about the “great joy, great sadness, great dislocation” and “confusion” that occurred during his 13 years on NCIS.

Following his final episode, CBS on Tuesday released a video in which Weatherly thanked fans for making the long-running drama the No. 1 show in the world.

“I want to say that wherever I go, whatever men’s room or restaurant or airport I find myself in, you’re there, too… you’re with me,” he said. “Sometimes it’s appropriate, sometimes it’s not appropriate at all, but I always love it because I am the number one fan of NCIS. I know you guys share that, but I just want you to know that I have priority because I got there first. So I don’t want to get competitive about it, and I appreciate that you’re also fans, but I’m the first fan.”

The laugh-out-loud farewell was made public after the Artist Formerly Known as Very Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo posted a series of tweets reaffirming his love for the NCIS fandom. He also shared photos from a very special finale-night reunion with former on-screen love Cote de Pablo:

Watch Weatherly’s farewell to NCIS above, then if you haven’t already, grade his final episode below: