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: