What is the reason behind Julian McMahon’s departure from ‘FBI: Most Wanted’?

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The CBS FBI: Most Wanted show’s Season 3, Episode 14 (aired March 8) was the final appearance of Jess LeCroix, who has been played by Julian McMahon for the past three seasons. In Tuesday night’s episode of the CBS series, Julian McMahon said goodbye to his FBI: Most Wanted character Jess LaCroix, and it was sad to see for a variety of reasons.

Jess and the squad were investigating a tough domestic violence case. Harley is a known drug addict. Lucy escaped with the help of an underground network that uses a complex online plan to support domestic abuse victims. In the midst of their hunt, a fresh piece of information emerges: Lucy had given birth to Harley’s daughter and had never informed him of her existence. Harley finds that their daughter Mia lives and is battling cancer, and Jess and Sheryll Barnes (Roxy Sternberg) disrupt the reunion with guns blazing just seconds after Harley meets her at the hospital.

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The actor said in a statement: “Over the past few months, the producers of FBI: Most Wanted and I have had discussions about my departure from the show in favor of additional creative pursuits and the transition of my character Jess LaCroix. These ongoing conversations have given us an opportunity to orchestrate a seamless and productive way for me to leave the show.” He continued, “​​I wish the show, and its cast & crew, the greatest success in the future. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to play Jess; he is a good man.”

Creator of FBI: Most Wanted Meanwhile, Dick Wolf reacted to the news by issuing his own statement, which reads: “We are saddened to see Julian leave. His portrayal of agent Jess LaCroix has been a key factor in the success of FBI: Most Wanted. We will miss him and we wish him the best in his next chapter.”

When asked about McMahon’s departure from the program, executive producer David Hudgins told Deadline: “The episode is a combination of two things. It’s a very intense episode about domestic violence, which is something we’d always wanted to do because it’s such a huge problem in this country right now. It also ties in thematically with Jess’ experience with Sarah’s (Jan Landon) stalker, Hugh. We felt like that was an interesting additional layer to the episode. And then on top of that, we’ve got Jess and Sarah in a very good place, talking about going on the first vacation that Sarah has ever seen Jess take.”

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