NCIS: Los Angeles is currently on a break between episodes in the US which has left some fans reminiscing about previous outings. One particularly brutal moment in the show’s history was when Hidoko’s (played by Andrea Bordeaux) was killed off at the beginning of season 10. Here is everything the actor has revealed about the fate of her character and why she decided to leave the hit series.
Harley Hidoko joined the NCIS Los Angeles team at the beginning of season nine as the team’s newest member.
She soon fit in well with her other team members including Callen (Chris O’Donnell), Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) and Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen).
However, by the end of the season she snuck off on a special mission to Mexico.
She did this to pursue a cartel after it became clear Shay Mosley’s (Nia Long) son was in danger.
NCIS: Los Angeles: Why did Hidoko star leave NCIS? Real reason revealed (Image: CBS/GETTY)
NCIS: Los Angeles: When did she appear in the show? (Image: CBS/GETTY)
Things began to go quickly wrong as Hidoko’s tracker went dead and she disappeared.
The rest of the team went to Mexico to try and track her down but they soon found bones which they believed to be her.
However, it was never confirmed these belonged to her, which left fans were left guessing about her fate between seasons.
Her death was finally confirmed in the series 10 premiere as the team attended her funeral.
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NCIS: Los Angeles: What happened to her character? (Image: CBS/GETTY)
Taking to Instagram after leaving the series, actor Andrea Bordeaux bid farewell to the beloved character.
She wrote: “Thank you all for the love and support. It means the world to me. I’m gonna miss her so much.
“I’m so proud to have been a part of the #NCISLA team.
“Congrats to the cast and crew on what I’m sure is going to be an amazing 10th season. You all deserve it and many more!”
She didn’t give an exact reason for her departure but it seems like her character’s storyline had come to an end.
Bordeaux also gave a statement on social media ahead of the season nine finale where she said she was grateful for the opportunity.
She wrote in May 2018: “I just wanted to take a moment to say how grateful, humbled and honoured I’ve been to be a part of this show.
“Thank you so much to the amazing cast and #thebestcrewinhollywood. Thank you to every director.
“Thank you to the service men and women who work in various positions on the show, whether as background or as our tactical experts. You make me proud to play a Marine.
“Thank you to the producers for giving me my big break. Thank you @cbstv. Thank you to all of the fans who have been so kind and supportive.”
Since starring in the popular procedural, Bordeaux has gone on to appear in Dynasty and Pressure.
She is also signed on for the new Starz comedy series Run the World.
Bordeaux’s is not the only dramatic exit from NCIS: LA in recent years after fan-favourite Agent Christopher Lasalle (Lucas Black) left in season 11.
Having been a part of the show since is began in 2014, his death was extremely shocking for fans.
The star left the show in order to spend more time with his family.
NCIS: LA is currently on a break but is expected to return this Sunday (February 16) with a new episode of the drama.
NCIS: LA airs on CBS on Sunday evenings.