During an interview with Talk that Michael Weatherly was with his NCIS: LA co-star Eric Christian Olsen, the actor revealed that his guest spot on the series made a literal impression. Speaking about filming scenes with Olsen, Weatherly explained that one car scene caused him to accidentally slam his thumb on a door. “Kensi (Daniela Rua) and Deeks filmed the scene in the front seat. Now, as an actor, a polite actor, I had to get out of the car during the scene and close the door. close it on someone’s line. So, I was trying to do it, and I poked my thumb right at the door,” Weatherly said.
He went on to say that he was able to keep his emotions in check until a “cut” was called, but he immediately rushed to the boom microphone operator and told them to turn off the sound so he could scream in pain. Coincidentally, this was Weatherly’s first and last appearance in NCIS: LA as his character, but this may change in the future when Bull ends (via Term).
Many fans consider it possible that Weatherly will now return to NCIS with or without Mark Harmon (via Reddit). However, the show’s executive producer Steven D. Binder thinks Weatherly will need some time to rest before this conversation starts (via Newsweek).