Fans of the long-running NCIS spinoff series NCIS: Los Angeles are worried over the fate of the series after a Saturday Instagram post from star Eric Christian Olsen, who plays investigator Marty Deeks, included the hashtags “#thefinalseason” and “#celebratewhatwehave.”

Olsen was celebrating the show’s midseason premiere after a return from a winter hiatus but left many wondering if this would really be the show’s last season.

Olsen has apparently toyed with his fans via social media before though, and the mass of hashtags also included a “#jk,” but the show has gone on an impressive 13 seasons since its premiere in 2009. It would be pretty justified if the creators or its network home network of CBS decided to wrap it up now, since NCIS: Hawai’i premiered in 2021 to positive reception.

Olsen also mentioned a character on the series in his post, his onscreen spouse Special Agent Kensi Blye, played by Daniela Ruah. He wrote “#Kensidown,” which is most likely referring to the fact that the Kensi character will be away in Mexico during this episode, but also worried some fans that her character will be killed offscreen.

It’s much more likely, however, that Kensi was written out of this episode because Ruah actually directed the episode itself, which was titled “Lost Soldier Down.” Fans still won’t know the fate of Kensi until next week’s episode.

Series showrunner R. Scott Gemill was questioned about the show’s renewal status in November, and he said he didn’t know about the future of Los Angeles yet. CBS has also remained tight-lipped on its decision for the show so far.

NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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