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no man left behind?!.....another original cast member leaves major procedural drama *spoiler*.......
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 26, 2021 11:33PM
......Titus Makin [ Officer Jackson West ] from 'The Rookie' season premiere......not a total surprise as he was missing from promo for the new season (many guessed that he was out).....

.......he left the show voluntarily end of last season (no reason was given by showrunner which is suspicious), so didn't even appear in Season Premiere......this makes the third original cast member that exited the show (either voluntarily or involuntarily)......

The Rookie Boss Breaks Down Series Vet's 'Heartbreaking' Season 4 Exit

.....Following a rollout of promos, episodic photos and a poster that had fans fretting about the fate of a conspicuously MIA character, The Rookie showrunner Alexi Hawley told TVLine that the Season 4 premiere would “almost immediately” confirm the fate of Officer Jackson West, who was played by original cast member Titus Makin.

And it did.

Picking up shortly after the events of the Season 3 finale, which ended with bride- and mom-to-be Detective Angela Lopez being kidnapped from her wedding venue by Sandra “La Fiera” De La Cruz, the season premiere opened with Sergeant Grey and others reviewing security cam footage of Lopez and West being shoved into getaway cars. Jackson, shown only from the back and played by a stand-in, resisted being stuffed into a trunk just enough for La Fiera’s goon to put a bullet into his back — as Grey and ther others watched the footage in horror.

From there on, the team’s mission was two-pronged: to find and rescue Angela (who had been whisked away to a compound in Guatemala, where La Fiera planned to keep the WesLo baby once born), and to hunt down the L.A. local who ended Jackson’s life.

“What I can say is that Titus [Makin] was not coming back to the show,” Hawley told TVLine earlier this month, “so we needed to do the best that we could to honor the character who’s been so primally a part of the show.”

Hawley did not elaborate on the nature of Makin’s departure. The young actor had been with the ABC procedural since Day 1 as Officer Jackson West, son of Internal Affairs CO Percy West, and in February he was named TVLine’s Performer of the Week. Makin, who also has a career as a soul/funk singer (under the name Butterfly Ali), has been absent from social media since mid-June and he apparently is not doing any exit interviews.

Makin marks The Rookie‘s third major exit in three seasons. Near the end of Season 1, Mercedes Masohn left the series when Captain Zoe Andersen was shot by a gang leader, and succumbed to her wounds. And between Seasons 1 and 2, Afton Williamson — who played Nolan’s original TO, Talia Bishop — parted ways with the show after leveling allegations of sexual harassment and racial bullying (though a third party investigation eventually found no unlawful or inappropriate behavior); it was subsequently established that Bishop had left the LAPD for a job at the ATF.......



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/26/2021 11:34PM by NewtonMP2100.
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