The Rookie News—TVLine reports that The Rookie‘s Afton Williamson is exiting the show after one season. Williamson played Officer Talia Bishop. She was Officer John Nolan’s (Nathan Fillion) training officer.
The website reports Williamson’s exit was “amicable.” There is no word on how her character will be written out.
One possible exit strategy could be a continuation of a story line that popped up in the episode “Homefront.” In that episode, Bishop was found to have lied on her LAPD application saying she wasn’t related to anyone with a criminal history. At the end of the episode it was noted she was on thin ice.
The Rookie returns September 29 at 10 p.m., its new night.