By Will Robinson
Updated May 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
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NCIS hears from Michael Weatherly one last time.

A star since season 1, the actor behind the charming Tony DiNozzo Jr. made his final appearance on the CBS procedural Tuesday night. It was an emotional night for Weatherly, who live-tweeted his and the season 13 finale (you can read our full recap of the finale here), which features Robert Wagner as Anthony DiNozzo Sr.

Weatherly’s fellow cast members gave their own tear-jerking farewells, including Pauley Perrette sharing a photo from one of their final moments on set.

Perrette’s best efforts to keep Weatherly on set against his will failed.

Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer on NCIS) paid homage to Weatherly, too.

Weatherly returns to CBS soon as a lead with the new series Bull, inspired by Dr. Phil McGraw’s early career.