• Vanessa Lachey is not happy
  • She was blindsided by 'NCIS: Hawai'i's cancellation
  • THIS was her viral reaction

In an Instagram heart-spill that caught everyone off guard, Vanessa Lachey shared her raw emotions over the abrupt cancellation of the beloved series, 'NCIS: Hawai'i'. The news has left fans and the show's leading lady equally bewildered and heartbroken.

"Gutted, Confused, Blindsided"

Vanessa Lachey, who made history as the first female lead in the 'NCIS' franchise, didn't hold back in expressing her feelings.

"Gutted, confused, blindsided," she posted in a now-vanished Instagram Story, capturing the whirlwind of emotions following the shocking announcement. Yet, amidst the turmoil, Lachey's gratitude shone through: "Grateful, confident, beloved fans! Processing this news and still being present with my family. I love you all!"

Her heartfelt sign-off, "Mahalo Nui Loa," resonated deeply with fans, echoing a heartfelt "Thank you very much."

"This role is definitely a move in the right direction for women and especially Asian-American actresses who want to secure leading roles in television and film," Lachey told 'Shondaland' upon the series premiere.

"Growing up, I never saw a female lead on television that looked like me. My hope is that young girls, like my daughter, Brooklyn, will grow up in a world where more actresses look like them."

'NCIS: Hawai'i', the fourth series in the 'NCIS' saga, premiered in the fall of 2021, introducing viewers to "Jane Tennant" (played by Lachey), the Special Agent in Charge at NCIS Pearl Harbor.

The series, beloved for its thrilling blend of high-stakes crime and personal drama against the stunning backdrop of Hawai'i, quickly captured the hearts of viewers worldwide.

The series not only featured a surprise cameo by LL Cool J, hip hop legend and 'NCIS: Los Angeles' star, but also played a part in the 'NCIS'-verse's 1,000th episode celebration.

This crossover event, a testament to the franchise's enduring popularity, included characters from both 'NCIS: Hawai'i' and 'NCIS: Los Angeles', marking a high point in the show's run.

Despite the sunset on Hawai'i, the 'NCIS' universe continues to expand with two new shows on the horizon: 'NCIS: Origins' and an untitled project starring Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly.

These upcoming series promise to keep the spirit of 'NCIS' alive, offering new adventures and revisiting beloved characters.

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It won't be easy for fans. Goodbyes never are...

But it's not the end of the universe by a long shot. In any case, the series finale of 'NCIS: Hawai'i', now the unexpected end of the series, is set to air on Monday, May 6. Fans are gearing up to say their final goodbyes to a show that, though short-lived, left a lasting impression.