Maggie Bell's return from medical leave on 'FBI' coincides with Missy Peregrym's real-life leave.
Missy Peregrym is back on the case! The actress, who exited the series in the April 19 episode for maternity leave, has returned to work. Her first episode back will air tonight. The images from her return are immediately below and below that watch the video that was posted on Twitter.
In the “Ready or Not” episode, Maggie returns from medical leave in time to help the team investigate the homicides of a law student on track to attend Quantico and a young man with possible gang ties. Also, an inadvertent revelation from Maggie to OA (Zeeko Zaki) causes him to worry that his partner is rushing back into the job too quickly
Maggie was last seen in “Fear Nothing,” the April 19 episode of FBI in which Maggie was trapped in a room where sarin gas had been released, causing her to pass out. She is rescued just in time by her partner OA and rushed to the hospital.
On June 6, Peregrym gave birth to her second baby, daughter Mela Joséphine Oakley, with husband Tom Oakley. They are already parents to son Otis, 2.
She wrote on Instagram: "I had the most profound experience - after a hospital birth with Otis, I chose to partner with Jo @nettlewellness and Alice @alnewby to have a water birth at home. It’s usually all about the baby, but this time, I was also cared for in every way, before, during and after the birth. I was scared and supported, excited and cheered on, fully seen and heard. Lots of tears, questions and just as much laughter. I am so grateful I had the room to choose every step of the way, rewarded with the most calm, gentle entrance into the world for Mela. (I wouldn’t describe MY part of the birth gentle 😂)"
She also added a note to fans of FBI to explain her absence for the premiere of season 5 of the CBS series:
“@fbicbs is starting up again in a couple weeks, but I will be returning to work in September. I’m relieved and grateful that I am afforded the space to bond with my family, to rest and heal and be a mother (which is harder than work!). I understand this is a luxury, and I wish every mother/parent/caretaker had this too. Thank you for all the love, prayers and support from this community.”
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This was the second time that the series wrote Peregrym out for maternity leave. The previous was for the birth of Otis.
FBI airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.