Michael Weatherly thinks Pauley Perrette will make a triumphant return to television.
"I know that Pauley Perrette will be back in some capacity," Weatherly told the magazine.
"I'm just saying. And I think that she's gonna be -- I think everyone misses her already, and she'll be back and funnier than ever."
"She's a fierce lady and one of my favorite people on the planet," he added.
She later alleged she was physically assaulted multiple times on the show's set.
"Stay safe. Nothing is worth your safety. Tell someone," the actress tweeted May 13.
He and Perrette exchanged tweets in May ahead of the actress' final episode of the show.
"I will be watching #abby tonight on #ncis and telling my kids, '...it's ok. It's ok.' Big kiss!" Weatherly wrote.
"I love you @M_Weatherly," Perrette responded. "But you know that, and so does everyone else. My Brother."