Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers through Season 4, Episode 18 of FBI.
Showrunners surprised FBI viewers with news of Captain Kenny Crosby’s exit in October 2021. Kellan Lutz explained that he was leaving the show to focus on his family and past reports suggested that he may not be the only longtime cast member to exit the show.
Omar Adom Zidan — affectionately known as OA — has been part of FBI since day one. But a romantic relationship threatened the future of his career in Season 4. OA, played by Zeeko Zaki, and his girlfriend, federal prosecutor, Mona Nazari, played by Yasmine Aker, had been dating for quite some time, and their relationship recently fell apart.
While Mona suggested that he should quit his job, OA struggled to leave his beloved livelihood behind. So, is OA leaving FBI? Fans are still worried.
Is OA leaving ‘FBI’?
So far, Season 4 has had several plot twists that none of us saw coming — and Episode 5, “Charlotte’s Web,” was no exception. In the episode, a suburban housewife named Charlotte is kidnapped by an unknown assailant and it’s up to the FBI to crack the case before it’s too late.
Viewers learn that Charlotte is living a double life that has gotten her tangled in a messy web of lies. The FBI is able to rule out Charlotte’s husband, Alex, and a lover from her local sex club. But they uncover that the true culprit has killed before — and will likely kill again.
Their evidence reveals that Charlotte's kidnapper is a stalker named Andrew Frasier, who attempts to woo his victims into loving him with mementos. That is if he doesn’t kill them first.
With this in mind, the team heads to Charlotte’s favorite place — the arena where Alex proposed. They find the duo there and Maggie and OA are ultimately able to de-escalate what was a pretty hostile hostage situation.
Things got intense again in Episode 18 when Maggie was exposed to a toxic substance that will put her out of commission for a while. OA was quick to tell her he needed her to come back, but it looks like future episodes will deal with his reaction to almost losing her on the job.
Did OA and Mona break up?
OA and Mona’s breakup was episodes in the making. Given the fact that their work lives overlap on a regular basis, it would be unrealistic to believe that they could continue their romance without conflicting interests. So does that mean for OA and Maggie? According to Zeeko Zaki and Missy Peregrym, only time will tell.
Zeeko told TV Insider, “[Their relationship has] become the backbone of the show!"
“What’s fun about Season 4 is they work so well together. Ultimately, Maggie and OA have each other’s backs, and they really care about each other,” Missy explained. “It’s very organic [for us to play] because Zeeko and I get along incredibly well.”
You can see OA on new episodes of FBI on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC.