Why Did Benny Leave Bull? What Prompted His Unexpected Exit?

Why did Benny leave Bull? Benny’s life is safe, as revealed in the unusual flash-forward ending of a Season 4 episode. However, the show has dropped hints in previous seasons that Benny might leave, and his brief departure after a fight with Jason could have been a trial run for a real departure. Read on to find out why Benny left.

Did Benny Leave ‘Bull’?

In Season 5, tensions within the TAC team increased, largely due to Benny being offered the opportunity to run for district attorney, which he accepted. 

Throughout the season, numerous moments suggested Benny might walk away from the team. In the finale, he did indeed resign, only to ultimately return in the end.

Even before the finale aired, news had already surfaced about Season 6 being in the works. Freddy himself, who plays Benny, took to Instagram to share the exciting announcement: 

“Thrilled to announce that we will be returning for Season 6. Thank you for watching everyone.” The use of “we” seemed to confirm Benny’s continued presence, despite previous hints of his departure from TAC.

However, on May 21, 2021, less than a week after the finale, fans received unexpected news: Freddy Rodriguez, the actor portraying Benny, would not be returning to Bull due to a workplace investigation. This left fans wondering what Freddy had done.

Why Did Benny Leave Bull?

Fans were taken by surprise when Freddy Rodriguez, who played Benny, departed from the series. What’s more, it turns out he isn’t the only one leaving. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Glenn Gordon Caron will also not be returning for the show’s sixth season.

After the fifth season concluded, several writers left the show, leading to an investigation by CBS into their departures. The network did not disclose the investigation’s findings, but it did confirm that Glenn was no longer involved with Bull.

Around the same time, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Freddy himself was subject to a workplace investigation. CBS did not provide details on the investigation’s outcome but did confirm that the actor would not be coming back to the show.

Considering Benny’s last appearance showed him working with the TAC team again, the series will likely need to address what happened to his character when Bull returns. Season 6 is set to premiere on October 7 at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.

Final Thought

The unexpected departure of Freddy Rodriguez, the actor portraying Benny, from the TV show Bull due to a workplace investigation has left fans wondering about the circumstances surrounding his exit. 

Despite previous hints of Benny’s departure from the TAC team, the show had indicated his continued presence in Season 6. 

However, the real-life situation with the actor raises questions about the future of Benny’s character and how the show will handle his absence.

It remains to be seen how the show will address this unexpected turn of events and what impact it will have on the storyline and dynamics of the TAC team.