Sadly, Makin, an original cast member, will not be returning to “The Rookie.”
“What I can say is that Titus was not coming back to the show,” “The Rookie” showrunner Hawley told TVLine in an interview from earlier this month. “So we needed to do the best that we could to honor the character who’s been so primally a part of the show.”
He said about the way the character was written off, “It’s heartbreaking, but I didn’t really have a choice. He wasn’t coming back, and because of the way we set things up with the [Season 3] finale, there was just no way to tell that story without Jackson … But we lean really hard into honoring how he was the heart of the show, and it was definitely impactful for us to have to deal with that.”
If you look closely, you may realize this final scene featuring West featured a stand-in, so Takin didn’t even actually appear in the episode. TVLine reported the actor is not doing any exit interviews, either, and his social media has been dormant since June. So, his departure remains a bit of a mystery.