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Mayim Bialik paid tribute to the late Leslie Jordan Friday after the actor’s final episode of “Call Me Kat” aired on FOX.

Bialik posted a TikTok reflecting on the “incredibly special” time cast and crew had on set before the 67-year-old unexpectedly died on October 24, 2022.

“Regarding Leslie Jordan’s final Call Me Kat episode that aired last night. May his memory only be a blessing. We miss you, Leslie,” reads the video caption.

“We didn’t know at the time that that was Leslie’s last episode,” Bialik said in the video adding that she “couldn’t bring myself to watch it.”

“I’m not ready. That week was so incredibly special because of our dialogue coach directing for the first time and just how much fun we had.”

The TikTok was posted on Friday and has since gotten nearly 554,000 views.

Leslie Jordan and Mayim Bialik
The show was in the process of filming a holiday episode when Jordan died.
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In the sitcom, Bialik plays Kat, a woman who uses her entire savings to open a cat café in Louisville, Ky. while Jordan played a newly single gay man who works as head baker at the café. 

In his last episode which called “Call Me Fancy Puffenstuff,” Jordan had his first-ever onscreen kiss with a man.

“He and John Griffin, who plays his boyfriend on the show, were very specific about their appreciation for our writers’ sensitivities in writing a gay couple that was navigating the newness of living a truly authentic out life,” said the Jeopardy host. “It was a very important episode for Leslie in particular.”

According to Bialik, the show was in the process of filming a holiday episode when Jordan died.

“But for now, I just want to say that for those of you who watched and appreciated Leslie’s final episode, we thank you. It was very, very special to us for so many reasons,” said Bialik. “In the coming weeks you’ll be hearing more about what we decided to do with Leslie’s character.”

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