He explained: “To be honest with you, I told my agent immediately, and my agent was like, ‘OK, Tobes, don’t say anything, because, you know, we’ve still got to negotiate next year’s fee.'”
And when the actor tried to argue, his agent reiterated: “‘No, don’t say anything! Because we’ve got to negotiate next year’s fee.’
“So I was like, ‘Alright, cool. I’ll keep it under wraps.’”
However, at the end of season nine, Tobi felt it was the right time to let the show’s creators know his plans.
“I eventually just told my agent, ‘Look, man, I need to say something, because I want to make sure that it’s not going to be a story that’s not befitting of seven years on the show. I want them to build into it,’” he continued.