‘NCIS’ Producer Hints Ziva’s Story Might Not Be Over

by Jeremy Spirogis
Cote de Pablo as Ziva David on NCIS

Rejoice, NCIS followers. Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) may be returning to a TV display close to you. Many viewers have been unhappy to see her go, nevertheless it’s doable Season 17 gained’t be the final time she will likely be within the presence of Gibbs and the remainder of the NCIS staff. Here’s what Showbiz Cheat Sheet is aware of about her doable return.

Where Ziva’s story left off

Cote de Pablo as Ziva David on NCIS | Adam Rose/CBS via Getty Images
Cote de Pablo as Ziva David on NCIS | Adam Rose/CBS by way of Getty Images

Ziva’s final look was in Season 17, Episode 11, titled “In the Wind.” The final time followers noticed Ziva, she was planning to reunite with Tony and Tali. Ziva was nervous about going again dwelling as a result of she felt like she didn’t know tips on how to transition again to regular life. She had been in hiding for six years.

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Ziva additionally developed post-traumatic
stress disorder
and extreme anxiousness after she was pressured to ship Tali away. She
stated anxiousness had grow to be considered one of her “demons” and it started to take an important toll
on her well-being. Ziva and Gibbs had a second the place she spoke about what her
life in hiding was like and the way fearful she was of returning to her household. The
concern of dropping Tony and Tali haunted Ziva for years. NCIS govt
producer Steven D. Binder instructed
TV Insider this concern “handicapped her superpower.”

What ‘NCIS’ Producer Frank Cardea stated about Ziva’s return to ‘NCIS’

Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo on the set of NCIS. | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty ImagesMichael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo on the set of NCIS. | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo on the set of NCIS. | Sonja Flemming/CBS by way of Getty Images

In an interview with TV Insider, NCIS Executive Producer Frank Cardea spoke about episode 20 and what’s in retailer for the sequence going ahead. When requested if he and author Gina Monreal plan to revisit Ziva’s story, Cardea stated loads of it has to do with whether or not Monreal needs to proceed with the story. Here’s what Cardea needed to say:

When we first even remotely thought of bringing Ziva again, there was a secret assembly between Steve Binder, myself, Mark Harmon, Cote, and Gina. Gina was introduced in from Day 1. Gina got here up with the essential arc of what the 4 episodes have been going to be. We’d solely proceed that arc so long as Gina’s keen to do it.

This ought to provide you with just a bit spark of hope in case you’ve
been lacking Ziva. From what Cardea stated, it’s nonetheless doable Ziva might return
to the sequence. It’s unclear if she would grow to be a sequence common or if she
would solely be a visitor character. Whichever it’s, followers can be glad simply to
see her yet one more time.

What’s subsequent for Cote de Pablo?

As of this writing, it doesn’t seem like de Pablo has any
tasks within the works. Right after she first left NCIS again in 2013, the
actress starred in a 2015 tv mini-series titled The Dove Keepers.
That similar yr, de Pablo appeared in a film titled The 33, by which she
performed the function of Jessica. Her different post-NCIS roles embody
appearances in Prototype, The Crossing, and Seneca.

Read extra: ‘NCIS’:
Cote de Pablo Reveals the Surprising Way She’s Just Like Ziva David

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