NCIS fans may have to say goodbye to Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) soon, but at least they can look forward to some closure as far as Ziva (Cote de Pablo) is concerned first!
Though de Pablo recently said she’s not planning on reprising her role for Weatherly’s final episode, in an interview with the The Hollywood Reporter released before her comments, showrunner Gary Glasberg teased the Tony and Ziva wrap-up fans have been hoping for.
“The relationship that Tony has with Ziva absolutely has an impact on his reason to depart at the end of the season,” said Glasberg. “Ziva is a huge part of who Tony is and at the end of the day, that comes into play.”
De Pablo revealed that she would not be returning as Ziva during an appearance at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts on Sunday (April 24), but Glasberg’s comments seem to indicate that her character’s presence will still be felt.
“You’ll have to wait and see how it unfolds but its a part of the big story,” said Glasberg when asked if de Pablo was returning.
Ever since Tony made a comment about his goldfish gaining a bit of weight during a recent episode, fans have been speculating that perhaps that means a baby is on the horizon for one of our favorite TV couples. If that were the case, we’d definitely understand why DiNozzo would want to leave life as a detective behind to go and be with Ziva, but we guess we’ll just have to wait for the big finale to unfold to see if that theory holds any truth!
NCIS airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CBS