NCIS 12 Release Date, Cast News: Tony DiNozzo Having New Girl, NFL Star to Join
The Season 13 Finale of NCIS was just aired, and there wasn't a dry eye anywhere. So, how did Anthony DiNozzo say goodbye? Did the. WELLESLEY, Mass., April 27 (UPI) -- Cote de Pablo is opening up about her departure from long-running CBS series NCIS. The year-old actress discussed her exit during an appearance at Babson College this week and confirmed she won't reprise the role of Ziva David for Michael. Actress Cote de Pablo made her long-awaited exit from NCIS this week. How did Ziva's storyline By Liz Raftery | Oct 1, PM EDT. Share on Facebook.
When Ziva first appeared, she would flinch whenever Abby would hug her; however, by Season 6, Ziva overcomes her discomfort, and now accepts and returns the hugs.
Ziva's relationship with McGee develops to resemble one of a brother and sister. He and Abby both urge Ziva to repair her friendship with Tony in the aftermath of their fallout in the sixth season finale.
Ziva seems to have a good relationship with Ducky. In "Silver War", their friendship becomes more permanent when Ziva saves both of them from death at the hands of a murderer.
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Ducky is often seen sticking up for her when she has quarrels with Tony. She has also been seen going to him for advice and sharing a cup of tea with him. In Season 7, he persuaded her to briefly open up on the horrific series of events which led to her captivity in Somalia, culminating in her telling him that, "[He] should keep [his] distance [from her] The ones who get too close always end up dead.
McGee, Abby, and Ducky all support Ziva as she prepares to become an American citizen in the seventh season, with McGee even quizzing her for the citizenship exam.
In the finale, they are all present at her swearing in ceremony. After this is resolved, she doesn't appear to hold a grudge against her boss, and they seem to enjoy each other's company. According to NCIS writer Christopher Waild, as a result of the murders of her father and Vance's wife in the same attack, "the tragedy of Ziva and Eli now also extends into the Vance family. The two later have a daughter named Tali. Leroy Jethro Gibbs[ edit ] Gibbs' relationship with Ziva has been called that of a surrogate father figure by executive producer Gary Glasberg,  a tendency that intensified after she severed contact with Eli David following her return from Somalia.
Cote de Pablo explained, "[Ziva's] got what I think you could call anger issues. She thinks she's been betrayed by her family, particularly her father. That's a big deal to her.
Which would also explain her love and relationship with somebody like Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Though she often finds it difficult to follow his orders due to the autonomy she had as a Mossad control officer, Ziva looks up to Gibbs as a leader and often restrains herself from resorting to her assassin background in situations where he would not approve. He often uses this background to their advantage, however, by choosing her to interrogate certain suspects. I think probably the only person Ziva truly, truly trusts is Gibbs.
I don't think she'd put her life in anyone's hands but Gibbs'. I mean, she loves everybody else. But she's been able to explore different things with this person, and he's sort of a father figure in many ways, so I think she feels safe with him, and I feel that he's been the only one really who's seen that level of vulnerability from her.
That is their little secret, which is what I like about the relationship. Initially, Gibbs distrusts Ziva as she is Ari Haswari's control agent. Ziva also bears the brunt of Gibbs' anger after Caitlin Todd was murdered. Ziva ultimately kills Ari, who was also her half brother, in order to save Gibbs' life. This event serves as the initial foundation for their relationship, and Gibbs takes responsibility for Ari's shooting in order to spare Ziva further pain.
There is still tension, however, stemming both from NCIS director Jenny Shepard 's decision to add Ziva to the team without consulting him and Ziva's habit of occasionally calling on Shepard, with whom she had a close relationship, to obtain key information in a case without going through regular channels as seen in the Season 3 episode "Head Case".
Ducky later tells Gibbs, "You took to Ziva more quickly than to any other agent before her. Timothy, Caitlin, even DiNozzo. I've always sensed there's a strong bond between the two of you.
In "Hiatus Part 1", Ducky unintentionally chastises Ziva for not asking which hospital Gibbs was taken to after the explosion; upsetting her when he implies that Ziva does not care for Gibbs like the rest of the team does. She also finds herself being slapped by Abby when she comments about Gibbs' possible death scenario. Ziva appears in the bathroom following this, extremely upset by the fact that they think that she does not care.
In the second part of this episode, Ziva visits Gibbs at the hospital in the night and begs him to remember. When he becomes angry, Ziva uses his hand to slap the back of her head, causing Gibbs to remember himself within his team. He remembers that Ziva saved his life and that she had killed her brother to do it while Ziva breaks down and cries into his arms. He remarks that he owes her at the end of the episode, something that would become true when he returns to the US during " Shalom " to help in clearing her name after being framed for murder and a terrorist bombing by Iranian Intelligence.
She admits that she had been under orders to kill Ari when it became clear that he was out of control, but elucidates that she had never intended to go through with it, believing him to be innocent. She further confides to Gibbs her feelings on the subject of Ari's death and her family: He was my brother, and you were nothing.
But I was wrong about Ari, and you Now he is gone. Eli is all but dead to me and the closest thing I have to a father is accusing me Ziva reveals that when she finally killed Ari, it was truly to save Gibbs and she was not following her orders, re-earning Gibbs' trust. After he persuades her to tell her version of the story and she is cleared, Gibbs whispers something to her and kisses her on the forehead,  causing her to break down in tears of relief. Mark Harmon later disclosed that he had improvised the final moments of the scene, and when questioned about what Gibbs said, replied, "[De Pablo]'s not gonna tell you any more than I am—I don't think.
Director Vance hands the approved application to Agent Gibbs, who in turn transmits it to Ziva, whom he calls "Probie".
In the Season 8 episode " Baltimore ", after learning that her partner Tony DiNozzo arrested Gibbs when he first met their boss, Ziva comments that she would rather arrest her own father than Gibbs. In the Season 9 episode "Safe Harbor", Ziva questions his seemingly solitude lifestyle, prompting him to respond, "You're never alone when you have kids," kissing her forehead and adding, "Good night, kid.
Family[ edit ] Ziva is depicted as having a complex family history, and, as of the tenth season, all of her immediate family is deceased: Tali, her seldom-mentioned younger sister, was killed in a terrorist attack against Israel;  her mother died in an unspecified violent incident;  Ziva shot and killed her half-brother to save Gibbs;  and her father was shot dead in a targeted killing.
Her choice to fatally shoot Ari after his guilt becomes apparent in order to prevent him from killing Gibbs is often regarded as a pivotal moment for the character and a recurring subject within the show. I was not following orders. She recalls him taking his children into the forest for "fun" blindfolded and making them find their own way back.
When Ziva was a child her father told her that one "can never truly know a person or their secrets". And this was an emotional thing off-screen and on-screen. We wanted to do this properly. Hopefully, [it will] give the fans what they've been waiting for, and let these two characters part ways in a satisfying manner.
I like the idea that — specifically in terms of Tony and Ziva, how they connect and the romance that exists —she's still out there. For me, that really pulls at the heartstrings, and that was part of the decision as well. I don't know if it weighs in a negative way, but it certainly resonates. There's a lot going on with Tony, and that'll continue as the season progresses.
This really moves him forward in an interesting way. It acknowledges what that relationship really was and leaves the door open for what's next for him. He has to figure some things out for himself, and there's a maturing that's going to happen for Tony.
I'm not saying that we're not going to see light moments for Tony DiNozzo anymore, but at the same time, he's moved on. It's on to the next chapter. Will we see Tony dating again or do you think he will still pine for Ziva? We're really trying to handle this as realistically and organically as we can, and in the real world, it takes time to recover.
It takes time to figure out what you want next in your life, and very often, the next person comes at the moment that you least expect. Is there anything that's going to happen in the immediate future?
Tony just went through a lot, and has a lot to think about, and then we'll be getting right back to work. Gibbs is going to want his team back together, and it's time to focus on the work of NCIS. I'm sure fans appreciated that kiss on the runway.
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But since Tony lied to Gibbs about when he actually found Ziva, are we to assume they were shacking up for a while? I don't necessarily feel like it was weeks or months. This is what I made of myself, but it's not who I wanted to be. But despite his entreaties for her to come back to D. Ziva explains that the "him" she's stopping it for is Gibbs, whom she wants to make proud. You can tell Tony's a little bummed it's not him. But he doesn't leave without a parting gift. They kiss, and he leaves.
On board the plane, Tony starts to make his own "I Will" wishlist, and discovers that Ziva has snuck her necklace into his pocket. It's not actually Fornell Joe Spano whom Harmon was targeting in last season's finale! Though he does accidentally shoot Fornell in the rear.
Ziva's apparently not the only one leaving the show, as Mendez gets shot right through his iPhone as he's about to detonate a bomb.