'NCIS' Season 11 Spoilers, Updates, Rumors: What Will Happen After Cote de Pablo Leaves?
Since word that Ziva Cote de Pablo (Ziva) was leaving the show, fans have been wondering what is going to happen this season, making it one of the most anticipated premieres for NCIS.
The show, premiering later this month, has many exciting things in store. According to Buddy TV, the news that she was leaving even caught executive producer/showrunner Gary Glasberg off guard. In an interview with Xfinity, Gary answered a few burning questions about how the series would carry on.
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"We are going to come out swinging and give everyone the best television we can, and hope that everyone enjoys what they see," he tells Xfinity, "Part of what I want to continue and deliver to our fans is helping them deal with the shakeup of just feeling and remembering why we watch 'NCIS.'"
It is confirmed that Ziva, who appears only in the first two episodes, will not be killed off. Glasberg reveals,
"I can tell you that what was originally a one-part season opener for us, became two parts. That Ziva's story, along with everything we are dealing with with Gibbs, starts in the first one and continues all the way through to the second one."
He adds, "There are some really lovely fantastic moments between Tony and Ziva that I hope pay off for all the Tiva fans and provide the closure that they are looking for. They're funny and heart-wrenching and give us a little bit of what people have been waiting for between them."
It is also speculated that there will be a "Tiva Kiss" in season 11, where Michael Weatherly states, "Breath mints were had" in the response to fans' burning questions of whether or not it would happen.
He also tweeted a photo of himself in uniform with makeup to make himself appear younger, hinting at potential flashbacks going into Tony's past. Now the question is, is it possible that Tony and Gibbs met at an earlier time, before "Baltimore"?
The show premieres on September 24th on CBS.