NCIS spoilers for season 12 have already hit the web and fans of the show are wondering if Cote de Pablo is going to return to the show. According to The Latin Times, Ziva David’s character could be brought back within the next few episodes — if the actress wanted to return, that is. It’s something that fans have been hoping for since they found out that she was leaving.
Executive producer Gary Glasberg recently spoke about bringing Ziva back to the show:
“A lot of people have approached me about the idea of not shutting the door entirely on [their staying in touch], and I’m not opposed to it. But it has to be done in a way where it feels organic to the storytelling and we’re not just throwing in lines about Ziva here and there. If Tony’s in a personal relationship or there’s something significant happening for him and he wondered how she would respond, then maybe we can figure out a way to do it. It’s a valid issue to bring up.”
In January of this year, The Inquisitr reported that Cote de Pablo signed on to do The 33, a film about the rescue of Chilean miners who were trapped underground back in 2010. Antonio Bandares, Juliette Binoche, and Rodrigo Santoro will also be starring in the film which is slated for release later this year. Since NCIS writers did not kill Ziva David off, there is a chance that she could come back, even if it was just for a few episodes.
Fans of the show miss Ziva’s character and many have stopped watching since her departure. If producers worked out a deal and were able to bring Cote de Pablo back — even for a couple of episodes — ratings would be incredible… there is no question.
Other NCIS spoilers include a story line that involves Gibbs’ “mystery wife.” According to Ecumenical News, Glasberg has already confirmed that season 12 will dig deeper into Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs’ most recent ex, who was referenced in season 11.
“I can promise you that [the mystery wife] is probably going to get touched on in Season 12. I have a little tiny space on my Dry Erase board for stories for next season, and that’s already up there.”
Do you think Cote de Pablo will return to NCIS in the future? Has the absence of Ziva David changed your opinion on the show? Do you miss her?
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