Where in the World Is Ziva David? Cote de Pablo MIA From 'NCIS' Premiere
For the "NCIS" faithful, it's not news that Cote de Pablo — who plays Ziva David — is leaving the show. She announced that she was leaving just a week before filming began this season. Fans did what they could, tweeting, emailing, and even petitioning to get her back. When it became clear that it was not to be, though, most just settled in and prepared to make their goodbyes.
And the show delivered for fans who were anxious to spend time with Ziva. Here she is in conversation with Tony:
There are those who say you can't get the same emotions across through instant messaging as you can by actually speaking to someone. Well, that smiley emoticon just proved you wrong.
And here she is, later in the episode, once again speaking with Tony:
You can feel that, right? We're not the only ones who can feel the sexual tension just leaping off the screen? "Xo"? And to think they're broadcasting that kind of smut in the 8 o'clock hour!
OK, maybe we're laying it on a little thick. But the fact remains, Ziva didn't appear at all in this episode, one of only two before she's gone forever. (Or maybe not forever — in an interview with TV Guide, de Pablo says that Ziva doesn't die and "As long as a character doesn't die, the character can always come back.")