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Did you catch the Super Bowl last night? Were you paying attention when CBS aired a super quick NCIS ad? Although a fast commercial, the ad does reveal that longtime fan-favorite Ziva will factor into the plot of an upcoming episode. If you missed it, be sure to take a look below.
The trailer kicks off with a notation from the narrator who states that we may have believed Ziva’s story is over, but “now the biggest NCIS secret of all” is expected to be revealed. If you remember way back to DiNozzo’s last episode, Tony DiNozzo became a single father to Tali and the character of Ziva was actually killed off of the show in a final way some time after her initial exit. So, how is this possible?
Well, bringing the character back on the series would need to be via flashbacks or something like the plotline that is being teased for NCIS Season 16.
If you’ve been keeping tabs on NCIS the mystery in question teased in the trailer will have to do with a missing persons case from a decade prior that Ziva had kept tabs on before her untimely death. Here’s what’s officially to come during this week’s episode:
After a malnourished and confused 9-year-old is found hiding in a storage unit, NCIS reopens an old missing persons case when the girl is believed to be the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago. Also, Bishop discovers notes that Special Agent Ziva David kept on the case long after NCIS officially stopped investigating.
The new episode is called “She.”
After 16 years in the game, NCIS has gone through a lot of casting changes, losing popular actors like Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Sasha Alexander and more. It’s taken some twists and turns in its narrative, but the core fans still remember the days when the original cast produced a tightly woven story each week. It’s no wonder NCIS and CBS might want to tap into that sort of nostalgia. We'll just have to wait and see if the use of Ziva in all of the promos leading up to "She" will really be justifiable. Provided the big secret and the tie-ins are satisfying, it should be a memorable episode.