Ziva David is already back for more NCIS, and a new set photo of Cote de Pablo with one of her co-stars confirms it! Fans got the thrill of a lifetime when de Pablo returned to the crime procedural at the end of last season. As Season 17 got underway, NCIS wasted no time bringing a changed Ziva back into the fray.
After coming back and fulfilling that initial arc, Cote de Pablo departed again, which led to NCIS explaining why Gibbs has not gone looking for her. The good news is that fans already knew that Ziva would eventually be back in Season 17. Well, now they have visual confirmation of Cote de Pablo’s latest NCIS return, via the set photo below:
There you have it! Cote de Pablo is striking a pose with co-star Brian Dietzen, who plays Dr. Jimmy Palmer. Based on the fantastic picture taken by their co-star Diona Reasonover (Kasie Hines), the NCIS castmates are clearly having fun. It is not the first time that de Pablo’s return has been celebrated via set photos with her co-stars.
Now it is just a matter of seeing how Cote de Pablo’s next return as Ziva unfolds. There is so much unfinished business for her to get to. Now, the fan-favorite NCIS heroine will get a chance to tackle it. As previously reported, Ziva’s two-episode return at the start of the season would be followed by two more episodes that would air in late fall/early winter.
Cote de Pablo’s next stint on NCIS marks the latest in several limited returns she has made to the series since leaving. It all started with last season's seismic Ziva bombshell that revealed she was alive. How did NCIS get its former star back? The actress came after a pitch that went really well.
Fans will have to stay tuned to see how NCIS brings Ziva back next time. Gibbs has struggled with what to do in light of Ziva’s brief return, and subsequent departure. It has been a lot for him to take in, and he was already struggling so much before Season 17 that it seemed feasible Ziva was a figment of his imagination.
Thankfully for Gibbs and fans, Ziva’s return was real! Now she is about to be back all over again. Action and adventure are undoubtedly set to follow suit. As far as Cote de Pablo making a long-term return to NCIS goes, fans will have to stay tuned. It is surely on many of their wish lists!
New episodes of NCIS air Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The crime procedural’s return is one of this fall’s premieres. You can relive Cote de Pablo’s Ziva past seasons via Netflix, along with arriving new content.
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