There were a lot of different things going on with “NCIS” Tuesday night, but we really want to try to just boil it down to one thing, even if that may be rather hard to do: The fate of a former series regular who is not turning up in the flesh.
Is Ziva David really dead? In some ways, the end of “Dead Letter” wanted you to think that this could be the case, which made some sense given that current and former NCIS agents are at present under attack. Yet, we have a hard time imagining that someone like Ziva, who was established herself for eight years as one of the strongest and intelligent agents out there, would go like this. Also, it’s cruel for the show to kill her off here, seemingly because Cote de Pablo decided not to return.
Personally, we’re going to think that this cliffhanger is merely just that: A cliffhanger, designed to put viewers on some emotional high while they sit around and wait to see precisely what the show does next. If it was the producers goal to get fans of the show into some sort of state of panic, good news for them: We feel like they’ve probably succeeded and then some … at least if you are a Ziva fan. While we don’t foresee Cote showing up, we do hope that something offscreen happens in the finale to give fans of her and Tony some sort of closure.
Also, of course we want Michael Weatherly to have the worthy send-off he deserves with other members of the team.
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