NCIS season 17 spoilers: How will Ziva’s arrival impact Gibbs?

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We know that Ziva’s arrival on NCIS season 17 is impacting the excitement of many fans out there … and it’s also going to impact the team. How could it not? Someone that they presumed to be dead is somehow back, and it’s going to throw them through emotional loops.

Take, for example, with one Leroy Jethro Gibbs. The memories of Ziva were probably fresh in his head in the aftermath of “She” and everything that went down with Rule 10. Now, she’s back — it’s not clear yet how much Gibbs knew about Ziva’s supposed death, but she’s back regardless and we’ll see that story be explored a little bit further.

While you see Ziva explain some of what’s going on in the premiere, rest assured that some of the other Gibbs-related threads from season 16 will continue. With that in mind, executive producer Steven D. Binder said the following via TVLine:

“He’s had his best friend’s daughter in a life-or-death situation, and now he’s got Ziva reappearing in his life … We’re going to see a bit more of what happens when a guy like Gibbs decides to start doing things because his emotions are taking him there.”

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What we love about the start of the season on paper is that we’re going to see a totally different Gibbs out there, who has changed and thinks/acts differently than any version that we’ve seen before. There’s something that is innately exciting about that and we’re always going to embrace change … it may not come all at once, but it is still coming. (One more thing to think about — whether or not Sloane was thinking about Gibbs at the end of last season when she explained having a certain affection for someone.)

NCIS premieres with season 17 in just under three weeks — it’s been a long summer, but the great news is that the wait is almost over!

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What do you want to see when it comes to Gibbs on NCIS season 17?

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