There’s nothing more frustrating than a summer cliffhanger, especially when the very thing that you are talking about here is an actor whose status is currently unclear as to whether or not they are returning to a show. The good news? Cote de Pablo’s Ziva is at least alive on “NCIS,” but when it comes to if she will return for sure to the CBS series, that is an entirely different story.
Speaking to TVLine, executive producer Gary Glasberg admitted that he had no news to report just yet (sadly) on the state of the actress’ contract for season 11. With the rest of the cast pretty firmly on board, she is the last major question mark that we have. This is made all the more frustrating by the fact that Ziva and Tony are making progress on the road to possibly being together, which is something that Glasberg is very cognizant of:
“We made huge strides. Their relationship hasevolved, has changed. They’re a little more open with each other and a little more emotionally connected, certainly more than where we were at the beginning of the season.”
As for where he would like to see the pair go (given Cote’s return, which we still believe to be likely), the showrunner admits that this a work in process both literally and figuratively for a very good reason:
“It’s very complicated when two agents who are working together get into a relationship, and that’s something that [Tony and Ziva] would be very conscious of. So I think they would tread lightly, which is why, in theory, we’re treading lightly and being very careful about the steps that we take.”
How upset would you be in the event that there is less (or no) Ziva on the new season? If you want to find out what guest star from the latter part of season 10 Glasberg plans to have back, just be sure to visit the link here.