‘NCIS’ season 11 spoilers: Cote de Pablo’s contract status a real-life cliffhanger

NCISThe good news for Cote de Pablo fans is that she was not exactly put in a position during the season 10 finale of “NCIS” to make her sit around and openly guess the future of Ziva. Sure, she’s got a few months off, but can’t we just look at that as some sort of extended vacation?

Now, the bad news is that for whatever reason, we still do not know for 100% certain if she has a contract for next season. According to TVLine, there is still some radio silence surrounding the future of the actress on TV’s most-watched drama. The assumption has been since the spring that she would eventually re-sign, but we have to say that this is a pretty strange situation for a contract negotiation to last this long. Typically, these sort of negotiations last at the latest a week or two after the upfronts, and for good reason: The writers have to get busy.

So while it’s never good to make assumptions we have heard about no change to the “NCIS” production team’s stand on Cote, so our guess is that the writers are starting to plot out the story with the impression that she’ll be there, with some sort of contingency in case she is not. If for whatever reason these negotiations don’t pan out, it may be cause for revolt on every message board known to man. Remember how long Tony and Ziva have been teased to you? Imagine the air getting let out of those tires, and then you having to drive a lonely / very sad Tony back to civilization from the middle of the desert. It won’t be good.

If you want to take a look back at our last major update on this story, all you have to do is hit up the link here. We’ll have some more news on what is really going on here once it comes out.

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