Do you want a reason to think that Cote de Pablo’s exit from “NCIS” season 11 is even more shocking? Well, the video below should serve as evidence that while she may have considered leaving the show all summer, there were also moments where she was not willing to tip her hand.
Take, for example, the behind-the-scenes video below from her Latina cover shoot. This was obviously conducted prior to her and CBS making the announcement that she will not be back, as she spoke about the future of the show with great excitement, saying that she was hoping for “something fun” and exciting for herself and Michael Weatherly’s Tony. This interview does not mean that Cote was necessarily planning for sure to stay on the show, but that it was at least something that was very much on her mind for a while. We don’t want to dwell too much on the past, but the ultimate end of this story with CBS seems to be that there were negotiations, and she decided to walk away.
It also makes some more sense now that Cote’s first comments about leaving “NCIS” would come from this publication, given that they would have otherwise felt very silly about having an interview in which she talked about the future of the show, only to then announce that she was leaving it.
The new season of the show premieres on Tuesday, September 24, and in case you have yet to hear, Cote will be appearing in the first two episodes. A recent post from Weatherly suggested that the series has already filmed their final scenes with the actress, but she’s not being killed off. Therefore, there could be hope for one more appearance based mostly on what producers want to do.