Let’s hope that you have all of your tissues ready: The first two episodes of “NCIS” season 11 are going to be tear-jerkers. There will be moments that you will cry, crack a smile, and then probably cry some more. We know that there are people out there curious to see what is going to transpire in the end with the Gibbs storyline, but let’s be honest here: As interesting as this may be, the one story that everyone really is waiting for is how and why Cote de Pablo’s character of Ziva will say goodbye to the rest of the team … and to Tony.
While we are of course not going to spoil anything for you right now about these episodes, we will leave it to Cote’s co-star Pauley Perrette to explain just how strong these two hours of TV really are. Just take a look at her comments on Twitter, where she also claimed that she sends Cote fan videos that are made for her, as evidence:
“Yes #NCIS fans, We respect/love you. It’ll be sad but Cote and @M_Weatherly deserve AWARDS for the episodes! LOVE Cote SO much AMAZING work she and @M_Weatherly did for YOU! #NCIS loves you! So does Cote, she’s just NOT on twitter … I share your videos via email with Cote.”
Pauley also claimed that she also still misses one of her other former co-stars in Sasha Alexander, which is more and more evidence that this group really does become a family. You don’t often see it as viewers, but these people spend 12-hours days with each other, often five days a week, during the filming process.
As we reported previously, the door is still open for Cote to return based on the way in which her edit is written. While this is no guarantee that she will come back in the future, it is at least a glimmer of hope if the right story comes along and she is interested in doing some more episodes down the line.
“NCIS” returns on Tuesday, September 24 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.