‘NCIS’ season 11, episode 2 preview: Longer video for Cote de Pablo’s exit episode

The future -You may already know that “Past, Present, Future” is kind of a big deal within the world of “NCIS.” After all, this is confirmed to be the last episode for Cote de Pablo as a series regular, and it could be the bookend to whatever happens between her and Michael Weatherly’s character of Tony. We’ve seen so much of the beginning already, but now, we are getting set to see the conclusion.

So just how many scenes is Ziva really in? Based on the extended preview below (which gives us at least ten seconds more than the premiere from yesterday), at least two. It also throws in a little bit more in the way of insight here as to why the character may not be coming back to the team, and it involves her staying off the grid now versus heading back on board a plane with Tony. She clearly knows that her life is on the line, and this may be the only way that she can think of to keep herself out of trouble.

Of course, there are probably also some other factors at play here. She has been off the team in the first place for the past several months, and within that time she may have realized everything else that is out there in the world. But to leave Tony, it has to be something a little more severe. We know that there are feelings there, and to see the two go their separate ways is going to be heart-wrenching after this much buildup. All we can hope for is a fitting conclusion, and we will learn whether or not we get that come Tuesday night.

Do you think the ending is going to be glorious, or more of a disappointment? Either way, we want to hear what your theories are in the comment box below.

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