'NCIS': A "Ziva" And "Tony" Reunion Has Become A Real Possibility

NCIS Season 17 Episode 10: Will there be a reunion of "Tony" and "Ziva"?
December 5, 2019 - 10:21 / Clemens Fanger

Coté de Pablo returned as "Ziva" in the 17th season of NCIS and has already appeared in two episodes. But fans are still waiting eagerly for a reunion between her and "Tony DiNozzo", played by Michael Weatherly. And it turns out that has become a real possibility!

For the 17th season of NCIS, "Ziva" (Coté de Pablo, 40), who was believed dead, came back. We've already seen her in two episodes so far and the third NCIS episode with "Ziva" is airing on December 17. The last episode with the actress will be broadcast in January.

NCIS: A reunion of "Tony" and "Ziva"?

Season 17's 10th episode ("The North Pole"), which will be broadcast on December 17, will see "Gibbs" (Mark Harmon, 68) and the team helping "Ziva" with "the one thing" she has to do before she can go back to her family, as CBS puts it in their official logline.

Does that suggest a reunion of "Ziva" and "Tony" (Michael Weatherly, 51)? Recently, "Gibbs" wanted to talk to Weatherly's character and when "Tony" eventually called his old boss back, "Ziva" said that she also wanted to talk to her former partner.

Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly
Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly at the CBS All-Star Party 2007 

"Ziva" and "Tony" were fan favorites on NCIS before Coté de Pablo left the series in 2013 and Weatherly made his exit in 2016. They were very close and even have a daughter together named "Tali". Just one more scene with the two of them together would be a huge deal for the fan community.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: NCIS Star Wilmer Valderrama On The Show's Success And His New Relationship

NCIS: Will "Ziva" die?

In addition, NCIS' "Kasie Hines" (Diona Reasonover, 27) told TV Insider about the new episode: "'Ziva', 'Gibbs', [and] the whole team really and truly have to put this case front and center because if they don't, someone will die." Whether she is alluding to "Ziva" is not yet clear.

NCIS producer Frank Cardea confirmed to Parade that "Ziva" will only have four appearances in season 17, but he didn't reveal whether she will live or die.

Although one character might need to die in the season 17 finale, this does not mean "Ziva". According to TV Insider, Maria Bello, who plays the forensic psychologist "Jack Sloane", could leave the show since her three-year contract expires at the end of season 17.