that hopefully leaves people having an understanding of what's driven Ziva, gets to the crux of their relationship and leaves them in an interesting place as well."There are no plans for de Pablo to come back, but Glasberg doesn't rule out a return."Ziva's not dead."With Ziva gone, Tony, Gibbs and the other members of the NCIS investigative team, including Mc Gee (Sean Murray), Abby (Pauley Perrette) and Ducky (David Mc Callum), will adjust as NCIS gets back to some more traditional episodes that feature the team using Twitter to help solve a case (Oct.When we came up with this child storyline, there was never specifically a conversation about Cote coming back this season, so we just proceeded along those lines — that we would probably use flashbacks and do the things that you actually saw.Once we came up with this storyline, once it was all about the daughter, that was the storyline we stuck with.But you went and brought on her and Tony’s daughter.How far into the process of breaking this story did you latch onto the Tali idea? We knew all along that we had to come up with something enormously significant, that would make Tony leave his NCIS family….News on the red carpet at CBS' Upfront presentation the morning after his big exit, which (Spoiler alert! "I think we gave [fans] a very satisfying emotional journey, and it was very emotional for me."Di Nozzo left the series in the season 13 finale after finding out that his love, Ziva, had died—but left behind a little girl she never told him about."I feel very complete and I feel like the circle has been closed and I'm ready for a new adventure," he said of the way things ended for Di Nozzo., but he's not leaving CBS any time soon. Bull, a man who analyzes juries to help create defense strategies.
With having a good time comes trouble," Glasberg says.Michael Weatherly, who plays Di Nozzo, says he and de Pablo didn't need to stretch too far to convey the feelings of their characters, as they parted on an airport tarmac halfway around the world, echoing the final scene of the classic film Casablanca."Her eyes were filled with emotion and tears, as were mine, for the whole evening," Weatherly says."It was cathartic, to say the least."Executive producer Gary Glasberg reconfigured the season's start into a two-parter after de Pablo's summer decision not to return.Many will get what they have long wanted -- a passionate kiss between agents Ziva David and Tony Di Nozzo – but it will come at a price, as last season's most-watched series (CBS, 8 p.m.
ET/PT) says goodbye to the former Mossad operative and the actress who's played her for eight seasons, Cote de Pablo.At the end of the day, we’re pleased with what we delivered.