I’m so sad Michael Weatherly’s character Anthony DiNozzo is leaving NCIS. Since they got rid of Ziva years ago, aside from Gibbs, DiNozzo has been my favorite character. He’s capable, witty and an all around good character. I’m hoping that since he’s leaving to start his own show with CBS, DiNozzo’s character will leave things on a positive note.
Here are a few things I would like to see happen in DiNozzo’s final episodes.
1. Resolve things with his dad
DiNozzo’s father moved to DC to be with his son. What happens to him when DiNozzo leaves the show? He should probably leave as well, since he doesn’t really belong if DiNozzo is gone. I would like to know where he goes.
2. Give DiNozzo a promotion
He’s an experienced agent. Give him his own team somewhere other than DC. Don’t kill him off — his new show may not work out and you may want him back. Leave it open for a return or at the very least guest appearances. Since Ziva and Kate are gone forever it would be nice to at least have one great character from the past that you can bring back every now and then.
3. Make an episode around DiNozzo’s movie quotes
He is always quoting from old movies and I would love to see an episode where they do some sort of spin-off from one of these or an episode done in this style. I don’t really have a preference for which one they choose as there’s so many good options.
4. Give the guy a girlfriend
DiNozzo is currently without a girlfriend and the poor guy can just never seem to get it right, though he’s definitely a ladies man. These last few seasons he really seems to be searching for someone more permanent to settle down with. The door may be shut with Dr. Jeanne Benoit due to her marriage, but I would like to see a new girlfriend for him before he leaves. Maybe even someone he’s interested in that’s going to be at his new location.
5. Give him one really big arrest
In his last episode, he needs to nab one more big bad guy. Pick someone off their “most wanted” wall and let DiNozzo get the arrest.
6. Throw an Abby-style going away party
They need a going away party for him at the end at which Abby gives him one of her really strange presents. These are always awesome, and he shouldn’t leave the show without a special gift.
7. A final Gibbs smack
There needs to be one more head smack from Gibbs before he leaves. Gibbs hasn’t done this to DiNozzo in a long time, and he needs one more before he goes — maybe one just for good luck.
8. Some final words of advice from Ducky
Maybe he gives a short farewell address at DiNozzo’s going away party. Ducky always has great advice and DiNozzo shouldn’t leave without a little extra wisdom.
9. One last prank from McGee
Ellie should help him with this and together they should be able to pull off something funny that Gibbs sees coming and DiNozzo does not.
10. A farewell prank from DiNozzo
DiNozzo needs to return the prank from McGee and Ellie with something that’s not discovered by them until a later episode. Or maybe something that his replacement discovers partway through next season. It can be something to remind us of what a great character he was.
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