There’s no doubt that Michael Weatherly’s exit during the NCIS Season 13 finale was a whirlwind of emotions. As those who tuned in Tuesday night know, not only was Ziva killed, but Tony learned that he and Ziva have a daughter name Tali (yes, after Ziva’s late sister) together.
I really don’t think anyone expected for Ziva to die or for Tiva to have a child together. It all kind of felt like a dream, but it definitely was not. It’s sad to know that Ziva’s time on NCIS ended the way it did, especially offscreen. Even though Tony is going to make a wonderful single dad (which pushed him to leave NCIS), it’s still hard for me to imagine his life without Ziva by his side.
Well, based on an interview showrunner Gary Glasberg did with TV Line, it kind of seems like I shouldn’t be too upset, because Ziva could very well be alive. Say what now? Yeah, after being asked about the “present-tense” Tony used when talking about Ziva after her death, like saying “Ziva loves Paris,” in addition to declaring, “You gotta believe what you gotta believe,” Glasberg responded to the question about the possibility of Ziva being alive as follows: “Again, we put tremendous time into choosing some of the dialogue Tony says. I would say to stick with, ‘You gotta believe what you gotta believe!'”
He didn’t say, “No, she is not alive,” now did he? Hmm… either Glasberg really likes to play mind games with the fans, wants the episode to be open for interpretation or is alluding to the fact that Ziva is most definitely still alive and kicking. Let’s hope it’s the latter, because wouldn’t that make for an amazing future NCIS episode? Or maybe it could be part of the series finale, whenever that may air. Imagine Ziva, Tony and Tali walking into NCIS side by side. I just got chills.
TV Line also said that Ziva being alive would make a great future sweeps story line, to which Glasberg answered, “Welcome to my brain!”
As much as I don’t want to get my hopes up that someday Cote de Pablo could make her triumphant return as the badass Ziva David, I can’t help but be a little excited with Glasberg’s answer.
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