The showrunners of NCIS already brought back Ziva David for a new arc in Season 17, but could her return bring another fan-favorite character back to the Show?
The long-running CBS crime procedural is set to bring back Cote de Pablo’s tricky character for the first two episodes of the forthcoming season, and few later.
The Show, brought the beloved character back in the last scene of the Season 16 finale, leading to an avalanche of speculation from fans.
In an interview, NCIS showrunners Frank Cardea and Steve Binder spoke about what will happen when the series returns, including what questions fans should really be demanding.
They further continued that what Gibbs knew and when he knew it about the Ziva twist “is the elephant in the room,” Steve said. He also said that “answers will be forthcoming” about baby daddy Tony’s (Michael Weatherly) potential involvement in Ziva staying hidden, as well as where he is hidden now. But that means the Weatherly will reprise the role in a future episode remains to be seen.
The series will not be revolving entirely on Ziva this season, as Cardea teased more moments circling Gibbs’ existential crisis at the end of last season when he chose to let go of Rule 10: Not getting emotionally tangled in his lawsuits.
“He’s had his best friend’s daughter in a life or death situation, and now he’s got Ziva reappearing in his life,” Steve said. “We’re going to see a bit more of what happens when a people like Gibbs decides to start doing things because his emotions are taking him there.”
“We may peek into Jimmy Palmer’s home life a little,” Steve added, also teasing some new information about Kasie is also coming up.
“We’re introducing a few more new faces who work in the NCIS headquarters,” he teased further. “Maybe something fun will come from that.”
The show’s preview comes a few weeks after Steve gave some context to the Ziva mystery ahead, including the fight against a dangerous enemy coming soon.
NCIS will return for its Season 17 premiere Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.