Cote de Pablo delighted fans when she made a surprise return to NCIS in season 16 and 17 of the long-running police series
When fans last saw Ziva David, she was saying her goodbyes to the team before jetting off to Paris to reunite with her partner Tony and their daughter, Tali. But will Ziva ever make another comeback?
Speaking to TV Line back in 2020, the show’s executive producer Steve Binder said that while there are no current plans for Cote to return to the show, he is always open to it. “It’s always going to be, ‘Let’s not grab Cote and stick her in.’ It’s, ‘Let’s come up with a story first, and see if it’s something worthy of bringing that character back,'” he explained.
We’ve really played, for now, all of the cards there are to play [with Ziva], so we have no plans at the moment,” he said, “but we’re certainly always open to it.”
Chatting about her decision to leave the popular crime show back in 2016, Cote explained: “Unfortunately because of political things and scripts not being good enough, I chose not to [return to NCIS].