NCIS EP Talks Repeated Ziva Teases, Whether They're Setting Up a Return

TVLine | 4/21/2019 | Matt Webb Mitovich
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What’s the funny thing about hope…? Oh yeah — “when she gets into your blood, she never leaves you.”

But should NCIS fans hold out hope for a flesh-and-blood return by the presumed-dead (but surely alive) Ziva David?

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In a mid-February episode of the CBS drama, it was revealed that as an NCIS agent, Ziva would secretly follow up on cold cases while tucked away in a backyard shed she leased from a kindly woman. The tag of that episode planted a big seed in Agent Ellie Bishop’s head by strongly indicating that Ziva is alive (as previously hinted in Michael Weatherly’s final episode).

In the two months since, Bishop has been tug-tug-tugging at that storyline thread, oh-so-subtly taking digs at Gibbs for keeping secrets, or, in a more bizarre homage, trying to revive a sad plant found in Ziva’s secret cabin. That most recent C-story culminated in Bishop getting the landlady’s OK to use the cabin, seeing as Ziva paid its rent far in advance.

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NCIS Boss Spills Secrets Behind Ziva's Exit: Was a Kiss Cut?

Can NCIS viewers expect Bishop to stay on Ziva’s scent?

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“It’s such a great thread, I’d hate to leave it on the table,” co-showrunner Steve Binder told TVLine as part of our May Sweeps Preview Q&A. “But like anything, we don’t just want to tease the tease. If we do pull at it,...
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