|Cote News, NCIS News, Season 11, Spoilers • By Tim • 0 Comments|
In the last couple of days we got some more spoilers and info about Cote’s send-off on NCIS and Ziva’s storyline:
On NCIS, do you think “Tiva” will be together in the end? Or do you think it’ll be a kiss and then she leaves? I don’t think I could handle a depressed Tony if they weren’t together. –Samantha
Michael Weatherly hears your concern, and shares his own hope that Cote de Pablo’s double-episode send-off “is as cathartic and therapeutic for the fans as it was for me shooting it.” As for the oft-promised “appropriate closure,” this is all DiNozzo’s portrayer would tease: “When you want something for so long, and you want and you want and you want, and it almost gets warped because you’ve wanted it for maybe longer than anybody should ever want anything, and it’s sitting five feet from you in an office…. When that is dealt with, a dam breaks and it creates a fresh new and most importantly dynamic element to the show. That eight-year ‘holding pattern’ will be dealt with, but more important than that is what happens next. Where does Tony go after that? And [the answer to that] is the most exciting thing I’ve heard in a long time.”
Gary Glasberg talks about the first episodes:
NCIS’ BOSS: ‘EVERYONE HAS TO WATCH THE FIRST TWO EPISODES’
I hear ya, NCIS fans. The departure of Cote de Pablo is an unfortunate turn of events, to say the least. NCIS EP Gary Glasberg was “saddened” by the situation, too, telling me earlier this week during CBS’ annual bash for television critics that “it’s the last thing we planned on.” That said, he promised, ”At the end of the day, I’m really happy with what we came up with. Everyone has to watch the first two episodes.”
Why? Well, for one, he teased, the episodes were completely reworked in order to accommodate this curve ball. ”I literally had to lock myself away and everything I was planning on had to be blown out and I had to start all over again,” he says of the news, which came after plans for the season had already begun. “Again, it’s not what we had hoped for. This family — this NCIS family that exists between [the characters] — is so special and so unique, and this was Cote’s decision and we have to respect that … but some really fantastic work is going to come out of what occurred. We have some really terrific stuff planned for the year.”
So what ARE those plans? For one, Ziva will be “prominent” in the second episode of the season and “it’s a really touching, emotional story and I promise the viewers will not be disappointed — especially the Tiva fans, as we say. I hope it’s everything they want it to be.”
He adds: “I want some of it to be a surprise, but I think people will be pleased at the end of the day with where it’s left both emotionally and psychologically — and not only for Tony, but Gibbs, Abby, and everybody. That’s a big part of what I was taking into consideration — really understanding how the people and the fans are so connected to our characters. You really have to honor that.”
Who’s already crying?
I was really hoping that we get more than 2 episodes with Cote especially since CBS promised us several episodes with Cote. What a shame…
I found a really nice article from a NCIS fan where she writes about her reaction and feelings towards Cote’s leaving and what it means for her. Especially this passage here I believe pretty much sums up how we all feel about Cote and Ziva:
Though we all had very different tastes in television shows, we were all attracted to the character-driven nature of this show. More specifically, we were attracted to the character of Ziva David. She is the type of woman that young women want to see more of — multicultural; strong and fierce, but compassionate when it counts; self-assured and independent while also trying to figure out just who her real ‘self’ is; and, perhaps most important of all, able to kick any guy’s ass. She was like a member of our tribe. The summer Ziva went to Somalia left a summer-long pit in our stomachs.
There’s something to be said for the kind of actor that can evoke that kind of a reaction from viewers. For eight years Cote de Pablo has brought depth, complexity, and sincerity to the character she portrays. She has been the only actor on the show to win awards for their work and has been at the center of many of the show’s highest-rated episodes, including “Shiva”, the highest rated episode in the show’s history. To say that a milestone like this in a show’s tenth season is unheard of is putting it mildly.
So perhaps you can imagine the sadness that accompanied the news that CBS was unable to re-sign Cote de Pablo. To say it feels like a loss to the extended family is an understatement. The thing that once faithfully brought very different women together has been ripped from our tribe.
You can read the whole article here.