Cote de Pablo returned as the much-loved and much-missed fan favorite in the first two episodes of season 17, only to disappear again. This time, the disappearance was expected. The show had told us that Ziva would be in four episodes: two at the start of the season and two later in the season. The exact return date has not been revealed, although some time frames have been established. CarterMatt guesses that one will be toward the end of this calendar year, while the other will be sometime in During her press tour for the first two episodes, de Pablo herself indicated she had not yet filmed her back-half appearances.
Binder revealed that the once-thought-dead character would be back for four episodes, not just two. Man, I do love that I get to work with such good friends. Fun day on set today. Photo credit: dionareasonover. When Ziva exited after the second episode of the season, she told Gibbs she had some unfinished business she needed to deal with alone.
Considering those behind the decision hired a secret night crew, keeping the truth from cast members involved and the public at large, the shock was a major success as no spoiler footage found its way to the masses. As for season seventeen, Cote de Pablo has already starred in two episodes, and she is set to appear in two more later in the season. How could you have one without the other?
NCIS 's Ziva David made a dramatic return in this week's season 17 premiere after being presumed dead for years. However, it looks like the character won't be back for a hugely long stint, as actress Cote de Pablo has revealed that she will only appear in four episodes this season. Reflecting further on her return, the actress explained: "The writers always flirted with this idea of the character coming back. She's a very strong writer and a strong woman. She's also a mother.