'NCIS' Star Cote De Pablo Spoke About Why She Left The Series


April 16, 2019 10:42 By Fabiosa

If you are a fan of CBS drama NCIS, the name Cote De Pablo would ring a bell. She is a Chilean-American actress known for her role as Ziva David on NCIS from 2005 to 2013. 

When Special Agent Ziva David left NCIS

NCIS fans would always have fond memories of Cote who played Special Agent Ziva David engagingly for eight seasons. So when Cote announced she was leaving the series, fans were quite upset. They even sent paper clips to CBS in protest. 

The actress, speaking with TV Guide Magazine in 2013 after her decision not to renew her contract prior to the start of production on Season 11, said: 

I was incredibly moved by the blind support people had without ever getting reasons as to why I left. People trusted that what I was doing was what I needed to do, and that's unconditional love from people who don't even know me. That's been the most beautiful thing out of this process.

And since leaving NCIS, Cote has not been particularly active in the entertainment industry.

Why Cote left NCIS

Though Cote left the series in 2013, her reasons for leaving were not initially revealed. She, however, remained on the show for her character to be written out in a suitable manner later in the season.

In one of her interviews later on, Cote revealed that her decision to leave the series was because she felt the scripts failed to treat her character in a respectful manner. 

Is she ever coming back?

Even though she gave birth to her daughter from Agent Tony DiNozzo, fans couldn't still believe that Ziva David would no longer be a part of NCIS.

But in February during the Super Bowl, a swift NCIS ad was seen on the big screen. It revealed that fans' favorite Ziva David is going to come back to the show.

But sadly this isn't permanent. Bringing her character back to the series would probably be via flashbacks which are being teased for Season 16 of the show since Ziva was killed, and Tony remained with their child, Tali.

Wouldn’t you love to see Ziva David back on NCIS?