Goodbye, Agent Gibbs! 'NCIS' Fandom Theory About Cote De Pablo’s Return As Agent Ziva To Replace Mark Harmon Goes Viral

August 15, 2019 15:13

NCIS fans might be facing a huge disappointment in the future. A theory that has gone viral claims Cote de Pablo’s character Special agent Ziva David would take over as the team lead.

Cote De Pablo returns to NCIS

It's been six years since Cote de Pablo who plays the role of Special Agent Ziva David left NCIS. The actress left the long-running CBS series because she felt the scripts failed to treat her character in a respectful manner.

© NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003) / CBS

But, that’s all in the past! Cote de Pablo is returning to NCIS. Though her on-screen death was heartbreaking, it's been confirmed that Agent Zida is alive and will be starring in season 17. The network released a teaser, in which Zida warns Gibbs of impending danger.

NCIS fandom theory

NCIS fandom has sparked heated discussions on social media with a theory that Cote de Pablo’s character Special agent Ziva David is set to take over from Agent Gibbs as the team lead in the upcoming season.

According to the theory, which has got fans talking is that the replacement is the only option for the show to continue. However, not all fans are buying the idea of this viral theory. Some kicked against it and even threatened to quit the series if the theory plays out.

The theory first began to swirl after Pablo made a surprise return at the finale of season 16. After it was announced that the actress would return for season 17, the theory gained more attraction.

Now the discussion appears to be nothing more than a theory. The producers of the show are yet to comment on it.

Some fans believe Mark Harmon will exit NCIS

Loved by many, Mark Harmon plays the role of Agent Gibbs is the lead character of the series. Though he hasn’t announced that season 17 would be his last, the actor has yet to sign on for any other seasons.

© NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003) / CBS

This has led many fans to believe the writers of the show are getting ready for the departure of his role in the upcoming season.

However, it is nothing more than a theory. Fans will have to wait to see if there’s any truth when the series returns in September.