Fans of hit TV series NCIS are still mourning the loss of the beloved character Ziva David played by Cote de Pablo. This summer, after eight seasons, Cote de Pablo announced her decision to leave NCIS. While the show will go on, for many fans the loss of Ziva is going to take some getting used to.
Ziva David was introduced into NCIS as a Mossad Liaison Officer not long after the previous female NCIS agent Kate Todd was killed. The "team" and fans quickly warmed up to Cote de Pablo's strong, intelligent, and feminine character. It didn't take long for everyone to fall in love with Ziva David. In her eight seasons as Ziva, de Pablo became an integral part of the NCIS team.
Now that Ziva is gone, NCIS needs a new kick-ass female agent, not to take her place, but to offer a female character to the team. It has been said that sometime in November a new female agent will be introduced, and she may just be the addition the team needs.
While Cote de Pablo has not given a reason for leaving, she did state that it was a very tough decision. Fans are hopeful that Ziva will make an appearance in the future since her character is simply gone and not dead. When asked, Cote de Pablo did not deny this possibility.