Any NCIS viewer knows that the chemistry between Tony and Ziva is palpable.
But does that mean the NCIS special agents played by Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo will the current will-they-or-won't-they tension to another level?
It's certainly possible, but don't hold your breath, says Weatherly.
”Look at it from a practical angle,” Weatherly told Entertainment Weekly. “It’s Kryptonite! She’s an assassin! That’s like marrying a hooker. You gotta be real comfortable with the fact she’s gonna hook! Seriously, I don’t see how, domestically, (a relationship) would work."
Still, he adds, "But that’s me. Tony DiNozzo is completely unaware."
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So far this season, NCIS fans have seen Ziva give Tony a peck on the cheek in the season premiere, when Tony and the team rescued Ziva in North Africa.
Whether things progress remains to be seen, Weatherly says whatever is going to happen between these combative personalities will not be at all cheesy.
"If I sense a beat coming up where I have to do something that feels forced and inauthentic," he teases, "Which I think would involve holding hands with Ziva, I will assume it’s because some greater hand is at work that involves a terrible ending.”