NCIS First Look: Married Tony! Handcuffed Ziva!

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Next week's big 200th episode of NCIS puts an It’s a Wonderful Life spin on TV’s #1 drama.

More specifically, "Life Before His Eyes" is based on the 1998 film Sliding Doors. Whatever parallels you want to make, it's going to be out of this world ... in the literal sense. We're talking alternate realities.

Fans are used to single NCIS agents Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) on the same side of the table and exchanging wisecracks and quasi-flirty remarks. Well, that won't happen Tuesday.

Here's a shot of married (!) Tony interrogating a handcuffed Ziva, who’s still with Mossad:

Alternate Tony and Ziva

“The interrogation is as if they hadn’t met” six seasons ago, says showrunner Gary Glasberg, who says the scenario is meant to explore how never meeting her “would've affected Tony in his world and Ziva in her world.”

The scene is part of the fallout of a situation NCIS leading man Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) experiences, which makes him wonder about how decisions he’s made in the past have effected the lives of those around him.

The episode airs Tuesday, February 7 at 8 p.m. EST. Watch the NCIS 200th episode promo if you haven't seen it, then weigh in with your thoughts on what you expect from this unusual, milestone installment of the series.

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I just hope there no Tiva last thing we need is that I was watching NCIS last night when Tony and that news reporter and Ziva came up to him and was like "What woman would ever want to date a loser like you"


Well, if the show is hinting that as a result of being married, Tony is unhappy and aging more quickly without Ziva there to put the light in his eyes and the joy in his step, that will be it for me. Hey maybe they'll even make it so that it's Tony who has been married four times. Great. Not!


I hope that the writers are not so negative and now that we have seen more of TIVA relationship not us disappoint and show that "had it been TIVA" would have been a failure... I hate them forever. !I want more NCIS! I want more TIVA!


Just when u think there might be something further happening with them. A completely different episode airs. That's good it keeps the audience holding on. As soon as the episode comes out of them together if it does happen. The show will lose ratings. But it doesn't mean people don't want to see it happen.


I don't think he will be married to Wendy. Tony looks a decent amount older in the pic. I am limiting myself to only watching the promo that aired last night and 5-10 pics they have released. I don't want to see any other pics and definitely no more promos. I want total surprise


I believe on E he says instead of Gibbs bringing him in Mike Frank bring Tony to NCIS


tony looks different older but still handsome.


I cant wait it I wonder if hes Married to Wendy or some one else


What if Tony had a family and Ziva kill them and Tony bring them in


Looks like a very interesting show. I realize it's a different episode and sort of chancey but I really hope it works. Tony looks about the age of Gibbs there and a bit gray unless it's the lighting. Can't wait.

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