NCIS to Explore Love ... in an Elevator?

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It was no accident that fan favorites Tony and Ziva ended up in an elevator at the tail end of NCIS Season 9 ... which makes sense, considering that most people take the stairs during an evacuation.

Where does that leave them when we pick up next fall, in the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed the agency's headquarters? Show-runner Gary Glasberg weighed in on that with TV Guide.

"We'll pick up with them in that elevator and, with the situation that they're in, there will be some conversations," he says. "Hopefully we'll scratch our way a little bit deeper into the relationship."

How's that for ambiguity? Read into it however you like. Time will tell if it serves as an actual turning point for the "couple," but either way, those are guaranteed to be must-watch scenes.

Anthony and Ziva

Tony and Ziva aren't the only ones in precarious positions after the end of "Til Death Do Us Part."

As for whether the team will end up with new digs after the bombing, that's unclear, but the emotional cleanup of the team will be more significant than the physical rubble, Glasberg says.

"There are psychological ramifications that will carry over," he says, in particular Ducky's heart attack.

"How will that affect his character as a medical examiner and his long-held approach to dealing with the dead? How might it change him and the way he views things?"

We welcome your theories on that in the comments below. Follow the link for more NCIS Season 10 spoilers, and tell us how you think things will shake out with Ducky, Tony, Ziva and everyone else ...

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We had the "relationship" thing in JAG and I guess that they have small minds and can't come up with something new. Tony and Ziva as a couple?
Against Gibbs rules isn't it? Should this become a soap opera staring
Tony and Ziva, they will lose a few viewers. Keep it a cop show not another love story.


I understood why people bashed Ziva when she first came on the show (right after Kate died, taking Kate's desk, being the new, unfamiliar character and kind of bitchy at points), but after years with the team she has saved the lives of multiple team members and has been a great asset to the team and story lines. Not to mention she's not always being rude or putting Tony down; they argue back and forth and sometimes get pissy with each other. Tony's done just as much crap to her, and they have hurt eachother throughout the show.
I agree that the writers should work at balancing the focus of the show so that all of the characters get camera and story time, but Ziva's not the sole reason for people's characters becoming boring or for her own character getting more spot light. People should stop saying that Ziva's character is the reason for McGee or Abby being put on the back burner, because she's not.
As far as Tiva, I totally ship them but don't want them to get together because it would ruin the dynamic of the show. We saw it in House and then Bones. When two main characters get involved in a relationship, the show becomes a soap opera and falls apart. However, I love the flirting and banter between them. It's good, like McAbby(which I also ship) but I don't want them together either


@nesrin so your not a NCIS fan


OK i think Ziva and Tony should be together they make a great couple.


@nesrin loved your comment hi nat hows everything.i think maybe tony gets hurt protecting ziva but im sure somethings going to happen in the elivator.


I never watched the episodes with Kate and I am happy I never did. The actress wanted to go and so the character died. Ziva is a good replacement. I hope for Tiva for a long time and i also hope it is gonna happen this season.


Tony is an immature sexist pig and I have never been able to accept Ziva as a replacement for Kate. Kate brought class to this show while I always get the feeling Ziva is trying to grow a pair - too masculine for my taste.


Hi Jinx - Hiya, Janet!! Jinx I heard about that "potential elevator scenario" recently, so I know what you're referring to. I don't know which one will be "more" injured, but TPTB would be stupid not to show SOME kind of injury. There's no WAY anyone could have THAT much debris falling on them & not get hurt. For all we know it could be TONY that gets "more" badly hurt. I think it'd be nice if they make Ziva the badly hurt one. It would allow Tony to be the "Hero" saving the Damsel in Distress. After all, he IS a "Very Special Agent". I'd love to see that.


@jinx you maybe be right


Sorry jinx but that sounds like fanfiction material. I really hope that the elevator situation isn't Tony coming on to a stoically injured Ziva, who would undoubtedly end up saving the day. I'm tired of Tony being made to look bad to pump up the Mary Sue character that Ziva has turned into. I think that both agents should be worried about getting out and with the fate of their team mates, not their unrequited love.

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Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

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Bishop: Such as.
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Bishop: Does she know you have these?
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McGee: Yeah.
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