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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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As much as we all want a Tony & Ziva pairing, we have to take into account Gibbs rule, to paraphrase; no relationships between co-workers. If Tony & Ziva respect Gibbs, as we all know they do, how will they make that work? Will Gibbs finally accept that? Knowing Gibbs he may not. You can't have a relationship with a co-worker or partner and not put yourself at risk. Well, I'm willing to see them try!

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@Mitch - No worries, Mitch. Even general fans of NCIS are interested in Tony & Ziva becoming a couple, or what's going to happen with them. The tiny few who simply don't like Ziva spend an unhealthy amount of time Yabba-Yakking online spitting out Ziva-hatred, and THEY want you to THINK that "many" don't like the idea of Tony & Ziva. But be rest assured: these few are definitely in the minority. :0) Like SAM said...there are plenty of people who embrace this couple, including the network itself.

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Mitch, I don't get it either. Tony and Ziva have that playful, flirty banter, then turn around and have the deepest conversations that connects them even more. I'm looking forward to Season 10. Ziva's a kick ass ninja that would make an awesome best friend and Tony's the kinda cool guy I would love to have as a brother if I had one.

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Nat, I don't see it as wasting my time, but rather as a way of giving people like Michael enough rope in order to hang themselves, figuratively speaking. And he has done it so many times now that his neck is about as long as the Jolly Green Giant is tall! Letting people like him rant does nothing for his side of the argument. And really, at this point, it's a pretty moot point for an argument, for at some point, maybe starting next season, certainly by the time the series ends, it is clear that Tony and Ziva are going to end up together. Peddling the same old, tired, worn out arguments against it aren't going to stop it, and I doubt it will even slow it down. I see nothing wrong with the minority expressing their viewpoint and nothing wrong with engaging in a conversation -- such as it is -- with them from time to time. Sometimes it is somewhat pleasant, like with AJA. And then there's "Michael". Variety certainly can be the spice of life.

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You got me Mitch.

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I've been watching this show for about a year- got all caught up with DVDs. I really don't understand the problem with fans not liking Tony and Ziva. Tony's the kind of guy I'd like to be when I'm his age and Ziva (Cote) is the type of woman I'd like to have right now! Their relationship adds fun to the show. What's not to like?

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SAM - Why, Sir, do you waste time arguing w/ those who only want to pick a fight JUST for the sake of argument? Why even bother? I find it most fascinating when people can make disingenuous statements like " those who refute the facts hurl insults" when those very same people can't HANDLE the facts surrounding this series. Tony DOES, in fact, share blame for what happend at the end of S6, along with Rivkin and Eli. He behaved EXTREMELY inappropriately, and even ADMITTED it. NONE of them are blameless. He & Eli BOTH apologized to Ziva, and she did likewise. End of Discussion. Noone will EVER be able to change the outcome of THOSE facts, no matter how much online ranting/cybertrotting is conducted. Antagonists will NEVER get their way, regarding THIS show - so either enjoy the FICTION as is, or flip the switch.

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y YA POR ULTIMO, OJALA SI VUELVAN TODOS LOS DEL ELENCO, TAMBIEN CREO QUE ESA ES UNA DE LAS CLASICAS SERIES QUE IENE TANTO EXITO PORQUE LOS ACTORES INTERPRETAN MAGISTRALMENTE SUS PERSONAJES, ES COMO CUANDO UN ESCRITOR DICE ESTE PERSONAJE ES PARA ESTE ACTOR, OTRO NO LO INTERPRETARIA IGUAL, OJALA VUELVAN ABBY, MAGGE Y POR SUPUESTO TONY...PARA SEGUIR SIENDO LA FAVORITA DE TANTOS ESPECTADORES, EN MI CASO, ES LA UNICA SERIE QE ME TIENE ATRAPADA.

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AHORA QUE SI CONTINUARA EN LA SERIE, PIENSO QUE SERIA MEJOR QUE NO SE FORMALIZAA SU PAREJA ASTA EL FINAL PARA SEUIR DANDO TOQUES ROMANTICOS Y DE MISTERIO EN SU RELACION..........PERO....QUE SI NOS DEN CONTINUIDAD DE SU RELACION, CADA CAPITULO, NO SE UNA MIRADA, UN ROCE, UNA PALABRA UN SONROJARSE, ALGO QUE TAMIEN A NOSOTROS NOS SIGA MATENIENDO EMOCINADOS Y CON EL GUSANTITO DEL QUE SEGUIRA.

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TENGO POCO TIEMPO SIENDO FANS DE NCIS, PERO YA TENGO TODAS LAS TEMPORADAS, LAS E VISTO MUCAS VECES Y CREO ES UNA SERIE EXTRAORDINARIA. PIENSO QUE TONY Y ZIVA DEFINITIVAMENTE TRASMITEN ALGO AL ESPECTADOR, LO QUE NO PASA CO GIBSS Y DRA RAYA, Y ME USTAN COMO PAREJA, SI ME GUSTARIA QUE TERMINARA COMO PAREJA, YA..PORK CREO QUE TONY NO SEGUIRA EN LA SERIE, EFECTIVAMENTE SU PAPEL HA DECAIDO MUCHO ULTIMAMENTE, Y AUNQUE AMI ME GUSTABA MUCHO SU CARACTER,ANTES ERA SIMPATICO Y EFICIENTE, INTUITIVO, INTELIENTE Y EL BRAZO DERECO DE GIBSS, PERO ALGO HA CAMBIADO HOY SU PAPEL ES MINIMO, SIN ACTITUD Y HASTA TONTO.