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NCIS Show-Runner Hints at Tiva Taking Things "Further"

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It looks like Tiva worshippers may finally get their wish ... or at least come closer to it.

NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg tells TV Guide that we may see things progress to a new level between Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) in Season 10.

One way or another, post-bombing trauma may bring the duo closer than ever.

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"The elevator scenes are so good," Glasberg says of the opening episode, which finds them trapped after Richard Schiff's Harper Dearing detonated a car bomb outside NCIS HQ.

"[Tony and Ziva] can't help but be affected by this in a certain way, and they will continue to reach out to each other because of the connection they have as friends and as coworkers."

"There are definitely 'moments.' I'd like to take things a little further along than we have [in the past]."

What do you think those moments will consist of? Or should consist of? Do you want one of TV's most buzzed-about will-they-or-won't-they couples to finally go there?

Sound off on all things Tony, Ziva and NCIS in the comments below ...

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NCIS | When Season 10 opens on Sept. 25, two hours will have passed since the May finale ended with a bang. Tony and Ziva have spent that entire time trapped in an elevator — and they will remain there a bit longer, as they “emotionally connect,� says showrunner Gary Glasberg, adding: “I look forward to what’s coming up for them.� As does Coté de Pablo, whom I asked about the season-opening quality time. “Every single time Michael [Weatherly] and I work together, and especially when we haven’t seen each other in a long time, we really enjoy the chemistry,� the actress says. “It comes back in waves, and if you’re smart enough to capitalize on it, you’ll start writing for it.� So is this the season NCIS goes there with “Tiva�? “I don’t know if they’re going to go there,� de Pablo winks, “but they’re definitely going to explore, which I love. It’s such a fun relationship to explore.� Alas, it may not be all fun ahead for the gorg’ NCIS agent. Says Glasberg, “There will be a big sort of turn — an unexpected reveal — for Ziva about halfway through the season.�

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A little Tiva won't hurt anything so I don't really care if they go there or not. However, GG talks out his behind most of the time with these teases so I wouldn't get too excited either way. Half of what he talks about never happens. His job is to get people to tune in, and it's crap like this that makes that happen.

Terrie

As long as they don't bring Jamie Lee Curtis back........... They know fans want Tony and Ziva together so I think there's no doubt it will happen sooner or later.........I actually think I'm more interested in what Ducky's story will be......... Season 10 won't be the last.....FYI they just resigned Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette for season 10 AND 11..........

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I guess its true that NCIS writer are runing out of ideas maybe season 10 should be the last

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It'll be interesting to see what these "moments" are and how they will bring Tony and Ziva closer together. I'm glad that they are finally moving in the direction of bringing them closer. I can't wait to see how this attack on NCIS will affect all of the characters.

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McGee: Rule number 70 - keep digging till you hit bottom.
Abby: McGee! There is no rule 70.
McGee: Well, I--
Abby: You just made up a rule. This McGibbs thing has really gone to your head. I don't even recognize you right now.

McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
Bishop: What?
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
McGee: Yeah.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.