Cote de Pablo Teases New NCIS Dynamic Duo

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TV's #1 drama has big things in store for Ziva and Tony ... and for Ziva and Abby.

We know. Didn't see that coming, did you? Let's start with the latter pairing first.

Cote de Pablo tells TV Line that "Gone" features her character and Pauley Perrette's forensic wiz like never before: “It’s the first time they actually put those two characters together in an episode just about them.”

The abduction of a girl whose friend Lydia (guest Kirsten Prout) witnessed the kidnapping is the impetus for the dynamic duo being paired up, and it sounds like we can expect them to rally around the youngster.

"They get Abby outside the lab, we’re in Gibbs’ house ... It was fun working that dynamic with Pauley [Perrette] ... We need to keep her protected, and as we do there’s bonding between the three women."

Searching For an Abducted Teen

Elsewhere, tomorrow night’s episode again finds Tony (Michael Weatherly) wondering about Ziva's plans with a mystery man ... which actually involve a man this time, unlike this past week's opera plans.

“It’s a funny bit with a great payoff,” Cote says of the upcoming plot line.

“The only thing I can say is that Tony is able to relax when he meets the guy.”

We discussed in our review and NCIS Round Table after last week's episode whether or not this is "the year" for Tony and Ziva. If you ask the actress, it doesn't sound like her mentality has changed one bit.

“I’ve had years in which I thought, ‘Oh my God, this a Tiva year,’ and there have been years [Michael] thought were Tiva years. The truth is, we have yet to find out where that storyline is going to go."

"I think they’re toying around with us like they always do.”

For more on this week's episode, the eighth installment of Season 10, plus some scoop on Ziva's father Eli David's return later this season, follow the link to read Cote's interview with TV Line.

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I love this show, but i want to slap the writters hands and the producers. Enough already and get them togetther or drop the whole tiva thing. Also my 2 cents - I miss mcabby!


looks like its going to be a good one loved the new promo. think its a girls episode...


There's a spoiler scene on some of the other sites with the three gals in Abby's lab. I gotta say that it's pretty dull. The writers really seem to have run out of ideas. Didn't we have jealous/curious Tony last week? Let me predict - Ziva will smugly guard her secret while Tony makes an ass of himself trying to pry, and when her secret is finally revealed, Tony will look even more ridiculous. How many times do they have to write that tired joke?


So basic its season 5 all over again NCIS is really out of idea is it I love how she said Michael though last year was the year of Tiva. Dear Cote you are the only sick person beside your fanbase that want Tiva.


Cool we get Tony getting all into Ziva business and Jealous at the same time. And I sounds like we get dome Abby


Could be the warm up for that undercover episode that they have both talked about wanting to do for the last couple of years.


Can't wait for this episode it will be cool having a ziva abbey episode.


sounds like a great episode love a jealous tony


Super Ziva and jealous Tony. Oh goody something new and different. I love Abby and Tony, but this sounds like one to skip.

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NCIS Season 10 Episode 8 Quotes

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