Unlucky In Love: Our Advice for Tony DiNozzo

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Some of our favorite TV characters have it all. Impressive careers, nice homes, cool cars, even great hair... but the one part of life they frequently get wrong is love.

So we here at TV Fanatic have decided to take the time to steer them in the right direction. Will they listen? Doubtful, but at least we can say we tried. Isn't that right, Olivia Pope?

Who needs our help this week? NCIS' Tony DiNozzo. Read on for our open letter to the beloved CBS character...

Tony Being Tony

Dear Tony,

In a word, your history with love has been horrendous. It can probably all be linked to the death of your mother at a young age and your somewhat absentee con man of a father.

Yes, being left at the altar by ex-fiance Wendy was a tough break and since then you'll have to admit that most of your affairs have been superficial at best. 

Your friendship and flirtation with fellow Agent Caitlin Todd certainly had potential... if a bullet hadn't ended her life much too soon.

And despite your protestations to the contrary, it appears your most emotionally open relationship was with Dr. Jeanne Benoit. You even told her you loved her and I'd bet money you meant it. Too bad you were undercover trying to bring down her notorious arms dealer Daddy. That would kill anyone's romance.

That leads us to fellow Special Agent Ziva David. Even a blind man could see the chemistry between you two. You never fail to challenge one another. You always have one another's backs and you've both been known to get more than a hint of the green eyed monster when the other's love interests come around.

To say your relationship is complicated is an understatement, but that doesn't mean you couldn't be much more than colleagues. More than friends. After all of these years, doesn't that unresolved sexual tension drive you to distraction? 

Way back in "Truth and Consequences" you were under the influence of truth serum and you warned Ziva not to ask questions she didn't really want the answers to. Perhaps it's time to man up and volunteer the information.

As much as you may bristle at your father's somewhat dishonest and promiscuous nature, it appears your own love life has begun to resemble the man's more than you'd probably like. Isn't it time to make a change?

Tony, if you truly have feelings for Ziva, it's time to put it out there. If she's not interested, she can say so and then you can figure out how to move on. If she is, then you two can work together to balance your personal and working relationship.

If working for NCIS should have taught you anything it's that life is too short. Tell people how you feel while you have the chance.

What do you think? Should Tony take a chance on love with Ziva?

C. Orlando is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow her on Twitter.


Please NOOOO tiva. Don't do that to Tony. Ziva seems incapable of thinking of anyone but herself so far. Tony's basically a nice guy. Ziva is self centered, conceited, and has an entitled attitude. She needs someone equally obnoxious to help her gain perspective on her own behavior.


I think the Tony character would be lucky to have Ziva as his significant other. He should just put it out there and see how she responds. I can't really tell if the Ziva character is ready to commit to Tony or not (you ladies are difficult to read). Even if she turned him down, I think he should go for it and see what happens. It's past time- in my opinion.


I want Tiva together. MW said good things about Tiva he but also said he doesn't want to mess with the show this was in TV Guide but it was way back in season 6 because he was on dark angel and the put the main characters together then the show ended but he does talk about Tiva wedding. also Donald Bellisario left the show because of the MH didn't like his management style.


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commentary he gave for "Housekeeping" on the season 9 dvd. Now, are you going to provide your links like MCAL has asked you several times to do? Quit making things up. It is annoying and immature.


Quite frankly, I'm tired of everything Tiva too. Pro-Tiva is always shoving things down our throats and Anti-Tiva is almost (ALMOST) always making things up. Whatever happened to natural progression. The motto whatever happens will happen. If everybody could follow that, then they could actualy talk about the episodes on their own merits.


If this was a court of law and you were the defendant, you would be found guilty. "I could say the same thing about you" is not a logical argument. It is something my five year old sister would say.


I can say the same to you about the stuff you said


(Con'td)..episode, and that was the Intention of it all along. Every episode does not need to have "Tiva" or "McAbby" in it anyways. It's a different story if CBS is actually promoting or teasing an episode as being Tiva-heavy.


MCAL & "Guest" - I appreciate your comments, because they're FACT-based. This is a "fan" website, and frankly they represent the general consensus of the Entertainment Media at-large. EVERYBODY is sick of the Tiva "delay tactics" and all the teasing. I read the complaint from a cynic on here re: the so-called Year of Tiva & I have to agree: A season premiere & several episodes in-between containing Tiva "moments" does NOT constitute a "Year" of ANYTHING, no matter how you try to justify it! If you wait until the season's end to stick in the "heavy" stuff, then that REALLY proves it hasn't been a Year of Tiva. It's getting annoying if you ask me. They market "Tiva" to pull in high ratings for their show, yet they really don't deliver on what they preach, and that's not fair to viewers if you ask me. Also, "Hereafter" was NEVER meant to be a Tiva episode in the 1st place, so it's not even applicable for any TVF reporter to even comment about Tiva. It was a VANCE-centric episode, and that was the Intention of it.


And also, if the site was pro-Tiva, wouldn't they be deleating comments that are anti-Tiva.

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Tony: One other question, I know you're an expert in English history. And I was just wondering, have you ever heard of Archibald Drummond, the 17th Earl of Trent?
Ducky: The Earl of Trent. No, I can't say I have. Why?
Tony: I was just wondering. Thanks.

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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.
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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.