Cote de Pablo Reacts to Powerful NCIS Episode, Teases What's Next

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After an NCIS episode that brought us some of their best moments together yet (see our NCIS review), Tony and Ziva were sideswiped by a black vehicle and the agents' status remains unknown.

Also, Ilan Bodnar is still in the wind, and Mossad's new director is as complex as they come.

Will Tony and Ziva survive? Cote de Pablo coyly tells EW, “We are one step closer to the killer who took away Eli David and Jackie Vance, so I think the audience wants some sort of resolution.”

“I don’t know if we’re going to get to the actual unfolding of it completely [by the end of the season].”

There are plenty more shocking moments on the way, she said of the current and complex story arc, including a few between Tony and Ziva, for whom she teased some “messy” times ahead.

Last night, of course, was anything but.

While de Pablo remains reluctant to define the pair’s "complex" relationship too clearly, she loved the fact that the episode gave the duo a chance to reveal different sides of themselves to one another.

“There is a level of vulnerability that’s being shared. We usually see the woman from Ziva and the boy from Tony, and here we see the little girl in Ziva and the man from Tony," she adds.

The actress calls the dance scene one of her favorites: “Michael (Weatherly) and I crafted that scene. We felt the moment was very intimate, and we thought that just looking at each other was enough."

"The director kept saying, ‘No, I want the moment to be longer,’ and we had to sort of fight the director."

"Finally, I had to say, ‘Listen, if there was any more time of staring into each other’s eyes, it would be like, cut to a hotel room' ... so finding the length of the moment became a topic.”

"We certainly enjoyed it. I told [Michael] - without really realizing what I was saying and then I realized it came out the wrong way - I said, ‘God, I felt a little drunk when I was staring at you.’”

Cote laughs, “I’m not sure if it was because by the end of the day we were both so tired or if it was because it was just such a magical moment.”

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honestly, with all the people out of work and seniors having to make decisions as whether to spend their limited funds on food, heat, shelter, or meds.. The entire cast should be thanking their lucky stars fans are STILL watching this show... I love it, i love Ziva... but IF she's not happy with what she has ~~ MOVE ON!! NO one is irreplaceable... haven't we learned that in the past?? shows move on, so do we...


The beriln accident was tragic but i am for team tiva tony/Ziva. i would keep on watching with u both on it and cote please sign


When is Cote going to sign that contract??? My understanding is that she is the only character on NCIS not to have signed a contract since February 2013. Come on Ziva----SIGN IT. Put us at rest and anticipation for next season.


Can't we all just share what we enjoy most about our favorites without being nasty????


Love the character Ziva, she added so much energy and excitement to the show-Tony and Ziva together are breathless, enchanting, magical. TIVA keeps you wanting for more,they're infatuating. They have amazing chemistry-whether you like them or not, you can't deny their powerful attraction to each other. When they're in a room together- the sparks fly. TIVA -Spectacular together!!!


I hope they keep tony and ziva on the show. I thank other than the mystery there the reason I keep watching. I'm always hoping the next show they'll be together.


My only comment is without Ziva, this program suffers. If she is gone next season I will watch some other program.


This is a place to comment about the episode Berlin. Let's please keep it that way and stop with the bickering. There are comments in here that should be deleted.


@Guest and @MCAL I agree with you both I don't care who or he likes or don't likes I hate how he makes things up . but we need to try to ignored you know who I know it's hard when he makes somethings up. he put me and other poster down before and I got into with him then I realized he/she will never going to stop doing these things. I know it's Hard to ignored I give in sometimes as well when he goes on and on on something that never Happened


part 2 real world. I do not have a problem with you hating Tiva or Ziva or whomever you want to dislike. But I find it amusing that you call us terrible people for saying we don't like EJ or some other character but you can constantly say negative things about Tiva and Ziva. Isn't that just doing the same thing that you complain about other people doing? Why is hating Ziva ok but people hating other characters is wrong and a sin in your opinion? That is such a double standard.

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NCIS Season 10 Episode 21 Quotes

Ziva: When I have a man, the favors I offer have little to do with clothes.
Tony: That's good to know.

Tom Morrow: What are we proposing here?
Vance: Well with international tensions being so high on this, I'm proposing that we look the other way.
Tom Morrow: You can't be serious.
Vance: I am, Tom. We come down hard on Mossad now, then what happens? Talk to me about wasted manpower if Bodnar gets away after all of this? But understand: this one pass is the last one Mossad ever gets from me.
Tom Morrow: That makes two of us.
Gibbs: Three.