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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