Beloved NCIS star Cote de Pablo will make one last appearance on the show and then leave. Her contract has not been renewed causing heartbreak amongst fans and cast members. Here’s the 5 Fast Facts on the petition circulating to bring back Cote’s character, sad quotes from her cast members who will miss her, and the full details on her departure.
1. Ziva David Will Leave CBS
Pablo’s character Ziva David has been a part of NCIS since 2005 and will now be leaving. According to Digital Spy, the actress will make her final appearance on the show in the 11th season’s opening installment. Pablo’s contract actually ended after last season, but she made a deal to return one last time in order to wrap up the storyline for her character.
I’ve had eight great years with NCIS and Ziva David. I look forward to finishing Ziva’s story.
The season premiere is set to run September 24, 2013.
2. There is a Petition to Get Pablo Back on NCIS
Petition for Cote de Pablo https://t.co/bP7hfq2zV6 SPREAD THE WORD
— PLEASE STAY COTE (@cotedepretty) July 11, 2013
Many fans do not want to see the actress leave the show. In turn, some have been signing a petition to keep her character around. The petition was created by an Aussie fan named Tegan Kain and is titled ‘CBS Television Studios: Bring Cote de Pablo back to NCIS!’ Kain writes:
Ziva is a character that has inspired many girls and women to become the people they are today: to not give up through hardship, fight for their own happiness and find your family. She has taught values such as strength, resilience and courage. I know she has been a huge role model to me personally and it absolutely devastates me to see her character written off like this after such a long time.
For a closer look at the petition that was just made or to sign it yourself, click here.
3. Twitter Fans Are Devastated to Hear the News of Pablo’s Leaving
The fact that Cote de Pablo is leaving NCIS makes me want to die a little
— k a y l e e (@_cutekaylee) July 11, 2013
We’re sure her cast-mates will miss seeing her on set, but her Twitter fans are beyond saddened. Take a look at some of their tweets about their beloved Cote de Pablo.
Cote de Pablo is leaving NCIS. Why do they toy with my heart
— James Conger (@jconger617) July 11, 2013
Who ever replaces Cote I just want them to know they will never have as much chemistry as Tony and Ziva or Michael weatherly&Cote de pablo.
— Brooke_Weatherly (@BrookeNCIS_TIVA) July 11, 2013
4. Cote de Pablo Won TVLine’s Ultimate Law-Enforcement Crush Award
The NCIS officer is so steamy, she needed an award to prove it! How can CBS let this sexy lady out of their sight?
— CBS TV Studios (@CBSTVStudios) March 6, 2012
5. Fellow Cast Member Mark Harmon is Heartbroken
NCIS actor Mark Harmon expresses his feelings about losing cast-mate Cote de Pablo.
— Bekah (@iBomboo) July 11, 2013
Harmon isn’t the only one who’s going to miss their Cote. Check out actress Marina Sirtis’ tweet below.
Sad to hear Cote is leaving NCIS. She's a woderful woman and I so enjoyed the story line we shared. She will be sorely mised.
— Marina Sirtis (@Marina_Sirtis) July 11, 2013