Was there ever any part of you that considered, as the show has done with other major characters, killing her off?
Glasberg: Like you said, the show has a history of doing that to characters upon their departure. And this was an emotional thing off-screen and on-screen. Hopefully, [it will] give the fans what they've been waiting for, and let these two characters part ways in a satisfying manner.
I think it's clear that Tony and Ziva had some things to figure out on their own. He may have, and he may have recognized that they needed some time to themselves.
Was it appropriate for them to keep that from Gibbs? Fall TV Preview: The biggest cast shakeups Speaking of Gibbs, what do you imagine Ziva said to him in the phone call that we saw but didn't hear?
Glasberg: That was a very deliberate decision on our part.
We would like to believe that every viewer and fan of the show has their own idea of what that conversation is, and I'm not going to even begin to try to second-guess for everybody what Ziva David would say to Leroy Jethro Gibbs in her farewell.
Confirming the news at a Q&A for her film "I worked eight years crafting this character, so when I felt and perceived the character wasn't being treated with the respect she deserved, all the money in the world [couldn't change that]."What we do know about Weatherly's departure is that his exit storyline involves a globe-trotting killer who is "targeting current and former agents".
The station also confirmed he would end his stint on the police procedural show, which follows a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, at the end of the current season.Cote de Pablo talks about her decision to leave How much does it weigh on Tony that he wasn't able to convince Ziva to come back to D. Glasberg: I don't know if it weighs in a negative way, but it certainly resonates.There's a lot going on with Tony, and that'll continue as the season progresses.You're not going to hear from him how he feels, but hopefully you'll feel it. It resonates with all of them, and they all have different views on things and that'll get discussed, especially in the first couple of episodes without Ziva.But there reaches a point, too, where people have to regroup and they have to re-focus.The result is Tuesday's episode, in which Ziva's will-they-won't-they partner-in-crime-solving Tony Di Nozzo (Michael Weatherly) goes to Israel to find her.