This Week’s ‘NCIS’ Confirmed That Those Crazy Ziva Rumors Are Totally True

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Remember the NCIS Super Bowl promo that teased the potential return of Special Agent Ziva David (Cote de Pablo)? Well, the latest episode to air on CBS gave us a brand-new revelation that is blowing our minds.

Here’s what you need to know: In season 16, episode 13, titled “She,” Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham) found a crucial piece of information that confirms Ziva isn’t dead like we were initially told. How could you!?

It all started in this week’s episode when the team reopens an old missing persons case after finding a malnourished child hiding in a storage unit. While searching through Ziva’s case notes, Ellie stumbles upon a message that made us nearly knock over our coffee table.  

It reads, “Eleanor Bishop, for the safety of my family, please keep my secret.” And by “secret,” Ziva means faking her own death. We’ll give you a moment.

The news might come as a surprise to some fans, considering Ziva left the show back in 2013. We later learned that she was killed in a mortar attack by former CIA agent Trent Kort (David Dayan Fisher), though her remains were never found. 

How did Ziva know the case would be reopened? And is she back…for good? Guess we’ll have to wait until NCIS returns to CBS next Tuesday, February 19, at 8 p.m.


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