Saying 'Goodbye' to a Friend

So, I love NCIS. And I love Ziva. And I ship Tony and Ziva like none-other. And like so many of my fellow NCIS fans, I am incredibly sad to see Cote de Pablo leave the show. However, I feel lately as if that is where the similarities end.

You see, once upon a time, there was an NCIS Agent named Kate. And in Season 2, she got shot in the head and died, and, while this was before I started watching the show myself, I’m sure many an NCIS fan was singing the same song that so many are singing now: “How dare they take her off her show?” “Now she and Tony can’t be together! Whoever will we ship Tony with now?!” “Now that she’s not on the show, I’m never watching it ever again!”

And then Ziva came along. In the NCIS family, if Gibbs was the daddy, Tony was the big brother striving for Daddy’s attention and approval, Kate was the prudish big sister, McGee the nerdy little brother and Abby was the favorite child little sister (Ducky is the uncle and Palmer is his adopted child), then Ziva was the exotic Israeli exchange student. She was beautiful, she was tough, and it turns out that the show didn’t fail and life went on, and now, eight years later, the process is repeating. Ziva is leaving and once again it’s the end of the world show.

But here’s the thing: regardless of how much money CBS offered her, at the end of the day it was Cote de Pablo’s choice not to accept it–if money was indeed her reason for leaving–and if that isn’t why she’s leaving the show, then leaving was still her choice and those who consider themselves to be true fans of hers need to accept and respect that, rather than going on about what they want, which is her on the show regardless of what she wants. It could very well be that there are other things she wants to do with her career that don’t involve her spending the rest of it on a NCIS. Sasha Alexander, the actress who played Kate, hasn’t exactly disappeared into the shadows since NCIS; she’s had a very successful run on TNT’s crime drama Rizzoli & Isles, where she plays one of the title characters (her hair’s lighter now), and that’s been going on for four seasons now. So before everyone flips their lids and starts preparing their eulogies and obits for Cote de Pablo’s career, calm down a little and let’s wait and see what happens.

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It was not an easy decision, not one taken lightly. I feel like I am leaving my family. What I want to say most of all is thank you to the fans and to the people who have been so supportive of me and of the show, who have made the show the great success that it is.

- CdP(Latina)

Let’s stop hating everyone and everything in this whole situation and start acting like a good boy errr… fandom. The people who want to have Ziva back on NCIS : Keep doing what you’re doing! People who don’t care(as much as the hardcore bbc-fans): Let them do their thing and ignore them. There is a way to block tags, on tumblr at least; block bbc or cote de pablo and you’re all set.

I’m a passionate CdP and Ziva fan but I’m also a big NCIS fan. I hate how this is turning the fandom upside down. Don’t hate!

Support the remaining cast, we all want them to keep wanting to do their job, don’t we?

How Ziva leaves the show

I think I’ve got it.
This is the only way that Ziva could leave the team:
She can’t STAY in DC, because the writers would need some crazy reason as to why she’s leaving the team.
If she stays in the U.S, she’ll still be too close to the team to not be a part of it.
If she goes to another country, the team would go to bring her back (they’ve done that before)….
So the only solution is that she must have been recruited for some crazy NASA mission, because it’s that kind of distance that could give a good enough explanation for leaving the team :)….

Yes, I may be rewatching season 3 of numb3rs….
And yes, I’ve rejected the fact that her character could die.

Now someone make me a gif of Ziva in a spacesuit.:)