I’m glad to hear someone say that! I really think that people liked Ziva so much that they weren’t willing to give Ellie a chance! To be honest, I think more of the younger fans identify with Ellie, I know I do! She’s good with computers, a nerd, loves to eat junk food, and learns and acts in a different way than the others. She’s such a wonderful character and very different from all the others!
Don’t get me wrong, I loved Ziva, but Ellie seems like a very good ‘replacement’ for her! Ziva was hardcore and intense compared to Ellie, but Ellie is much more learned and knowledgeable! In fact, I fell in love with Ellie the first time I saw her and how she interacted with the others! I think that if you’re a ‘true fan’ of NCIS you would have at least given Ellie a shot and seen if you liked her before saying anything! Many people didn’t like that though.
Yes, Ziva’s leaving was quick and abrupt and could have been written better, but Ellie’s introduction and Tony’s reaction to a new girl were simply amazing! To be honest, Ziva leaving was interesting but could have been written so much better, but it was very good for being rushed as it was! Despite Ziva leaving, the show continued to flourish and is now the most watched show in the show for 2 years!
And people harassing Mark Harmon, Gary Glasberg, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, and other cast, crew, and producers about Cote’s departure is not cool at all! Cote’s departure was her choice and if you’re not okay with that, that’s fine, just respect everyone else! It’s similar to Sasha Alexander’s departure from the show! Sasha chose to leave the show, and her leaving was well written but many people disliked the ‘new girl’ Ziva when she first showed up. But everyone grew to love Ziva after giving her a chance and I think we should do the same for Ellie, even though it’s been like, 2 years.
So yeah, I like Ellie, you got a problem with that, fight me. I like Ziva and I liked that we have a new character in her place who’s really different, if you think different, that’s cool but respect everyone who likes Ellie!