NCIS Icon Cote de Pablo Surprises Fans with a Screen Comeback Before Spin-off Launch

Production for ‘NCIS: Europe’ is set to begin in Budapest in the upcoming months. In a delightful twist, Cote de Pablo made a surprise appearance to celebrate the 1000th episode of NCIS on Monday. The actress, known for her role as Ziva David, appeared in a video message on CBS’s ‘The Talk’ to commemorate this significant milestone.

A thousand episodes. That’s a big number,” said the actress. “Congratulations to everyone involved, to directors, actors, guest actors, casting directors, but most of all to our beloved fans. Big kiss to them because without them, none of this is possible.

“We can’t wait, Michael and I, to make you happy yet again exploring the characters of Tony and Ziva,” she added.

It’s safe to say fans were overjoyed to see Cote back on their screens. Taking to social media, one person wrote: “When I say I screamed when I saw #CotedePablo appear,” while another added: “It’s so great to see @M_Weatherly and Cote de Pablo back. Cote de Pablo has hardly changed after so many years.”

Michael Weatherly also joined in the festivities, announcing his upcoming trip to Budapest to start filming the new Paramount+ spin-off. The series will follow Ziva and Tony, played by Cote and Michael, as they navigate life in Europe, raising their tween daughter while tackling global threats.