Showrunner Gary Glasberg, however, recently revealed Ziva will influence Tony Di Nozzo's (Weatherly) decision to leave the agency.
"Tony's relationship with Ziva absolutely will have an impact on his reason to depart," Glasberg told E! "There's no part of Tony Di Nozzo that Ziva David isn't a part of." "She's a huge aspect of who his character is, so it would be unfair and wrong to write this episode, to produce this episode and not have her character be a part of it," he added.
"Unfortunately, because of political things and the scripts not being good enough, I chose not to [continue]," de Pablo said of her much-mourned departure. I worked eight years in crafting this character and loving her, so when I felt or I perceived the character was not being treated with the respect that she deserved, all the money in the world [couldn't make me stay]," she explained.
"They were going to send her back to Israel and make her an unfortunate, miserable woman," the star revealed. So I said, 'Until someone can really write something fantastic for her, I won't come back.'" CBS Entertainment President Glen Geller previously said there are "not currently" any plans for de Pablo to return.
She has taught values such as strength, resilience and courage.
I know she has been a huge role model to me personally and it absolutely devastates me to see her character written off like this after such a long time.
Here, she plays Shirah, a single mother who's accused of practicing witchcraft."The Dovekeepers is a story about love and hope, and I think we can all relate to that," she told critics Monday.
The Dovekeepers airs Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1 on CBS.
Based on the bestselling novel by Alice Hoffman (who acted as an advisor on the series), the four-hour program will focus on four women whose lives intersect during the Siege of Masada in 70 A. Though the source material has been somewhat condensed, Downey says Hoffman has given her blessing to the adaptation and that the show "stays very true to the essence of the book."CBS at TCAs: Get all the latest news Downey told critics at the Television Critics Association winter previewson Monday that she hopes de Pablo's NCIS fan base will continue to be "very noisy" in response to the new series. "It's no accident that our [premiere] date is a Tuesday night and we will come on after NCIS."As for de Pablo, she's been spending time balancing work and family life since leaving NCIS in 2013.Then I found out there was a beauty line called Coty, and I hated that! A lot of people don't get it, but in Chile, if your name is María José, they call you Cote.Cote de Pablo is returning to her old stomping grounds.For 8 years, Cote de Pablo has been an integral part of the CBS smash hit that is NCIS.Voted TV's Sexiest Law Enforcement Officer, and even one of the US's all time favorite celebrities, Cote has delighted us with her presence on the show as her beautiful yet deadly character Ziva David.