It’s the return no one saw coming! In the final moments of the Tuesday, May 21, finale of , Mark Harmon‘s Gibbs received a visitor while in the basement: none other than Cote de Pablo‘s Ziva David.
“Hello, Gibbs. No time for pleasantries — you’re in danger,” she said while walking downstairs toward a shocked Gibbs. “Well, aren’t you gonna say something?”
It’s not surprising that all he could say was, “Ziva.”
The appearance wasn’t just a one-time thing, either. “This surprise moment is just the beginning,” showrunners Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder shared in a following the episode. “We are thrilled to share that Cote de Pablo will guest star in the NCIS Season 17 premiere this fall, as Ziva’s warning to Gibbs unfolds.”