NCIS Season 13 – Will Tony’s Exit Include Ziva?

While it has been known for quite a while that Tony DiNizzo and actor Michael Weatherly is leaving NCIS at the end of season 13, details of the exit remain mysterious. Even on the show itself, there has been very little hinted that Tony might be leaving soon. NCIS showrunner Gary Glasberg commented on the departure in a recent interview with TVLine. Glasberg came short of explaining exactly how the series would say goodbye but he did drop a few hints, mentioning a certain special lady from Tony’s past.

“We’re really trying to give everybody something that leaves them satisfied,” Glasberg told TVLine during an interview set up to promote next Tuesday’s episode, the series’ landmark 300th.

Since Weatherly has been with the CBS series since its September 2003 launch, Glasberg acknowledges that DiNozzo’s departure is “a huge deal, and I’ve been literally thinking about it for six months now…. Lots of planning.”

Luckily, Glasberg did not have to deal with this dilemma on his lonesome. “I will say that when you have a writing staff, people that have been involved as long as some of these writers have, they get super excited about what we’re doing,” he shares. “That makes me happy, because it means we’re on the right track.”

Source: TVLine