Season 6 focuses more on Ziva and Tony, but leaves their relationship undefined.Gibbs manages to have Ziva and Mc Gee transferred back to the team in the premiere, but Tony is still acting as agent afloat on the USS Seahawk.
More details were released in the days preceding the finale.
Michael Weatherly disclosed, "The way this season is ending, and what's gonna happen with Ziva and Tony and Rivkin, it's pretty massive and explosive, and it's gonna span four episodes." De Pablo added, "We could not be farther away from kissing.
Tony Di Nozzo and Ziva David are fictional characters from the American police procedural drama NCIS.
Tony, an original character, is portrayed by Michael Weatherly, and Ziva, who first appeared in the third season, is portrayed by Cote de Pablo.
Little does he know that he almost kills her." When asked how the storyline would affect Tony and Ziva's interactions, Tadros replied, "I think that love can hurt and heal.
In this case, we'll have opportunity to see both of those things take place. I think it will only make their connection stronger, as they learn a lot more about each other." "Well, with the underworld of espionage, you would never really know.
Cote de Pablo, who plays Ziva, came to me right before we were shooting the first scene where we kissed, and said, 'I've never kissed anyone on camera before.' I was expecting this timid little bird kiss, like a little peck, but she was like a lioness—she practically ate my head off! We were told to really have fun with it, they wanted a sexy thing happening, and Cote delivered. And let's be honest, three out of the four letters in 'TIVA' are from Ziva, so what is the 'T' then? I don't think so." She elaborated in another interview, "My character has sort of this understated flirtation with Michael's character, Tony.
She gets jealous, but I think she would never admit it or hook up with someone in the workplace. He is the epitome of the American man and all of the things that come out of his mouth are brutally stupid." When she initially goes to the Israeli embassy to report their deaths, which she witnessed, Mossad Officer Michael Bashan asks her directly, "Did you or did you not sleep with him?
Frequently referred to by the portmanteau "Tiva" (for Tony and Ziva), the characters' flirtation and the idea of them eventually beginning a relationship became a subject of interest among viewers, and by 2010, TV Guide reported that "many fans have become obsessed with the romantic tension between Weatherly's character and co-worker Ziva".
Focus and media coverage on the pair escalated over the years, particularly after NCIS became the most watched television series in America during its tenth season.
" In response to her confusion, Bashan tells her that he knows that Tony has been visiting her apartment at least once a week for the past three months and that Mossad officers have been spying on her, evidently on orders from her father, Mossad Director Eli David."I think they're just having a lot of fun watching us fight our way through it. That's the fun aspect of not knowing...being bombarded by all this attraction and seeing them fight it or deal with it the best way possible. Tony's always trying to hit on women and he doesn't try to hit Ziva.