NCIS fans have been buzzing with excitement after Michael Weatherly hinted at a potential return to the long-running CBS police procedural. In a New Year's Eve tweet, the actor, who portrayed Agent Anthony DiNozzo from 2003 to 2016, shared a video offering advice for the upcoming year. However, it was his response to a fan's tweet about a Tony and Ziva reunion that sparked speculation.
When a fan suggested they would rather see Weatherly and Cote de Pablo's characters reunite, the actor replied, "Stay tuned… for this might be an interesting year for such 'moments'!" This cryptic response got fans eagerly anticipating the possibility of a Tony and Ziva reunion.
A reunion between Tony and Ziva would undoubtedly have a significant impact, especially considering their complex storyline. In Weatherly's final appearance on NCIS, it was revealed that Ziva had "died" in a mortar attack, but it was later discovered that she had faked her death to protect herself and their daughter, Tali. While de Pablo made a recurring appearance in Season 17, fans have been longing to see the characters together again.
Weatherly's tweet sent fans into a frenzy of excitement. One fan expressed their enthusiasm, writing, "Pretty please with sugar on top!!!! I miss Tony and Ziva, even more so since Gibbs/Mark Harmon left. The current mix of characters aren't keeping my interest as much." Another fan playfully pleaded, "Don't mess with me, one of my new year's resolutions was to stay calm & be more peaceful! I'm not buying this... till I see evidence! 'Might' doesn't mean it will happen. Stop teasing us, @M_Weatherly!"
Since his departure from NCIS, Weatherly has been starring in the CBS legal drama Bull, where he plays the lead role of Dr. Jason Bull. However, this hasn't stopped fans from hoping for a return of his beloved NCIS character. The actor's tease of a potential reunion has reinvigorated their excitement for the show.
While fans eagerly await further details, one thing is certain – a Tony and Ziva reunion in 2023 would be a momentous event for NCIS viewers. The power of their chemistry and the unresolved storyline between the characters make it a highly anticipated event that fans have been yearning for since their separation.