Cote de Pablo Replacement?
NCIS fans are in an uproar about the departure of Cote de Pablo (Ziva David). And they should be – she has been a wonderful and colorful character the last 8 seasons.
So the question becomes who will replace her? First of all, nobody can replace Ziva. She is too special for that and they shouldn’t try. However, someone will have to take her place and some word is coming out about what kind of person this is to be. According to TVLine:
According to just-released casting intel, the new twentysomething female character — named Bishop — “is bright, educated, athletic, attractive, fresh-faced, focused and somewhat socially awkward. She has a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism. She’s traveled extensively, but only feels comfortable at home.”
The word is that this character will not actually appear until January or February. In the meantime, after Ziva’s departure, expect to see another character:
Prior to that, the show will “rotate some fun people” through the agency’s doors. “The first two episodes are all about Ziva’s departure,” EP Gary Glasberg recently told TVLine. “And then in the third episode we introduce, for instance, a woman in her 50s who is a few days away from retirement and just needs to fill the desk time. She, in theory, knew Gibbs all the way back to the days of Mike Franks. So we’re going to bring in people like that and have some fun with different characters. And then, hopefully, when people are comfortable enough, one will walk in and be The One.”
Season 11 is shaping up to be a interesting season!