For Ziva fans, the beginning of the end was last night when NCIS aired its season 11 premiere. It was the start of Cote de Pablo’s final run of episodes, as she will be departing the series after wrapping up her storyline.
In an interview with TV Guide Magazine, Pablo opened up about her decision to leave the series that she’s been a part of since 2005, and even alludes to some behind-the-scenes drama surrounding her exit.
“As far as my decision to leave, that’s a personal thing, and I’d rather leave it at that,” she tells the mag. “The idea of leaving was not something I toyed around with for a long time. It was an overwhelmingly hard thing—at times terrifying.”