All the Tiva fans (and haters) can't probably wait for it. On the January 26 episode of NCIS, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) are sent to the world's most romantic city Paris and end up having to share a hotel room. On "Jetlag" the two's assignment to escort a government witness back from Paris encounters a road bump when they learn a hit man may be on their flight home.
But outside this whole procedural stuff, NCIS fans want to know one thing: if the whole set up will result in anything concrete, or will it just be a mighty tease.
"The episode puts them in the most romantic city in the world," NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan tells Entertainment Weekly, "and it puts them in the same hotel room."
But more importantly, Brennan adds, the two realize that while "it's a long road back" there is that realization that "the spark is still there."
"It doesn't mean that something is going to be resolved, but it does mean that the journey may have started again," he closes. So does this mean several seasons worth of flirting down the drain?
The showrunner raises some valid points, though: if you know the kind of rift that the two had in the last season of NCIS, it's easy to understand why the road back would indeed be a "long" one.
Previously, however, Brennan did say that, "shippers will be happy" with the episode. "There is a scene where Tony and Ziva are outside having coffee in a French restaurant and they end up riding away on a little motor scooter," Brennan said. "It is very romantic-looking and it is very French and it is very Tony DiNozzo."
But if we remember it right, this is the same thing he said regarding the season 6 closer: the Tiva fans would love it, and we all know what happened in that stretch.
Nevertheless, if indeed nothing happens on the Paris episode, will it at least mean the start of a long journey back for Tiva?