Producers of "NCIS" season 13 have opened the door for a possible return of Cote de Pablo as the show will tackle Tony DiNozzo's travails with women.
Showrunner Gary Glasberg teased season 13 spoilers for "NCIS" during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter as he said that somewhere in the season, they would address DiNozzo's issues with relationships.
"Down the road, we'll continue to delve into the love life of Tony DiNozzo, and there might be some surprises for people a little further down the road into the season on that one, especially for our diehard fans," he said.
Is that a hint that Ziva David will return sometime in "NCIS" season 13?
"I don't know! We'll have to see what unfolds," the producer said. "I'm not going to say a word - I'm just going to say we'll definitely be getting into DiNozzo's love life."
For her part, Cote de Pablo has not closed her doors for the possible return of Ziva David to the series.
"I'm very happy with my choices. I spent time with family, which was incredibly important for me. I've had time to deal with me, which I couldn't really do for a long time, so I'm blessed for that," she told TVLine.
"When you make decisions like this, you never expect for people to fully understand. So it was really delicious to feel that kind of love and I'm always grateful for that," she said.
But Cote de Pablo said that Ziva David could still return to "NCIS," whether that's on season 13 or not is still up in the air.
"I think the fact that they never killed the character off is very telling," the actress teased, "Under the right circumstances, I think it could definitely be explored."
Watch out for more "NCIS" season 13 spoilers which will be published when they come along.