'NCIS' fan favorite returns in shocking finale

It’s the return no one saw coming! In the final moments of the Tuesday, May 21, finale of NCIS, Mark Harmon‘s Gibbs received a visitor while in the basement: none other than Cote de Pablo‘s Ziva David.

“Hello, Gibbs. No time for pleasantries — you’re in danger,” she said while walking downstairs toward a shocked Gibbs. “Well, aren’t you gonna say something?”

It’s not surprising that all he could say was, “Ziva.”

The appearance wasn’t just a one-time thing, either. “This surprise moment is just the beginning,” showrunners Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder shared in a statement to TVLine following the episode. “We are thrilled to share that Cote de Pablo will guest star in the NCIS Season 17 premiere this fall, as Ziva’s warning to Gibbs unfolds.”

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LOS ANGELES - JULY 30: "Past, Present & Future" -- Determined to locate Ziva (Cote de Pablo, right), Tony (Michael Weatherly, left) chases leads in Israel in search of her current whereabouts, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 18: "Double Blind" -- A Department of Defense investigator scrutinizes the NCIS team's response to the Bodnar case involving the murder of Ziva's father and Vance's wife. Meanwhile, the team examines whether a Petty Officer is suffering from paranoia or if his claims of being followed are tied to a matter of national security, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Michael Weatherly and Cote de Pablo (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: "Damned If You Do" -- The international manhunt for Eli David and Jackie Vance's killer turns into a federal witch hunt against Gibbs and the team, which questions their unconventional methods and threatens their future at the agency, on the 10th season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Rocky Carroll, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo and Sean Murray (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 15: "Double Blind" A Department of Defense investigator scrutinizes the NCIS team's response to the Bodnar case involving the murder of Ziva's father and Vance's wife, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Colin Hanks (right) guest stars as Department of Defense IG Investigator Richard Parsons. Also pictured: Cote de Pablo (left). (Photo by Michael Desmond/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 13: "Chasing Ghosts" -- When a Navy reservist returns home to find her husband missing and her living room covered in blood, she turns to the NCIS team to bring him home. Meanwhile, Tony suspects that Ziva (Cote de Pablo) is planning a risky move to avenge her father's death, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: "Berlin" -- While the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Mossad officer in Virginia, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) depart for Berlin as they track her father's killer, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Foreman/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 28: "Berlin" -- While the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Mossad officer in Virginia, Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo) depart for Berlin as they track her father's killer, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Foreman/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 13: "Chasing Ghosts" -- When a Navy reservist returns home to find her husband missing and her living room covered in blood, she turns to the NCIS team to bring him home. Meanwhile, Tony suspects that Ziva (Cote de Pablo, right) is planning a risky move to avenge her father's death, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left: Mark Harmon (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 28: "Squall" -- A massive storm brings the NCIS team aboard the USS Borealis, where everyone becomes a suspect once the crime scene proves that Mother Nature wasn't the only culprit. Tension builds when McGee discovers that his estranged father, Navy Admiral John McGee, was on board during the incident, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 14: "Canary" The NCIS team takes on a renowned hacker who could hold the key to tracking down the most-wanted cyber-terrorist in the world, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 5: "Prime Suspect" -- A media frenzy surrounding an unidentified criminal prompts Gibbs' (Mark Harmon, right) barber to question his son's involvement and ask for Gibbs' help in ruling out his son as a prime suspect, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured l-r: Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo and Rocky Carroll (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: "Shabbat Shalom" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo, left) is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn't seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father's visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. also pictured: Mark Harmon (right) and Rocky Carroll (center) (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: "Shabbat Shalom" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo) is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn't seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father's visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 7: "Shabbat Shalom" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo, right) is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, (Michael Nouri, left) who she hasn't seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father's visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 1: "Shell Shock - Part II" -- Tony's (Michael Weatherly, right) curiosity is peaking when he learns Ziva (Cote de Pablo, left) is making special plans for the opera, in part two of a two-part episode of NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images) *** Local Caption)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 4: "Lost at Sea" -- When a helicopter crew is adrift at sea and later discovered on shore, the NCIS team must determine the cause of the crash and locate the missing pilot, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 30: "Recovery" -- The team is required to complete mandatory psych evaluations with a crisis counselor, and Gibbs is most concerned about Abby"s recurring nightmares since the bombing, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Cote de Pablo and Sean Murray (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 25: "Till Death Do Us Part" -- Terrorism threatens to shake the foundations of the Navy and NCIS, when the team continues to be eluded by the newest member of the NCIS Most Wanted Wall. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer's destination wedding is impacted by the case, on the season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 25: "Till Death Do Us Part" -- Terrorism threatens to shake the foundations of the Navy and NCIS, when the team continues to be eluded by the newest member of the NCIS Most Wanted Wall. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer's destination wedding is impacted by the case, on the season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 4: "Playing With Fire" -- DiNozzo and Ziva (Cote de Pablo, pictured) travel to Italy when an explosive device is found hidden on a Navy ship, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Ron P. Jaffe/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 21: "Rekindled" -- After a warehouse fire reveals missing Navy documents, posing a potential threat to national security, the NCIS team joins the Baltimore P.D. investigation, reuniting Tony with a boy from his past, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Jaimie Trueblood/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 10: Cote de Pablo of NCIS on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Art Streiber/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 28: "Housekeeping" -- The investigation into the murder of a Navy Commander leads the NCIS team to E.J. Barrett's whereabouts, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Cote de Pablo as NCIS Special Agent Ziva David (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 4: "Newborn King" -- When a Navy captain is killed in a hotel room, NCIS must track down and protect his very pregnant companion from unknown assailants, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Sean Murray as NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee and Cote de Pablo as NCIS Special Agent Ziva David. (Photo by Ron P. Jaffe/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 25: "Restless" -- Coverage of CBS' NCIS scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Cote de Pablo, pictured. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 25: "Restless" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo, pictured), McGee & DiNozzo dig thru trash (literally) after a squeaky clean Marine is murdered on NCIS, Tuesday, Sept. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Richard Foreman/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 3: "Two-Faced" Ziva (Cote de Pablo, pictured) finally introduces her boyfriend, Ray, to the team, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: "Dead Reflection" -- The NCIS team (left to right: Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon) tracks a Navy lieutenant's killer after a Pentagon security camera reveals a petty officer committing the crime. Meanwhile, Gibbs announces that Agent Barrett and her team will take over the Port-to-Port serial killer case, on NCIS, Tuesday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 26: "One Last Score" -- NCIS discovers that one of its former investigative assistants found brutally stabbed to death was selling details for how to rob a warehouse full of valuable possessions belonging to a woman convicted of fraud. Meanwhile, a new special agent joins the office, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 1 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode directed by series star Michael Weatherly (left). Also pictured Cote de Pablo (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 18: "Kill Screen" -- The dismembered fingertips and teeth of a murdered Marine are discovered in the stolen purse of a pickpocketer, launching NCIS on a mission to find a cold-blooded killer, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. pictured left to right: Sean Murray, Mark Harmon, Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly, Brian Dietzen and David McCallum. (Photo by Patrick Wymore/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 6: "Defiance" -- A botched assassination attempt in Belgravia forces NCIS to protect the Defense Minister's daughter, who is studying in the U.S. and smitten with McGee. Meanwhile, Gibbs investigates the death of the U.S. Marine who was killed in the bombing, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Ron P. Jaffe/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - -OCTOBER 3: "Enemies Foreign" -- The team is assigned to protect Ziva's (Cote de Pablo, left, with guest star Sarai Givaty) father, when his attendance at a NCIS conference leads to some unexpected surprises on "NCIS," Tuesday, November 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 2: "Ships in the Night" -- Gibbs and the NCIS team partner with a Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Agent to solve the murder of a Marine gunned down on a dinner boat, on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Diane Neal reprises her role as CGIS Special Agent Abigail Borin. Pictured: Cote de Pablo (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 31: "Dead Air" -- When a controversial DJ and a Naval Officer are shot to death, Ziva (Cote de Pablo, left), McGee (Sean Murray), DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly, right) and team uncover a sinister plan, on "NCIS," Tuesday, October 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Randy Tepper/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 29: "Worst Nightmare" -- Ziva (Cote de Pablo) and the team find their attempts to track down a kidnapped girl compromised by her determined grandfather, on "NCIS," Tuesday, September 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 29: "Worst Nightmare" -- Gibbs (Mark Harmon, right), Ziva (Cote de Pablo, left) and the team find their attempts to track down a kidnapped girl compromised by her determined grandfather, on "NCIS," Tuesday, September 28 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
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They also shed light on TV’s best kept secret, revealing that the end scene was not included on any call sheet or script and it was filmed at midnight with the smallest crew possible, hours after the crew had wrapped. They also had the actress, 39, arrive in the back gate.

Cote de Pablo starred on NCIS from 2005 to 2013, when she announced she’d be exiting during season 11 — despite the network pleading with her to stay.

We offered Cote de Pablo a lot of money, and then we offered her even more money; we didn’t want to lose her,” CBS then-president Les Moonves said at the time. “We obviously were in discussions. Ultimately, she decided she didn’t want to do the show. …We did everything humanly possible [to keep her].”

In 2015, de Pablo revealed to TVLine she felt like her exit story line “was rushed,” and she had wanted more. “I would have liked a little bit of closure. But I think all in all I could not be more blessed, because I got a chance to be with my ‘love,’ Michael [Weatherly],” she said at the time. “Any time you put Michael and I together there’s going to be a spark, and there’s going to be real honesty, and for that I am forever grateful. Because in that sense there was a sense of conclusion as far as what [the characters] felt for each other.”

NCIS has been renewed for a 17th season on CBS.

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LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 3: 'Twofer' -- NCIS is called in to investigate when the body of a missing Navy Lieutenant who disappeared a year and a half ago is located by a cemetery grounds crew while they are relocating caskets on the property. Also, Gibbs and McGee must pass a psych evaluation with Doctor Grace Confalone (Laura San Giacomo) before officially resuming all work responsibilities, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 24: 'Pandora's Box, Part I' -- After Abby's homeland security think tank is compromised and she is found in possession of a real bomb, the NCIS team discovers the leader of the group has been murdered and a theoretical terror playbook has been stolen, on the first part of a special two-hour crossover event on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 14 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 10: 'Philly' -- When a missing MI6 Officer is linked to a murdered petty officer, Gibbs sends Quinn and Bishop to Philadelphia to work with MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves (Duane Henry). Also, Quinn painfully recounts the NCIS case that made her leave field work, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette, Wilmer Valderrama. (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 11: 'Privileged Information' -- When the NCIS team investigates a marine sergeant's tragic fall from a building, her doctor, Grace Confalone (Laura San Giacomo), confides in Gibbs and suggests he treat it as a murder investigation. Also, Torres searches for a place to live, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 18: 'Family First' -- NCIS, FBI and MI6 continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who is targeting current and former agents, on the 13th season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Guest stars include Robert Wagner as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., Sarah Clarke as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe and Duane Henry as MI6 Officer Clayton Reeves. Pictured: Pauley Perrette as Abby Sciuto, Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, Emily Wickersham as Eleanor 'Ellie' Bishop, Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer, Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 20: 'Sister City: Part One' -- After the passengers and crew of a private plane traveling from New Orleans to Washington D.C. are lethally poisoned, all evidence points to the missing chef, Abby's brother, Luca (Tyler Ritter). Gibbs and the D.C. team work in conjunction with Pride and the New Orleans team to locate Luca and determine why a private tech company was targeted, on the first part of a special two-hour crossover event on NCIS, Tuesday, Jan. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Pauley Perrette and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Bill Inoshita/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 16: 'Decompressed' -- When a deep sea diver is murdered on the job, his body and suspected co-workers must remain in a high-tech decompression chamber for four days, leaving the NCIS team to complete an unorthodox investigation from outside the tank, on NCIS, Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: 'Viral' -- When a petty officer's murder matches the M.O. of a local serial killer, the NCIS team must determine if this is the killer's latest victim or the work of a copycat, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette (Photo by Darren Michaels//CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 8: 'Lockdown' -- While visiting a pharmaceutical lab on a murder case, Abby (Pauley Perrette) is trapped with no communication to the outside world after armed men take over the building and hold everyone hostage, on NCIS, Tuesday, Oct. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 7: 'Semper Fortis' -- While the NCIS team investigates the cause of a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a Petty Officer, Gibbs searches for a way to clear a Navy Hospital Corpsman, who has served two medical tours in Afghanistan, after she's indicted for illegally providing medical aid to the victims of the crash, even though the surviving victims swear by her life-saving techniques, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham and Michael Weatherly (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 12: 'Homesick' -- After a mysterious illness strikes children from military families, Gibbs and the team investigate the cause. Meanwhile, Abby and Jimmy partner with the Naval Medical Research Center to determine the strain of illness, all in hopes of delivering a cure before the holidays, on NCIS, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 22: 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' -- An explosion at a D.C. event that results in a casualty connected to the agency changes Parsons-� (Colin Hanks, center) perspective on Gibbs (Mark Harmon, left) and the NCIS team, on the 11th season premiere of NCIS, Tuesday, September 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Also pictured: Pauley Perrette (right). (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 24: 'Damned If You Do' -- The international manhunt for Eli David and Jackie Vance's killer turns into a federal witch hunt against Gibbs and the team, which questions their unconventional methods and threatens their future at the agency, on the 10th season finale of NCIS, Tuesday, May 14 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured left to right: Sean Murray and Pauley Perrette (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 5: 'Gone' - As the NCIS team investigates a teenage girl's abduction, Ziva and Abby (Pauley Perrette ) work closely with her young friend who witnessed the kidnapping on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 23: 'Broken Arrow' -- Abby (Pauley Perrette) and the team is stunned when Gibbs, enlists the help of DiNozzo's father, Anthony DiNozzo Sr. to solve a case on 'NCIS,' Tuesday, November 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Michael Yarish/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 28: 'Sins of the Father'-- After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner, right) is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night on NCIS, on the CBS Television Network. Pictured in a behind the scenes shot are Pauley Perrette and Robert Wagner. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 17: 'Tell-All' -- NCIS connects a message in blood left by a murdered Navy commander to a manuscript that may contain classified military information, on NCIS, Tuesday, March 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Pauley Perrette. (Photo by Adam Rose/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 12: 'Moonlighting' -- When an NCIS polygraph specialist� night job takes a dangerous turn, McGee (Sean Murray, left) Abby (Pauley Perrette, center) and Agent Susan Grady (guest star Jackie Geary, right) have to uncover the truth, on NCIS, Tuesday Apr. 27 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 5: 'Moonlighting' -- When an NCIS polygraph specialist's night job takes a dangerous turn, Abby (Pauley Perrette) and the team have to uncover the truth, on NCIS, Tuesday Apr. 27 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 23: 'Random on Purpose' -- Eric Beal (Barrett Foa) and Abby (Pauley Perrette guest stars) on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Nov. 24 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
VALENCIA - SEPTEMBER 16: 'Outlaws and In-Laws' --When Gibbs' boat is found with two dead mercenaries on board, he, along with Abby (Pauley Perrette) and the team are forced to look at an old friend in a new light, on NCIS, Tuesday Nov. 3 (8:00-9:00PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
American actress Pauley Perrette in a scene from the television crime drama series 'NCIS' (also known as 'Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service') entitled 'Mind Games,' Los Angeles, California, 2005. The episode, part of the series third season, was originally broadcast on October 4, 2005. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
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