NCIS has captivated and roused viewers for ten seasons now. One of the ongoing storylines of the procedural drama that has intrigued viewers for a while is the budding romance between "Ziva" and "DiNozzo." With Season 10 at its peak, the cast teases more of the dynamic relationship ahead.
While the two characters, played by Cote de Pablo and Michael Weatherly, are generally playfully mean with one another, there have been a few moments when they've been alone in which they have experienced a romantic connection.
Although their connection hasn't led to anything concrete, it has created anticipation amongst fans as to what it may evolve into in the future. De Pablo revealed that although she hasn't seen any future scripts, she anticipates more romantic probing between the two.
"I have a feeling that they're going to want to play with that [relationship] a little bit more and see where that goes," the 33-year-old actress said. "I think they're always testing that relationship and they're always throwing things at it to see how far they can take [it].
"It's already a very complex relationship. They're very close; they're very good friends; and they trust each other. So, I think the complexity of it all can go further and I think they're going to explore more."
Weatherly didn't say much on whether he thought his character and De Pablo's character would be taking their relationship to the next level in the future, but joked that the logistics of it might not work, saying, "The tricky thing is that any time you lean in to kiss somebody and they're wearing a gun, I think it's a complicated TV moment."
While fans would be curious to watch Ziva and DiNozzo's romantic relationship unfold, there is one member of the cast who hopes the relationship doesn't escalate.
"I don't want any of our cast members to be in relationships on screen at all," said Pauley Perrette ("Abby Sciuto"). "I like things the way they are, so I'm not in [to] that. I'm petitioning against it."