NCIS fans have been eagerly awaiting the return of Tali, Ziva and Tony’s daughter, since she was last seen in season 17. But will she return in season 19?
NCIS Season 19 will premiere on September 20 on CBS with major changes to the cast. It has been reported that Tony Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly) will return, but will his daughter Tali join him?
As viewers will recall, Ziva David (Coté de Pablo) made the decision to return to Israel in season 11, leaving Tony heartbroken that she was leaving. Tony managed to overcome the pain and keep helping the NCIS team, for a while.
He believed that Ziva and Tali had died in a house fire, but all changed when they returned during season 17. Together, they decided to move to Paris, looking for a new beginning.
There are new rumors suggesting they might return and, if they do, it’s more than likely Tali will join them. Tali’s return depends on the future of Tony and Ziva, as the characters have not yet appeared after their exit in Season 17.
Last year, viewers expected to see Tony and fan-favorite Ziva return in Season 18, but hopes faded when producers Frank Cardea and Steve Binder ruled out his return.
The reason they could’nt return in season 18 was simply due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with restrictions ruling out any hope of cameos and crossovers.
However, since season 18, tthe restrictions have been further reduced just in time for filming of the new series. This has revived hopes that Tony, Ziva and Tali will return to the series.
Although nothing has been confirmed yet, it seems likely that when Tony returns to the NCIS team, he will bring his daughter with him. Unfortunately CBS has not confirmed anything and, currently, there is only speculation. The only thing that is certain is that Tali will be played by a new young actress, as it’s been a few years since she was last seen.