NCIS Season 12 Spoilers, Speculations: Ziva David Replacement in Tony's Life, McGee and Gibbs Grow Closer

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Michael Weatherly's Tony DiNozzo to Reunite with Cote de Pablo's Ziva David?
Actors Emily Deschanel and Michael Weatherly present the award for favorite actress in a new television series at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

NCIS Season 12 spoilers include a Gibbs-McGee adventure. Perhaps Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) would still be grieving the death of his father (the late Ralph Waite as Jackson Gibbs) in the beginning of the new chapter, but he will be grieving someplace else. This season, Gibbs and McGee (Sean Murray) are likely to become closer than ever. Meanwhile, it seems Cote de Pablo's Ziva David will be replaced in Tony's life.

Spoiler alert: This feature contains NCIS Season 12 spoilers. Read at your own risk.

For the NCIS Season 12 premiere, executive producer Gary Glasberg told TV Line the plan is "to come out with a bang." He also told the entertainment site Alex Veadov is joining the cast in a recurring villain role.

"We've got a really significant season opener that brings Gibbs and McGee to Russia for a really big story," Glasberg said. Fans would recall that Gibbs and McGee shared a touching moment at the hospital when Delilah (Margo Harshman) was gravely injured by Parsa's attack against the DND. In NCIS Season 12, it seems viewers will see that McGee is even more comfortable around Gibbs now.

Glasberg also said viewers will meet the NCIS agents' new "significant adversary" soon into the NCIS Season 12 premiere. This character, played by Veadov, will be seen throughout the new season. He will be the Parsa of this new chapter.

While Gibbs and McGee are in Russia, where is Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly)? Wherever he may be at the beginning of NCIS Season 12, he is likely to still be far away from Ziva David.

Glasberg earlier said Tony DiNozzo is facing a new beginning in his personal life. He has "tried" to deal with the departure of Ziva David, the EP explained, and it is time for someone new to come along in NCIS Season 12.

IBT Australia has reached out to Ms de Pablo's publicists, but they "do not have any information about [Cote returning in NCIS Season 12]." More updates are expected to come out as fans await the actress playing the role of Tony's new love interest. For a Tiva closure, Tony is likely to somehow tell Ziva about this budding romance.

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