I'm telling you, it's not 'I hate you' [kissing sound] anger; it's 'I want to kill you' anger.
Like, 'I want to shoot you in the head, but instead I'm gonna put my gun on your knee' anger….
De Pablo relayed, "We're going to play around with the idea that it could possibly be real love, and see how [he] deals with it." Working independently, he draws ire from the agency when he kills suspects rather than bringing them in for questioning.
Tony begins to doubt Ziva's loyalty to NCIS when she continues to defend Rivkin, and it becomes apparent by the end of Part II that she is involved in a relationship with him as the two are seen lying together in bed in the last few seconds of "Legend Part 2".
They could easily have been paired and had to be in love and then had to learn to love each other....
Following the fatal shooting of Director Shepard in the fifth season finale, the NCIS team is disbanded by the new Director Vance: Mc Gee is sent to cyber crimes, Ziva is returned to Israel, and Tony is deployed on an aircraft carrier.They've always wanted to add some suspense and mystery to all of it, but I would always say to the directors, 'How could I not love her? I'm excited to watch the finale [airing May 19] myself just to see how it all plays out!" Tony confronts a drunken Rivkin at Ziva's apartment in the episode directly prior to the finale.Season 6 focuses more on Ziva and Tony, but leaves their relationship undefined.Gibbs manages to have Ziva and Mc Gee transferred back to the team in the premiere, but Tony is still acting as agent afloat on the USS Seahawk.