Ziva Delays Reuniting With Her Family to Help Gibbs on ‘NCIS’ (VIDEO)

In the Wind
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Now that Sahar has really been taken care of on NCIS, Ziva (Cote de Pablo) should be heading to Paris to reunite with Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Tali, right?

That does seem to be the plan, but first, she’s going to help Gibbs (Mark Harmon), as the previews for “In the Wind” reveal. In the winter premiere, Gibbs must face the reality of his actions after he helped Ziva with the “one thing” she needed to take care of — and it looks like having to kill Sarah/Sahar, Phineas’ mother, has serious consequences.

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At the end of the fall finale, Gibbs hesitated on his way to tell Phineas his mother was dead, but once he does, Ziva’s willing to stay for him. He, however, tells her to go to her family.

But it’s going to be all hands on deck after Gibbs discovers Phineas has left his house (with clothes and money). The kid even leaves a note: “Don’t look for me.”

That doesn’t mean he may not end up in trouble or that Sahar (and her body and people) can’t lead the team to him. Gibbs hopes Victor (who clued them in to Sahar’s true identity) knows something, and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) insists on helping and returns to the club where they picked him up.

And because Ziva knows how much Phineas means to Gibbs, “Paris can wait,” she tells him.

Executive producer Frank Cardea told TV Insider “the history of Phineas and Sahar/Sarah and how she pulled that whole thing off” will be explained in the winter premiere. Also expect to see that Gibbs and Phineas conversation about Sarah “dealt with … to a great extent.”

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