Behind the Scenes of 'NCIS' Season 17 (PHOTOS)

Meredith Jacobs

NCIS tackles serious cases on a weekly basis, but the cast has fun behind the scenes when they're not filming.

Everyone's looking forward to Cote de Pablo's return as Ziva David following her shocking appearance in Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) basement in the Season 16 finale, and thanks to photos from the set, we know we can expect to see her in at least one scene with Bishop (Emily Wickersham) and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama).

8 'NCIS' Episodes to Rewatch Before Ziva's Season 17 Return (PHOTOS)

8 'NCIS' Episodes to Rewatch Before Ziva's Season 17 Return (PHOTOS)

These episodes include vital information or speak to Ziva's character and her bond with the team (and especially Gibbs).

Click through the gallery above to see what else is happening when the cameras aren't filming Season 17.

NCIS, Season 17 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, CBS