Is Ziva's Story Finished on 'NCIS'? Pros & Cons for 'In the Wind' as Her Farewell (PHOTOS)

Meredith Jacobs

[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for Season 17, Episode 11 of NCIS, "In the Wind."]

Cote de Pablo's five-episode return to NCIS is over, but is Ziva's story?

The winter premiere did seem to wrap things up in a neat bow for the former agent after she stayed in DC to help Gibbs (Mark Harmon) find the missing Phineas. And we even learned that was partly because she wasn't sure she was ready to return to Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Tali. But by the end of the episode, she was on her way to the airport for her family reunion.

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Exec producers Frank Cardea and Steven D. Binder also tease an arc they've been building towards.

Click through the gallery above as we make a case for and against "In the Wind" being Ziva's final episode.

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