10 Best Ziva David Moments to Celebrate Her 'NCIS' Return (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

It's never easy saying goodbye to beloved characters, but when it comes to shows like NCISthe door is often left open for those characters to return.

Although it seemingly wasn't the case for Cote de Pablo's Ziva David — she was (presumed) dead — that changed in Season 16. After strong suggestions that she's, in fact, alive, she returned in the finale with a warning for Gibbs (Mark Harmon). (This did, however, come just after Gibbs saw the ghost of his dead ex-wife.)

11 Former 'NCIS' Franchise Stars We Want to See Return (PHOTOS)

11 Former 'NCIS' Franchise Stars We Want to See Return (PHOTOS)

Many of these stars of 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: LA' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' left with open-ended story lines.

Fans will have to tune in to the Season 17 premiere to find out exactly what's going on, but in the meantime they can relive their some of her best moments from the series in the gallery above. From her relationship with DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and her hilarious quirks to some downright emotional scenes, click through the images above for a walk down memory lane.

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