by: Taylor Voight
Yes you read the title right, it’s actually happening. After 13 successful years Michael Weatherly confirmed his departure to NCIS two weeks ago via twitter. In his tweet he stated: “[Tony] DiNozzo is a wonderful, quixotic character & I couldn’t have had more fun playing him.”
CBS later confirmed his statement saying “a valued part of the CBS family,” and that “the immense charm and talent he brings to the screen as ‘Very’ Special Agent Tony DiNozzo has helped make NCIS what it is today — the No. 1 drama in the world.” Now if you’re anything like me, you’re already crying through this article!
Michael also posted a pictures of himself and on-screen co-star Pauley Perrette, who plays Abby Sciuto the forensic scientist of the team, thanking CBS and it’s chief executive, Les Moonves for “the opportunity of a lifetime!”
All of this however has left fans questioning, just how the beloved Tony Dinozzo will be written of the show at the end of the season, because no fans want to see him die! If he dies I will legit cry. Many fans are desperately hoping (Like myself) the other half of Tiva (Tony and Ziva) will reunite and will ride off in the sunset.
But will Tony and Ziva ride off into the sunset together? Sadly, when asked if there are plans for Cote de Pablo to return to the CBS drama, Geller said, “not currently.” Now we may never know what could have been between the two soulmates unfortunately. However some fans have not given up hope, Ziva is still out there and alive! It is yet to know how Weatherly will leave even to the producers who are still preparing his departure.
Michael’s character will be missed by many and there are no plans to immediately replace him, because those are some big shoes to fill. Weatherly has been there since the beginning of the TV series and will be leaving at the season 13 finale.