For those that don't know, Cote de Pablo, the actress that plays Ziva on NCIS is leaving the show.
It will take effect immediatly, although she will return as a "guest star" only to wrap up her character on the show. From most accounts, the actress was playing hardball over contract negotiations and wanted far too much money. Mark Harmon tried to tell her to take what they offered and continue to do the show with them to finish it out together as a team. But she wanted to push the offer from thier proposed $200,000 per episode to $225,000. That did not pan out for her and instead they decided to work it into how last season ended and do the show without her.
This is REAL bad news for any "Tiva" fans and it's highly unlikely most think of any real chemistry now between them that wouldn't feel rushed for the sake of doing so. No one knows for sure how they will write her out, only that she is now just a guest star and only have a few shows to wrap up. Will they kill her off too? Will the show be the same without her? How will the chemistry, if any at all be between any new character now?