In an interview with Deadline.com, executive producer and show runner Gary Glasberg commented on Ziva's fate; "Tremendous thought was put into every element of what you saw last night..to the lines of dialogue, the specific wordage.
At the end of the day, I leave it in the hands of our fantastic fans and audience".
The show includes stories about a number of historical figures, and will be narrated by Laverne Cox in collaboration with Harvard professor and queer historian Michael Bronski.
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Following the onscreen death of the character's father in Season 10, Gabi Coccio recurrently portrayed a young Ziva in flashbacks.
Ziva is introduced to the show as an Israeli citizen, an agent of the Kidon unit of the Mossad, a daughter of Mossad Director Eli David, and a friend of NCIS Director Jenny Shepard.
Outside of fiction, the cultural impact of Ziva became a subject of discussion among various critics, with academics and rabbis weighing in on the matter.