On the latest episode of "NCIS," we were introduced to the "new Ziva." Granted, she's not trying to replicate the character, but NSA agent Ellie Bishop joined Gibbs' team, so she's at least replacing Ziva's physical spot on the team. Right away, she proved that she was going to keep her secrets ... and her secrets appear to be everything about her that doesn't relate to the job.
DiNozzo noted her ring and asked if she was married. Bishop responded by telling him she'd have her report to him by that night. He then took it a step back and simply asked how old she was. "I thought time was a factor around here, isn’t talking about my personal life a waste of it?" she asked him in response. Ironically, Emily Wickersham -- the actress who portrays Bishop -- is just as secretive about her personal life. We don't know how old she is, either.
TV Line's Matt Webb Mitovich liked what he saw in her debut, and so did the show's producers. "Originally booked for a three-episode look-see, [Emily] Wickersham was promoted to series regular ahead of her on-screen debut because, as show boss Gary Glasberg explained to us, he and the network brass saw in her early episodes ‘moments and scenes and a connection with our characters that we all really responded — emotional moments, fun moments, funny moments that were all there," Mitovich wrote.
Zap2it's Jean Bentley appreciated that this Ziva 2.0 wasn't a carbon copy replacement of Ziva. Instead, she's "more of the quirky savant type," which is definitely not what Ziva's like.
"NCIS" airs on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.
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