NCIS, Michael Weatherly

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We all knew that Michael Weatherly would leave NCIS with a bang—a beloved character couldn't exit after 13 seasons without an amazing tribute—but how about those TWO insane twists?

Yes, there are spoilers ahead, so you should definitely not read on if you don't want to find out what happened in the episode—and what happened to Tony and Ziva.

First things first: Ziva is dead. For real. And Abby had to break the news to DiNozzo, which was a terribly sad scene all around. It all makes sense why Cote de Pablo didn't return for the episode (why would she come back if she was just going to die?), although Ziva was very present in the episode thanks to flashbacks—and the other big twist.

Ziva and Tony HAVE A KID TOGETHER! This is not a drill. While Ziva didn't make it out of that farmhouse alive, someone did—Tali, a.k.a. the adorable little girl who is actually the product of their extremely passionate goodbye.

NCIS, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo

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Leave it to McGee to ask the most important question: Were they actually dating the whole time? "We had a connection, and obviously a very fond farewell," Tony confessed. "I loved her, Tim."

The episode saw Tony slowly realize that he needed to get out of the line of fire and focus on his sudden new role in life: father (or "abba," as Tali knows him—"father" in Hebrew).

(And yes, the team stopped Kort, a.k.a. the guy responsible for killing Ziva, among other atrocities.)

What did you think of Tony's NCIS exit? Are you devastated that Ziva is dead? Happy that she lives on in Tali? Vote in our poll, then share your thoughts in the comments below!

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