Michael Weatherly Dishes on His "Beautiful" Reunion With Cote de Pablo After His NCIS Exit

Exclusive: Find out how he feels about DiNozzo's exit

By Jean Bentley May 18, 2016 11:18 PMTags
Watch: Michael Weatherly Weighs in on "NCIS" Finale

We might all be collectively mourning that surprising NCIS finale death today, but Michael Weatherly is extremely happy with the reaction to the way his character, Tony DiNozzo, was written off of the CBS hit last night after 13 seasons.

"I am incredibly pleased," he told E! News on the red carpet at CBS' Upfront presentation the morning after his big exit, which (Spoiler alert!) saw the death of Ziva David (Cote de Pablo). "I think we gave [fans] a very satisfying emotional journey, and it was very emotional for me."

DiNozzo left the series in the season 13 finale after finding out that his love, Ziva, had died—but left behind a little girl she never told him about.

"I feel very complete and I feel like the circle has been closed and I'm ready for a new adventure," he said of the way things ended for DiNozzo.

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But although Tony and Ziva might be gone from the show, they're still friends in real life. In fact, Cote de Pablo, who played Ziva on NCIS from seasons three through eleven, showed up to Weatherly's NCIS viewing party to watch his final moments.

"Cote de Pablo showed up at the end and that was great to reunite with her," he told us. "Yeah, it was a beautiful night."

Weatherly might be gone from NCIS, but he's not leaving CBS any time soon. He stars in the network's fall drama, Bull, based on Dr. Phil McGraw's early life as a jury consultant. Weatherly stars as Dr. Bull, a man who analyzes juries to help create defense strategies. (And naturally, he's a ladies' man.)

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