On tonight’s NCIS finale – “Aliyah” – the team flies to Tel Aviv, Israel for a “final showdown” during the aftermath of Tony’s (Michael Weatherly) confrontation with Michael Rivkin.   The finale of the top-rated CBS procedural will also feature Ziva’s (Cote de Pablo) reunion with her father, the enigmatic and powerful head of Mossad (guest star Michael Nouri of Damages).  As tensions rise, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) will reportedly be faced to make a decision that will “send shockwaves” through NCIS.

NCIS executive producer Shane Brennan already promised the finale is going to be both “jaw-dropping” and “stunning.”

“It is definitely the plan,” he said.  “We filmed a secret ending, and those pages were only in one copy of the script.  People will see the finale and say, ‘I know what’s going to happen next in the first episode back.’ Wrong.  You don’t know what’s going to happen. People will go, ‘Am I really seeing that?  What just happened?’ It really is exciting. I promised that with [the Season 5 finale] “Judgment Day,” and I think we delivered.  It is very much in that vein.”

Brennan adds that he thinks NCIS fans might also erupt with the finale, but assures that it will be a “fun ride.”

“The difference is that the fans understand we didn’t cheat them [before].   I don’t make false promises. If I do something, I like to be able to deliver on it. So it’s the same as last season: Buckle up and hang in there until September. All will be revealed  and you will be surprised, it will come at you from left field.”

We previously explored the possibility of one NCIS team member not returning, as made public by one promo.  As expected, NCIS fans are already abuzz with speculations as to who this would be.  There are even rumors that Weatherly will not be returning to NCIS at all, in contrast to what happened in last season’s finale when the team was just sent to different assignments only to be reunited shortly.

– Glenn Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, CBS
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Glenn Diaz

Staff Writer, BuddyTV