NCIS executive producer Gary Glasberg has penned an open letter to fans, addressing the exit of Cote de Pablo in the beginning of the new season.
Glasberg stressed that the cast, producers and writers all respect de Pablo's decision and that they spent all summer working on Ziva David's exit.
While fans may be crushed, the show's storyline won't disappoint.
"The amazing resolution you're going to see is pretty damn heart-wrenching and we're incredibly proud of it," executive producer Glasberg wrote.
"Prepare yourselves for a moment in television history."
"Images that will end up in the archives. I couldn't be happier with how my NCIS family stepped up and did some of the most emotional work we've ever done."
She'll appear in the first two episodes of Season 11 before her character exits the series. Follow the link to read Glasberg's open letter to NCIS fans.