Once he tracks her down, he begs her to return to Washington with him, but to no avail.She leaves him on the runway with a tearful goodbye and a long kiss. turned to executive producer Gary Glasberg for answers. Gary Glasberg: We had to really step back and change what this opening was going to be.“Family First” definitely gave viewers answers to those questions, though perhaps not exactly as we all would have wished.Ziva is dead and Di Nozzo is now the single dad to their daughter Tali.That’s if he can take her away from his own father, as Robert Wagner returned to the show to witness his son’s drastic life changes.Obviously all that wasn’t emotional enough to send Di Nozzo out the door in a proper fashion, and to be expected, the final minutes of the show were dedicated to him sharing goodbyes and love-yous with his coworkers and friends, while packing up his desk and restating his oath.After seeing it all go down, Michael Weatherly’s thoughts about how the episode surprised him now make a ton of sense, as he clearly had no idea that he had an offspring walking around on the planet.
Many fans have been freaking out over whether Di Nozzo would get killed off or allowed to ride off in the sunset, slapping his horse on the back of the head all the way, as well as wanting a resolution to the Tony ‘n’ Ziva story.NCIS will return to CBS in the fall, and Michael Weatherly will also be around, as his new CBS show Bull will also be premiering.Catch you in the repeats, former Agent Tony Di Nozzo.Before that happened, though, Di Nozzo got to meet his daughter Tali, and it took him all of three seconds to completely fall in love with her and alter some of his brain synapses to focus on keeping her safe.
As he told Gibbs in their heartfelt basement talk, he’s never been another person’s everything before like he is to Tali now, and he isn’t going to skip out on that.
The episode did use old footage to show Di Nozzo trying to cope with his loss, but it wasn’t the same.