‘NCIS’ Star Brian Dietzen Takes Fans Behind-the-Scenes of Episode 9

by Lauren Boisvert
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“NCIS” star Brian Dietzen shared a look behind the scenes of episode 9 of the series. The new episode airs Dec. 6, and is titled “Collective Memory.”

In the photo, shared on Twitter by Dietzen, he, Katrina Law, and Gary Cole gather around a body found on U.S. Navy property. The cameras and crew are visible, giving fans a good look at the cramped quarters behind these scenes.

The new episode should prove to be an interesting one; the team finds a body shot at a Naval yard, and has to find her killer by interviewing a hologram of the victim that she created before she died. I don’t even have an idea of how they’re going to pull that one off. Props to the writers if they manage to make it believable.

Speaking of Brian Dietzen, he got to celebrate a milestone recently with “NCIS”; he co-wrote his first episode with writer Scott Williams. There’s currently no news regarding what episode 13 is about or when it will air, but “NCIS” fans will surely keep it close to heart, since our very own Jimmy Palmer wrote it himself.

‘NCIS’ Fans ‘Can’t Live’ Without Ziva David

Over on Reddit, “NCIS” fans have been discussing Ziva and her departure from the show. One fan recently got to season 11 when Ziva leaves the first time, and was understandably heartbroken.

They titled their thread “Can’t Live Without Her,” and wrote, “So I just watched Ziva leave NCIS and I know what’s coming all the way up to season 17 […] I kinda wanna just start the series over. I kinda don’t want to watch this show without Ziva and with the Ziva and Tony chemistry.”

Other “NCIS” fans chimed in on the post. One fan perfectly encapsulated all our thoughts about Ziva and what she meant to the show.

“Ziva was my favorite character and there was definitely a gaping hole after she left,” they began. “I appreciate the 8 or so episodes that they did give us without a Ziva replacement because we needed time to come to terms with her loss before opening up to a new character. With every other character the replacement came real quick so I think that shows how important Ziva was to the show.”

Ziva and Tony hands-down had the best chemistry on the show, rivaled only by the older-brotherly chemistry Tony had with McGee. Tony and Ziva played off of each other so well, because Ziva had an absurd sense of humor that matched Tony’s brash personality and endless ridiculous movie quotes. Seeing them both leave the show was heartbreaking, but knowing they’re in Paris with their daughter makes it somewhat bearable.