In a November episode of CBS' NCIS, the origins of Tony's fascination with cinema will be explained — and strengthen his bond with Ziva. Tony (Michael Weatherly) finds
a childhood camera containing old film; Abby helps him develop the photos, which feature images of young Tony with his mom, who died when he was a kid.
"She was really the beginning of his love for movies and why that is such a deep, penetrating part of who he is," says Weatherly, who submitted his childhood pictures for the scene. "The last gift she gave him was to turn to the movies as a moral compass."
Tony shares memories of his mom with Ziva and "we end up going deeper with each other than ever before," says Cote de Pablo. "It's a profound, soft, vulnerable moment."