The third main story in the Rizzoli, Isles & Todd series, RI&K: Los Angeles pits Jane Rizzoli, Maura Isles, Kate Todd, and NCIS's Los Angeles special ops team against a drug lord intent on gaining revenge for Ari Haswari's death in every way imaginable - from orchestrating kidnappings to terrorist attacks.No one - them, Gibbs, Tony Di Nozzo's team, Boston homicide - is safe.TVLINE To give him the push he’s needed for perhaps more years than he’d admit. And the only thing that we could come up with was this idea of someone for whom he was suddenly responsible.Even if it was a relationship or being in love with someone, that reason wasn’t enough. We started talking about that very early on, and we started to do a little research and have conversations with agents, law enforcement officers who are single parents. And then in talking to Michael, talking with the other writers, the other producers, this was the direction we decided to go.Cote de Pablo of course recently said some things indicating, at the very least, that she was approached about returning in-person for the finale.Do you want to clear the air about what was or was not in play?
It was “all in.” This is a huge deal for the show, and Michael leaving is huge, so we felt that at the end of the day we needed to do this properly.
At the end of the day, we’re pleased with what we delivered.
If I may fittingly evoke “Dayenu,” it would have been sufficient to mention Ziva, it would have been sufficient to dramatically kill her….
To this day, we believe that the correct choice was really focusing on this little girl, the love that Tony develops for this little girl, and what she represents to him as family and as the living part of his relationship with Ziva.
Paris,” and then, “You gotta believe what you gotta believe”….