"NCIS": Inside Ziva's farewell

Cote de Pablo in a scene from CBS' "NCIS."
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The end of an era is near on "NCIS."

Cote de Pablo's beloved character Ziva will take her leave from the series after Oct. 1, and devastated fans are wondering just how the series staple will say goodbye.

Related: Why Cote de Pablo left "NCIS"

In just-released clips of the season 11 premiere, one episode before Ziva's expected exit, Agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) sets out to find his missing co-worker but finds trouble instead.

Does Ziva survive? Tune in to the new season of "NCIS," premiering Sept. 24 on CBS, to find out.