In the narrative of NCIS: Europe, Ziva’s absence from Ducky’s memorial and her inability to join Tony are explained by their ongoing commitment to safety as a family unit, which includes their daughter, Tali. While the series hasn’t depicted their reunion, Ziva and Tony have been together for some time, devotedly raising their daughter.

Under normal circumstances, both Ziva and Tony would have attended Ducky’s funeral. However, the risks associated with undertaking a transatlantic flight as a family, particularly with Tali in tow, are significant. Opting to remain separated from each other enhances their ability to evade detection and increases their chances of survival, given their circumstances.

Fans remain hopeful that the trio will return to the DMV for NCIS Season 21 before embarking on another journey to Europe.

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