Rejoice! There's hope for Tiva on Season 9 of NCIS. Michael Weatherly (Tony) dished to TV Guide, "There's a new wrinkle in [Tony and E.J.'s] relationship, and I would say it is somewhat troubling. I think Tony questions a lot of things about her, and I don't think there's any going back to their initial blinky-blinky, lovey-dovey plot."
He added, "That might make him more able down the road to approach a relationship with Ziva."
Source: TV Guide