There’s no mistaking the serious chemistry between Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and Officer Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) on NCIS, but fans shouldn’t get too caught up in the will-they-or-won’t-they drama, warns the actor.”Let’s look at it from a practical angle,” Weatherly told exclusively. “It’s Kryptonite! She’s an assassin! That’s like marrying a hooker. You gotta be real comfortable with the fact she’s gonna go hook! I don’t see how, domestically, (a relationship) would work. But that’s me. Tony DiNozzo is completely unaware. You never know. Maybe they’ll be like those YouTube videos when you see the mongoose and the snake. Before they ever got together, one of them will kill each other. You never know.”

So far, NCIS fans have seen Ziva give Tony a peck on the cheek (in the season premiere last month, Tony and the team rescued Ziva from being held hostage). Is there more canoodling on the horizon? Weatherly is loathe to give any spoilers about future episodes, other than reassuring fans that “whatever is going to happen, it will not be cheesy. If I sense a beat coming up where I have to do something that feels forced and inauthentic, which I think would involve holding hands with Ziva, I will assume it’s because some greater hand is at work that involves a terrible ending.”

For more on NCIS and its promising new spinoff, NCIS: LA, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, Oct. 16.