My husband and I really enjoy watching NCIS together, a simple pleasure born of the days when we were very dependent on staying at home and watching television as our main source of entertainment. Somehow in the past few years we’ve become attached to the cast of characters who’ve permeated the show over its nine year run.
Who can’t love ‘Ducky’, the nickname for the medical examiner Dr. Mallard, played by David McCallum, also known to some of us as Illya Kuryakin, the Russian secret agent in the series The Man From U.N.C.L.E.?
Abbs, Gibbs’ affectionate nickname for the quirkily dressed forensic scientist who works diligently in her lab, Tony (the good looking one) and Ziva (the clear thinking ex-Israeli operative) spar with each other, and let’s not forget Tim, the youngest of the team and resident computer geek.
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is their esteemed leader, played by Mark Harmon. Gibbs loves his NCIS team. His life has had so many emotional ups and downs it seems ‘the team’ and building the next lovely wooden boat in his basement, are all he has in life. (Would you believe in tonight’s episode, just to prove me wrong, he’s building a chair?)
Since it’s a Tuesday I’ll give you a few examples of Gibbs’ Rules.
In no particular order, other than they have resonated with me in the last two weeks:
Rule #11 - When the job is done, walk away
Rule #39 - There is no such thing as coincidence
Rule #1 - Always work as a team
Rule #8 - Never take anything for granted
Thanks to Gibbs and the team!