So… I am an anarchist. This means that I have a fundamental problem with the idea of “police” and “police agencies” and codified law. But, I love NCIS. Let me count the ways…
I love Zeva David. She loves to be a kid, something I’m sure she didn’t have much as a child (yes, I know she’s a fictional character). She’s very smart, very fast, tough, but just the right mix of sensitive and strong. 🙂
I love Tim McGee. He’s your prototypical nerd. I would totally date him. No joke. And I did just rediscover a scene from one of the very early episodes where McGee finds out that Abby sleeps in a coffin, and he says, “You let me _sleep_ in a coffin!?” And Abby replies, “Not just _sleep.”_ Bwahahahahahahahaha
I love Tony DiNozzo. He _is_ the class clown. We know that he’s extremely sensitive and his clownery is how he hides all that away. But he does _love_ Zeva, and I feel that he would risk just as much for Tim or Abby or Ducky as he has risked for Zeva and Gibbs in the past. I think that he is fiercely loyal. I love how he handles his father, and I sympathize with the unease he feels when his father appears out of nowhere.
I love Gibbs. He’s a good guy and a bad guy. He has his own set of rules, which appeals to me on a very basic level. But his rules allow him to take lives when it suits him. He is vengeful in a way that makes me uncomfortable from time to time. But he would never ask anyone to act in a way that would compromise their own values, no matter how much it may hurt him. He loves everyone enough to let them be themselves without interfering. He’ll smack you when you’re a moron, he’ll hold you when you’re broken, and he’ll burn down the world to save you. The father none of us ever had but all wish we did.
I _love_ Jimmy Palmer. The things that he interjects that always irritate Gibbs, are always adorable and fun and relevant… Jimmy Palmer relates to the world much the way I do. I appreciate that. He’s smart, though maybe a bit too trusting at times. He’s dedicated. He’s honest.
I ADORE Dr. Mallard. Ducky is gramps. Everyone’s grandfather who has stories about all of the things. He has a great understanding of other people’s motivations and he is very observant. We know that when he was younger, he was involved in much more secretive stuff, like Gibbs was involved in. He’s capable of _great_ fury, but generally, he’s very sweet and a great listener.
My favorite is Abbs. Abby. Ms. Schuto. I know her tattoos are fake. I know that she’s written to be everyone’s kid sister. But you don’t just act a part. Especially after so much time, the part becomes a part of you as much as you become a part of it. Pauley Perrette is actually a forensic scientist by trade. She’s also really from New Orleans. Everyone says that she makes goth adorable. I don’t think Abby is a goth. I think Abby is herself. Probably more herself than anyone else. There’s an innocence about her. She hasn’t been spoiled by anything, even the awful things she bears witness to over the course of the average day at work. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.
Vance. Vance is interesting. Vance… I know that Vance keeps a lot of things very close to the vest. Not unlike Jenny Shepherd did. I know that he doesn’t have nearly the connection with Gibbs that she did. And while he is always a hard-ass, I feel like he is every bit as protective and loyal as Jenny would have been… of all of them… I do not think that there will ever be a Vance betrayal. I feel like he can be trusted.
There you have it. My feelings about the entirety of the main cast of NCIS.
I think that I get over my hatred of police and law in order to watch this show because 99.9% of the time, they’re investigating a death. Whatever the law is or isn’t, investigating death will always be worthy and proper. I can live with it. Lying, entrapment, violation, I cringe at, even in this show. But I get over it. 🙂
Have a good day, all!