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NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (original title)
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
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Series cast summary:
 Leroy Jethro Gibbs (311 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Abby Sciuto (311 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Donald Mallard (311 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Anthony DiNozzo (305 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Timothy McGee (296 episodes, 2003-2016)
 Jimmy Palmer (212 episodes, 2004-2016)
 Leon Vance (203 episodes, 2008-2016)
 Ziva David (191 episodes, 2005-2016)


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs' second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Eleanor Bisbop, a former NSA agent, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel and their families, sometimes ... Written by NCIS Lover

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There are two types of NCIS special agents: full time agents wear a gold badge, part time agents wear a silver badge. See more »


The character of LTC Hollis Mann is often shown participating in and supervising investigations. In the U. S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, investigative functions are performed by CID Special Agents selected from enlisted applicants; commissioned officers perform only administrative command functions and are not trained as investigators. See more »


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Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: YEAH.
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This definition appears in the opening credits of season 1; The Naval Criminal Investigation Service [NCIS] is a worldwide federal law enforcement organization whose mission is to protect and serve the Navy and Marine Corps and their families. To counter the evolving threats NCIS has implemented a new proactive strategic plan which emphasizes the following priorities; -Prevent terrorism and related hostile acts against DoN forces and installments -Protect DoN systems and information against compromise -Reduce criminal activity and mitigate the impact on Navy and Marine Corps operational readiness See more »

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7 December 2004 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

When the show first started out it was a little shaky, but since then has grown into its own. The characters are believable, both annoying and enchanting, and the plots are wonderful. There's a depth and a comradeship that isn't often showed this well in television. It isn't forced or faked; it's entirely true to life and believable.

The underlying sexual tension between several of the characters is also intriguing and interesting to watch, the most obvious of these being the relationship between Tony and Kate, but there's also hints at Kate and Gibbs, McGee and Abby, and so on. It's a crime drama that's both serious and light-hearted, and a wonderful show for anyone who likes fascinating stories, good humor, and great character interaction.

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