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 Bishop, 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 ...
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During one episode (Blowback), Gibbs was trying to solve a crossword puzzle. As his character is rarely in step with pop culture, he asked DiNozzo for a TV drama with eight letters. Tony answers St. Elsewhere
(1982), which has more than eight, eliciting a knowing laugh from Gibbs. Mark Harmon
played Dr. Bobby Caldwell on that show from 1983 to 1986. See more
The team's office is located within the District of Columbia. Many episodes begin with the team working at their desks and Gibbs saying "Grab your gear. We're headed for (Norfolk or Virginia Beach)." Without traffic, this drive takes from 4-5 hours, as it is close to 250 miles, but the team always seems to be there in time for lunch. See more
Officer Ziva David
Well, you know what they say. You cannot make an omelet without breaking a few legs
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo
She's never making me breakfast.
Special Agent Timothy McGee
Uh, Ziva, it's 'without breaking a few eggs.'
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
The original pilot, a 2-parter in JAG, was re-cut into a single-episode and shown in the middle of the first season. See more
Referenced in NCIS: Los Angeles: Familia