History Awesome / NCIS

17th Feb '17 11:20:00 AM mlsmithca
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* In Season 2's ''Chained'', [=McGee=], after being repeatedly harassed by the Deputy Secretary of State, verbally slaps her down and basically hangs up on her. The three people operating the video link in the room applaud.
** Making the scene slightly more awesome for [=McGee=] is the fact that one of the three people there, and the first to start applauding, is played by Don S. Davis--General Hammond of ''Series/StargateSG1''

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* In Season 2's ''Chained'', [=McGee=], after being repeatedly harassed by the Deputy Secretary of State, verbally slaps her down and basically hangs up on her. The three people operating the video link in the room applaud. \n** Making the scene slightly more awesome for [=McGee=] is the fact that one of the three people there, and the first to start applauding, is played by Don S. Davis--General Hammond of ''Series/StargateSG1''






* "Frame-Up": Tony is a murder suspect. In his cell, he interrogates ''himself'', including amateur psychoanalysis. Also a Moment of Awesome for Michael Weatherly, who acts the ''hell'' out of the whole scene.

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* "Frame-Up": "Frame-Up":
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Tony is a murder suspect. In his cell, he interrogates ''himself'', including amateur psychoanalysis. Also a Moment of Awesome for Michael Weatherly, who acts the ''hell'' out of the whole scene.



** In the same episode, Abby goes on a monologue that "I know that forensics was just testing me. And I will rise up, and I will find the man who did this to Tony and I will ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaZdaickRJE crucify him!!!"]]'' Cue her assistant turning away ''very'' slowly in fear. [[spoiler: Mostly because he was the man that did it.]]
*** And she did what she said she was going to do!

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** In the same episode, Abby goes on a monologue that "I know that forensics was just testing me. And I will rise up, and I will find the man who did this to Tony and I will ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaZdaickRJE crucify him!!!"]]'' Cue her assistant turning away ''very'' slowly in fear. [[spoiler: Mostly because he was the man that did it.]]
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]] And she did what she said she was going to do!



* Another one for Tony and Gibbs; in the episode "Bait" (S3/E18), Gibbs ever so calmly leaves his gun behind outside the classroom one student is holding several others hostage and goes inside--and stays there. Now, we all know Gibbs is badass, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise (even if it is awesome). He does, however, leave Tony in charge (namely by calling him "Boss"), showing that while Ziva and Jenny don't have faith in him, Gibbs does. Tony proceeds to do almost all the right things, even when Ziva snaps at him "not being Gibbs", figuring out a clever way to tell Gibbs the student's mother is dead and in general being a good leader.
** What makes this even better however is the fact that when the team finally find the truth, Gibbs and [=DiNozzo=] are the ones to bust the real threat in a surprise attack. Gibbs makes a smart remark. Cue [=DiNozzo's=] shit-eating grin. Awesome.

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* Another one for Tony and Gibbs; in the episode "Bait" (S3/E18), Gibbs ever so calmly leaves his gun behind outside the classroom one student is holding several others hostage and goes inside--and stays there. Now, we all know Gibbs is badass, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise (even if it is awesome). He does, however, leave Tony in charge (namely by calling him "Boss"), showing that while Ziva and Jenny don't have faith in him, Gibbs does. Tony proceeds to do almost all the right things, even when Ziva snaps at him "not being Gibbs", figuring out a clever way to tell Gibbs the student's mother is dead and in general being a good leader.
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leader. What makes this even better however is the fact that when the team finally find the truth, Gibbs and [=DiNozzo=] are the ones to bust the real threat in a surprise attack. Gibbs makes a smart remark. Cue [=DiNozzo's=] shit-eating grin. Awesome.






* Ducky gets one in the Season 4 episode "Dead and Unburied", where he manages to catch the murderer by spotting a quick facial expression, then unraveling his entire motivation and plan.
** Not only does he spot it, he ''anticipates'' it and has [=McGee=] record it as evidence against the murderer.

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* Ducky gets one in the Season 4 episode "Dead and Unburied", where he manages to catch the murderer by spotting a quick facial expression, then unraveling his entire motivation and plan.
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plan. Not only does he spot it, he ''anticipates'' it and has [=McGee=] record it as evidence against the murderer.









* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.

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* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
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dead. Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.






*** It's a actually the culmination of a series of Moment of Awesome for Tony starting with [[spoiler:surviving hand to hand combat with and subsequently killing Ziva's Boyfriend, a Mossad assassin (which gets subverted when Ducky discovers he was drunk), after almost singlehandedly discovering the real reasons of his presence in the US and then managing to trick the director of Mossad, Ziva's father, into revealing critical information while the director was interrogating him, all live on camera for his daughter to see.]]

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*** ** It's a actually the culmination of a series of Moment of Awesome for Tony starting with [[spoiler:surviving hand to hand combat with and subsequently killing Ziva's Boyfriend, a Mossad assassin (which gets subverted when Ducky discovers he was drunk), after almost singlehandedly discovering the real reasons of his presence in the US and then managing to trick the director of Mossad, Ziva's father, into revealing critical information while the director was interrogating him, all live on camera for his daughter to see.]]












* "Canary". Cyberterrorist Ajay Khan (Vik Sahay) is arrested by the team, all in disguise--[=McGee=] as a maintenance man, Gibbs pretending to be homeless, and Ziva acting like a bimbo, while Tony hides in the dumpster and awaits his chance to spring out and cuff Khan from behind.
** Then they put him on a plane and tell him he's going to Gitmo, where people he's worked with before are being kept. Still he doesn't talk--until a sudden security breach causes the cell doors to unlock, and a bunch of Arabic-speaking men jump out, shoot Tony in the leg, and then proceed to bang repeatedly on Khan's cell door. [[spoiler:When Khan finally gives in and tells Tony and Ziva what they need to hear, it's finally revealed that the whole thing was just a really, really elaborate ruse faked with the help of [[ChekhovsGunman the IT guy who's into improv comedy.]]]] GenreSavvy viewers might have picked up on that early on, but the scene feels so real...

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* "Canary". Cyberterrorist Ajay Khan (Vik Sahay) is arrested by the team, all in disguise--[=McGee=] as a maintenance man, Gibbs pretending to be homeless, and Ziva acting like a bimbo, while Tony hides in the dumpster and awaits his chance to spring out and cuff Khan from behind.
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behind. Then they put him on a plane and tell him he's going to Gitmo, where people he's worked with before are being kept. Still he doesn't talk--until a sudden security breach causes the cell doors to unlock, and a bunch of Arabic-speaking men jump out, shoot Tony in the leg, and then proceed to bang repeatedly on Khan's cell door. [[spoiler:When Khan finally gives in and tells Tony and Ziva what they need to hear, it's finally revealed that the whole thing was just a really, really elaborate ruse faked with the help of [[ChekhovsGunman the IT guy who's into improv comedy.]]]] GenreSavvy viewers might have picked up on that early on, but the scene feels so real...


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17th Feb '17 9:39:48 AM StarTropes
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* Nick Torres shows his Balls of Steel in his first episode when he calmly tells Gibbs that he's sitting in a chair that's rigged to explode if he stands up. Not many people can be that nonchalant about sitting on a live bomb.
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* In "Deception", [=McGee=] is tasked with interrogating a JerkJock. He comes into the interrogation room and banters with the suspect about how it's easy to pick on nerds and geeks, and the jock laughs and tells [=McGee=] about some of his exploits. Then [=McGee=] coldly smiles and says that he was one of those nerds in high school, and now he has a badge, a gun, and the paperwork expertise to make the jock's life very, ''very'' unpleasant. The [[OhCrap look on the suspect's face]] is priceless.



** In yet another episode, [=McGee=] is tasked with interrogating a JerkJock. He comes into the interrogation room and banters with the suspect about how it's easy to pick on nerds and geeks, and the jock laughs and tells [=McGee=] about some of his exploits. Then [=McGee=] coldly smiles and says that he was one of those nerds in high school, and now he has a badge, a gun, and the paperwork expertise to make the jock's life very, ''very'' unpleasant. The [[OhCrap look on the suspect's face]] is priceless.





17th Feb '17 6:45:09 AM DrOO7
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* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.



* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.

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* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.

15th Feb '17 5:06:28 PM Morbuss
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** Another for Jenny: In Hiatus part 1, she manages to get into the ICU to visit Gibbs by calling then Secretary-of-State Condoleezza Rice. What tops it all off is this:

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* Tony turning ObfuscatingStupidity into a Moment of Awesome when he gets Eli David to admit to something he really doesn't want to admit to, while TONY is the one being interrogated. The OhCrap look on Eli's face, coupled with the very subtle-but-still-there "did I just see that?" on Vance's face just cements the awesome.
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* In "Anonymous Was A Womann" Gibbs, with an assist from [=McGee=] faces down an angry mob of religious zealots in Afghanistan who want to burn a woman's shelter, mostly just using the power of his DeathGlare.

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* In "Anonymous Was A Womann" Woman" Gibbs, with an assist from [=McGee=] faces down an angry mob of religious zealots in Afghanistan who want to burn a woman's shelter, mostly just using the power of his DeathGlare.DeathGlare.
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-->'''Emily:''' Oh, he didn't get away. My last name is Fornell afterall.

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-->'''Emily:''' Oh, he didn't get away. My last name is Fornell afterall.after all.



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* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.



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\n\n. \n* [=McGee=] gets one in ''Pandora's Box Part 2''when he rouses the New Orleans office into rescuing Torres, red tape be damned.
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* Tony turning ObfuscatingStupidity into a Moment of Awesome when he gets Eli David to admit to something he really doesn't want to admit to, while TONY is the one being interrogated. The OhCrap look on Eli's face, coupled with the very subtle-but-still-there "did I just see that?" on Vance's face just cements the awesome.

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* Tony turning ObfuscatingStupidity into a Moment of Awesome when he gets Eli David to admit to something he really doesn't want to admit to, while TONY is the one being interrogated. The OhCrap look on Eli's face, coupled with the very subtle-but-still-there "did I just see that?" on Vance's face just cements the awesome.



* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.


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* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.

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14th Feb '17 9:53:41 PM DrOO7
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* In "Psych Out" Gibbs periodically spars with the head of Psychological Warfare. Halfway through the episode, Gibbs shows up unexplainedly at her kid's middle school (which is classified info, since her kid is [[AchillesHeel her one weakness]]). He then smiles without saying a word, while the U.S. secretary of ''mind games'' proceeds to completely lose her shit. EPIC.
* In "Once a Hero," Agent Lee--previously known mostly for sneaking off to have trysts with geeky assistant ME Jimmy Palmer--goes undercover to help the team bust a slave trader who kidnaps Chinese girls and pimps them out. She keeps her cool, even when the trader uncovers her bug, and when the rest of the team bursts in, she does her part by ruthlessly and efficiently beating down TheDragon and taking his gun. Magnificent.
** Gibbs at the end of "Once a Hero":
-->'''Lee:''' ''(translating from the criminal's Chinese)'' The bum tried to be a hero.\\
'''Gibbs:''' ''(to the criminal)'' Bryan Wright. Sergeant Bryan Wright. Bronze Star, Purple Heart, United States Marine Corps. He ''was'' a hero!
** Lee gets another one in Season 6 [[spoiler: when, after being revealed as the mole and being held hostage by the BigBad of the arc, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath she gives Gibbs the nod to shoot through her]]]].

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* In "Psych Out" Gibbs periodically spars with the head of Psychological Warfare. Halfway through the episode, Gibbs shows up unexplainedly at her kid's middle school (which is classified info, since her kid is [[AchillesHeel her one weakness]]). He then smiles without saying a word, while the U.S. secretary of ''mind games'' proceeds to completely lose her shit. EPIC.
* In "Once a Hero," Agent Lee--previously known mostly for sneaking off to have trysts with geeky assistant ME Jimmy Palmer--goes undercover to help the team bust a slave trader who kidnaps Chinese girls and pimps them out. She keeps her cool, even when the trader uncovers her bug, and when the rest of the team bursts in, she does her part by ruthlessly and efficiently beating down TheDragon and
taking his gun. Magnificent.
** Gibbs at the end of "Once a Hero":
-->'''Lee:''' ''(translating from the criminal's Chinese)'' The bum tried to be a hero.\\
'''Gibbs:''' ''(to the criminal)'' Bryan Wright. Sergeant Bryan Wright. Bronze Star, Purple Heart, United States Marine Corps. He ''was'' a hero!
** Lee gets another one in Season 6 [[spoiler: when, after being revealed as the mole and being held hostage by
out the BigBad before they can even raise their gun in "Dead Man Talking".
-->'''Gibbs''': His name was Special Agent Chris Pacci. And he was a friend.
* In "Bete Noire", [[spoiler:Ari]] takes control of autopsy. One
of the arc, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath she gives Gibbs the nod things that Ducky says to shoot through her]]]].him is, "I can't wait to weigh your liver." That threat was just so creative and fantastic, and it was delivered is such a terrifying voice.
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** Making the scene slightly more awesome for [=McGee=] is the fact that one of the three people there, and the first to start applauding, is played by Don S. Davis--General Hammond of ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** [=McGee=] gets another one when he stands up to a prison full of ([[GirlsBehindBars female]]) convicts in "Caged":
--> "I've never hit a woman before, but you come at me with that thing and ''I will drop you!''"
** In yet another episode, [=McGee=] is tasked with interrogating a JerkJock. He comes into the interrogation room and banters with the suspect about how it's easy to pick on nerds and geeks, and the jock laughs and tells [=McGee=] about some of his exploits. Then [=McGee=] coldly smiles and says that he was one of those nerds in high school, and now he has a badge, a gun, and the paperwork expertise to make the jock's life very, ''very'' unpleasant. The [[OhCrap look on the suspect's face]] is priceless.
* In "Ex-File", the DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) sends a tech over to oversee Abby in her investigation of the victim's laptop; said victim having been a member of the DIA. The tech turns out to only be there to erase all the evidence, which makes Abby [[BerserkButton very angry]]. She asks twice for permission to kick the ever loving crap out of the guy, before getting her wish on the third try. Best part of this: the guy tries to make a deal with Gibbs. Gibbs responds with "... Abby." Abby then punches him in the face. Abby 1, Bad guy nil.
* Palmer himself gets one in the season five episode "About Face". After spending most of the episode in a deep funk over not being able to identify a man who surprised him at a crime scene and shot at him, when he finally does remember enough for the team to roll out to make the collar, he follows them to the scene only to be ordered by Gibbs to stay in the car. When he happens to catch sight of the shooter about to drive away, he [[TheGlassesComeOff takes off his glasses]], floors his car, lets out a berserker yell and [[RammingAlwaysWorks rams the gunman's truck]], stopping him long enough for the team to get there and make the arrest. When Gibbs asks him what the hell he thought he was doing, he replies (somewhat dazedly) that he [[ExactWords did ''not'' leave the car]]. Gibbs even pays him a characteristically oblique compliment for his atypical badassery.

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** Making the scene slightly more awesome for [=McGee=] is the fact that one of the three people there, and the first to start applauding, is played by Don S. Davis--General Hammond of ''Series/StargateSG1''.
** [=McGee=] gets another one when he stands up to a prison full
''Series/StargateSG1''
* Everything the team does in the episode "Call
of ([[GirlsBehindBars female]]) convicts Silence" ([=S2E7=]) concerning Ernest Yost, culminating in "Caged":
--> "I've never hit a woman before, but you come at me with that thing and ''I will drop you!''"
** In yet another episode, [=McGee=] is tasked with interrogating a JerkJock. He comes into
Gibbs in the interrogation room and banters with him, triggering a flashback so that they can prove him innocent of murder, and let him keep his Medal of Honor.
** The scene where Lt. Cmdr. Coleman of JAG, with two Marine escorts, arrives to formally arrest Yost and take him to Quantico. Yost is willing to go, but Tony and Kate attempt to stall; as
the suspect about how it's easy argument gets more heated, Tony reaches over to pick on nerds Yost and geeks, moves his tie to the side to reveal his Medal of Honor. Coleman shuts up ''fast'' and she and the jock laughs Marines immediately snap to attention and tells [=McGee=] about some salute. Disrespect of his exploits. Then [=McGee=] coldly smiles and says that he was the Medal of Honor or one of those nerds in high school, its recipients is pretty much heresy to the military. While there is no military regulation that requires a salute, it has been a long standing military tradition to render a salute first to a Medal of Honor recipient, regardless of their rank.
--->'''Gibbs:''' You don't "win" the Medal of Honor...You're awarded it, for conspicuous gallantry above
and now he has beyond the call of duty.
** The greatest scene was when Kate read off the circumstances surrounding Yost being awarded the Medal of Honor. She reads them in
a badge, narrative fashion, describing the unimaginable heroics as a gun, stooped old widower walks down a hall. TearJerker as well.
* "See No Evil".
-->'''[=McGee=]''': This is the FBI, Grayson. Come out with your hands in the air. You didn't think you'd get away with this?
** And later:
-->'''Perp''': I know the FBI's SOP[[note]]standard operating procedure[[/note]]. I want a cell phone
and a negotiator. Now!
-->'''[[RightBehindMe Gibbs]]''': We're not
the paperwork expertise to make the jock's life very, ''very'' unpleasant. The [[OhCrap look FBI, dirtbag!
* Gibbs, in Season Two's "The Bone Yard", pulls a successful [[ThePlan plan]] on not only a bunch of mobsters, but
on the suspect's face]] is priceless.
* In "Ex-File",
FBI and ''his own team'', which involves him holding the DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) sends a tech over to oversee Abby mob boss's son hostage in her investigation exchange for the identity of the victim's laptop; said victim having been a member of the DIA. The tech turns out to only be there to erase all the evidence, which makes Abby [[BerserkButton very angry]]. She asks twice for permission to kick the ever loving crap out of the guy, before getting her wish on the third try. Best part of this: the guy tries to make a deal with Gibbs. Gibbs responds with "... Abby." Abby then punches him mobsters' mole in the face. Abby 1, Bad guy nil.
* Palmer himself gets one in
[=FBI=]. Gibbs brings [[spoiler: the season five episode "About Face". After spending most of actual mole as backup, and proceeds to [[BriarPatching briar patch]] the mob boss into killing his own mole]]. To cap it all off, the episode in a deep funk over not being able to identify a man who surprised him at a crime scene ends with Gibbs and shot at him, when he finally does remember enough for Fornell walking out of the team to roll out to make the collar, he follows them elevator to the scene only to be ordered by Gibbs to stay in the car. When he happens to catch sight astonished looks of the shooter about to drive away, he [[TheGlassesComeOff takes off his glasses]], floors his car, lets out a berserker yell and [[RammingAlwaysWorks rams [=NCIS=] team--Gibbs [[spoiler:faked Fornell's death]].
* While investigating
the gunman's truck]], stopping him long enough for the team to get there and make the arrest. When murder of an ROTC officer on a college campus, Gibbs asks him what the hell he thought he was doing, he replies (somewhat dazedly) realizes that he [[ExactWords did ''not'' leave the car]]. commanding officer of the course is the killer. The guy surprises him and a fight ensues while Kate and Tony try to break inside the room, which Gibbs even pays him a characteristically oblique compliment for locked at the start of the interrogation. We see Gibbs on the floor with the killer holding his atypical badassery.hands on Gibbs's head, ready to twist his head. By the time Kate and Tony break the lock by shooting it out, Gibbs has knocked the guy out.
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* Any scene with Gibbs and Tobias Fornell drips of awesome. "And people say we're bastards?" "Only because they know us."
* Ducky facing down the Deputy Director of Mossad and throwing him off.
-->'''Bodnar:''' Excuse me. And whose grandfather would you be?\\
'''Ducky:''' Well that depends...who's your grandmother?



* Tony has his own [=CMofA=] in the pre-credits teaser of the season five episode "Requiem". Seeing Gibbs drive a car off a dock and into the water to escape gunfire from two mooks, Tony charges the gunmen head-on, [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting them both without missing a beat]] and then tossing his pistol aside to dive in after the car, [[spoiler:then hauls Gibbs and a civilian up and out of the water.]]
** This tops his previous Crowning Moment in season three's "Under Covers," when the team rushed to his rescue only to find that he'd already [[RedundantRescue kicked the ever-living hell]] out of the mook who was about to shoot him, despite being [[WithMyHandsTied tied to a chair]].

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* Tony has his own [=CMofA=] in the pre-credits teaser of the season five episode "Requiem". Seeing Gibbs drive a car off a dock and into the water to escape gunfire from two mooks, Tony charges the gunmen head-on, [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting them both without missing a beat]] and then tossing his pistol aside to dive in after the car, [[spoiler:then hauls Gibbs and a civilian up and out of the water.]]
** This tops his previous Crowning Moment in season three's
"Under Covers," when the team rushed to his rescue only to find that he'd already [[RedundantRescue kicked the ever-living hell]] out of the mook who was about to shoot him, despite being [[WithMyHandsTied tied to a chair]].



* In 9x15, the people who dress up as superheroes and fulfill the role of a Neighborhood Watch are pretty nerdy. That doesn't invalidate the fact that they put themselves in danger constantly in order to keep crime down and can actually be pretty badass. In what may be one of the most Awesome Moments awarded to a one-episode character, thin, extremely nerdy-looking Clarence Tobett [[OneHitKO One Hit KOs]] the murderer with an ''OffhandBackhand''.



* One for Ducky: "Release the captives, Mr. Palmer!" in Halloween episode "Witch Hunt". The "captives" referred to are a pair of masked teenagers dressed as ninja who'd made them late to the crime scene by egging the forensics van. Ducky had gone after them, subdued them and locked them in the back of the van. Once Jimmy lets them out, Ducky marches up, hands them paper towels and cleaning liquid, and tells them to get to work cleaning their mess. Everything is clean and the teens are gone before Ducky gets back. The icing on the cake is Ducky's commentary after setting them to work.
-->'''Ducky''': Nothing that impressive. After all, it's not like they were ''real'' ninjas...
* Everything the team does in the episode "Call of Silence" ([=S2E7=]) concerning Ernest Yost, culminating in Gibbs in the interrogation room with him, triggering a flashback so that they can prove him innocent of murder, and let him keep his Medal of Honor.
** The scene where Lt. Cmdr. Coleman of JAG, with two Marine escorts, arrives to formally arrest Yost and take him to Quantico. Yost is willing to go, but Tony and Kate attempt to stall; as the argument gets more heated, Tony reaches over to Yost and moves his tie to the side to reveal his Medal of Honor. Coleman shuts up ''fast'' and she and the Marines immediately snap to attention and salute. Disrespect of the Medal of Honor or one of its recipients is pretty much heresy to the military. While there is no military regulation that requires a salute, it has been a long standing military tradition to render a salute first to a Medal of Honor recipient, regardless of their rank.
--->'''Gibbs:''' You don't "win" the Medal of Honor...You're awarded it, for conspicuous gallantry above and beyond the call of duty.
** The greatest scene was when Kate read off the circumstances surrounding Yost being awarded the Medal of Honor. She reads them in a narrative fashion, describing the unimaginable heroics as a stooped old widower walks down a hall. TearJerker as well.
* In the season 5 finale, [[spoiler:the team's new boss actually understanding [=McGee=]'s TechnoBabble. "So, actually, you haven't done ''anything''!"]]
* Also, [[spoiler:Jenny dying in pretty much the most awesome fashion not involving an explosion. She takes, what, four guys with her?]]



* "See No Evil".
-->'''[=McGee=]''': This is the FBI, Grayson. Come out with your hands in the air. You didn't think you'd get away with this?
** And later:
-->'''Perp''': I know the FBI's SOP[[note]]standard operating procedure[[/note]]. I want a cell phone and a negotiator. Now!
-->'''[[RightBehindMe Gibbs]]''': We're not the FBI, dirtbag!
* In "Legend", in order to plant a hidden camera in an auto shop, LA NCIS agent Kenzie pulls her cute little sports car over, finds a piece of pipe on the sidewalk, and bashes in a headlight. When this attracts the attention of a number of nearby thugs, she backs them down by pulling her gun, and gets back into the car to drive it to the shop where she manages to fast-talk the owner into taking it in, giving her the few seconds she needs to duck inside as well and plant the camera.



* The end of "Ravenous", involving an obsessed stalker that doesn't know the new identity of his old girlfriend, so he's been killing women that look like her. After he's found out he holds a gun pointed at Gibbs, who couldn't get his own gun up in time. He repeatedly yells at Gibbs to drop his gun. Gibbs tosses it at him, distracting him long enough to tackle him. The guy manages to throw him off and starts running, but Gibbs calmly picks up his rifle and shoots the guy in the butt, bringing him down. Then as he walks over to the guy, he calmly slings his rifle over his shoulder, smiling a bit.
** In "Kill Ari", when Ari has Gerald call Ducky to ask a favor (i.e., arrange a meeting), Ducky almost casually offers him a free autopsy. Again it's the tone and delivery that makes it awesome.
** Not to mention when Ari reveals that he's taken Gerald prisoner, and Ducky makes it clear he'll have hell to pay, "If you harm him. . ."
* In "Boxed In", when Tony and Ziva are trapped in the shipping crate and are surrounded by gun-toting smugglers, Ziva yells for them to speak up, drawing one of them closer to the opening. She shoots him in the foot through a small crevice in the door. Great aim and just awesome in general.
* Another one for Tony and Gibbs; in the episode "Bait" (S3/E18), Gibbs ever so calmly leaves his gun behind outside the classroom one student is holding several others hostage and goes inside--and stays there. Now, we all know Gibbs is badass, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise (even if it is awesome). He does, however, leave Tony in charge (namely by calling him "Boss"), showing that while Ziva and Jenny don't have faith in him, Gibbs does. Tony proceeds to do almost all the right things, even when Ziva snaps at him "not being Gibbs", figuring out a clever way to tell Gibbs the student's mother is dead and in general being a good leader.
** What makes this even better however is the fact that when the team finally find the truth, Gibbs and [=DiNozzo=] are the ones to bust the real threat in a surprise attack. Gibbs makes a smart remark. Cue [=DiNozzo's=] shit-eating grin. Awesome.
[[folder: Season 4]]
* One for Ducky: "Release the captives, Mr. Palmer!" in Halloween episode "Witch Hunt". The "captives" referred to are a pair of masked teenagers dressed as ninja who'd made them late to the crime scene by egging the forensics van. Ducky had gone after them, subdued them and locked them in the back of the van. Once Jimmy lets them out, Ducky marches up, hands them paper towels and cleaning liquid, and tells them to get to work cleaning their mess. Everything is clean and the teens are gone before Ducky gets back. The icing on the cake is Ducky's commentary after setting them to work.
-->'''Ducky''': Nothing that impressive. After all, it's not like they were ''real'' ninjas...
* The victim of the week gets one too. Her daughter had been kidnapped, and one of the kidnappers had remained with her, posing as her sister. The instant she gets word that her daughter is safe, she turns on her 'sister' and knocks her to the ground, telling Gibbs and the team the truth. [[MamaBear Then she kicks the kidnapper again. And again.]]



* Gibbs, in Season Two's "The Bone Yard", pulls a successful [[ThePlan plan]] on not only a bunch of mobsters, but on the FBI and ''his own team'', which involves him holding the mob boss's son hostage in exchange for the identity of the mobsters' mole in the [=FBI=]. Gibbs brings [[spoiler: the actual mole as backup, and proceeds to [[BriarPatching briar patch]] the mob boss into killing his own mole]]. To cap it all off, the episode ends with Gibbs and Fornell walking out of the elevator to the astonished looks of the [=NCIS=] team--Gibbs [[spoiler:faked Fornell's death]].

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* Gibbs, Ducky gets one in the Season 4 episode "Dead and Unburied", where he manages to catch the murderer by spotting a quick facial expression, then unraveling his entire motivation and plan.
** Not only does he spot it, he ''anticipates'' it and has [=McGee=] record it as evidence against the murderer.
[[folder: Season 5]]
* Palmer himself gets one in the season five episode "About Face". After spending most of the episode in a deep funk over not being able to identify a man who surprised him at a crime scene and shot at him, when he finally does remember enough for the team to roll out to make the collar, he follows them to the scene only to be ordered by Gibbs to stay in the car. When he happens to catch sight of the shooter about to drive away, he [[TheGlassesComeOff takes off his glasses]], floors his car, lets out a berserker yell and [[RammingAlwaysWorks rams the gunman's truck]], stopping him long enough for the team to get there and make the arrest. When Gibbs asks him what the hell he thought he was doing, he replies (somewhat dazedly) that he [[ExactWords did ''not'' leave the car]]. Gibbs even pays him a characteristically oblique compliment for his atypical badassery.
* Tony has his own [=CMofA=] in the pre-credits teaser of the season five episode "Requiem". Seeing Gibbs drive a car off a dock and into the water to escape gunfire from two mooks, Tony charges the gunmen head-on, [[ImprobableAimingSkills shooting them both without missing a beat]] and then tossing his pistol aside to dive in after the car, [[spoiler:then hauls Gibbs and a civilian up and out of the water.]]
* In the season 5 finale, [[spoiler:the team's new boss actually understanding [=McGee=]'s TechnoBabble. "So, actually, you haven't done ''anything''!"]]
* Also, [[spoiler:Jenny dying in pretty much the most awesome fashion not involving an explosion. She takes, what, four guys with her?]]
* In "Ex-File", the DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) sends a tech over to oversee Abby in her investigation of the victim's laptop; said victim having been a member of the DIA. The tech turns out to only be there to erase all the evidence, which makes Abby [[BerserkButton very angry]]. She asks twice for permission to kick the ever loving crap out of the guy, before getting her wish on the third try. Best part of this: the guy tries to make a deal with Gibbs. Gibbs responds with "... Abby." Abby then punches him in the face. Abby 1, Bad guy nil.
* Special Agent Courtney Krieger. She and Ziva are dropping off an "innocent" delivery boy and get the call to stop and bring him back. The guy steals Courtney's gun and starts shooting at Ziva. Courtney, previously a petite, shy, somewhat clumsy greenhorn, then proceeds to surprise-attack him from behind, disarm him, and slam his face into the car repeatedly until he stops fighting.
[[folder: Season 6]]
* In "Once a Hero," Agent Lee--previously known mostly for sneaking off to have trysts with geeky assistant ME Jimmy Palmer--goes undercover to help the team bust a slave trader who kidnaps Chinese girls and pimps them out. She keeps her cool, even when the trader uncovers her bug, and when the rest of the team bursts in, she does her part by ruthlessly and efficiently beating down TheDragon and taking his gun. Magnificent.
** Gibbs at the end of "Once a Hero":
-->'''Lee:''' ''(translating from the criminal's Chinese)'' The bum tried to be a hero.\\
'''Gibbs:''' ''(to the criminal)'' Bryan Wright. Sergeant Bryan Wright. Bronze Star, Purple Heart, United States Marine Corps. He ''was'' a hero!
** Lee gets another one
in Season Two's "The Bone Yard", pulls a successful [[ThePlan plan]] on not only a bunch of mobsters, but on 6 [[spoiler: when, after being revealed as the FBI mole and ''his own team'', which involves him holding the mob boss's son being held hostage by the BigBad of the arc, [[RedemptionEqualsDeath she gives Gibbs the nod to shoot through her]]]].
* [=McGee=] gets one when he stands up to a prison full of ([[GirlsBehindBars female]]) convicts
in exchange for "Caged":
--> "I've never hit a woman before, but you come at me with that thing and ''I will drop you!''"
* In "Legend", in order to plant a hidden camera in an auto shop, LA NCIS agent Kenzie pulls her cute little sports car over, finds a piece of pipe on the sidewalk, and bashes in a headlight. When this attracts the attention of a number of nearby thugs, she backs them down by pulling her gun, and gets back into the car to drive it to the shop where she manages to fast-talk the owner into taking it in, giving her the few seconds she needs to duck inside as well and plant the camera.
* In "Murder 2.0", the murderer had made Gibbs into his nemesis, the one he had to "defeat". As it continues, they manage to learn
the identity of the mobsters' mole in fourth victim was someone who they had briefly met and the [=FBI=]. Gibbs brings friend of the roommate of the first victim, who was the killer. [[spoiler: Turns out the "victim" was the actual mole as backup, and proceeds murderer, planning to [[BriarPatching briar patch]] use the mob boss into NCIS team, specifically Gibbs, to be the weapon killing his own mole]]. To cap it all off, the episode ends with real fourth victim. That is pretty clever, but Gibbs figures out the camera, which always shows the victim, isn't aimed at him but at the girl believed to be the murderer.]] At the end, the murderer is giggling about how they'll be famous because of this. Everyone would know their name, but not Gibbs'. So ''what'' does NCIS do? They withhold the killer's identity (claiming national security over a terrorist suspect) so that they would go down as a nobody forever, only known by their handle, and Fornell walking out of Gibbs ends up the elevator to one well-known, at least in NCIS. And in the astonished looks of end, Gibbs doesn't even attend the [=NCIS=] team--Gibbs [[spoiler:faked Fornell's death]].ceremony to award him a medal. The fact that he's humble enough to not take that award is what ''truly'' tops this crowning moment.
[[folder: Season 7]]



* In Season 9's episode "Engaged: Part 2", Tony interrogates an Isreali Extremist, alone. No jokes, no jabs, just... plain, stone-cold determination that would impress Gibbs to the extreme.
* In another episode, when a Mossad officer comes to bring Ziva back to Israel, Gibbs yells at him to tell Eli David that she's off limits.
* Gibbs taking out the BigBad before they can even raise their gun in "Dead Man Talking".
-->'''Gibbs''': His name was Chris Pacci. He was a friend.
* The end of one episode involving an obsessed stalker that doesn't know the new identity of his old girlfriend, so he's been killing women that look like her. After he's found out he holds a gun pointed at Gibbs, who couldn't get his own gun up in time. He repeatedly yells at Gibbs to drop his gun. Gibbs tosses it at him, distracting him long enough to tackle him. The guy manages to throw him off and starts running, but Gibbs calmly picks up his rifle and shoots the guy in the butt, bringing him down. Then as he walks over to the guy, he calmly slings his rifle over his shoulder, smiling a bit.
* [[spoiler:Ari]] takes control of autopsy. One of the things that Ducky says to him is, "I can't wait to weigh your liver." That threat was just so creative and fantastic, and it was delivered is such a terrifying voice.
** In a later episode, when Ari has Gerald call Ducky to ask a favor (i.e., arrange a meeting), Ducky almost casually offers him a free autopsy. Again it's the tone and delivery that makes it awesome.
* While investigating the murder of an ROTC officer on a college campus, Gibbs realizes that the commanding officer of the course is the killer. The guy surprises him and a fight ensues while Kate and Tony try to break inside the room, which Gibbs locked at the start of the interrogation. We see Gibbs on the floor with the killer holding his hands on Gibbs's head, ready to twist his head. By the time Kate and Tony break the lock by shooting it out, Gibbs has knocked the guy out.



* The show as a whole earns some kind of [[BuffySpeak awesome-ness award]] for the fact that the big mid-season event in Season 7 was not some big plot event or game changer but just seeing Gibbs' living room.
* In season five, we met Damon Werth, a marine who took steroids to counter a form of anemia that would have prevented his serving. He repeats in season seven's "Outlaws and In-Laws," working as a mercenary. His team has been hired to abduct Mike Franks' daughter-in-law and granddaughter, being told they'd been kidnapped and needed a rescue. The minute he recognizes Ziva, who points out that he just broke into Gibbs's living room, he knocks out his partners and quits.
[[folder: Season 8]]



* The show as a whole earns some kind of [[BuffySpeak awesome-ness award]] for the fact that the big mid-season event in Season 7 was not some big plot event or game changer but just seeing Gibbs' living room.
* Ducky gets one in the Season 4 episode "Dead and Unburied", where he manages to catch the murderer by spotting a quick facial expression, then unraveling his entire motivation and plan.
** Not only does he spot it, he ''anticipates'' it and has [=McGee=] record it as evidence against the murderer.
* Tony turning ObfuscatingStupidity into a Moment of Awesome when he gets Eli David to admit to something he really doesn't want to admit to, while TONY is the one being interrogated. The OhCrap look on Eli's face, coupled with the very subtle-but-still-there "did I just see that?" on Vance's face just cements the awesome.
* A victim of the week got one in "Witch Hunt". Her daughter had been kidnapped, and one of the kidnappers had remained with her, posing as her sister. The instant she gets word that her daughter is safe, she turns on her 'sister' and knocks her to the ground, telling Gibbs and the team the truth. [[MamaBear Then she kicks the kidnapper again. And again.]]
* Tony and [=McGee=] interrogate a prisoner and use Christmas cookies as a lie detector. The guy is a tough Russian criminal so they know he will not easily give up any information. In the interrogation room they offer him some cookies a coworker baked. While he is eating the cookies, they start asking him simple questions and watch his reactions. When he hesitates after one question they use this as an opening and start asking more serious questions about the case. When they reveal to the guy that they know who really hired him, he chokes on a cookie. Frustrated the guy takes the remaining cookies and smashes them on the table. He is so angry that he reveals what his partners are up to.



* In "Housekeeping", Gibbs, Ziva and [=McGee=] pursue ex-Green Beret Casey Stratton all the way into an ambush set up by [=FBI=] agents.
* Special Agent Courtney Krieger. She and Ziva are dropping off an "innocent" delivery boy and get the call to stop and bring him back. The guy steals Courtney's gun and starts shooting at Ziva. Courtney, previously a petite, shy, somewhat clumsy greenhorn, then proceeds to surprise-attack him from behind, disarm him, and slam his face into the car repeatedly until he stops fighting.



* In "Boxed In", when Tony and Ziva are trapped in the shipping crate and are surrounded by gun-toting smugglers, Ziva yells for them to speak up, drawing one of them closer to the opening. She shoots him in the foot through a small crevice in the door. Great aim and just awesome in general.
* In "Newborn King", Palmer finally snaps at his cynical, disrespectful father-in-law.

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[[folder: Season 9]]
* In "Boxed In", "Psych Out" Gibbs periodically spars with the head of Psychological Warfare. Halfway through the episode, Gibbs shows up unexplainedly at her kid's middle school (which is classified info, since her kid is [[AchillesHeel her one weakness]]). He then smiles without saying a word, while the U.S. secretary of ''mind games'' proceeds to completely lose her shit. EPIC.
* In 9x15, the people who dress up as superheroes and fulfill the role of a Neighborhood Watch are pretty nerdy. That doesn't invalidate the fact that they put themselves in danger constantly in order to keep crime down and can actually be pretty badass. In what may be one of the most Awesome Moments awarded to a one-episode character, thin, extremely nerdy-looking Clarence Tobett [[OneHitKO One Hit KOs]] the murderer with an ''OffhandBackhand''.
* In Season 9's episode "Engaged: Part 2", Tony interrogates an Isreali Extremist, alone. No jokes, no jabs, just... plain, stone-cold determination that would impress Gibbs to the extreme.
* In another episode,
when a Mossad officer comes to bring Ziva back to Israel, Gibbs yells at him to tell Eli David that she's off limits.
*
Tony and Ziva are trapped in [=McGee=] interrogate a prisoner and use Christmas cookies as a lie detector. The guy is a tough Russian criminal so they know he will not easily give up any information. In the shipping crate interrogation room they offer him some cookies a coworker baked. While he is eating the cookies, they start asking him simple questions and are surrounded by gun-toting smugglers, Ziva yells for them to speak up, drawing watch his reactions. When he hesitates after one of them closer question they use this as an opening and start asking more serious questions about the case. When they reveal to the opening. She shoots him in guy that they know who really hired him, he chokes on a cookie. Frustrated the foot through a small crevice in guy takes the door. Great aim remaining cookies and just awesome in general.
smashes them on the table. He is so angry that he reveals what his partners are up to.
* In that same episode, "Newborn King", Palmer finally snaps at his cynical, disrespectful father-in-law.



* In "Murder 2.0", the murderer had made Gibbs into his nemesis, the one he had to "defeat". As it continues, they manage to learn the identity of the fourth victim was someone who they had briefly met and the friend of the roommate of the first victim, who was the killer. [[spoiler: Turns out the "victim" was the actual murderer, planning to use the NCIS team, specifically Gibbs, to be the weapon killing the real fourth victim. That is pretty clever, but Gibbs figures out the camera, which always shows the victim, isn't aimed at him but at the girl believed to be the murderer.]] At the end, the murderer is giggling about how they'll be famous because of this. Everyone would know their name, but not Gibbs'. So ''what'' does NCIS do? They withhold the killer's identity (claiming national security over a terrorist suspect) so that they would go down as a nobody forever, only known by their handle, and Gibbs ends up the one well-known, at least in NCIS. And in the end, Gibbs doesn't even attend the ceremony to award him a medal. The fact that he's humble enough to not take that award is what ''truly'' tops this crowning moment.
* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.
* Another one for Tony and Gibbs; in the episode "Bait" (S3/E18), Gibbs ever so calmly leaves his gun behind outside the classroom one student is holding several others hostage and goes inside--and stays there. Now, we all know Gibbs is badass, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise (even if it is awesome). He does, however, leave Tony in charge (namely by calling him "Boss"), showing that while Ziva and Jenny don't have faith in him, Gibbs does. Tony proceeds to do almost all the right things, even when Ziva snaps at him "not being Gibbs", figuring out a clever way to tell Gibbs the student's mother is dead and in general being a good leader.
** What makes this even better however is the fact that when the team finally find the truth, Gibbs and [=DiNozzo=] are the ones to bust the real threat in a surprise attack. Gibbs makes a smart remark. Cue [=DiNozzo's=] shit-eating grin. Awesome.

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* In "Murder 2.0", the murderer had made Gibbs into his nemesis, the one he had to "defeat". As it continues, they manage to learn the identity of the fourth victim was someone who they had briefly met and the friend of the roommate of the first victim, who was the killer. [[spoiler: Turns out the "victim" was the actual murderer, planning to use the NCIS team, specifically "Housekeeping", Gibbs, to be the weapon killing the real fourth victim. That is pretty clever, but Gibbs figures out the camera, which always shows the victim, isn't aimed at him but at the girl believed to be the murderer.]] At the end, the murderer is giggling about how they'll be famous because of this. Everyone would know their name, but not Gibbs'. So ''what'' does NCIS do? They withhold the killer's identity (claiming national security over a terrorist suspect) so that they would go down as a nobody forever, only known by their handle, and Gibbs ends up the one well-known, at least in NCIS. And in the end, Gibbs doesn't even attend the ceremony to award him a medal. The fact that he's humble enough to not take that award is what ''truly'' tops this crowning moment.
*
Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.
* Another one for Tony and Gibbs; in the episode "Bait" (S3/E18), Gibbs ever so calmly leaves his gun behind outside the classroom one student is holding several others hostage and goes inside--and stays there. Now, we all know Gibbs is badass, so this doesn't come as much of a surprise (even if it is awesome). He does, however, leave Tony in charge (namely by calling him "Boss"), showing that while Ziva and Jenny don't have faith in him, Gibbs does. Tony proceeds to do almost
[=McGee=] pursue ex-Green Beret Casey Stratton all the right things, even when Ziva snaps at way into an ambush set up by [=FBI=] agents.
[[folder: Season 10]]
* Ducky facing down the Deputy Director of Mossad and throwing
him "not being Gibbs", figuring out a clever way to tell Gibbs the student's mother is dead and in general being a good leader.
** What makes this even better however is the fact
off.
-->'''Bodnar:''' Excuse me. And whose grandfather would you be?\\
'''Ducky:''' Well
that when the team finally find the truth, Gibbs and [=DiNozzo=] are the ones to bust the real threat in a surprise attack. Gibbs makes a smart remark. Cue [=DiNozzo's=] shit-eating grin. Awesome.depends...who's your grandmother?



[[folder: Season 11]]



* In "Anonymous Was A Womann" Gibbs, with an assist from [=McGee=] faces down an angry mob of religious zealots in Afghanistan who want to burn a woman's shelter, mostly just using the power of his DeathGlare.
[[folder: Season 12]]



* In "Anonymous Was A Womann" Gibbs, with an assist from [=McGee=] faces down an angry mob of religious zealots in Afghanistan who want to burn a woman's shelter, mostly just using the power of his DeathGlare.



* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.
* In season five, we meet Damon Werth, a marine who took steroids to counter a form of anemia that would have prevented his serving. He repeats in season seven's "Oulaws and In-Laws," working as a mercenary. His team has been hired to abduct Mike Franks' daughter-in-law and granddaughter, being told they'd been kidnapped and needed a rescue. The minute he recognizes Ziva, who points out that he just broke into Gibbs's living room, he knocks out his partners and quits.

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* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.
* In season five, we meet Damon Werth, a marine who took steroids to counter a form of anemia that would have prevented his serving. He repeats in season seven's "Oulaws and In-Laws," working as a mercenary. His team has been hired to abduct Mike Franks' daughter-in-law and granddaughter, being told they'd been kidnapped and needed a rescue. The minute he recognizes Ziva, who points out that he just broke into Gibbs's living room, he knocks out his partners and quits.
[[folder: Season 13]]


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[[folder: Season 14]]


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** In yet another episode, [=McGee=] is tasked with interrogating a JerkJock. He comes into the interrogation room and banters with the suspect about how it's easy to pick on nerds and geeks, and the jock laughs and tells [=McGee=] about some of his exploits. Then [=McGee=] coldly smiles and says that he was one of those nerds in high school, and now he has a badge, a gun, and the paperwork expertise to make the jock's life very, ''very'' unpleasant. The [[OhCrap look on the suspect's face]] is priceless.

* Any scene with Gibbs and Tobias Fornell drips of awesome. "And people say we're bastards?" "Only because they know us."
* Tony turning ObfuscatingStupidity into a Moment of Awesome when he gets Eli David to admit to something he really doesn't want to admit to, while TONY is the one being interrogated. The OhCrap look on Eli's face, coupled with the very subtle-but-still-there "did I just see that?" on Vance's face just cements the awesome.

* Ziva and Tony have an important subject at a safehouse apartment. They know that two assassins are on their way up. While Tony takes the subject into a back bedroom, Ziva calmly plants herself in the middle of the living room, takes up a gun in each hand, and points each at two doors, both on separate walls entirely, leading in from the hallway. Outside, the two assassins take up positions in front of each door and, at a silent count, burst in, guns at the ready. They don't even have time to be surprised that Ziva's ''already'' opening fire on them before they're dead.
** Doubling the awesome, she is on the phone to Gibbs at the time--she tells him to wait a moment, sets the phone down, dispatches the assassins, then calmly picks up the phone and tells him the problem was dealt with.

* Tony's PreMortemOneLiner to Daniel Budd:
--> '''Tony''': [[BondVillainStupidity You're not a Bond villain, Daniel. You're a fraud.]] And frauds don't get to speak like Bond villains. They do get to die like them.

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* In 9x15, the people who dress up as superheroes and fulfill the role of a Neighborhood Watch are pretty nerdy. That doesn't invalidate the fact that they put themselves in danger constantly in order to keep crime down and can actually be pretty [[{{Badass}} badass]]. In what may be one of the most Awesome Moments awarded to a one-episode character, thin, extremely nerdy-looking Clarence Tobett [[OneHitKO One Hit KOs]] the murderer with an ''OffhandBackhand''.

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* In 9x15, the people who dress up as superheroes and fulfill the role of a Neighborhood Watch are pretty nerdy. That doesn't invalidate the fact that they put themselves in danger constantly in order to keep crime down and can actually be pretty [[{{Badass}} badass]].badass. In what may be one of the most Awesome Moments awarded to a one-episode character, thin, extremely nerdy-looking Clarence Tobett [[OneHitKO One Hit KOs]] the murderer with an ''OffhandBackhand''.
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