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** A bigger issue in that episode was that they ask the British suspect (before discovering his true identity) if he owns a Webley revolver (one was the murder weapon in the case) and he says it's in his London town house. Private ownership of handguns is illegal in Britain, even for an [=MI6=] agent.
And the Webley revolver in an antique. Even if he had a license to own one it would make no sense for him to have it with him on active duty.

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** A bigger issue in that episode was that they ask the British suspect (before discovering his true identity) if he owns a Webley revolver (one was the murder weapon in the case) and he says it's in his London town house. Private ownership of handguns is illegal in Britain, even for an [=MI6=] agent. \n And the Webley revolver in an antique. Even if he had a license to own one it would make no sense for him to have it with him on active duty.

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And the Webley revolver in an antique. Even if he had a license to own one it would make no sense for him to have it with him on active duty.

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** It still makes no sense. There are plenty of words in Korean that are just an English word, written in Korean characters and anyone who speaks Korean is used to it. The translator should have seen what had happened in seconds.

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** It was also heavily implied that Shepard was (ab)using her position as head of NCIS to further her own career goals, leading to an increased emphasis on counter terrorism over law enforcement. Having a direct line to mossad HQ would be a big help in that regard.


** Probably, but think about WHY those characters died. Kate was killed because Ari was trying to hurt Gibbs (and Gibbs IS a bit sexist). Paula Cassidy was actually the leader of a team and got to go out saving everyone. Jenny was director of NCIS when she was offed. Lee was a mole (and, going back to Gibbs being sexist, he would be less likely to suspect her). And nobody liked Macy. As for the men: Everyone but Franks was a random guest star. So, if anything, one might argue for a bit of sexism in the other direction: Lots of powerful women characters, but men (and Macy) get shoved in refrigerators. Or, more likely, the core cast is very penis-heavy, so most of the guest stars tend to be women.

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** Probably, but think about WHY those characters died. Kate was killed because Ari was trying to hurt Gibbs (and Gibbs IS a bit sexist). Paula Cassidy was actually the leader of a team and got to go out saving everyone. Jenny was director of NCIS when she was offed.offed (and went out in a blaze of glory). Lee was a mole (and, going back to Gibbs being sexist, he would be less likely to suspect her). And nobody liked Macy. As for the men: Everyone but Franks was a random guest star. So, if anything, one might argue for a bit of sexism in the other direction: Lots of powerful women characters, but men (and Macy) get shoved in refrigerators. Or, more likely, the core cast is very penis-heavy, so most of the guest stars tend to be women.

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** The shoes were even more ridiculous. Abby could have gotten out of the whole mess by simply pointing out that high-heeled shoes in a lab environment are dangerous (you don't want someone handling chemicals to have poor balance) and a direct violation of OHSA regulations.

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** The kind of activities he engages often go unreported in real life because the victims fear the consequences. On top of that, his direct superior (Gibbs) goes around slapping his subordinates on the back of the head and is never reprimanded for it, a clear indication that any attempt at reporting any member of the team would be pointless.


* I can't be the only one who hates the whole "Never apologize, it's a sign of weakness" thing. I would say someone who is really strong, brave etc [[HumbleHero will admit when they're wrong and try to do better]], whereas a weak and fearful person will insist they can do no wrong and [[NeverMyFault nothing is ever their fault]]. Now, to be fair, Gibbs has never tried to blame his mistakes on his subordinates but my point still stands.

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* I can't be the only one who hates the whole "Never apologize, it's a sign of weakness" thing. I would say someone who is really strong, brave etc [[HumbleHero will admit when they're wrong and try to do better]], whereas a weak and fearful person will insist they can do no wrong and [[NeverMyFault nothing is ever their fault]]. Now, to be fair, Gibbs has never tried to blame his mistakes on his subordinates but my point still stands.stands.
** It seems like this was initially a sign of how much of a hardass Gibbs is on the job, pushing his people to get it right, but, as the show has gone on, it has evolved into the more HumbleHero style, where the phrase comes out more on occasions where the apology isn't one that is believed or accepted.

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** Yeah watching the scene where she claimed to be infected, Kate specifically started to be a "jerk" to Tony when she noticed him starting to freak out over the diagnosis. She was distracting him with the caustic banter that they were both familiar with and giving him something much, much easier to focus on, as well as making an excuse to stay with him in the process. It wasn't her trying to guilt trip him. It might have freaked him out ''more'' for her treat him gently and reassure him that it wasn't his fault, [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness as is often the case in real life where a sudden change in behavior only hammers home that something serious is happening.]]


** Viewers didn't respond positively to Bishop's quirkiness and the writers had to rein it in. This is given an InUniverse handwave by Gibbs claiming that he wasn't being strict with Bishop because he felt that the pressure to please him led to Kate's death and Ziva's breakdown. Bishop tells him that she wants to be pushed harder and Gibbs then promptly seats her at her desk rather than continuing to let her work on the floor.

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** Viewers didn't respond positively to Bishop's quirkiness and the writers had to rein it in. This is given an InUniverse handwave by Gibbs claiming that he wasn't being strict with Bishop because he felt that the pressure to please him led to Kate's death and Ziva's breakdown. Bishop tells him that she wants to be pushed harder and Gibbs then promptly seats her at her desk rather than continuing to let her work on the floor.floor.
* I can't be the only one who hates the whole "Never apologize, it's a sign of weakness" thing. I would say someone who is really strong, brave etc [[HumbleHero will admit when they're wrong and try to do better]], whereas a weak and fearful person will insist they can do no wrong and [[NeverMyFault nothing is ever their fault]]. Now, to be fair, Gibbs has never tried to blame his mistakes on his subordinates but my point still stands.


*** The daughter of the man said that because of medication that he had a failing memory, so that could mean that he didn't seem her father 3 weeks ago. He only thought he did.

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*** The daughter of the man said that because of medication that he had a failing memory, so that could mean that he didn't seem see her father 3 weeks ago. He ago, he only thought he did.

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***The daughter of the man said that because of medication that he had a failing memory, so that could mean that he didn't seem her father 3 weeks ago. He only thought he did.

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*Why Does Abby get away with mouthing off to Gibbs so much more than the rest of the team? I'm guessing because [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful she's so cute]]


Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=193&t=11828




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* In Season's 3's ''Hiatus Part 2'', Ducky and Director Shepard discuss Kelly and Shannon's murder. When Ducky learns that the case, which has been unsolved due to no one finding Pedro Hernandez, he says that the case can be closed because "Jethro got his revenge" knowing full well Gibbs would not let Hernandez live. Yet in Season 7's ''Boarderlands'', he is digging through Hernandez's skull under the theory he was shot by a sniper. He does this without batting an eye, '''''even with Gibbs in the room'''''. Ducky knows his friend too well to not connect the dots. And then there's the Mexican police failing to report to the US government that a wanted fugitive has been found dead. What is with that?
Read more at: http://transcripts.foreverdreaming.org/viewtopic.php?f=193&t=11828

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