Day 02 – Least favourite season
Day 03 – Favourite episode
Day 04 – Least favourite episode
Day 05 – Favourite male character
Day 06 – Favourite female character
Day 07 – Least favourite character
Day 08 – Favourite villain
Day 09 - Best story arc
Day 10 – Favourite rule
Day 11 – Favourite DiNozzo movie reference
Day 12 – Favourite Ziva-ism
Day 13 – Your OTP (one true pairing)
Day 14 – Favourite quote
Day 15 – Favourite case
Day 16 – An episode you’ve seen more than 3 times
Day 17 – Best kiss
Day 18 – Saddest moment
Day 19 – Funniest moment
Day 20 – Two characters you wish had met properly
Day 21 – Something you wish you could go back and change
Day 22 – Saddest character death
Day 23 – An episode you wish you could have been in
Day 24 – Favourite friendship
Day 25 – An ‘OMFG did that just happen?’ moment
Day 26 – Most shocking/unexpected season finale
Day 27 – Episode you shed the most tears in
Day 28 – Favourite cast member
Day 29 – First scene that comes to mind
Day 30 – Anything NCIS related
Day #02 – Least favourite season
That would be Season 03.
For me it's the season where NCIS started to change - and not for the better.
We lost Tom Morrow (my favourite director) who was replaced by Jenny Shepard whom I took a long time to warm up to, in fact I disliked her to begin with and I think making her and Gibbs ex-lovers was a big mistake for her character. They could have just stuck with her being on his team, that would have given enough edge to the relationship, adding the lovers bit was a bad idea. And Kate was replaced by Ziva. I love Ziva now, but again to being with I didn't really care for her, I didn't trust her. It wasn't as though I was a huge Kate fan, I wasn't, but I didn't like the character changes.
However, had the rest of NCIS remained the same, it wouldn't have mattered. But it didn't. Everything was different, the cases weren't as good and we got away from real, in-depth naval cases. The team interaction wasn't as tight or good. know with two new characters it was going to change, but it changed between the existing characters. The existing characters changes somewhat too, I don't mean developed or 'grew', but they just weren't quite the same as we had in S1 & 2. It was the season that introduced the worst story arc ever (IMO) - Shannon and Kelly. We started to delve into the more personal issues at the expense of the cases. And that wasn't all, there was something else that I can't put into words or explain, but it just changed the whole show for me.
In some ways it was probably the most even season insofar as it had no stellar episodes but it also had no really, really awful ones. But it contains none of my top fifteen episodes. And it's not a season I would recommend to anyone, I'm afraid.
NCIS is still a show I love, it's my favourite show but Season 3 was where it began to change. I wish we could go back to the 'old school' style of Seasons 1 and 2, but that is never going to happen - the ratings are far too high to change things.