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Thirty Days NCIS Meme. Day #21 - Something You Wish You Could Go Back And Change

I saw this quite some time ago on dinozzoitis's journal and finally got around to doing it.



Day 01 – Favourite season
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 three 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 21 – Something you wish you could go back and change

A really easy one:

The introduction in 'Hiatus' of the Shannon and Kelly story-line, I wouldn't just change it, I'd obliterate it.

For me it's the worst and most annoying and hard to believe story-line the show has come up with.

I find it very hard to believe that Gibbs is still so traumatised by their deaths given he married a further three times, the first one being not that long after their deaths. Plus, if he really was still suffering so much and hung up on their deaths to the extent it comes over as being whenever they are mentioned, he'd never have got through his psyche evaluations each year.

Also, the man we were introduced to in Seasons One & Two, the man who told Kate suicide by cop, get over it', the man with all the rules, the man who is so together would not still be so hung up and distraught over deaths that happened c. twenty years ago. Yes, of course he'll still miss Shannon and Kelly, that's only natural, but the way they have portrayed him since 'Hiatus' every time the subject comes up, is the reaction of someone whose loss is really recent. I just find it nigh on impossible to believe the Gibbs we love and know, would react like he does.

Also, the thing about him not using the master bedroom in a house he's clearly had since he was married to Shannon and a house in which he lived with at least one of his ex-wives and unless he has a private income as well as his NCIS pay, all three of them. He couldn't have afforded to own two houses, surely? Although we do know one divorce cost him a house, which could mean he had to fork out for another one as he refused to sell the one he lives in now. But even if he only lived there with Stephanie, what did he do, her/them she couldn't go into the room? Do you think she'd accept that?  Plus, as we know, anyone who knows Gibbs knows about his basement, so it does seem he's lived there all the time.

It's just one of the many inconsistencies that the introduction of this story-line has brought to the show. Not to mention the whole 1991 which must have been at least three times as long as a normal year given just how much Gibbs was meant to have done in the year.

It wouldn't be quite so bad if we didn't keep having it shoved down our throats all the time. In 'Requiem' it was clear to me (and many others) that finally Gibbs had found peace with himself and said goodbye to his 'girls' as we see it when he's close to drowning. But, no, TPTB couldn't let it go, they have to bring it up again and again. And all these people who ask him 'do you have children, Agent Gibbs?' so we can see his pained reaction. Do people really go around asking perfect strangers that kind of question? I don't and nor do I have it asked.

And with the introduction of this story-line we then found out so much about Gibbs, too much, IMHO. One of the things that made Gibbs so fascinating to begin with was his enigma status. Now that has been virtually stripped away as we find out more and more and more.

I love Gibbs, I really, really do, he's my equal favourite character, and I know a lot of people really love the S&K story-line as it makes Gibbs more 'human'. However, if I could I really would go back and change what happened in 'Hiatus' and remove dead wife and daughter from the story-line.
Tags: !memes/quizes, !memes: fanfic/fandom, fandom: ncis
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