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Thirty Days NCIS Meme. Day #22 - The Saddest Character Death
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 22 – Saddest character death

There have been several characters whose death for one reason or another touched me, even if we only saw them in one episode.

However, for this question (as with the least favourite character) question I felt it was 'right' to go with a main character, someone whom I got to know, hence the 'saddest'. And the death of the person I have chosen really as a sad death.

My choice:

Caitlin Todd.

Kate wasn't my overall favourite character, but I really did love her. I thought she was an extremely well written female character, well balanced, feisty, attractive, intelligent, feminine without being overly girly.

She was a woman in a man's world, but she wasn't afraid to be a woman, yes, as she told Gibbs when she first met him like certain species of frogs she grew what she needed, but she was still very feminine. She was also excellent at standing up to Tony and giving as good as she got from him, their sibling banter was excellent. I loved the scene when she and Tony go to see Ducky to 'mediate' and Ducky refers to 'trying to please father' and at that point Gibbs arrives.

I knew, before I saw the episode, that Kate as going to die in 'Twilight', but I still cried when she died and have done so every time I've the episode. And it wasn't just a sad death for viewers, it was a sad death for the team. Kate's death touched Gibbs, Ducky, Tony, Tim, Jimmy and most of all Abby who was so very close to Kate.

She was a great character and as much as I love Ziva now I still miss Kate. Her death was a very sad death.

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aries11 From: aries11 Date: 22nd June 2011 14:06 (UTC) (Link)
Kate's death didn't affect me much, as I started watching regularly after she'd already died. I do, however, know many who loved her.

I'll have my answer posted sometime later today.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 22nd June 2011 15:12 (UTC) (Link)
I can understand that.
mspinto64 From: mspinto64 Date: 22nd June 2011 15:32 (UTC) (Link)
What is NCIS?
sarahj2222 From: sarahj2222 Date: 22nd June 2011 15:48 (UTC) (Link)
Shut up! Sarah
mspinto64 From: mspinto64 Date: 22nd June 2011 16:09 (UTC) (Link)
I only asked a perfectly innocent question. I have no idea what NCIS is.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 22nd June 2011 16:12 (UTC) (Link)
NCIS stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service, it's an American crime drama about to go into its ninth season in September.

It's basically a show where all the crimes are naval or marine related.

It's my main fandom and obsession *g* I write slash, het and gen stories.

There is a real NCIS actually - but it's one of the smaller Federal Agencies in the US.

mspinto64 From: mspinto64 Date: 22nd June 2011 16:25 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for that. I don't watch American dramas so no wonder I'm in the dark (actually, I'm not sure if it's shown in the UK.) But, looking at some of your screencaps, isn't one of its stars our very own David McCallum?
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 22nd June 2011 17:01 (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome.

It is indeed shown in the UK on Channel 5 and also on a non-freeview channel - but not the current series.

Oh, yes, David McCallum plays Doctor Donald 'Ducky' Mallard the Medical Examiner. He's one half of my main pairing.
mspinto64 From: mspinto64 Date: 23rd June 2011 00:58 (UTC) (Link)
He used to star in one of my favourite programmes, Sapphire and Steel.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 23rd June 2011 11:55 (UTC) (Link)
I know he did.

That's another of my favourite programmes too and one of my main fandoms.
sarahj2222 From: sarahj2222 Date: 22nd June 2011 15:47 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I lovedher too.. And I agree.. She was a great loss.
Do you know the episode with her sister? I thought that
waqs excellent..It wasseason eight, I think.
See if we can start community for her.. Would love if they
brought her back...they could figure a way!
Regards. Sarah
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 22nd June 2011 16:13 (UTC) (Link)
She was indeed.

I do, it was 'A Man Walks Into A Bar . . .' It was an interesting episode, I thought the actress who played Kate's sister was excellent. Personally, I would have liked to have seen the episode earlier in the series, closer to Kate's death.
honeybearbee From: honeybearbee Date: 22nd June 2011 18:35 (UTC) (Link)
My mom likes the end of that episode, when Gibbs is standing over her casket and he just gets this look on his face.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 23rd June 2011 11:54 (UTC) (Link)
Ah, yes, 'that' look - very moving.
honeybearbee From: honeybearbee Date: 23rd June 2011 18:34 (UTC) (Link)
Especially since, before that point I think, Gibbs didn't show much emotion on his face.
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