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Thirty Days NCIS Meme Mark 02. Day #03 - Favourite Season 1 episode

I have such fun doing thirty days memes that I decided to create another  NCIS one. Please feel free to snaggle it should you wish to.

Day #01 - How did you discover NCIS?
Day #02 - Favourite season premier
Day #03 - Favourite Season 1 episode
Day #04 - Favourite Season 2 episode
Day #05 - Favourite Season 3 episode
Day #06 - Favourite Season 4 episode
Day #07 - Favourite Season 5 episode
Day #08 - Favourite Season 6 episode
Day #09 - Favourite Season 7 episode
Day #10 - Favourite Season 8 episode
Day #11 - Your five 'desert island' episodes
Day #12 - Favourite Director
Day #13 - Best supporting character
Day #14 - A character you like more now than when you first met him/her
Day #15 - Five favourite characters
Day #16 - Five characters you wish you had seen/wish you would see more of
Day #17 - Five characters you hope you'll never see again
Day #18 - Top five ships (romantic or friendship)
Day #19 - Favourite song/piece of music
Day #20 - Favourite Gibbs episode or moment
Day #21 - Favourite Ducky episode or moment
Day #22 - Favourite Abby episode or moment
Day #23 - Favourite Ziva episode or moment
Day #24 - Favourite McGee episode or moment
Day #25 - Favourite DiNozzo episode or moment
Day #26 - Favourite Kate episode or moment
Day #27 - Favourite Jenny episode or moment
Day #28 - Favourite Palmer episode or moment
Day #29 - Favourite Vance episode or moment
Day #30 - If you could be granted three NCIS wishes what would they be?

Day #03 - Favourite Season 1 episode

Choosing a favourite Season 1 episode is not all that easy as there were so many first class episodes and so many I loved for different reasons.

However, I'm going with 'Bete Noire'.

Firstly, I thought it had an excellent story-line and it introduced us to Ari, who would haunt us and more importantly Gibbs for quite some time. Ari was a fascinating character and as much as I disliked him thoroughly he was a really 'good' bad guy; plausible in so many ways and yet you knew you couldn't trust him. He was very probably amoral; he saw nothing wrong with punishing Gerald for something Kate and Ducky did.

Another reason I love the episode so much is that it's a Ducky-centric episode and also has a lot of Gibbs/Ducky moments in it. I loved all the team in this episode, they all pulled together, there was some excellent exchanges, the concern for Ducky and Kate was so clear to see and feel.

And it also had touches of humour in it - the scene with Abby having an argument with herself is priceless. Plus, as happened so often in the first two seasons we learnt little snippets about characters without it really being important. For example we learnt things about Tony, his mom and his bed.

And I also liked it because it showed that even Gibbs could be goaded into doing something he wouldn't normally do. Ari in effect forced Gibbs to go for the shot Ari wanted Gibbs to go for. Ari really had done his homework and knew Gibbs, he could get inside his head even then and found out his shooting abilities from his time in Autopsy - he was a very clever man in so many ways.

And it wasn't just Gibbs Ari read so well. He knew full well that despite being a doctor, despite being a person who saves lives, had he given Ducky a chance with the scalpel, Ducky, unlike Kate, would not have fallen for the look in his eyes. This episode showed the human side of most of the NCIS team in different ways, another reason I love it so much.

It's an episode I rate as 10/10 for storyline and 10/10 for enjoyment.

A really superb one.
Tags: !memes/quizes, !memes: fanfic/fandom, fandom: ncis

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