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Thirty Days NCIS Meme Mark 02. Day #14 -  A character you like more now than when you first met
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 #14 - A character you like more now than when you first met him/her

Hmmm, there are a couple of contenders for this. How to decide? Okay, I'm going to go with the 'biggest' change of feeling for the character.

Ziva David.

When we first met Ziva I really didn't care for her or like her at all. Nor did I trust her.

I didn't like the way she interacted with the team, who dismissive she was nor the way she and Jenny were clearly going behind Gibbs's back, with Ziva reporting things directly to Jenny. Part of my dislike I'm sure was tied in with the whole change that came about with S3 - it wasn't that I was a huge Kate fan, I wasn't.

But over time I grew to like Ziva and to respect her and her abilities and to understand her more. And at some point, I can't remember exactly when it was now the like increased ten-fold and just as with most of the other characters I now love Ziva. She's a great character and adds so much to the show.

I never thought I would even grow to like her, at best I thought it would be more a case of tolerating her as she wasn't going anywhere. So the change in my feelings for her is humongous, thus she is the right person to go for.

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aries11 From: aries11 Date: 14th November 2011 17:24 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you eventually warmed to Ziva. :) I liked her from the beginning, although when I watch her very first episodes now, I can see where so many could have doubts about her.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 15th November 2011 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
So am I.
kytivafan From: kytivafan Date: 14th November 2011 17:39 (UTC) (Link)
I am really glad that you warmed up to Ziva.

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 15th November 2011 14:43 (UTC) (Link)
So am I.
appleindecay From: appleindecay Date: 15th November 2011 17:35 (UTC) (Link)
Actually all the things you didn't like about her at the beginning were the exact reason why I loved her from the beginning. She was adding a lot of tension to the team/story because she wasn't really part of the team. Also I really liked that she was different from everybody else we'd seen on the show up to that point.

My love for her somewhat decreased when all of that changed - I think a defining turning point was when she started straightening her hair. This was the time when she not only changed her appeareance but also changed her attitude towards a lot of things. While it was just a natural step to make her an american citizen at some point and a "real" NCIS agent I really didn't like that turn at all. Because all the tension she added due to her being caught between her old home and her new home was solved.

But despite all this she is still a fantastic character and I'm so glad that you've grown to like her! :D
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 15th November 2011 18:04 (UTC) (Link)
I think the same is true for a lot of Ziva fans, actually. And I can understand why people liked her, as you say she really was different.

The hair straightening I admit makes me shake my head. There's no way she'd do that every day. Now for a special event or if she had to do it for a part, yes, but not all the time.

So am I, very much so.
appleindecay From: appleindecay Date: 18th November 2011 08:11 (UTC) (Link)
Same here. I like to straighten my hair too occasionally, but there is no way I'd do it every single day - especially not in a job that can be physically demanding, because it simply won't stay that way. Also I simply don't see Ziva - new Ziva or old - to be that kind of woman to spend at least half an hour every morning just for her hair. *shakes head*

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 18th November 2011 16:18 (UTC) (Link)
And I agree, I don't see Ziva as the kind of person to spend that much time on her hair every day. I miss the curls.
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