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Month-long TV Meme - Day #06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.

When nicis_anatomy started to post this meme last month, I promised her that I would do it in June. So I am keeping my promise. From seeing Nici's posts last month, I know several of my answers will be the same as hers.

Day 01 - A show that should have never been cancelled.
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching.
Day 03 - Your favourite new show (aired this TV season).
Day 04 - Your favourite show ever.
Day 05 - A show you hate.
Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 07 - Least favourite episode of your favourite TV show.
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch.
Day 09 - Best scene ever.
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving.
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you.
Day 12 - An episode you’ve watched more than 5 times.
Day 13 - Favourite childhood show.
Day 14 - Favourite male character.
Day 15 - Favourite female character.
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show.
Day 17 - Favourite mini series.
Day 18 - Favourite title sequence.
Day 19 - Best TV show cast.
Day 20 - Favourite kiss.
Day 21 - Favourite ship.
Day 22 - Favourite series finale.
Day 23 - Most annoying character.
Day 24 - Best quote.
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new).
Day 26 - OMG WTF? season finale.
Day 27 - Best pilot episode.
Day 28 - First TV show obsession.
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession.
Day 30 - Saddest character death.

Day 06 - Favourite episode of your favourite TV show.

This is easy. It's 'Lt. Jane Doe' from Season 2 (the best season, IMO) of NCIS.

It works for me on many levels, but let's start with my main ship: it is utterly and totally Gibbs/Ducky from start to finish, and even if you don't ship G/D, but see them just as old, close friends then it's Gibbs & Ducky from start to finish. For most (if not all) Gibbs/Ducky fen it is one of the pivotal Gibbs/Ducky 'pimping' episodes - a 'must see'. Also, it is a real, honest to goodness naval case - as we had all the time in Seasons One and Two.

We have the wonderful 'hat brim scene' when Gibbs and Ducky revert to 'Doctor Mallard' and 'Agent Gibbs' for the first time. This takes place in the squad room when he have the wonderful hat brim scene. As more than one person has said how many men do you know who'd tip back the brim of another man's hat just so he can see his eyes, no matter how close friends they are?.

And we have the lovely double walking hug when shortly afterwards Gibbs follows Ducky down to Autopsy and Ducky explains his reasons for withholding the information, and asks Jethro to forgive him.

In this episode, Gibbs is even more intense, demanding, unforgiving and determined than he normally is. In fact it is fair to say that he is probably more so than he really needs to be. The reason for his intensity is simply down to the fact that Ducky is upset and suffering, and that clearly bothers and upsets Gibbs. So everyone suffers until the case is solved and Ducky can finally find some peace.

It's not just that the episode is Ducky-centric and Gibbs/Ducky (or Gibbs & Ducky) centric that makes me love it so much, it's just a darn fine episode with a good story and some wonderful team interaction and non-forced old style humour and banter that made the first two seasons head and shoulders above the following ones.

It's an episode I can watch over and over and over and . . . and not tire of it.


Tags: !memes/quizes, fandom: ncis, pairing (gen): gibbs & ducky, pairing (slash): gibbs/ducky, tv: 30 day meme, tv: general

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