Leroy Jethro Gibbs Quotes
Bend the line, don't break it. (Season 11, Episode 4)Rule #14
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Never, ever involve a lawyer. (Season 6, Episode 7; Gibbs is said to have other rules involving lawyers, but according to Tony, this is the "umbrella" one)Rule #13
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Never date a coworker. (Season 1, Episode 15, and referenced on other occasions)Rule #12
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When the job is done, walk away. (Season 6, Episode 24)Rule #11
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Never get personally involved on a case. (Season 7, Episode 21)Rule #10
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Never go anywhere without a knife. (Season 1, Episode 13)Rule #9
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Never assume. (Season 9, Episode 21)Rule #8
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Never take anything for granted. (Season 3, Episode 10)Rule #8
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Always be specific when you lie. (Season 1, Episode 23)Rule #7
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Never apologize. (Season 7, Episode 12, but referenced previous times without a number attached)Rule #6
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You don't waste good. (Season 8, Episode 22)Rule #5
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The best way to keep a secret? Keep it to yourself. Second best? Tell one other person, if you must. There is no third best. (Season 4, Episode 11)Rule #4
McGee: All right. Well you should probably know that Abby and I used to date?
Bishop: Ew. Like, each other?
Bishop: Wait - isn't that a violation of rule 12, never date a....
McGee: It was a long time ago. After we'd broken up, one night I went to her lab. Found a scribbled piece paper; a list. Potential boyfriends had to fulfill certain conditions by a pre-arranged date or else, goodbye.
Bishop: Such as.
McGee: Things started off relatively normal: opening the door for her, flowers, putting the seat down. Then around number 8, it gets uh...
McGee: Does she know you have these?
Bishop: Does she know you have these?
McGee: Yeah she wasn't happy when she found out.
Bishop: These are all very specific.
Bishop: These ideas apply to you?
McGee: No those rules weren't in place when we were together. At least I don't think so.
Bishop: What's with the two month cutoff? Abby's sabotaging herself. I've seen stuff like this before. We have to talk to her.
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Cabot: As you know, the Navy is trying harder than ever to eradicate sexual assault in their ranks.
Gibbs: Was Ensign Tate a rape suspect?
Cabot: Right to the point, as always. No Gibbs, Tate was a second-party complainant. He reported an assault on behalf of a friend.
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