Abby Sciuto (played by actress Pauley Perrette) has provided a lighthearted yet edgy feel to NCIS since she made her first appearance it in the CBS show’s premiere season back in 2003. She has been in every single episode of the show and didn’t waste time becoming an audience favorite. From her heart-to-heart moments with Leroy Jethro Gibbs (actor Mark Harmon) to having her own scenes that make us laugh or cry, Abby has proved that she is the heart of NCIS on multiple occasions.
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Just like me, Gibbs has a soft spot for Abby more than any other NCIS agent as they have shown their father/daughter relationship throughout the series. Gibbs has no problem showing his love for Abby when he makes sure he takes her out for her birthday every year (except the time he didn’t and brought a present to her office.) And the time he used sign language to tell her he loves her was a moment that led to “aawwws” around the nation. I don’t know if I’d go as far as saying that there would be no Gibbs without Abby, but if there were, he definitely wouldn’t be the same. Their work relationship is what brings an extra level of emotion to the series.
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Only Abby Would Get Caught In a Situation Like This
It’s easy to think that Abby is perfect and has no flaws while she walks around in a bubble filled with rainbows and smiles. But that’s not always the case. Still, her imperfection is what brings heart and soul to NCIS. Whether it’s intentional or not, her NCIS family never hesitates to come to her side and help her as she consistently does with them. In a recent episode, Abby was framed and caught with a bomb right at the headquarters. Of course she tried to make the moment a lighthearted one as she proclaims the keyword “Aristotle Banana” in hopes of getting help from Homeland Security to prove that she wasn’t the terrorist she had been pretending to be.
Abby Surprised Us When She Rocked a Famous Outfit
From her pigtails to her chokers and tattoos, Abby’s fashion alone will make anyone at NCIS do a double take and want to find out more about her. Despite her rocky childhood, she expresses herself freely from her wardrobe to wearing her heart on her sleeve. Her clothing pretty much stays in line with her personality, but we definitely didn’t see it coming when she channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe and wore the infamous windy dress of the late star when trying to get attention from her coworkers. She was pretty much MIA for the rest of the episode but she definitely made an unforgettable appearance. Her carefree demeanor adds a flair and charisma that the show would definitely be missing without her.
She Gave Tony a Heartfelt Goodbye
The NCIS team is like one big, happy family to Abby. She will nearly suffer an emotional breakdown if any of them are in danger or even having a bad day. When Anthony DiNozzo was saying goodbye to the show, it was Abby who made him feel good about his ending with Ziva, who was killed in an attack, and insisted that Ziva was fully aware of Tony’s love for her. Times like this show they are not only family to Abby, but Abby is family to her team as well.
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“I’m Hugging You All in my Mind”
Abby’s peculiar and hilarious moments are what have helped build NCIS into what it is today. Fans might remember the episode when she questioned whether she was sexually harassing her coworkers after an intense seminar. She literally wondered whether she went too far when she hugged them each time she saw them. Her fellow teammates tried to let her know she never went too far, but the idea that she would never want to disrespect her coworkers was so adorable. So she told them, “I’m hugging you all in my mind right now.”
What are your favorite Abby moments? Who’s your favorite character on NCIS?
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