‘NCIS’: What Is Mark Harmon’s Favorite Gibbs Rule?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Mark Harmon and Stephen Colbert

If you watch NCIS
frequently, you then’re seemingly acquainted with Gibbs’
rules
. He made positive to ascertain what his guidelines are as early as NCIS Season 1, Episode 1,
when he launched Kate Todd (Sasha
Alexander
) to the world of NCIS. He made it clear that if Kate wished to
work with him, she must follow his rule ebook.

Which rule is Mark
Harmon
’s favourite? Here’s what he as soon as mentioned about his favourite Gibbs rule.

Gibbs has damaged fairly a number of guidelines

Mark Harmon and Stephen Colbert | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Mark Harmon and Stephen Colbert | Sonja Flemming/CBS by way of Getty Images

Although Gibbs has an inventory of guidelines he lives by, he has been breaking
the rules
lots just lately. One rule he broke was Rule No. 3 (also referred to as “different
rule No. 3”), “Never be unreachable.” Gibbs broke this rule throughout “Lost Time”
(season 16, episode 13). Bishop referred to as Gibbs after he didn’t present as much as work.
In that scene, Gibbs picks up his telephone, see Bishop’s title, after which rejects
the decision.

Another rule Gibbs broke is Rule No. 15, “Always work as a
staff.” Gibbs broke this rule when he went to confront Judge Deacon. The decide
put a success on him, so Gibbs wished to satisfy with him and provides him a chunk of his
thoughts.

The Gibbs rule Mark Harmon simply remembers

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During an interview with Larry King, Harmon is requested if he
has an inventory of Gibbs’ guidelines. Harmon says he doesn’t. However, there are a number of
guidelines he remembers by coronary heart. He informed King he simply remembers Gibbs rule No. 9,
which advises folks to by no means go wherever with no knife. “No,” replied
Harmon. “I do know there’s a listing, a giant listing. I do know a few of them, like ‘Always
carry a knife’.”

Mark Harmon’s favourite Gibbs rule

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During a 2012 interview with CBS about season 9, the NCIS forged answered fan questions. One fan requested Harmon if Gibbs’ guidelines might be utilized to day by day life and what his favourite Gibbs rule is. Harmon says he thinks Gibbs guidelines might be utilized to day by day life. However, he additionally says he “doesn’t practice many of them.”

As you’d in all probability count on, on the subject of his favourite
rule, Harmon’s reply is kind of mysterious. Harmon hesitated to present an easy
reply. When requested once more by Cote de Pablo to present his favourite, he replied, “No,
not an opportunity.”

Harmon goes on to say he admires Gibbs for having requirements. “I think it’s good to have some sort of moral compass or character, structure,” Harmon continues. “And I think that’s what Gibbs has. But whether I practice them, or I have a favorite, you’ll never know.”

Co-star Rocky Carroll chimed in and mentioned his favourite is Rule
No. 9, which as we talked about earlier is, “Never go anywhere without a knife.”   

Read extra: NCIS: What
Are Gibbs’ Rules?

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