For those who don’t want to look at the webpage…. Some rules to live by, even if for fun!
||Never let suspects stay together.
||Gibbs (to Kate): “Rule number one: Never let suspects stay together.”||1.01 Yankee White
||Never screw (over) your partner.
||Gibbs: “Number one supersedes all of the others.”
Jenny: “Never screw your partner?”
Gibbs: “Never screw OVER your partner.”
In 9.17 Need To Know; McGee tells Probie Dorneget about Gibbs Rules.
||Always wear gloves at a crime scene.
||Gibbs (to Kate): “Rule number two: Always wear gloves at a crime scene.”||1.01 Yankee White
||Don’t believe what you’re told. Double check.
||Gibbs: “Rule number three: Don’t believe what you’re told, double check.”
Kate: “Should I write these rules in my Palm Pilot or crochet them on pillows?”
|1.01 Yankee White
9.01 Nature of the Beast
||Never be unreachable.
||Ziva (after trying to reach McGee): “Rule number three…”
Tony: “Never be unreachable.”
||If you have a secret, the best thing is to keep it to yourself. The second-best is to tell one other person if you must. There is no third best.
||Jenny: “It’s your fault you know.”
Gibbs: “For what, leaving or coming back?”
Jenny: “For teaching me your rules. Best way to keep a secret, keep it to yourself. Second best, tell one other person if you must. There is no third best. (walking away) That’s rule number four isn’t it?”
||You don’t waste good.
9.01 Nature of the Beast
||Never say you’re sorry. It’s a sign of weakness.
||Gibbs (to Kate): “Never say you’re sorry. (laughing) You don’t have to crochet that one.”
Tony (to Gibbs): I broke rule #6. Never say you’re sorry.
|1.01 Yankee White
||Always be specific when you lie.
||Gibbs (to Kate): “Rule number seven: Always be specific when you lie.”||1.23 Reveille
||Never take anything for granted.
||Abby (to McGee): “Rule number eight is gonna save you McGee!”
Tony: “Never date a co-worker? “
Ziva (to Tony): “Never go anywhere without your knife. ”
Tony (to Ziva): “Thought that was nine.”
Gibbs: “Never take anything for granted.”
Abby (to Gibbs): “Correct El Jefe. But then again you did make up the rules.”
Ziva: “I assume Gibbs would have checked that out last night.”
McGee: I assume it involved a girl?
|3.10 – Probie
||Never go anywhere without a knife.
Gibbs (while handing his knife to Tony): “Rule number nine:”
Gibbs & Kate (in unison): “Never go anywhere without a knife.”
Tony: “Rule nine.”
Tony: “Ya know those rule they teach you guys in the Marine Corps.”
Atlas: “What rules?”
Tony: “Huh, I always suspected the fact that Gibbs was making that stuff up. Well… rule nine is, ah (undoing his belt), never go anywhere (pulling out his knife) without a knife.”
Abby: Rule #9 ‘always keep a spare’.
Tony: I thought Gibbs said nine was ‘always carry a knife.’
|1.13 – One Shot, One Kill
||Never get personally involved in a case.
||Gibbs: You okay?
Tony: Not really. I broke rule number ten. Again. Never get personally involved in a case.
Gibbs: Yeah. That’s the rule I’ve always had the most trouble with.
McGee tells Probie Dorneget rule #10 when he gets friendly with the model in custody.
|7.21 Obsession 9.17 Need To Know|
||When the job is done, walk away.
||Gibbs: “Rule number eleven, DiNozzo.”
Tony: “I would never date a co-worker boss. Trust me. I mean, why would you even—that’s twelve. Eleven… when the job is done, you walk away.”
|6.24 Semper Fidelis
||Never date a coworker.
||Kate (to Tony): “Not my style, Tony. I would just shoot you.”
Gibbs (just walking in): “That would be the reason for rule number twelve.”
Kate: “Rule twelve?”
Gibbs: “Never date a co-worker.”
||Never, ever involve lawyers.
Tony: “Which means you’ve been here one day and already broken Gibbs’ rule number thirteen.”
Dwayne: “Rule number thirteen?”
Tony: “Yeah, rule number thirteen: Never, ever involve lawyers. Things are bound to turn nasty.”
|6.07 Collateral Damage
|14||Bend the line, don’t break it.||11.04 Anonymous was a Woman|
||Always work as a team.
||Jenny: “I heard your agents are pitted against each other. Wasn’t that Gibbs’ rule number fifteen? Always work as a team.”
Gibbs: “Not on this one.”
|5.05 Leap of Faith
||If someone thinks they have the upper hand, break it.
||It’s better to ask forgiveness than ask permission.
||Jenny (to Gibbs): “Number eighteen: It’s better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.“||3.04 Silver War
||Never, ever interrupt Gibbs in interrogation.
||Tony (to Ziva): “Rule number twenty-two: never, EVER bother Gibbs in interrogation.”||4.10 Smoked
||Never mess with a Marine’s coffee if you want to live.
||Kate (to Tony): “Maybe next time you should remember rule… twenty-three…”
Marine (laughing): “Never mess with a Marine’s coffee if you want to live.”
|2.09 Forced Entry
||There are two ways to follow someone.
||7.15 Jack Knife 7.24 – Rule Fifty-One (on a piece of paper in Jethro’s home)|
|Always watch the watchers.
If it feels like you’re being played, you probably are.
|McGee (to Gibbs) “Boss he’s a computer tech. That means he could have hacked out servers and got Ducky’s report.”
Abby ( to Gibbs) “How on earth did you…?”
Gibbs (to both Abby and McGee) “Rule 35”
Abby and McGee (together) “Always watch the watchers.”
||Your case, your lead.
||Gibbs (to Tony): “Your case, your lead. I think it’s a rule.”
||There is no such thing as coincidence.
||If it seems like someone’s out to get you, they are.
||Gibbs (to Abby): “Rule forty.”
Abby (to Gibbs): “If you think someone is out to get you, they are.”
||Don’t ever accept an apology from someone that just sucker-punched you.
||Gibbs (to Dr. Samantha Ryan): “Yeah, well I got some rules of my own, too. Rule number 42. Don’t ever accept an apology from someone that just sucker-punched you.”
Ryan: “I didn’t apologize.”
|9.16 Psych Out
||First things first, hide the women and children
||Gibbs (to Camila Charo to tell Mike Franks): “Tell him Rule 44”
Shannon (to Gibbs): “Forty-four. First things first, Hide the women and children. You’re actually writing these down?”
|7.23 Patriot Down
7.24 Rule Fifty-One
||Clean up your messes.||Tony (to Gibbs): “Where are you gonna be?”
Gibbs (to Tony): “At the mess I gotta clean up.”
Tony (whispers to Ziva): “That’s 45 … basically.”
|7.24 Rule Fifty-One|
||Sometimes – you’re wrong
||Gibbs (written after reminiscing about his wife and his rules)
||7.24 Rule Fifty-One|
|62||Leave room for someone exiting the elevator.||Gibbs: (to Abby) “Abby!”
Abby: (to Gibbs) “Sorry Gibbs, I know rule 62 is to always give people space when they get off an elevator, but this is important I don’t wanna waste anytime.”
||Never trust a woman who doesn’t trust her man.
||Gibbs (to Fornell about their mutual ex –wife)||9.07 Devil’s Triangle|