NCIS fans have a lot of mixed feelings about one former character who was a major part of the series for over a decade. Abby Scuito, played by Pauley Perrette was the iconic, bubbly goth computer whiz who was crucial for the team. But she rubbed some fans the wrong way. Many found her a bit too childish for her career.
A recent Reddit thread called “Abby is Annoying,” discusses her. Because while her unique style and bubbly personality was super fun, her selfishness and lack of solid character development definitely was not. The fan who created the thread started the series from its early episodes and quickly became annoyed with Abby in season 2.
“She’s beyond annoying and childish, and her character is ridiculously out of place with zero development. The stupid sodas, pouting like a 9-year-old, and weird sexual bits thrown in all just suck,” the fan wrote. “I contemplate fast-forwarding every time she comes on. I can’t be the only one who finds her insufferable. Only 10 more seasons to go with her, woo…”
A Lot of People Feel like the ‘NCIS’ Character Only Got Worse
While Abby had a lot of fans at the start, many feel like the writers didn’t really know what to do with her.
“I think she went through reverse character development. Every other character had so many demons and trauma to resolve and Abby was the only emotionally stable one. Because of that there was nowhere to go with her development-wise and so they wrote her like that,” one fan posited.
Another fan pointed out that they really liked Abby in season 1. When the show was first getting its start, Abby was a bit more laid back and got to use a deeper cadence.
Other Fans Really Love Abby
But other fans really love her, and there’s no arguing that Abby brought a lot to the show. Many fans still miss her, for her flaws, and for her strengths. The quirky forensic scientist may be divisive, but she’s an important part of NCIS.
“Are you kidding me,” one fan wrote. “She’s literally my fav character! I love her, I think she’s adorable.”
Whether you loved Abby or Hated her, it’s not as relevant anymore. Actress Pauley Perrette has since left the series, and she’s not the only one. Mark Harmon, who Played Agent Gibbs, also recently left. Two of the shows most recognizable faces aren’t on board anymore.
But it’s still going, and there’s a new cast trying to forge a new path with the show. So if you want to check out the next episode of NCIS, it airs on Monday, January 6th at 9/8 Central on CBS.