‘NCIS’ Fans Discuss Favorite ‘Subplots’ From the Series Ahead of Season 19

by Katie Maloney
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Obviously, “NCIS” fans are well aware of all the main storylines on the show. But the truly dedicated fans are equally as interested in the subplots involving secondary characters.

In fact, there’s an entire Reddit thread dedicated to fan-favorite subplots. One fan asked viewers to list their favorite secondary storylines from the show and fans were quick to respond.

“I’m about to finish s6 and so far I love how they keep up the plot that Abby Sciuto bowls with nuns,” wrote one user. “Like how one of the sisters sprained her ankle and bowled over 200.”

The same “NCIS” fan also talked about a subplot involving Gibbs’ ex-wives.

“Another one that’s obvious is Gibbs wives,” wrote the fan. “But I mean how in the earlier seasons (especially) the team would always make a quip about Gibbs paying 3 alimonies. ‘It’s amazing what you can do when you don’t have to pay three alimonies boss’ -Tony. Also, I completely forgot the team would make comments about Tony’s apartment being messy/smelly in season one.”

What Are Some of ‘NCIS’ Fans’ Favorite Storylines?

Lastly, the fan talked about the storyline involving Abby and animals. Sidenote: Actor Pauley Perrette loves animals in real life just as much as her character on “NCIS” loved dogs.

“And one more I can think of atm is how Abby saved that drug dog, named him Jethro, and gave him to McGee,” wrote the fan.

Another fan added that they love subplots involving McGee.

“I liked the subplots with McGee as a writer and as a gamer geek,” wrote the “NCIS” fan. “I was really disappointed when they dropped both of them.”

Another fan added that they loved watching Abby and McGee interact. They wrote, “How about the Abby and McGee relationship?”

What’s the Truth Behind Abby and McGee’s Relationship

Lots of “McGabby” fans were disappointed to see that a romantic relationship between McGee and Abby never really came to fruition. That said, there were plenty of sparks exchanged between the two on the show. In fact, the two even dated for a while before ultimately calling it quits. “NCIS” never really delved into either of the characters’ feelings after the break-up. But there was always a will-they-won’t-they kind of vibe between the two. So, what’s the truth behind the relationship? We may never know for sure. However, actor Pauley Perrette did share her thoughts during an interview in 2010.

 “There will always be something between McGee and Abby,” said Perrette. “They love each other and they had a relationship. Clearly, they went out and then they broke up. I love that the show didn’t deal with that as a contentious relationship. They may not be a couple, but they do love and respect each other.”