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Go to Rule #44

Gibbs's Rules#44

Go to Rule #51

Gibbs's Rules#51

Go to Rule #3b (Second Rule #3)

Gibbs's Rules#3b

Candidate for DeletionEdit

Why was the page or rather the section concerning the Rules flagged for deletion? It's perfectly fine the way it is. User:SocialOutsider

Subpage Edit

Is there a reason this is a subpage of Gibbs' article and not its own article? I was looking for it on its own page before I found it here.--31dot (talk) (Contribs) 23:14, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

"Rule #12: Never get personally involved in a case.[15]
Said by the SecNav to be Rule #1 in Washington politics, in Nature of the Beast, Season 9, Episode 1."

This is also backed up by Season 4 Episode 21 said by Jenny "Are you going to quote rule #1 back at me?" Rule number one doesn't make sence but this does. 06:05, January 8, 2012 (UTC)

Rule 39a: Edit

"No such thing as a small world." Season 10, Episode 14: Canary. Said by Ziva and Tony to suspect (at aprox 22:40). Wolbee 23:07, February 6, 2013 (UTC)

Rule 62Edit

Abby is messing with a camera by the elevator and the flash goes off in Gibbs' face. She immediately said something along the lines of an apology and then said "I know rule 62 is to give people thier space..." and then went on talking about the case. This came from Double Back (episode). 02:17, January 15, 2014 (UTC)Mac

Exact words by Abby (from recording, run several times thru): "Always give people space when they get off the elevator"
From new episode aired 1-14-2014 05:23, January 15, 2014 (UTC)Klemmer

Two Pages Edit

Why are there two variations of this page, Gibb's Rules and Leroy Jethro Gibbs/Gibbs's Rules? --Ditto51 (Author) 22:16, January 15, 2014 (UTC)

Maybe whoever made the other page got tired of this locked page never getting updated. -- Rule 20 has been known for several months. It's on the other page, and not this one. Dickbalaska (talk) (Contribs) 19:33, August 24, 2015 (UTC)

Rule 62 Edit

Rule 62: [Abby to Gibbs] "Always give people space when they get off the elevator." Double Back (episode) 03:21, January 18, 2014 (UTC)Pete

Rule 6 Edit

Edit needed: "Rule 6: "Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness." - This rule has been mentioned throughout the series, but it [wasn't] given a specific number until Flesh and Blood (episode)."

Gibbs rule: Rule #62

Always give space people space when they get off the elevator.

Season 11 Ep 13 Double back.

Xh28 (talk) (Contribs) 22:45, April 5, 2014 (UTC)

Rule 70Edit

In Season 12, Episode 5, McGee added Rule # 70- "Keep digging until you hit bottom."  Gibbs, at the end of the episode, asked McGee, "Rule 70, McGee?" 01:07, October 22, 2014 (UTC)

Why's this page protected? -Robin (talk) (Contribs) 01:12, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
That's what I was wondering.  I was gonna update it last night during the show, but I couldn't.

Rule 51 Edit

Now confirmed that the rest of the team knows about the rule, Gibbs tells them about it in Season 12, Episode 10, House Rules 03:27, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

At least McGee knows about this rule, as he wrote about it in his letter to his father in Season 12, Episode 10 - "House Rules"

Kampcachefis (talk) (Contribs) 19:43, August 28, 2017 (UTC) Kampcachefis

McGee has confirmed his knowledge of this rule in Season 15, Episode 15.  Gibbs mentions Rule 51 to a suspect and McGee then states the rule, "Sometimes you're wrong."

Phadin (talk) (Contribs) 01:11, February 28, 2018 (UTC)

Rule 6 Edit

Rule 6 - In the explanation of this rule is an aside about the parallels between Mark Harmon's and John Wayne's careers where it states, "Mark Harmon's career has paralleled John Wayne's. They both were quarterback of their southern California college football team..." While Mark Harmon indeed was starting quarterback for UCLA, John Wayne played on the Offensive Line, not quarterback, during his time at USC. 06:01, December 18, 2014 (UTC)

Rule 22Edit

Also referenced in Season 9, Episode 19 "The Good Son": DiNozzo interrupting an interrogation: "Hate to break Rule 22 boss, but his lawyer's here." Dickbalaska (talk) (Contribs) 05:47, February 5, 2015 (UTC)

Rule 20 Edit

"Always look under." -It was revealed in the episode Artful Dodger. This rule hasn't been added to the page yet.Bgonter17 (talk) (Contribs) 20:15, March 13, 2015 (UTC)

And, seven months later, it still hasn't. Is this Wiki a ghost town? Several character pages I visited seem incomplete (i.e. "x character is a woman, seen in episode y", not even a basic description of their role). 9,000 pages, and yet incomplete info, seems surprising. DamageW (talk) (Contribs) 01:29, October 16, 2015 (UTC)

Source Edit

A while back, I did a search for the following two rules (numbers not yet given), but I've never managed to find what episode they were first mentioned in. Does anyone here know?

- "Don't stop checking and rechecking evidence until you are satisfied." - ?
- "Never second guess yourself in a relationship and life." - ?

Until next time... Anon e Mouse Jr. Anon e Mouse Jr. (talk) (Contribs) 00:49, March 23, 2015 (UTC)

You seem to be missing a rule... RULE 0Edit

RULE 0 - Do what you must for family. (told to Gibbs by Mike Franks (Franks calls it the unspoken rule))

01:35, April 23, 2015 (UTC)Micro4jkl456

Season 12 Episode 1 Gidds's boyscout motto "Carrie a lighter." 

Rule 28: "If you need help, ask."

Episode 13.10

ZombieJohnGotti (talk) (Contribs) 02:06, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

there is another rule to add 

Rule #28 "If you want help, you need to ask" from S13E10 first shown 11/24/15

MisterWiggly (talk) (Contribs) 02:10, November 18, 2015 (UTC)

Rule 21 Edit

Rule 21: There are 2 ways to follow someone: First way, they never notice you. Second way, they onl
y notice you.

This rule is pictured in the rule box when Gibbs is going through the box before he adds rule 51 in the episode Rule Fifty-One. TokyoGirl137 (talk) (Contribs) 20:18, December 26, 2015 (UTC)TokyoGirl137

Rule 20: "Always Look Under", said by Eleanor Bishop during 'The Artful Dodger' (S12E7). Tony replies to this by saying, "Rule 20, rarely quoted, widely interpreted".

Rule 40 Edit

In episode House Rules (season 12) this rule is pronounced (in a flashback of an earlier episode) as: "If you think someone's out to get you, they are.' 20:49, April 2, 2016 (UTC)