Gibbs Rule 91 Explained on ‘NCIS’
The NCIS Season 18 finale had some surprising twists and turns. There were a lot of stressful moments and things that needed to be finished. Gibbs Rule 91 was one of the tidbits listed in this episode that you’re probably not familiar with. Here’s what we know about Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) most recent law.
[Spoiler alert: This article includes NCIS Season 18 finale spoilers.]
The Gibbs Rule is a set of rules that governs how things are Mark Harmon has a good memory.
On NCIS, the Gibbs Rules are a recurring theme. They are a set of guidelines under which he lives and works. During talks, he often discusses his laws. Harmon discussed the rules in a 2014 interview with the late Larry King. When asked if he maintains a list of Gibbs rules, he said that he does not.
“I know there’s a list, and it’s a long list,” Harmon said. “I recognize a few of them.” When King inquires about which rule he recalls, Harmon mentions Gibbs Rule No. 9: “A knife should always be carried.”
On ‘NCIS,’ Gibbs Rule No. 9 came in handy one day.
During Season 17 of NCIS, Gibbs develops a friendship with his next-door neighbor, Phineas (Jack Fisher). Gibbs also looked after him while his mother was away because they had developed such a strong bond. He assisted Phineas with his homework and even allowed him to participate in an NCIS investigation.
There’s a scene in NCIS Season 17 Episode 11 (titled “In the Wind”) where Phineas is taken to the airport against his will. The alarms go off as he passes through the airport security metal detector. When an agent uses the handheld paddle to search him, he discovers a knife hidden in Phineas’ sock. His fast thinking enabled him to thwart his kidnapper.
As Gibbs sees Phineas again, he inquires about the kidnapper’s injuries. “He tried, but I stopped him,” Phineas says. … This is a condensed version of the plot. I hope you found it entertaining.