When I first heard they were doing an Abby flashback episode on “NCIS,” I was really excited. What was she like as a kid? Who would they get to play a young Pauley Perrette? Did she ever not wear pigtails? So, I was pleased to have those questions answered. Dad, however, wasn’t the biggest fan.
Dad: Why was it all mushy and emotional?
Me: We’ve been through this, not every episode can be a shoot ’em up style.
Dad: I don’t see why not.
Mom in the background: Because you don’t like emotion.
Dad: That’s true.
Me: Was that your only complaint?
Me: Well that’s not a valid one, so you liked it.
Dad: Gee thanks.
(Don’t worry, by the end of our conversation I brought him over to the dark side).
I still can’t get enough of Ducky’s little anecdotes and history lessons throughout the episode! This week’s lesson was about the first recorded automobile accident. I mean have you ever really thought about that? Go Google it, I’ll wait…
Back to the show, I was cheering when the male victim’s father got punched in the face. That guy was a do—- well, I can’t type it, but you get the idea. I never thought he was the killer though.
Dad: Nah, that would be too easy. Did you see the cousin coming?
Me: Nope. I was leaning more towards one of the two parents involved in the affair. They wanted to be together so their kids couldn’t, type of thing.
Dad: Did you feel all sad for the little girl who couldn’t have her teddy bear? (Dripping with sarcasm).
Me: Of course. No little girl should be without her teddy bear.
Dad: Yeah. Twenty-six-years-old doesn’t qualify as a little girl.
Me: Thank you Dad! Teddy is here with me in Norfolk but on my chair. I don’t sleep with him like I did when I was little. Geez!
Dad: Well how was I supposed to know?
(Side Note: I have a blue teddy bear that I’ve had since I was a little girl. It was my favorite and I still have it. No judging).
Dad: Oh, and what was with the little kid in Abby’s flashbacks.
Me: It was her brother.
Dad: I know. I was just relieved. At first I thought it was going to be Jimmy (Laughter).
Me: No. Once again you got a Jimmy-free episode.
Dad: That’s how I like ’em.
Me: See, I told you you liked the episode.
Dad: … … (Silence).
One of the sweetest parts to me was the fortune-cookie scene between Gibbs and Abby at the end of the episode. He saved the fortune/proverb she gave him on the first day they met. It said, “Today’s new friend is tomorrow’s family.”