Sep. 23, 2003
Returning Series
60 min.
CBS TV Network

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NCIS may be often questioned "Is NCIS anything like CSI?" and the answer is no. The show is mostly driven by the unique interactions between characters. Also, the well developed complexity and originality beneath the storyline, intwined with action and humour leaves us hanging.

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Abby Sciuto NCIS
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Pauley Perrette was born in New Orleans and moved several times as a child due to her father's job. She ...

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Abigail "Abby" Sciuto is a forensic specialist with NCIS. As indicated in the episode "Seadog", she is the adopted child of deaf parents. She later learns that she has a biological brother, who she reconnects with in season ten. She is known for her gothic style of dress and addiction to the fictional, high-caffeine beverage "Caf-Pow!". Abby had a brief sexual relationship with Special Agent McGee, as seen in the episode "Reveille" in season one, which ended with the two remaining friends. She is the most active and affectionate person of the team, often hugging everyone and talking fast, though she can be easily distracted. She is one of the few who can talk to Gibbs freely, and he often buys her Caf-Pow. She and Gibbs are both fluent in sign language. She has a stuffed farting hippopotamus named Bert that often appears in the show and provides comic relief in otherwise tense situations.

Abby developed a fondness for a Navy sniffer dog in the season five episode "Dog Tags". Originally named "Butch", she renamed it "Jethro" (after Gibbs) for being "handsome and quiet". The dog was framed for the murder of a petty officer, but Abby proves Jethro's innocence. Afterwards, Abby forces McGee to adopt him, much to his dismay (as Jethro had attacked him earlier in the episode). Abby would have preferred to adopt Jethro herself, but was prohibited from doing so by her landlord.
Abby's hobbies include a bowling league with nuns, helping build homes for the needy, and playing computer games. She also sleeps in a coffin and is, according to DiNozzo, "the happiest goth you will ever meet".

In the season nine finale, "Till Death Do Us Part", the bomb blast at NCIS headquarters occurs with Gibbs tackling Abby to the floor in her lab. In the episode, "Extreme Prejudice", it is shown that she survives physically unharmed.
Abby is one of three characters to have appeared in every episode. The character has also appeared on the spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles (episodes, "Killshot" and "Random on Purpose").

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12x06 - Parental Guidance Suggested
Season 12, Episode 06
09x07 - Devil's Triangle
Season 9, Episode 07
01x01 - Yankee White
Season 1, Episode 01
05x05 - Leap of Faith
Season 5, Episode 05
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