‘NCIS’: An ode to Agent DiNozzo’s surrogate father, Agent Gibbs – Screener
Their relationship is great to watch. Tony dying for Gibbs approval, and Gibbs refusing to accept anything less than the best from Tony results in. Tony has long thought of Gibbs as a father-like figure in his life. His own relationship with his dad was pretty much non-existent up until last. Tony greatly respects Gibbs and claims to have a mentor/protégé or father/son type relationship with him.
Getting drunk leaning against the shell of a boat was not one of the oddest places Tobias had gotten drunk, but it was becoming the most regular place.
Tonight he had forgone the usual call, assuming that if Gibbs had some lady friend over he would lock the door and he could always head elsewhere if the door was locked. The door wasn't locked, but there certainly was someone else there.
Sat on the stairs to the basement watching Jethro work on the boat was DiNozzo, dressed only in a pair of sweatpants. DiNozzo looked completely at home in Jethro's basement, even only half dressed, almost as if he was part of the woodwork himself. Surely all the women hadn't been a cover for DiNozzo, hell if they were he could certainly understand the supposed prowess of his undercover skills.
Maybe this was the reason that all Jethro's marriages had failed, he was a lot less interested in his wives than they would have liked. He shook his head of the strange thoughts that had crept up on him, it was madness to even think about it.
Nobody was that loyal without a reason, or a reward, what was it Abby called him, Gibb's loyal Saint Bernard. Ziva wanted to know what his motivation was, she hadn't been able to find out when she had been compiling the dossiers for Ari, but now she was on the team she had more of a chance to study him. She had been with the team a few years now and yet she was still no closer to finding out why Tony was so loyal to Gibbs. Even when Gibbs had run off to Mexico and left Tony to run the team the man wouldn't hear anything bad said against the man.
Ziva wanted that loyalty for herself but she had no idea how to turn his loyalty to her, she had even tried seducing him which hadn't worked. She looked up from her desk as Gibbs walked by Tony following behind him at a lazy pace, "On your six Boss" spilling from his lips as he grabbed his bag.
Tony was staring at Gibbs as he walked behind him, not even attempting to lengthen his stride to catch up with, instead taking his time and staring right at Gibbs' behind. Ziva had to be imagining it, had she really just seen Tony staring at Gibbs' ass, surely not.
He must be gearing up to make her the ass of one his jokes, he couldn't have been as suicidal as to stare at Gibbs that way. It could explain why he was so loyal though, and why he had not fallen for her seduction. Later when Tony returned she watched him carefully, but found nothing out of the ordinary until she realised that she was missing her favourite knife. Finding that Tony had hidden it she realised that he had been trying to make her thoughts focus on other things so that she wouldn't notice his thievery.
His flirting with the girl from accounts when she came to drop off some paperwork solidified her thinking, there was nothing going on between Tony and Gibbs, he was too much of a playboy for that.
Splitting up Gibbs' team to hunt for the mole was the best option he had; he hadn't expected such a problem as a result though. Having terminated the liaison post meant that Ziva had returned home to her father, McGee was in Cybercrimes somewhere he would thrive, and as for DiNozzo, well a stint as Agent Afloat where he couldn't distract other agents was just what he needed. Gibbs had been relentless though in trying to reform his team, petitioning him, or rather yelling at him almost daily.
In the end he had relented and allowed him to have both McGee and David back, thinking that would calm the man and allow him to get on with more important things. That wasn't the case though; he was continuing to insist that DiNozzo be reassigned back to DC and his team. Leon had thought that the man would be grateful for the break, the peace from the constant movie quotes or the incessant flirting the other man did, but apparently not.
When DiNozzo had returned Gibbs had calmed down, and gotten back to being his regular self instead of both B's in his name standing for bastard. Watching the team from the walkway he was surprised to notice DiNozzo and Gibbs off to the side in quiet conversation, DiNozzo seems to be almost leaning into Gibbs' personal space, and Gibbs didn't seem to have a problem with it surprisingly. The spoke for a few more minutes before rejoining the team, a little confused Leon retreated to his office resolving to keep an eye on the situation, they were a little too close for colleagues in his opinion.
While Abby was in a coma, Tony was shown to be very worried about her, to the point he did not make a joke about McGee's last name. Jeanne Benoitis introduced and appears as a recurring figure and subplot throughout the season. Tony and Jeanne do not at first consummate their relationship, because Tony reveals that he wants to "take it slow" out of fear of this relationship becoming like his earlier ones.
Tony and Jeanne subsequently consummate their relationship in the episode " Smoked ". Tony is determined to have a positive outcome for this relationship and goes to great lengths, though often with a lot of inspiration from films, to make their relationship special. Despite his earlier good intentions for the relationship with Jeanne, Tony cannot bring himself to tell her that he loves her, which causes trouble between them.
Tony is left distraught following the death of Cassidy during a suicide bomb attack on Gibbs' team. He later goes to see Jeanne and, following Cassidy's advice, tells her he loves her. The last scene shows Tony embracing Jeanne while crying on her shoulder with R.
Tony coincidentally meets Jeanne's former partner, who is in fact a Metro police officer named John, though neither of them are aware of the other's relationship with Jeanne.
They bond through the fact that they are very similar in character, sharing many habits and traits. Unbeknownst to either Tony or Jeanne, John says goodbye to Jeanne in an email and dies in Tony's arms. Jeanne leaves Tony a greeting card in her apartment, as she leaves the Washington, D. In the episode " Family ", Tony is shown struggling with how his relationship with Jeanne ended and throughout the episode has flashbacks of the relationship.
Ziva tries to console Tony, but he rejects her attempts insisting that he is fine.
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At the end of this episode, the message in Jeanne's card for Tony is visible; "I'm not coming back. You need to choose. Jeanne makes a reappearance in the episode "Internal Affairs", when she accuses Tony of murdering her father. At the end of the episode, even though Tony is initially angry with Jeanne for accusing him, Ziva advises him to "be a man" and tell her what she needs to hear. Tony speaks to Jeanne, apologizing for letting her get involved in something that was not her fault.
Jeanne responds by asking Tony if their relationship was real and, after a pause, he answers "No". In a conversation with Tara Kole,  Tony admits that, since his relationship with Jeanne ended, he has not been enjoying his normal level of success with women, despite his continued bravado to his co-workers. Two doctors go missing, one of whom is Jeanne's husband. She joins Tony and McGee on their mission, where Tony promises that they won't rest until they locate her husband.
On their return flight, Jeanne thanks Tony and tells him that she owes him. He responds "No, you don't Months later, in " Loose Cannons " Tony encounters Jeanne and her husband while investigating a case, where she worries about it being connected with her father, which Tony assures her it isn't.
He tries to apologize, as he didn't know, but she says she was beginning to feel whole again until encountering him. Later, after the case is closed, Tony returns to Jeanne's office to find her alone after a fight with her husband regarding her unresolved feelings for Tony. Tony fully apologizes to her and sits down with her, admitting he isn't feeling whole either, and they have an amicable conversation about both of them wanting to go back in time to fix their relationship in hope of a happier ending.
However, as they part, they both stand up and have a tense moment where they nearly kiss, but both agree it should not go any further. Later, in the episode " Secrets ", it is revealed that she left him the night before their wedding, and states that she wasn't ready to find a real love, but she was ready to be married.
Because she felt that Tony would only accept a real love from her, she broke off the engagement, but soon after married a stockbroker who, in her own words, "loved money more than people". She divorced the stockbroker after having his child, who lives with her. She claims to have invited Tony for Christmas brunch because now she was ready for love,  though Tony declines her offer to renew their relationship. Female Agents[ edit ] Special Agent Caitlin Todd[ edit ] Tony's relationship with Kate could be depicted as a sibling relationship, but could also be depicted romantic too   and series creator Don Bellisario said that if Kate hadn't died, she and Tony would have embarked on a relationship throughout one point of the series.
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They constantly compete,  and Kate is often critical of Tony's behavior, especially concerning his attitude towards women and his disrespect for personal boundaries; indeed, Tony routinely goes through her purse, cellphone, PDA and desktop computer, uncovering personal informations such as her dates' identities. However, it is not uncommon for Tony to be teased and taunted by Kate;  their bickering gets so bad in the episode "Pop Life" that they seek counseling from Ducky.
However, on many occasions he is shown being considerate and kind to Kate. He buys her flowers as a peace offering after annoying her in the episode " Vanished ". In the episode " The Bone Yard ", Tony pretends to be Kate's lover to get into a paternity clinic to photograph evidence for Abby; later in the same episode, he tells Kate he thought they made a good couple, to which she replies "Maybe for the Jerry Springer Show ".
In the episode " Black Water ", he appears close to jealousy when Kate accepted a date offered by the victim's brother.
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During the events of " My Other Left Foot ", Tony is obsessed by the idea of Kate having a tattoo and asks to know its location during the whole episode.
In extras seen on the Season 2 DVD Box Set, the producers state that it was intended for there to be a relationship between these two characters. In the episode "SWAK", after Kate is found uninfected, she continues to stay with Tony, lying about her condition to him even though she knows that the risk of infection is still imminent.
As he was about to die, she is devastated and starts crying, but Tony eventually survives, much to her relief.
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Her death would have a serious impact on him, which along with other events make Tony "grow up" during the following seasons. After Kate's death, like the other characters, DiNozzo also has a vision of her postmortem. Typical to Tony's chauvinistic personality, Kate appears in the Catholic schoolgirl uniform that he had been asking about in the episode "Bikini Wax".
After telling him that she always knew what he was thinking, she realizes that she is wearing the uniform and quickly berates him, saying, "Tony, I just died, and you're having a sexual fantasy? Sometimes I used to picture you naked" and she responds by screaming in shock seconds before Ziva David is introduced for the first time.
This "sexual fantasy" is portrayed after Tony offers to go back out in the pouring rain to find the bullet that killed Kate and becomes upset when McGee improves the answer he had told to Gibbs. In the Season 10 episode, "You Better Watch Out", Tony is shown to have a goldfish named Kate, whom he teases like his former partner telling the fish she's "getting fat"despite clearly doting on it.NCIS: Tony & Gibbs - Anything Like Me
Special Agent Ziva David[ edit ] Main article: Barrett[ edit ] EJ is introduced in the season 8 episode " One Last Score " as the lead investigator of the task force consisting of two other agents Cade and Levin that Director Vance creates to catch the Port-to-Port killer, later revealed to be Lt.
It is revealed that she took Tony's position in Rota, Spain after Tony declined Director Shepard's offer to grant him his own team.
In the season 9 premier Nature of the Beastit is shown through a series of flashbacks that Tony, while working on a covert operation given to him by SecNav, had confronted EJ about her removal of a microchip from Levin's body after he was killed by Cobb.
Tony, EJ and Cade are all lured to an alley, resulting a violent shooting in which Cade is fatally shot, Tony suffers a concussion and temporary memory loss, and EJ disappears. She and Tony go to a safehouse, where they briefly discuss the events of the previous months.
After the shooter, who was also responsible for Cade's murder, is apprehended, EJ and Tony permanently go their separate ways. The main reason for the warming of their relationship is the fact that Tony was involved in an ongoing operation run by Shepard, which is of personal importance to her. As they are keeping secrets, they develop a strong level of trust. On Gibbs' absence, Tony takes on his job and its associated responsibilities; this means his interactions with the director become more frequent and as a consequence his relationship with her became more familiar, as seen in the episode "Shalom".
He considers the event to be his fault because he had followed the director's instruction to abandon her protection detail.
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In the episode " Sandblast ", when trying to talk to a mentally disabled man who unknowingly has a bomb in his backpack, he mentions, "my son Tony plays the same game". Tony is easily riled when it seems that Gibbs has a new favorite, and tries desperately to win back favor.
Gibbs has the tendency to smack Tony on the back of the head whenever he says or does something inappropriate, starting with the last flashback sequence of " Baltimore ", however Gibbs tells Tony that he was "irreplaceable" in the episode " Missing ".
Tony tolerates being smacked only by Gibbs;  when Todd gives him a similar smack in the episode " Reveille " he reacts with momentary anger and the same reaction is shown when Ziva mirrors Gibbs' smack in the episode " Probie ".
Tony prides himself on knowing many of the military terms, acronyms and slang that Gibbs regularly uses and which sometimes confuses civilians. Phrases such as these uttered by Tony include "On your six" or "got your six".
Throughout the first seasons of the series, Tony made it a point to explain several agency acronyms to Todd and occasionally to McGee thus having them become an audience surrogate. Similarly, he also explains Gibbs' unorthodox interrogation techniques to new agents and observers in the observation room and can often accurately predict his next moves.
In the episode "Kill Ari Part 1 ", Gibbs starts "being nice" for about half the episode. The change in his demeanor bothers Tony, and he tells McGee: Pleased with himself, Tony then welcomes Gibbs back.
After Gibbs leaves at the end of season 3, he personally appoints Tony as team leader. As leader, he tries to emulate Gibbs' leadership style, but he did make some changes. These included calling "Campfire" discussions an impromptu sharing of current information among his fellow agents, which his peers found annoyingand reorganizing the equipment in the field truck.
When Tony is offered his own team in Rota, Spain, he turns the offer down claiming that he wanted to keep an eye on Gibbs, whose memory has still not completely returned after the blast at the end of season 3.
Gibbs indicates his belief that Tony is ready for his own team, unaware of the fact that Tony has already been offered this opportunity.
During the time that Gibbs was away, Tony begins working on an undercover operation with Director Shepard. In the episode " Blowback ", the undercover operation is finally revealed to Gibbs and Tony apologizes for not disclosing any information about it.
In "Flesh and Blood", Gibbs confronts Tony's father about his lifelong neglect of his son. In the same conversation, Gibbs tells Tony's father that Tony is the best young Agent with whom he has ever worked.