During the past three weeks of new NCIS episodes, fans have been treated to a new 'Gibbs' Rule' during each episode. However, in tonight's episode 'Patriot Down' Gibbs mentions a Rule #44 when sending a warning message for Mike Franks in Mexico. The definition of the rule isn't mentioned, so for now, fans are left to speculate.
Tuesday night's episode was a cliffhanger, concluding with Gibbs in Mexico on the beach searching for Mike Franks. Next week's season finale is appropriately named 'Rule Fifty-One' so perhaps we'll get the answer for Gibbs' Rule #44 as well as a new Gibbs' Rule #51. It's nice to see a return to 'Gibbs' Rules' which seem to have been neglected for some time by the NCIS writers.
Here's a summary of the most recently disclosed of Gibbs' Rules:
Rule #40: If it seems like someone's out to get you, they are. (Said by Abby, agreed on by Gibbs)
Rule #44: *PENDING*
Rule #51: *PENDING*
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