Abby Sciuto Leaves NCIS
In tribute to Abby Sciuto’s exit from NCIS, I am reposting a blog I did on her a few years ago.
Strong Female Character.
Abby is a Conundrum
She can be as gentle as a kitten and just as vulnerable. Her boss, Leroy Gibbs, will wrap his arms around her and kiss her on the top of her head, like a father comforting his five-year-old daughter.
When the team realizes Abby is alone in her lab with an assassin, they ran to her lab, not to rescue her from the assassin, but to rescue him from her. By the time the team arrives, she has the assassin captive.
Abby has a lab full of specialized equipment that can unravel any chemical or computer mystery. She’s named her equipment and talks to them as if they can hear her.
Though Abby prefers to work alone, she’s capable of sharing. On occasion, she and teammate, Timothy McGee, will work together to solve a problem and then they share in the glory of the find.
Abby is Fiercely Loyal
When teammate, Anthony DiNozzo, was accused of murder, Abby refused to believe in his guilt and sets her lab equipment to prove his innocence.
Abby is Self-Assured
She is goth, with black clothes, black finger nails and died black hair. One of her eleven tattoos is a spider web on the back of her neck.
She’s also on a bowling league with Catholic nuns.
While looking for a specialized computer to include in her lab, Abby meets a man she takes an instant liking to. After she has acquired the needed information, she accepts date with him.
Throughout the scene, he’s been standing behind the machine. Now he climbs down from a stepladder and walks to the front the machine to reveal he’s a small person. The audience is shocked, not Abby. Even though he’s half her size; she never notices.
The writers planned a romantic relationship between the two that would have lasted for a few episodes. But because of real life tragedy, the writers were forced to drop the idea.
Abby would have been enjoyed her time with him and would never have understood why someone would be surprised over the relationship.
Abby is a Strong Female Character
She has her moments of strengths, venerability and quirkiness. There are moments when she is insecure and doubts herself. There’s moments when all evidence says she’s wrong, but she stands strong in her conviction and refuses to give up until the evidences proves her right.
Abby Sciuto has left NCIS
I can’t imagine who will replace Abby. She was her own kind of character. The character who replace her will be completely different.Yet somehow he or she will eventually fit into the NCIS team.
I wish Pauley Perrette well in the next chapter of her life and career.