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The Gibbs Detail That Has NCIS Fans Scratching Their Heads

Every fan of the smash CBS hit procedural drama "NCIS" has their favorite character and they can typically tell you every backstory detail, work habit, and personal quirk that makes them a special part of the fictional criminal investigative team. Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette) has her love of Caf-Pow and signature Goth girl look; Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum) speaks to the corpses he examines; and Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) can provide a movie reference or quote for almost any occasion.

When it comes to Supervisory Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), fans love his leadership style almost as much as the head slaps and zingers he's dished out over the years. However, there's one particular detail that fans can't seem to wrap their head around when it comes to Gibbs. To help make sure you're up to speed, we've got the story behind the Gibbs detail that has "NCIS" fans scratching their heads.

NCIS fans are scratching their heads about how Gibbs gets his boats out of his basement

A recent Reddit thread sheds light on what has "NCIS" fans a bit confused about when it comes to the tight-lipped leader of the investigative team. User Nuthin-2C-Here-Folks posed the question, "Are we ever going to see how Gibbs has gotten his boats out of the basement and ... more to the point, should we?" and fans had a lot of thoughts on the matter. Redditor The_Eight_I3all responded with a note of uncertainty, writing, "It's part of the Gibbs charm! I don't even think we've seen any of the boats after they have left (I think only one from that one episode where it's a crime scene)," and rebluorange12 responded, "Yeah we only see maybe one or two of them? One that he built for Mike Franks, and I don't know if he built it or not, the boat that belonged to the guy that was hiding out in the bunker?"

Some fans enjoy the mystery behind Gibbs' boats; Redditor Pauf1371 wrote, "I personally don't want to know," and Lily_Of_The_Valley10 said, "Lol it used to bug me like crazy for years, but now I got to a point where I don't want to know anymore!" Other fans are downright against the question being answered: Redditor RUbornAMpat said, "No, because it's a running joke and it would ruin the mystery," and OldiesMusicFan added "Probably not, I'd rather learn the rest of his rules that haven't been revealed yet." Some fans doubt that they'll ever stop scratching their heads over how Gibbs gets his boats out of his basement. As American_Dreamer98 wrote, "I doubt we will ever see the actual how it's done even after Gibbs inevitably leaves the show or it's ended."