'NCIS' Season 17 Episode 15: Gibbs isn't bothered about locking his house's doors, but fans insist he learns
Agent Jethro Gibbs has now sparked a conversation within the fandom about how he totally does not get the idea of locked doors or even how to be drunk
This article contains spoilers for Season 17, Episode 15: 'Lonely Hearts'
Finally, after weeks of making fans wait impatiently, 'NCIS' Season 17 has returned to give us even more hilarious moments between the team of all serious, no-nonsense, crime-fighting badasses, who somehow still haven't comprehended the idea of locking their doors. We are talking about the one and only, supreme leader of the NCIS bunch of goofs - Agent Jethro Gibbs, who has now been able to spark conversation within the fandom about how he totally does not get the idea of locked doors or even how to be drunk.
According to the official synopsis of the episode, Season 17 Episode 15 called, 'Lonely Hearts' “The lead suspect in an NCIS murder investigation is a woman Gibbs’ friend met on a dating site. Also, Sloane has a secret admirer on Valentine’s Day.” But before we dive right into the dangers of a date scorned and the possibility of Gibbs being this said 'secret admirer' let's discuss Gibbs' friend Phil, who met a woman called Stacy on a dating site. Their ties to the case is that Stacy went out with this episode's murder victim Navy Captain Alan Wales, who was found dead and in his underwear. Wales was believed to be shot to death and soon we learn that he was shot by an arrow into the heart and then left there to rot for weeks.
The murder scene also had his clothes and identification strewn all over behind a log and this is crucial because the NCIS team is able to figure out looking at the scene that whoever did this, wanted to really humiliate him. And this brings in Stacy, who met Wales on a navy personnel dating app called Fleet Date and things did not transpire well for the two. Stacy, even with her solid alibi around the time of Wales's murder, claims she stopped speaking with Wales after she felt he ghosted her and he seemed like he was still fooling around with other women behind her back anyway, so she didn't find it difficult to move on.
But Wales isn't the only dating app failure Stacy has come across because his death resembled that of Chief Petty Officer Craig Olson, who was murdered the exact same way and had also been on the app Fleet Date, seeing several women, one of them being Stacy. In all of this, Stacy's current boyfriend Phil is clearly not having the best of days and like the heartbroken friend he is, he decides to take his woes to Gibbs. So when Gibbs returns after a long day of work to find his door unlocked, turns out it's just Phil comfortably resting on his couch as if he were in a therapist's office and in all of this bizarre scenario, what fans can't help but notice is how oblivious to the idea of door locks our agent Gibbs is.
Taking it to Twitter, a fan simply stated how Gibbs' list of worries would automatically reduce if only he learned to lock his stuff up. "Gibbs just need to lock up his house from now on lol", they shared, while another expressed disappointment over even expecting Gibbs to take care of that, writing: "To think Gibbs would learn to lock his doors." Another fan passed on some worldly advice from their mother, tweeting: "'One of these days he’s gonna learn to lock his door' - my mother just now." Another quipped how "#NCIS Last episode topic: Gibbs buys a lock for his door."
'NCIS' Season 17 airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm only on CBS.