It’s easy to tell when a “NCIS” fan first became interested in the show by who their favorite characters are. Caitlin ‘Kate’ Todd (Sasha Alexander) quickly became a fan favorite among those who followed the show from the start.
Despite only appearing in a surprising number of episodes, her character left an indelible impression on others, with Gibbs (Mark Harmon) even “seeing” her when he is shot in Season 9, Episode 14. (“Life Before His Eyes”). Ziva David (Cote de Pablo) was also a fan favorite for viewers who appreciated seeing a woman portrayed as fearless and unafraid.
In almost all polls of favorite female “NCIS” agents, Ziva almost always comes out not only first, but far ahead of the other options. In one such Reddit poll, she received 450 votes, while the next closest competitor, Kate, received 110 votes. In a second Reddit poll, when fans were given the option of choosing between Kate, Ziva, or Ellie Bishop (Emily Wickersham), 221 chose Ziva, while 49 chose Kate. So, Ziva is the most popular “NCIS” female, right? Not so quickly. Many passionate opinions extend beyond Kate and Ziva when it comes to polls and chatting about fan favorites.
Fans believe Ellie Bishop and Abby Sciuto are underappreciated.
In yet another Reddit poll, u/Ncisroleplayer97 chose Ziva David, Kate Todd, Jenny Shepard (Lauren Holly), and Jeanne Benoit (Scottie Thompson). While Ziva’s victory with 498 votes is not surprising, what is interesting is how vocal fans were in the comments for their favorite characters who were not available. “Why is Jeanne on this and [Bishop] isn’t?” u/5klm wondered. “No, Abby too!” said U/PandasNPenguins.
While some comments backed Ziva as the favorite, many more added names to the poll or emphasized the absence of Ellie Bishop and Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette). Many fans were perplexed as to why Jeanne Benoit was even mentioned, given how divisive “NCIS” fans are about Jeanne. “I would have put Diane Gibbs-Fornell-Sterling ahead of her, and Bishop, and Col. Mann., and probably a few more I’m forgetting,” u/JayMonster65 commented.
While fans of NCIS have always had a soft spot for Ziva, their favorite NCIS pairing is between her and Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly). Whatever the overall favorite, it’s clear that “NCIS” fans will always be vocal about their favorite show.
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