Gibb’s (Mark Harmon) set of rules have always been a staple on NICS but some changes are ahead in Season 16. Executive producer Steven D. Binder just revealed that Gibbs will introduce new rules this season and, just as always, they will be used as part of a larger story.
A number of Gibbs’ rules have been introduced over the past 15 seasons of NCIS. Most of the rules have been created as the story evolves, with each one being introduced whenever the team needs it.
— Jessica Carter (@dangergirl101) September 8, 2018
With two new writers joining the staff for Season 16, Binder assured fans that some new rules will be featured this season.
“The rules create themselves, to fit a need in the story,” Binder explained.
Binder did not reveal what the new rules will entail but it is definitely exciting to know that more are in the works. According to Carter Matt, there is a strong chance the rules will help grow Gibbs as a character while paying homage to his old self.
The new rules will also be a bit nostalgic for fans as they used to be an important fixture on the show.
— TVLine.com (@TVLine) September 6, 2018
Speaking of growth, fans can expect the series to continue to go in new directions as it heads into its 16th year. That includes taking Gibbs out of his comfort now that Vance is out of the picture. With Vance getting kidnapped at the end of last season, Gibbs will become the acting director, which should push the character to new extremes.
In addition to his new duties, Gibbs will also develop his relationship with Sloane and there is a possibility that the two get a little romantic. Could this be what creates a new rule in Gibbs’ book?
Season 16 of NCIS is set to premiere on CBS Sept. 25.