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FYI NCIS Writers

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From the NCIS FAQ on becoming a Special Agent:

Is U.S. citizenship a requirement for the special agent position?
Yes. Applicants must possess a US-born or naturalized citizenship. Permanent residents are not eligible to apply for a special agent position.

http://www.ncis.navy.mil/join/becoming.asp

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wit_worry_what
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOO!!!!
w.w.w.
donutsweeper
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
But.. she's SUPERNINJA!ZIVA!!

Oh, god. Terrible thought- what if she needs to be married to get her citizenship?
kaylashay
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Oh, god. Terrible thought- what if she needs to be married to get her citizenship?

Blasphemy. Or let McGee do it. He'd be more convincing to the people who investigate those types of marriages.
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kaylashay
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Or Jimmy... Or if that gay marriage bill for DC passes that I just read about, let Abby do it.
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tejas
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
It still takes years.
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tejas
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
I guess Ziva really *is* just abysmally stupid.
kaylashay
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
I wonder what she thought when she checked no on the US Citizen box? People who submit resumes to our company for a position working on an army base don't even get to the submission part if they click no on that one...
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strangevisitor7
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
That was my first thought - that she couldn't be one without some form of citizenship. Hope they figure out a way around that. Maybe she and tony have a fake marriage to get her a green card LOL
tejas
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
Having a green card doesn't cut it. That's just the first step. It still takes years even with a marriage.
strangevisitor7
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
I didn't know it took years for a green card. I do think that look Gibbs was giving her at the end was a bit - You don't really expect me to sign this...

I hope the writers don't think we are stupid enough not to notice her non citizenship status

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xanthe
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Well it's *Ziva*, so I'm sure they can waive that requirement. The rules don't reply to super!ninja!princesses after all. One law for her, one for everyone else.

I thought it was quite a blah episode. I didn't understand half of it - when did NCIS eps require THIS much explanatory exposition at the end? Did they start hiring JK Rowling to write them? Last week's was convoluted, and so was this week's. And both required the characters to explain the plot to us because it was too complicated to follow as we went along.

Tony looked like he was veering back towards idiot territory too although not as bad as S6.
tejas
Oct. 7th, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
I think it was less that it was complicated than it was uninteresting and they didn't spend *nearly* as much time on the actual case as they should have. And just *why* was DC Metro investigating? Shouldn't that have fallen under the purview of the FBI?
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kateri_e
Oct. 8th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Well we all know that they already make exceptions for Ziva because I really don't see the REAL NCIS letting a Mossad officer investigate crimes and participate in top secret planning of ops and just all around be privy to state secrets like Ziva was for four years.

Now having said that and been all reasonable.......
Ziva threatened to show the guy at Immigration what she can do with a paperclip ;-)
mjmcca
Oct. 10th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
I knew this. Hubby seriously considered going into the FBI post 9/11 since they were looking fot Arab Language speakers. Not only did he have to be a citizen but he had to give up his dual citizenship to his birth country. So, he decided not to pursue that career path. The requirements for federal agent (FBI, ATF, NCIS...ect) are pretty standard in this. It is one of the reasons I had such a difficult time with Ziva being on the team period. You MIGHT ( and thats a really big might) get an officer of a foreign agency temporarily assigned to a US one for training purposes or in instance of a joint investigation... but permanently assigned??? Uh...no.
kaylashay
Oct. 10th, 2009 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yup. I've always overlooked it before under dramatic license, because they never said she was an agent, just the liaison from Mossad. But now... if they make her a full agent... that's just not right.

We deal with government contracts to military bases through work and one of the contracts is for vehicle registration and we can't get anyone without US citizenship for even that... Ziva never even would have made it to submitting her resume with us, because once they check 'no' on that box on the pre-questionnaire, they get no further.
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