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This Long-Running, Unanswered Question About 'NCIS' Still Has To Be Answered

This Long-Running, Unanswered Question About 'NCIS' Still Has To Be Answered

In the past few episodes of NCIS, Gibbs (Mark Harmon) has been back in his basement and working on his latest boat.

His woodworking scenes resumed as he was suspended from the investigative agency over an attack on a suspect, and with their return, a long-running question that’s been with the show since it’s start, returned: How does Gibbs get the boat out of the basement?

The question was physically asked in tonight’s new episode by Phineas, a young kid who befriended Gibbs a few seasons ago.

Click inside to see what the fan theories are about just how Gibbs gets the boats out of his basement on NCIS…

Over the course of the series, Gibbs has made a total of five boats.

The question was first asked in the first season by Abby Scuito, who once instructed Tim McGee to search for cracks in the floor and walls to see if there was a way that walls could be lifted and the boats taken out that way. However, he didn’t seem to find any.

Abby also had a theory that Gibbs disassembles it and then resembles it again, as well.

Since then, the question has been asked a handful more times by Gibbs’ team members. However, it hasn’t been asked in quite a while as Gibbs has mainly been seen in the bullpen versus his basement next to a boat.

NCIS Mark Harmon and Sean Murray

Gibbs did have a funny answer for one of them, when asked about it. He joked that you “break the bottle” which alludes to miniature boats being housed in glass bottles.

In an interview, Mark did address what his own theory was.

“I don’t know. They didn’t tell me that either. All I know is one day I got there and it wasn’t there,” he told Crave Online. “Yet I did read an article about a guy in Rhode Island who actually did this, a friend knocked down a basement wall and pulled it up and they did launch it.”

Check out all the fan reactions to the question being brought back up below:

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