So... Gibbs Rule Number 12: Never date a co-worker. I'm amazed that's not number one.
A man died in Gibbs' arms in Desert Storm.
Since I'm not really thinking coherently right now, here's the exchange that I thought best described Gibbs:
Kate: "He's right. We have to do something."
Tony: "Like what? Gibbs obviously trust us enough to tell us what's going on."
Ducky: "You don't honestly believe that, do you? Don't you see? Gibbs is doing his very best to protect you."
T: "From what?"
D: "From being accessories yourselves. He's willing to risk his own life and reputation for a friend... but he's not going to risk yours." THAT sounds like our Gibbs.
K: "So what do we do, Ducky?"
D: "You let him know that he's not alone in his convictions."
*sigh* That was the best episode yet. Wow. Simply... wow.