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Every time I think about female characters that need a fuck yeah, she’s awesome post, two characters always pop into my head right away: Jenny Shepard from NCIS and Elizabeth Weir from Stargate: Atlantis. I’m finally going to taken these two and show the world why I love them (and you should too!), starting with Jenny Shepard.

Jenny Shepard enters NCIS at the beginning of the third season as the new Director of NCIS. For the first two episodes, Jenny deals with the death of Kate, a member of Gibbs’ team, and Gibbs’ quest for revenge against the killer. She also has to play mediator between Gibbs and the Israeli government. To top it all off, Gibbs is a former partner of Jenny’s, both professionally and personally.

Seriously? One of the worst first few days ever.

After such auspicious beginnings, it should come as no surprise that Jenny never has it easy. We discover that she is searching for her own revenge against La Grenioulle (aka The Frog, aka Rene Benoit), a French arms dealer who, she believes, killed her father. Her need for revenge often blinds her to the consequences of her actions on those around her.

So, why is Jenny so awesome?

- She is the first female head of an armed federal agency.

- She knows what she wants and goes after it.

- She chooses what is best for her.

- She gets shit done.

- She was(is) a great agent.

- She once stole a boat and saved Ducky and Gibbs.

- She kicks ass (literal and metaphorical).

- She does not let anyone tell her who or what she should be.

- She goes out on her terms, and she takes the bad guys with her.

(This is all from memory, so if I made any mistakes, please let me know)

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Date: 2010-04-29 04:09 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] twtd
This was awesome! Jenny was always my favorite character and I kinda lot interest after she died.

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Date: 2010-04-29 04:15 am (UTC)
aka: JFK's assasination as portrayed by Lynz Ballato-Way and her husband (dallas)
From: [personal profile] aka
I'm pretty sure she enters at the start of season 3, not 2.

Also, she deals with Gibbs' jerk misogynist former mentor agent with excellent grace. And in addition to knowing what's best for her, she knows when and how to reign in Gibbs and the rest of the team.

And hey, that one time she got kidnapped, hadn't she halfway rescued herself by the time the other agents showed up?

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Date: 2010-04-29 01:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cesy
She does indeed sound awesome.

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Date: 2010-04-29 06:30 pm (UTC)
silveradept: A kodama with a trombone. The trombone is playing music, even though it is held in a rest position (Default)
From: [personal profile] silveradept
Nope, no mistakes there. I wasn't as fond of Director Shepard, but I think that's because she had a very abrasive style that didn't mesh well with Gibbs and team. She was an excellent boss, though, and the multiple plots involving her, the team, and Benoit were well-written and reflected on her accurately.


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