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Abigail Beethoven "Abby" Sciuto is the former Chief Forensic Scientist for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Following her resignation and departure from NCIS in May 2018, Kasie Hines temporarily took over as Forensic Scientist up until October 2018 when Kasie herself became the permanent Forensic Scientist, officially replacing Abby.

Biography

Pre-Series

Abby was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

She was given up for adoption by her birth parents as an infant and was taken in by an loving family, raising her as their own along with their biological son Luca Sciuto with Abby taking on their surname. She didn't know she was adopted while growing up.

Her parents were deaf, which meant that Abby and Luca Sciuto learned American Sign Language (ASL) as their first language as a result.

During her youth, Abby moved and got a chance to experience most of the southern United States. At the age of ten, she learnt how to drive a manual transmission.

At the age of eleven she began fingerprinting her (adoptive) relatives at family reunions.

Upon finishing high school, she went to college, graduating with full honors from Louisiana State University with a triple major in Sociology, Criminology, and psychology.

She had earned her Master's degree from Georgia State University in Criminology and Forensic Science.

A while after, Abby joined Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

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Abby in the JAG Season 8/NCIS backdoor pilot episode, "Ice Queen".

Abby made her debut appearance in the JAG Season 8/NCIS backdoor pilot episode, Ice Queen where she was seen in the computer area of her lab, drinking her fourth cup of Caf-Pow while presumably watching a group of fellow scientists conduct a test in the next room when NCIS Special Agent Tony DiNozzo arrived into the lab, having brought a sample of DNA he'd gotten from the bridge.

Upon finishing her Caf-Pow, Abby headed to the main area of her lab to begin processing the evidence.

Once she'd slipped on her official NCIS lab coat, she produced some gloves and began working while discussing the fact she'd chosen to do a bit of decorating in order to brighten up her lab a bit with the two paintings she had chosen, the first one being of a shotgun-shattered backbone and the second a Duodenum with a lye chaser" or in Abby's own words, "The Sad End of A Drano Drinker".

When Tony informed she needed to get out more, Abby wondered if that was an invite.

A few hours later, with Gibbs, Tony and Viv in the lab, Abby told them of her findings and revealed that the DNA sample or blood Tony had given her earlier was AB.

She then told the name of a bar: Berzinger's and informed them of the analysis she had conducted which had been examining Lieutenant Singer's stomach contentions with the victim's last meal being two hours before her death which had consisted of peanuts, pretzels and crackers or a bar mix.

She also informed them of the phone number as well as the airline ticket she had managed to retrieve.

When Lieutenant Singer's vehicle, a Golf, was found and brought into the NCIS evidence garage, Abby began dusting the inside of the car for fingerprints while noting it would take twelve hours for the match to occur but when Tony offered her a dinner at Cafe Atlantico if she got a match in two hours, Abby agreed to do so.

Eventually, Abby arrived into Observation while Gibbs was busy interrogating Navy Commander Harmon Rabb and informed Tony and fellow NCIS Special Agent Vivian Blackadder that Harm's fingerprints were all over Singer's car.

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Abby appeared in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 episode, Killshot where NCIS Director Leon Vance contacted her for help in reviewing evidence at a crime scene after NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye had informed him it would be twenty-four hours at the earliest for it to be processed.

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Personality

Physical Appearance

Abby is a tall woman in her late thirties with black hair and green eyes.

Abilities

As a Forensic Scientist, Abby is trained to process evidence found at a crime scene such as blood, hair, DNA, and any items including garbage.

Firearms

Despite expressing a hate for guns, Abby is able to use a gun or rifle which she often does to see if a round she fired came from the exact same weapon.

Hacking

Like her ex, NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee, Abby is skilled in hacking and can easily access a database or defend NCIS's database via firewalls.

Relationships with NCIS Colleagues

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo

Vivian "Viv" Blackadder

Caitlin "Kate" Todd

Ziva David

Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop

Timothy McGee

Donald "Ducky" Mallard

James "Jimmy" Palmer

They were close, but Abby often treated Palmer as if he was inexperienced and illogical in the first 8 seasons. Then they became great friends.

Family

Gloria Sciuto

See Gloria Sciuto.

Luca Sciuto

Kyle Davis

Other Adoptive Relatives

Abby has a maternal aunt named Gert/Gertie. She also had four Uncles: Horace, Teddy, Larry, and Charlie, although it's unknown which side of the family they are from. In addition, she had a niece.

In season 10's You Better Watch Out, she mentions a great-uncle Cooper, and an Aunt Trixie.

Appearances

For a more detailed list, see Abigail Sciuto/List of Appearances.

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