Rule #51: Sometimes you're wrong.
Is Rule #51 just an excuse to break all of Gibbs' other rules? Is it simply to enforce the ability to admit when you've made a mistake so you can deal with the consequences? Gibbs has his ways, and all of his rules were created for a reason, but like anything else in life, those rules have evolved.
Can some rules be broken? Yes. Should they? Who is to say? But this team decides what's best for the mission, and if that involves breaking a few rules, how can anyone argue with that?
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