I figure that Deeks had been a cop for maybe about 5 years when Hand to Hand took place. Is that realistic? That after 5 years he’d be a detective doing intense long-term undercover operations? (Serious question because I really don’t know.)
Or maybe he’s super smart and he graduated from college earlier than I’m figuring?
born january 1979, graduates high school 1999, graduates college 2003, out of law school at 2006. PD for at least some period of time, but if you start as a lawyer, you probably become a detective with little beat cop time? (Deeks’s timeline makes no sense. He maybe graduates college early but you don’t speed through law school.) (Also, no WAY shooting your father doesn’t have some impact on your schooling.)
I’ll just wave at typingtess because I think she’s worked this out better than any of us.
This is my timeline:
Born January 1979.
I don’t have shooting his father doing too much to his schooling since there was probably a big push to keep things normal for him. He probably missed from Thanksgiving to Christmas but made that all up with work sent home and whatever. When the Christmas/New Year’s break was over, he was back in school.
Graduates High School 1997 (he’d be 18 because of the January birthday).
Graduates college in 2000 (three years because if his college was like mine, tuition went up every September, making summer school classes a bargain and I’d throw in an AP exam or college credit class or two in high school).
Graduates law school in 2003 (can’t speed through that).
Public Defenders Office Fall 2003 to Summer 2004
Police Academy Fall 2004-Mid Winter 2005
Legal Bureau (I don’t have him walking a beat ever) Mid Winter 2005-Early 2006
Undercover work beings in Spring 2006.
The Daniel Zuna case started in Fall of 2009 per Deeks (it was a six month investigation when NCIS showed up in April).
So four years of undercover work when Tracy walks into the MMA gym and everything changes.
This fleshes out those missing years nicely!! Actually, his backstory and Sam’s probably make the most sense out of anyone on the show….