NCIS (2009): S07E06 – Outlaws and In-Laws


The seventh season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 22 September 2009 and 25 May 2010, with NCIS: Los Angeles Season 01 premiering afterwards.


When Gibbs’ boat mysteriously shows up in the San Diego harbor with two dead men in it, Vance, Gibbs and Ducky travel to San Diego knowing this investigation needs to be handled with extreme sensitivity. It turns out Gibbs dropped his boat off to Franks in Mexico but Franks is nowhere to be found. Franks shows up at Gibbs’ house with his daughter in law, Leyla (Franks’ deceased son’s wife), and granddaughter in tow. It is revealed that the two dead men worked for a private military company that was hired by Leyla’s mother, Shada, a powerful tribal leader in Iraq, to kidnap and bring back her daughter and granddaughter to Iraq. It was her way of trying to re-establish a relationship with her estranged daughter. Franks takes full responsibility for the shooting but further investigation reveals that it was Leyla who shot and killed the men when she saw them approaching Franks. In the end, the private military company, headed by Col. Merton Bell, is also held responsible for bounty hunting in Mexico, and Leyla and her mother come to terms.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Tom Wharmby.
  • Writer(s): Jesse Stern.
  • Release Date: 03 November 2009.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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