NCIS (2010): S07E16 – Mother’s Day


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.


Secrets arise when Gibbs’ former mother-in-law Joanne Fielding (Gena Rowlands) surfaces as a witness in a murder investigation. At first, the crime appears to be a simple robbery gone awry, but deeper investigation reveals that there’s more to the story. The victim, a Navy captain, was involved with the same drug cartel that killed Gibbs’ first wife and child. His mother-in-law eventually admits that she killed the captain in revenge for her daughter and granddaughter’s death, and Gibbs’ tells her he murdered their real killer as well. Despite the confession, Gibbs cannot bring himself to arrest his own mother-in-law. He convinces Allison Hart to defend her, and then purposely makes crucial legal mistakes on arresting her (not reading her her rights, questioning her without legal counsel) so that Hart is forced to prevent the arrest. Vance later informs the team that the case is closed without giving an explanation.

NCIS Series 07

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Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Tom Wharmby.
  • Writer(s): Gary Glasberg and Reed Steiner.
  • Release Date: 02 March 2010.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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