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NCIS, Season 10, Episode 6: “Shell Shock (Part I)”

Written by Nichole Mirante-Matthews

Directed by Leslie Libman

Airs Tuesdays at 8pm (Et) on CBS

Television has the potential to influence millions of people, for better or for worse. One of the best things about the medium is that not only does it entertain, but it can also teach and enlighten. Many shows have used their wide reach to inspire self-expression (Glee) or educate and increase awareness for certain issues and illnesses (House M.D.), even contributing to charities and foundations established to promote well-being and better living. With “Shell Shock (Part I)”, NCIS spotlights a condition that has increasingly gained attention for its negative effect on soldiers returning from duty overseas, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Like most veterans, Captain Joe Wescott, (played by Brad Beyer), carries with him painful memories from his time served in the armed forces. His mental state is noticeably unbalanced, »

- Amanda Williams

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