NCIS: Season 7, Episode 16

Mother's Day (2 Mar. 2010)
"NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service" Mother's Day (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Comedy | Crime
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 216 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Secrets arise when Gibbs' former mother-in-law surfaces as a witness in a murder investigation.



(created by), (created by), 2 more credits »
0Check in

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 222 titles
created 22 Aug 2011
a list of 3914 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
a list of 255 titles
created 7 months ago
a list of 24 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Mother's Day" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Mother's Day (02 Mar 2010)

Mother's Day (02 Mar 2010) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of NCIS.
« Previous Episode | 154 of 259 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Navy Lieutenant David Shankton
Shannon (as Aviva)


Retired US Navy captain Joseph Norton is killed on the street near the marina in his Virginia home town Norfolk. The nightly witnesses is his fiancée, Jethro's ex Shannon's mother Joann Fielding. Norton smuggled drugs while in active service. Joann hired a P.I. who is find burned to death in his Arizona home, possibly the work of a Mexican drug cartel. Jethro seeks a lawyer for his former mother in law, who still bitterly resents loosing her girls 'trough him'. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis






Release Date:

2 March 2010 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Tony describes a diamond as "three carats, grade E, flawless, one minor inclusion". This is contradictory: by definition, a flawless diamond has no inclusions (internal flaws) or blemishes (flaws on the surface). A stone with one minor inclusion would be clarity grade VVS at best. "E" is the color grade and indicates that the diamond is colorless. See more »


Ziva David: This is a great work of art.
Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo: Oh yeah what do yah got there... new Judy Blume? 'Are you there God? It's me, Margaret'.
Ziva David: This my friend is the Declaration of Independence. My citizenship test is coming up and I wish to pass with swimming colors.
Special Agent Timothy McGee: Flying colors.
Ziva David: Any colors will do, McGee.
See more »


References The Hidden Fortress (1958) See more »


Murder In My Heart
Written by Sheryl Crow and Kevin Hunter
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Courtesy of A&M Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

14 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great episode with a surprise ending. In my view, it's good to get more insight into the main characters' personal lives to understand them better. Jethro's relationship with his mother-in-law Joann following the deaths of Shannon and Kelly needed to be explored and this did it very well. Joann tells DiNozzo that she had always liked Jethro and was happy when he and Shannon married, implying that she knew him as a youngster. However, it was implied in another episode that Jethro first met Shannon at the train station as he was leaving for the Marine Corps. I could never understand how they could not have met previously while growing up in the small town of Stillwater. Nonetheless, one of the best shows in this long series. Let's hope it continues!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is Gibbs ready to step down? ronaldseto
Poor Pauley Lenny64
Cote de Pablo JackOFlaherty
Is there really a chance of Ziva coming back? wright7700
NCIS goes o fer at the Emmy's verdun2
Old Fan Returning to NCIS after long break pmccall
Discuss Mother's Day (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: