NCIS: Season 7, Episode 16

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

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

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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

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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.
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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!


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