Season 7 Episode 16

Mother's Day

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 02, 2010 on CBS

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  • Not the first time Gibbs has manipulated evidence to protect someone....

    Nothing is ever simple in the Gibbs family, is it? Nor is grief and anger. In this case, Gibbs is thrown back in time when his mother-in-law from his first marriage is a witness in a murder case, who still blames him for "not being there" and "doing nothing". Things get even more complicated when it turns out the murder victim had ties to a Mexican drug cartel, the same cartel that was connected to the man who had murdered Shannon and Kelly.
    Then things get even more messier when Gibbs realizes Joann had a hand in the murder and, technically he has to arrest her. Oh, wait, according to Ms. Hart (whom Gibbs retained as Joann's lawyer, funny enough), it was an illegal arrest and thus the case would fall apart in court. So Ms. Hart wins.... or does she?
    Overall, a good episode and an interesting insight in to Gibbs past.