NCIS: Preview of Episode 7.16 "Mother's Day"
NCIS: Preview of Episode 7.16 "Mother's Day"
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
The good news for NCIS fans is, their favorite show returns tonight with an episode that will possibly give a little sneak peek into Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) love life, albeit a past one. The bad news is, Rena Sofer's antagonistic, hard-nosed attorney M. Allison Hart is still on deck. Not only will she stay around until the finale, the Mr. Gibbs-calling lawyer will also "impact the team."

On "Mother's Day" Gibbs former mother-in-law becomes a witness in a murder investigation, prompting some secrets to arise. In the process, Gibbs must revisit a horrible chapter in his life, with some blaming and pointing of fingers and maybe even tears from the "rock" of NCIS. The promo, mostly depressing, after the jump:

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NCIS' last installment a month ago was "Jack Knife," where Fornell (Joe Spano) and the team hit the open road to bust an illegal trucking operation, eventually stopping the robbery of very valuable cars, but later uncovering the owner of one of the cars was involved in a fatal hit and run accident that had a link to the Marine's murder.

We reported about Gibbs' former mother-in-law's appearance as early as mid-January, with three-time Emmy winner Gene Rowlands for the "potentially recurring role" of his "upscale" Joanna.

Seventy-nine-year-old Rowlands most recently appeared on 2004's The Notebook, bagging a Satellite award best supporting actress nod for her role. She also has a number of Oscar, Golden Globes, and Emmy nominations in her resume, winning an Emmy for outstanding lead actress in 1987's The Betty Ford Story,1991's Face of a Stranger, and 2003's Hysterical Blindness.

Catch NCIS tonight on CBS.

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