NCIS Sneak Peek: Scenes From A Marriage (or Two)

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With enough attorneys and law enforcement officials to staff a LAW & ORDER episode, tonight’s NCIS sheds light on two marriages, each with its own set of challenges.

Providing twists and turns of what promises to be an emotional roller coaster are two fan favorites.  Jamie Bamber returns as Bishop’s husband, NSA Attorney Jake Malloy, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield returns as savvy lawyer, Carrie Clark.

When Navy Petty Officer Third Class Kyle Friedgen has legal issues, Clark has her client ask to be court martialed on the condition that NCIS conducts its own investigation.

Very strange as the request comes after a murder case involving Petty Officer Friedgen (guest star Kelly Blatz) is dismissed due to a mishandled warrant.

Using this unconditional approach, Clark manipulates the technicality to enlist NCIS’s help.

The murder victim is Joy Vanattter, Friedgen’s high school sweetheart.  An old abuse charge from his teens in a case that involved Vanatter still casts a shadow on his character.

Kyle claims he is innocent of the murder, but will the investigation affect his marriage to wife, Hanna (guest star Erinn Westbrook)?  They have a baby on the way.

The Petty Officer’s life is about to get more complicated when it seems as though Kyle has lied to Gibbs (Mark Harmon).  Never a good idea.

Gibbs dispatches DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and McGee (Sean Murray) to DiNozzo’s old stamping ground, the Baltimore Police Department, to investigate.

The other marriage under the microscope tonight is Bishop’s (Emily Wickersham).

Ellie and Jake’s life together continues to crumble.  Having been unable to connect or communicate as they did when Ellie worked for the NSA, the weight of two people trying to manage the confidentiality of their jobs chips away at their relationship.

Are things so bad that something prompts Gibbs to tell Jake, “You should leave…”?

NCIS also stars David McCallum, Pauley Perrette, Rocky Carroll and Brian Dietzen.  Other guest stars on tonight’s episode, “Day In Court,” are Jeremy Ratchford, Tug Coker, Tom T. Choi, Billy “Sly” Williams, Lindsey McKeon and Pat Harvey.  “Day in Court” was written by Executive Producers, George Schenck and Frank Cardea, and directed by Dennis Smith.

Check out the sneak peek below and a great interview with Pauley Perrette.  Happy belated birthday to Sean Murray whose big day was November 15!

NCIS airs on November 17 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

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