‘NCIS’ Season 17, Episode 5: The Team Faces an Unusual Situation, Gibbs Makes a New Friend

NCISseason 17, episode five, titled “Wide Awake,” is full of twists and turns. Inthe latest episode, the agents face a very unusual situation. They’re called onto investigate a marine corporal who may have murdered her neighbor during hertreatment for insomnia.

The ‘NCIS’ team investigates

The episode, titled “Wide Awake,” is perfect for this story line. Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs finds himself in the middle of a very strange situation when Marine Corporal Laney Alimonte (Camryn Grimes) becomes the subject of their latest investigation.

How does Alimonte become the subject of an investigation?Well, evidence is found that possibly points to her being the one who murderedher neighbor while she’s in treatment for insomnia with a hypnotherapist.

Gibbs makes a new friend

Although Gibbs is mostly a loner, we see him make a friendin this episode. He takes the time to get to know his new neighbors after achild’s baseball crashes right through his window. We don’t know if we would befeeling all that friendly after a baseball crashes through the window, but we’llsee how it all goes down this Tuesday.  

Dr. Grace Confalone makes an appearance

Gibbs’ therapist, Dr. Grace Confalone, makes an appearance in this episode. We don’t know for sure what Gibbs and Confalone will discuss, but we’re sure it’s going to be something juicy. During season 16, episode 22, Gibbs sought the help of Confalone after revealing his big secret to the team. Gibbs told them he killed Pedro Martinez, the man who killed his family.

Gibbs says he “killed him in cold blood.” His shocking confession causes tension between him and the team, since they don’t know how to respond to this unexpected news. McGee wonders what they should do with this information, while Torres suggests they move on and act as if Gibbs’ confession never happened.

Gibbs and Dr. Confalone’s relationship

Gibbs turns to Dr. Confalone when he needs to sort thingsout. He rarely shares his personal feelings with others, so she’s one of the fewpeople who knows him best. She provided a shoulder to lean on when Gibbs wasdealing with the fallout of killing Pedro Martinez. One of the consequences of hisactions was that he had to deal with a judge who was trying to have him killedfor taking Martinez’s life.

As you would expect, trying to handle a situation like this wasquite distracting for Gibbs. He went missing from the NCIS office on a fewoccasions. Instead of focusing on work, he was taking care of personalbusiness. In season 16, episode 22, he left the office so he could speak withthe judge who was trying to put a hit on him. Then in season 16, episode 23,Gibbs leaves his team behind at a crime scene so he can have an impromptusession with Dr. Confalone. We’ll just have to wait and see what Gibbs and Dr. Confalonewill discuss in season 17, episode five.

The next episode of “NCIS” airs Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8:00p.m. Eastern on CBS. 

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