NCIS season 16 episode 22 preview: ‘…And Executioner’ offers answers

NCISTonight on NCISwe are being introduced to the episode entitled “Judge, Jury…” — with that in mind, it only makes sense to get to the next part of the phrase. “…And Executioner” is the title for episode 22, and it should pick up at least in part where tonight’s episode leaves off. It marks a chance to also dive into some of the larger mysteries that exists within this season, including the origin story of the secret bank account and whether or not the Secretary of Defense is involved.

If you love NCIS the most when it is wading through difficult political waters and origin stories, you’re going to adore this episode. It’s certainly the one that could expose corruption within the US government, and then also change NCIS forever in the event that something happens that leads to punishment down the line. If Gibbs and the rest of the team start sniffing around in a given direction, don’t you imagine that there will be a little bit of blowback that comes as a result? On the surface, it really feels inevitable.

For a few more details and specifics as to what’s ahead, we suggest that you check out the official NCIS season 16 episode 22 synopsis below:

“…and Executioner” – After NCIS finds a secret government bank account that’s funding a nationwide network of vigilante justice, the team must determine who is acting as judge and jury, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 7 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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So what is so interesting about what the team is discovering with this bank account is that whoever is running it (whether it be Crawford or otherwise) probably thinks that they are doing something that is correct and justice. Typically, those who are so highly involved in vigilante justice do so under the belief that what they are doing is absolutely correct. They clearly think that there’s a deficiency in law enforcement and that someone needs to be able to step in and do something about it. (Spoiler alert: They obviously feel like they are the someone who can make it happen without a problem.) This is an episode where it’s easy to have some complicated opinions, mostly because this is an episode that really walks around the line of right and wrong.

Also, we can go ahead and tell you that this is far from the last time that NCIS is going to be visiting the subject of vigilante justice during this season — the finale, entitled “Daughters” (read more about it over here), will be taking a panoramic look at it in the midst of a personal case for Gibbs following the hospitalization of Fornell’s daughter. Get ready for one of the most emotional hours we’ve seen in some time.

What do you want to see in regards to NCIS season 16 episode 22 when it airs on CBS? Be sure to share in the comments, and we suggest that you also come back soon for other updates. (Photo: CBS.)

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