Tonight on CBS NCIS returns with an all new episode “Lockdown” and we have your weekly recap below. In the episode, Abby (Pauley Perrette) is held hostage when she leaves her lab to investigate at a pharmaceutical lab.
Synopsis of the episode reads “while visiting a pharmaceutical lab on a murder case, Abby is trapped with no communication to the outside world after armed men take over the building and hold everyone hostage. Tony Gonzalez, former NFL player and studio analyst for The NFL Todayon the Network and contributor for Thursday Night Football, guest stars as NCIS Special Agent Tony Francis.”
In the preview for the episode, it seems that Abby will be in the spotlight this time around and fans will get to see a different side to Abby as she negotiates for the hostages. Abby being held hostage will undoubtedly bring out some emotions from the team particularly Gibbs and McGee. Abby will end up there because of a murder case.
She dreams of working above sea level and wants to convince Gibbs to push through an office swap with accounting.
When Abby discovers a strange compound in his blood, she asks Gibb’s permission to visit Celodyne Pharmaceuticals, which manufactures it. Her request is a handwritten “Solitary Confinement Release Form.”
Abby soon realizes that not only is the alarm false, but also the phone and Internet are dead. So she creeps to the server room to call for help, where she’s forced to hide in the closet when the bad guys enter. And then, unbelievably, she talks out loud to herself about the predicament she’s in. Look, I understand that from a storytelling perspective, you’ve got to know what your hero’s thinking, but dang, Abs, you’re talking out loud in the closet of the room with the bad guys in it! Button your lips, and communicate your fear and resolve nonverbally! The bad guys are also extremely chatty, announcing that they know an NCIS agent named Abby Sciuto is in the building and that they’ll kill her and the rest of the hostages before they leave.