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The Worst Storyline In NCIS Season 5

"NCIS" has gone strong for two decades at this point. Getting its start in 2003, the series follows the fictional Naval Criminal Investigative Services based out of Washington, D.C. who navigate naval-based crimes to bring the perpetrators to justice. With that kind of longevity, it goes without saying that the series has amassed a loyal following of people who are ride-or-die at this point. They'll stick with the series through thick and thin, which is easier said than done when you have to go through the thin of it. 

"NCIS" has enjoyed relatively good success over its run, enjoying acclaim from both critics and audiences alike. But every so often, a storyline will emerge that fans just can't get behind. Sometimes it only lasts a single episode; in other instances, it spans an entire season. While you may prefer to forget these episodes, here's the worst of the bunch from Season 5.

Plot holes and characters acting out of the norm tank Tribes

When looking at "NCIS" ratings on IMDb, it's clear to see the show enjoys a moderate amount of critical success. Each episode garners hundreds of ratings from fans, and for the most part, it's tough to find any episodes that dip below 7.5/10. That's what makes Season 5, Episode 11, "Tribes," so uncharacteristically low with its average rating of 7.4/10. It's the weakest out of any episode in its season, and after reading some of the reviews, it's easy to see why.

One user, who gave the episode a 5.0/10 overall, wrote, "It would seem that the writers were lazier than usual this time. Plot holes concerning medical procedures, investigative procedures and interrogation procedures (among others) make for a low rating by this reviewer." They weren't alone in their assessment of plot holes. Another user pointed out, "Zika, who never uses contractions, says It's and I'm when talking to Tony about the movie she is watching early in the episode."

It appears fans thought "Tribes" was a step down compared to the usual quality of "NCIS." Fortunately, seeing how the rest of the season is rated relatively high, that dip didn't last long.