Spoilers ahead for the November 8 episode of NCIS Season 19, called “Docked.”

NCIS continues moving forward with new cases following the departure of Gibbs, although Mark Harmon remains top-billed in the opening credits of the series. This week, however, Gibbs may not have been on the minds of many fans, as “Docked” debuted none other than Home Improvement icon Patricia Richardson as Judy, a.k.a. McGee’s mother-in-law. The result was a combination of emotional storytelling and hijinks that proved Judy is very different from the Jill Taylor that many viewers may expect whenever they see Richardson, but fans were loving her.