A Thousand Words is the 7th episode of NCIS Season 16 and also the 361st episode of the entire NCIS series.
After a mural by a street artist and activist is stolen, the NCIS investigation leads to a conspiracy regarding a Navy contractor and the safety of ocean mammals while Bishop shares a special connection with the street artist.
- This is the second time Abbie Cobb and Ian Alda have appeared alongside each other, the first being in the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 episode, "The Fifth Man".
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Senior Special Agent and second-in command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Nicholas Torres||Wilmer Valderrama||Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Eleanor Bishop||Emily Wickersham||Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team|
|Jacqueline Sloane||Maria Bello||NCIS Forensic Psychologist|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Medical Examiner for the Major Case Response Team|
|Kasie Hines||Diona Reasonover||NCIS Forensic Specialist; Abby's replacement|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Melanie Keller||Abbie Cobb||Street artist.|
|Luke Green||Ian Alda|
|Carrie Lewis||Judith Moreland|
|Annie Sullivan||Jeryl Prescott|
|Glenn Webb||David Paluck||Director|
|Manny Barnes||Luke Jones|
|Big Bouncer||Shel Bailey|
|Telemarketer 1||Adam Kaiz|
|Telemarketer 2||Lisa Dring|
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