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Beneath The Surface is the 6th episode of NCIS Season 16 and also the 360th episode of the entire NCIS series.


After NCIS arrives at a Halloween crime scene, Torres recognizes the victim as a friend from federal law enforcement training while Jimmy thinks his lab is haunted by ghosts after objects keep mysteriously moving.


Act One

Act Two

Kasie after learning from Gibbs that the murder victim was a hitman.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • Torres is revealed to have had a slight rivalry in Marine training with the murder victim.
  • CIA Officer Wesley Clark was the man surveying Vance in Season 16 Episode 3 "Boom".


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
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. Despite being credited, McCallum doesn't appear in this episode.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Westley Clark Scott William Winters CIA Officer.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Rachel Brentwood Suzanne Savoy
John Zaprowski Justin Welborn
Rosie Brown Maria Gibbs
Bill Zaprowski Sal Landi
Rod Carmale Kirk Fox
Trucker Al Rhomeyn Johnson
Dracula Clerk Peter S. Kim
Adam Neil Will Finley
Connor Reese Todd Anthony Navy Lieutenant.
Trucker 1 Dawnmarie Ferrara
Anderson Kohl Pat Fitz Uncredited role.
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