Burden of Proof is the 7th episode of NCIS Season 15 and also the 337th episode of the entire NCIS series.

Synopsis

After a convicted felon swears the NCIS agency framed him for murder a decade ago, Gibbs begins his own investigation, starting with a new autopsy by Ducky while Fornell joins the team since he was the lead investigator in the original joint FBI and NCIS case.

Prologue

Act One

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Gibbs as he and Sloane keep watch on Gabriel Hicks.

Cast

Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist for 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.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Jacqueline "Jack" Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Special Agent.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Clayton Reeves Duane Henry Interagency Liaison between MI6 and NCIS. Despite being credited, Henry does not appear in this episode.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Tobias Fornell Joe Spano Senior FBI Agent.
Gabriel Hicks Graham Hamilton
Jessica Shaeffer Hilary Ward
Mary Elaine Smith Fran Bennett
Edward O'Connell Brian Maierhofer Navy Lieutenant.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Raymond Smith Allen Maldonado Nephew of "Witness X", Mary Elaine Smith.
Denny Rydell Beau Billingslea AKA "Pop".
Thomas Gardiner Todd Jeffries
Susan Delphy Penny Peyser Judge.
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