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Crossing The Line is the 15th episode of NCIS Season 16 and also the 369th episode of the entire NCIS series.


The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea with the investigation soon revealing that his death was due to consuming an energy drink that was laced with drugs while Torres is frustrated with Vance's assignment to mentor three high school students.


Act One

Act Two

Torres and Kasie in the lab.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • It is revealed that Max Girard is the son of Ed Girard who was killed in the Navy Yard Bombing caused by Harper Dearing.
    • In addition, it is revealed that Jacqueline Sloane's current office formerly belonged to Ed Girard prior to the bombing.
  • It's revealed that six years have passed since the Navy Yard Bombing.


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.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Ian Rackham Sean Patrick Thomas Navy Commander.
Max Girard Sloane Morgan Siegel
Eric Brown Griffin Freeman Navy Petty Officer Second Class.
Hayley Ashley Liao
Blake (Crossing The Line) Cedric Begley
Kendra Allston Teri Wyble
Andrew Townsley Steven Krueger
Unnamed Sailor Chaunsi Heatley
Unnamed Navy Chief 1 Charles A. Remley, III
Unnamed Navy Chief 2 Jennifer May