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Family First is the 24th episode of NCIS Season 13 and also the 306th episode of the entire NCIS series.

This episode also marks the final appearance of Michael Weatherly as NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo Junior and the final appearance to date of Sarah Clarke as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe.


In the aftermath of the attack on the David farmhouse that has resulted in the assumed death of former NCIS Special Agent Ziva David, greatly devastating the NCIS team, they continue working alongside their counterparts in the FBI and MI6 as they all conduct an international manhunt for disgraced agent Trent Kort while Tony finds his life being turned upside down by an unexpected revelation.


Act One

Act Two

Tony after learning from Mossad Director Orli Elbaz that he and Ziva have a daughter, a little girl named Tali.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • It's revealed that Ziva is presumed to have been killed in the mortar attack on the David farmstead.
  • Mossad Director Orli Elbaz later returns and reveals that after Ziva left NCIS, that she and Tony had a child together, a little girl named Tali.
  • Fornell regains consciousness although it's revealed that he needs extensive therapy before he fully recovers from the injuries he sustained during the attack at Gibbs's house.
  • The NCIS team along with FBI agent Tess Monroe later track down and subsequently kill disgraced CIA agent Trent Kort in a stand-off when Kort attempts to shoot MI6 officer Clayton Reeves.
  • Tony later resigns from the NCIS team for good, giving up his position as Senior Field Agent of the team as he wants to devote his time to taking care of his daughter.
  • With Tony's resignation, McGee is promoted to Senior Field Agent, becoming the second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.


  • This is the second season finale episode next to the NCIS Season 11 finale episode, Honor Thy Father (episode) not to end on a cliffhanger.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Junior Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team. Later resigns at the end of the episode to take care of his daughter, Tali.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham NCIS Probationary Agent.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Anthony DiNozzo Senior Robert Wagner Tony's father.
Tobias Fornell Joe Spano An FBI agent, currently wounded from an attack by Kort.
Trent Kort David Dayan Fisher An agent with the CIA and the real killer who framed Jacob Scott.
Emily Fornell Juliette Angelo Tobias Fornell's daughter.
Jacob Scott Vince Nappo A disgraced British spy who was framed by Trent Kort.
Tess Monroe Sarah Clarke An agent with the FBI.
Clayton Reeves Duane Henry An officer with MI6.
Orli Elbaz Marina Sirtis The Director of Mossad.
Grace Confalone Laura San Giacomo A therapist.
Katrina Griffin Mia Barron A Doctor.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo A former NCIS Special Agent and Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS who was supposedly killed in the mortar attack. Appears in the episode via archive footage and flashbacks. Uncredited role.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Harris Cobb William Duffy A head security officer.
Kohl Yorgos Karamihos An Interpol officer.
Einat Hadar Salome Azizi Israeli Correspondent with ZNN.
Tali David-DiNozzo Emelia and Layla Golfieri Tony and Ziva's daughter.
Edgar Polk Christopher Boyer Doctor.