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Family Ties is the 13th episode of NCIS Season 15 and also the 343rd episode of the entire NCIS series.

Synopsis

After McGee and Torres visit a high school student who witnessed a hit and run that resulted in the death of a Marine, the investigation hits a snag when the student and her parents flee, leaving the NCIS team in the lurch and struggling to solve the case while Vance's daughter is arrested for shoplifting.

Prologue

Act One

Gibbs after learning from Vance that his daughter, Kayla has been arrested.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

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 Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Special Agent.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team. Despite being credited, McCallum does not appear in this episode.
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
Kayla Vance Naomi Grace Vance's daughter
Karen Stradivarius Diandra Lyle Alexandria P.D. Detective.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Christopher Bell Jamie Kaler
Julie Bell Gabrielle Carteris
Genevieve Bell April Brinson
Maya Guzman Yvette Monreal
Samantha Petrie Anjali Bhimani
Ricardo Guzman Geoffrey Rivas
Martin Curtis Travis Johns
Edison Rawls Timothy Davis-Reed
Mandy Lizzie Broadway
Phillip James Austin Kerr
Rachel Valeria Maldonado
John Kendall Ken Luckey
Volleyball Player Samantha Rose Baldwin Uncredited role.
High School Volleyball Player Megan Harmon Uncredited role.
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