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Flight Plan is the 12th episode of NCIS Season 17 and also the 390th episode of the entire NCIS series.

Synopsis

The NCIS team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot who operated the aircraft while McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates.

Prologue

Act One

Gibbs and Bishop after discovering the dead body of Navy Petty Officer Fisher Patrick.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • McGee reveals he is planning on having a vasectomy.

Trivia

  • This is also the first ever episode of the entire NCIS series to have been directed by Tawnia McKiernan who is known for occasionally directing episodes of the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.

Cast

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.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Nicholas Torres Wilmer Valderrama Special Agent for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Jacqueline Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Forensic Psychologist.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Chief Medical Examiner for the Major Case Response Team.
Kasie Hines Diona Reasonover NCIS Forensic Specialist.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS
Donald Mallard David McCallum NCIS Historian. Despite being credited, McCallum doesn't appear in this episode.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Big Lou Phil Idrissi
Jennifer Leo Megan Gallagher Under Secretary of the Navy.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Jack Briggs Patrick Duffy Retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.
Marshall May Jonathan Chase Commander in the United States Navy.
Rebecca Weeks Lyndon Smith Lieutenant in the United States Navy.
Henry Nikolai Chris Gann Captain in the United States Navy.
Carmen Lorenzo Johnny Williams
Bobby Dale Douglas Tom Ayers
Harper Logan Madeline Blake Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Navy.
Lonnie Franklin JB Tadena Officer, Navy Combat Information Center.
Amelia Garcia Jennifer Sun Bell Air Traffic Controller in the United States Navy.
Bill Timmons Jeremy Denzlinger Colonel, North Carolina Highway Patrol.
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