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In a Nutshell is the 17th episode of NCIS Season 17 and also the 395th episode of the entire NCIS series.


As the NCIS team investigates the death of a Navy officer murdered the same way as his parents a decade ago, they stumble across a storage container filled with dollhouses that display recreations of murder scenes while they all agree to clean out their living spaces, but some have a harder time saying goodbye to their possessions than others.


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Act Five

Bishop after receiving a text from Odette.


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.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
John Fioscher Gary Hudson Detective.
Claire O'Donnell Abby Carter Noah O'Donnell's sister.
Porter Brandt Paul Johansson
Dylan (In a Nutshell) Logan Pepper
Whitley (In a Nutshell) Victoria Barnes
News Reporter (In a Nutshell) Danny Max
Henry Bennett Damien Leake
Goth Wannabe Allene Quincy
Woman in Cat Sweater Susan Louise O'Connor
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