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Restless is the second episode in NCIS Season 9 and the 188th episode of the entire NCIS series.


A beloved Marine is murdered at his homecoming party, prompting the NCIS team to investigate and they soon discover evidence of a botched kidnapping attempt of which the victim's adopted sister was the target but things change when the team discover that the sister is harboring secrets about her past.


As a big band is playing in the background, a sign reading "Glenbrook High School Alumni Homecoming" is seen.

Meanwhile, someone pours someone else a drink.

As this goes on, someone lays a tray of hot dogs down on the table.

Nathan Tobias then walks off, heading over to a small area where Ernest McCormick tells a group of people that they went all-out and that they should help themselves.

"Can I top you off?", Nathan wonders.

"Ask me again when you turn 21", Ernest says, snatching the bottle from Nathan.

Nathan protests, stating that he's not drinking. He's just serving.

"Not anymore", Ernest says.

Nathan informs that actually Virginia law states that people 18 years or older are permitted to serve alcohol. As he says that, Nathan glances at his phone.

"Oh, really?", Ernest wonders.

Nathan then agrees, telling Ernest to look and that he brought a copy of the statue.

As Nathan holds his mobile containing the information up, Ernest tells Nathan that he'd have a lot more friends if he didn't do things like that.

"Hey, everybody", a woman calls. "Get in your places. Here he comes".

Ernest then gestures, stating "Come on, guys. He's here".

Almost immediately, the crowd springs into action, everyone eagerly awaiting the arrival of the main guest.

Seconds later, the door opens and Marine Thomas Hill arrives, prompting everyone to emerge in, yelling "Surprise!".

But it's obvious that something's wrong.

Hill then removes his hand which is stained with blood.

Moments later, Hill collapses to the ground which has everyone horrified.

As someone wonders what's wrong with Hill, Ernest and his wife, Amanda rush forward, Amanda stating, "No, Tommy".

It then cuts to Hill who lies on the floor, dead, blood gushing from his mouth.

Act One

Act Two

Act Three

Gibbs after learning from Abby that Marine Private First Class Thomas Hill wasn't the intended victim and that Hill's adopted sister, Lindsey was.

Act Four

Act Five

McGee and Ziva arrive into the bullpen with Ziva telling Gibbs that they widened the range of Lindsey's background and got a hit with McGee revealing that her real name isn't Lindsey and that it's Roxanne.

Major Events


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray (actor) Special Agent of the NCIS Major Response Team.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Response Team.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Lindsey Bonnie Dennison An adopted young woman.
Amanda McCormick Eve Gordon Lindsey's adopted mother.
Ernest McCormick Louis Herthum Lindsey's adopted father.
Hank Galvaston Taylor Nichols A man who is Lindsey's uncle.
Nathan Tobias Sam Lerner Lindsey's boyfriend.
Thomas Hill Jay Ellis Nicknamed "Tommy", he is also the murder victim and a Private First Class in the United States Marine Corps.
Curtis Beane Josh Drennen A man who appears in the episode.
High School Guy Kevin Michael Martin A man who appears in the episode.
High School Girl Brianne Howey A woman who appears in the episode.
John Smith Branton Box Tony's former classmate.
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