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February 12, 2019.
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She is the 13th episode of NCIS Season 16 and also the 367th episode of the entire NCIS series.


After a malnourished and confused nine year old girl is found hiding in a storage unit, NCIS reopens an old missing persons case when they suspect that the young girl is the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared ten years ago while Bishop soon discovers notebooks and files that her predecessor, former NCIS Special Agent Ziva David kept on the case long after the team officially stopped investigating with Bishop soon conducting her own investigation into the case, a move that later brings her into conflict with Gibbs.

Major EventsEdit

  • It is revealed that Ziva, during the events of Season 7, passed off the investigation to the Sheriff's department and ended up secretly investigating the abduction of a Navy trainee due to Gibbs being angry about this.
  • It is revealed that Ziva secretly rented a secondary office so she could continue to investigate cases outside of work.
  • It is implied in the ending that Ziva may have faked her death in Dead Letter (episode) in order to protect her family.
  • Palmer got a punching bag from Kasie Hines as his "random day" present due to the events of Love Thy Neighbor (episode).


  • During the episode, Bishop's fringes appear in some scenes but are gone in others.


Series RegularsEdit

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.
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
Jacqueline Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Forensic Psychologist
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Medical Examiner for the Major Case Response Team
Kasie Hines Diona Reasonover NCIS Forensic Specialist; Abby's replacement
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team. Despite being credited, McCallum doesn't appear in this episode.

Other CastEdit

Name Portrayed by Role
Lily Burke Sunnie Pelant A young girl who is the daughter of Morgan Burke.
Morgan Burke Tess Elliot Lily Burke's mother.
Ben Ramsey Max Deacon
Paul Atwood Tim Lounibos Detective.
Robert Hill Matt Lasky
Chet Zimmerman Christian Barber Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.
Conrad Deepti Gupta Doctor.
Mr. Buffalo Dylan Mattina
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