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Sins of the Father is the tenth episode in NCIS Season 9 and the 196th episode of the entire NCIS series.


The body of a man is discovered in a car and the team are stunned where they find DiNozzo's father, Anthony D. DiNozzo Sr. at the scene. As a result of his father being the main suspect in a murder investigation, DiNozzo is temporarily suspended but goes against Gibbs and Vance's orders as he searches for evidence in the hope of proving that his father is truly innocent while Gibbs, McGee, Ziva, Abby and Ducky all work the case and attempt to discover what really happened.


A lone Metro Police patrol car heads into a small area.

As it stops, the engine being switched off, a horn is heard in the background.

It then shows a Rolls-Royce sitting inside the vacant area.

Officers Blake and Jackson emerge, examining the vehicle.

Blake takes a look, wondering what's wrong with this picture.

"Let's check it out", Jackson urges.

They both split up, covering the car.

As he approaches, Jackson informs Blake that there's someone in the car. He opens the driver's side door while Blake opens the passenger side.

Jackson shakes the person who's lying there, asleep at the wheel.

Despite his efforts, the person isn't moving or responding.

Her search of the passenger side done, Blake moves on to another area of the car.

Eventually, the person stirs with Jackson helping him out.

Meanwhile, Blake reaches the boot while Jackson continues helping the mysterious person up.

At the boot, there's some kind of fabric sticking out, prompting Blake to open it.

As she does, she sees the body of a man wearing a uniform associated with the United States inside.

Blake then draws her gun, shouting "Body!".

Seconds later, Jackson copies her, drawing his gun too as they both aim their weapons at the mysterious man.

"Hands up", Jackson orders.

The mysterious man raises his hands.

It then cuts to reveal that the mysterious man in question is none other than Anthony DiNozzo Senior who appears to be in a groggy state.

Act One

NCIS Special Agent Ziva David arrives into the bullpen, greeting her colleagues, fellow NCIS Special Agents Anthony DiNozzo and Timothy McGee.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Abby after Vance has told her and Gibbs that it's time for DiNozzo Senior to be booked for murder.

Act Five

Major Events

  • NCIS Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget is introduced for the first time.


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
Anthony DiNozzo Senior Robert Wagner Tony DiNozzo's father.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Ned Dorneget Matt L. Jones Probationary Agent with NCIS.
Morgan Hunt David Rees Snell The killer.
Linda Idleton Rya Kihlstedt Morgan Hunt's secretary.
Dean Massey Tom Schanley The main murder victim and a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.
Gwyneth Massey Nadia Bowers Dean Massey's ex-wife.
Stephanie Mosner Rachel Luttrell A Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy.
Gregory Dennis Ron Melendez Lieutenant in the United States Navy.
Bartender (Sins of the Father) Googy Gress A man who appears in the episode.
Blake Dawn Noel Metro Police Officer.
Jackson Leonard Robinson Metro Police Officer.
Dan Lenroff Emil Beheshti FBI Special Agent.
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