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Someone Else's Shoes is the 4th episode of NCIS Season 17 and also the 382nd episode of the entire NCIS series.


The NCIS team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans while Vance orders McGee, Bishop and Torres to complete hours of evidence garage cleanup duty as punishment for withholding information.


Act One

McGee, Palmer, Bishop, Torres and Gibbs at the crime scene.

Act Two

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events

  • Torres, Bishop, and McGee have to undergo mandatory archive cleaning for an indefinite amount of time as a result of their role of hiding information relating to Ziva David's survival, and were not allowed to utilize cell-phones or any technological devices exempting instances that are work-related.
  • The stolen cell phones from the Ziva case that were placed as evidence were donated to the various homeless veterans by Gibbs after solving the case, with Leon Vance being implied to have arranged for this.


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.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Bernard Ernest Williams Joseph Lee Anderson Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps.
Erica Bell Dana L. Wilson Doctor.
Melissa Canon Anastasia Baranova
Terry Keller Devan Chandler Long Lead Evidence Custodian, NCIS.
Kyle Freeman Brent Bailey
Henry Hoss David Carpenter
May Stern Ellen Ratner Security Guard, Department of the Army.
Ian Nowitski Jeffrey Larson Security Guard, Department of the Army.
Francesca Rinaldi Jennifer Marshall Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
Ronald T. Jones Christopher Carrington Seaman in the United States Navy.
Donald Pretorius Scott Menville Sergeant in the United States Army.
Fanny-Packed Tourist Oren Skoog
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