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Toil and Trouble is the 11th episode of NCIS Season 16 and also the 365th episode of the entire NCIS series.


A murder investigation is put in jeopardy when the United States Secretary of Defense Wynn Crawford visits NCIS Headquarters and promptly shuts down Gibbs's murder investigation while also demanding that McGee and Torres be arrested for their actions in the case.


Act One

Act Two

McGee and Bishop after learning the victim was killed by a chemical weapon.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five


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.
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.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Westley Clark Scott William Winters CIA Officer.
Wynn Crawford Mitch Pileggi U.S. Secretary of Defense.
Guy Ross Kent Shocknek ZNN News Anchor.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Patton Hartgrave Kasey Mahaffy Doctor.
Eden Penzance Angela E. Gibbs
Macy Grant Lauren Sweetser
Pamela Juventas Katie Von Till
George Ashley Green Steve Tom
Unnamed Woman (Toil and Trouble) Kimberly Hidalgo Maid of Honor.
Unnamed Man (Toil and Trouble) Chance Denman Best Man.
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