An unknown assassin is after the only person capable of identifying him: NCIS's Medical Examiner Assistant, Jimmy Palmer.
- Season Five Cast
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS.|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Mossad Liaison to the NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Jennifer Shepard||Lauren Holly||Director of NCIS. Is credited but doesn't appear in the episode.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner, NCIS whose life is endangered when he becomes a witness capable of identifying a suspect in an investigation.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Assistant Director with NCIS. Carroll reprises his role as Leon Vance having previously played the role in Internal Affairs (episode), and In the Zone (episode) respectively.|
|Enis Watley||Frank John Hughes||A construction site worker responsible for killing Milo Suskavcevic in self-defense.|
|Skip Harris||Christopher Darga||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Mike Norman||Adam O'Byrne||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Richie Rose||Tyler Jacob Moore||Moore subsequently appeared as the victim in the first season episode of NCIS: Los Angeles entitled Keepin' It Real|
|Milo Suskavcevic||Scott Checansky||A Serbian national Palmer found his passport in the coat the victim was wearing, he subsequently he retrieved his passport but not before Palmer could make a mental note of the last few letters of his surname|
|Patrick Turner||Stephen Saux||Uncredited role.|
|Tesla Suskavcevic||James Logan||Milo's brother. Uncredited role.|
- It's revealed that Palmer emails his mother regularly.
- Palmer possesses a great degree of courage and demonstrates it by his willingness to chase a suspect and later to prevent him from escaping by disabling the suspect's car, although, the latter incident earns him a rebuke from Gibbs.
|NCIS Season Five|
|Bury Your Dead ♦ Family ♦ Ex-File ♦ Identity Crisis ♦ Leap of Faith ♦ Chimera ♦ Requiem ♦ Designated Target ♦ Lost and Found ♦ Corporal Punishment ♦ Tribes ♦ Stakeout ♦ Dog Tags ♦ Internal Affairs ♦ In the Zone ♦ Recoil ♦ About Face ♦ Judgment Day Part 1 ♦ Judgment Day Part 2|