In the aftermath of the Navy Yard Bombing which has damaged buildings in the Navy Yard and also left numerous people dead and many more injured, the Major Case Response Team while struggling to cope with the aftermath of the attack find themselves along with the FBI racing to find businessman-turned-terrorist, Harper Dearing and also end Dearing's personal vendetta against both the Navy and NCIS once and for all.
The episode opens with a recap of what happened in the last few episodes of the last season including the fact that the members of the main NCIS Major Case Response Team have been left trapped inside various parts of the building as a bomb hits the NCIS Headquarters with the preview ending on the scene of NCIS Medical Examiner Dr. Donald Mallard collapsing on a beach in Miami, having suffered a heart attack due to the stress and trauma of learning of the attack.
The Navy Yard has become a crime scene laced with carnage, death and destruction with many shell-shocked and stunned workers being escorted to safety by numerous Navy personnel as ambulances and fire crews begin cleaning up.
As one EMT covers up the body of a dead worker, his partner, another female EMT is busy treating NCIS Forensic Scientist Abigail Sciuto for a cut to the right side of her neck.
|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||Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Acting Medical Examiner.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS (semi-retired medical leave after suffering a heart attack).|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Special Agent Tobias Fornell||Joe Spano||Senior Field Agent with the FBI.|
|Eli David||Michael Nouri||Director of Mossad and Ziva's father. His voice is heard when he calls Ziva while and Tony are trapped in the elevator. Uncredited role.|
|Clayton Jarvis||Matt Craven||Secretary of the Navy.|
|Harper Dearing||Richard Schiff||A reclusive multi-millionaire turned terrorist responsible for organising the bombing of NCIS headquarters.|
|Joann Dearing||Roberta Hanlen||Harper Dearing's sister-in-law.|
|Lorraine||Heather Stephens||FBI Agent.|
|Dr. Kelly Whelan||Javier Grajeda||Doctor who helped Doctor Mallard after his heart attack.|
|Nurse Wanda Dupree||Jossie Thacker||Nurse who helped Doctor Mallard after his heart attack.|
|NCIS Season Ten|
|Extreme Prejudice ♦ Recovery ♦ Phoenix ♦ Lost at Sea ♦ The Namesake ♦ Shell Shock Part 1 ♦ Shell Shock Part 2 ♦ Gone ♦ Devil's Trifecta ♦ You Better Watch Out ♦ Shabbat Shalom ♦ Shiva ♦ Hit and Run ♦ Canary ♦ Hereafter ♦ Detour ♦ Prime Suspect ♦ Seek ♦ Squall ♦ Chasing Ghosts ♦ Berlin ♦ Revenge ♦ Double Blind ♦ Damned If You Do|