The body of a Marine is found in some woods in the days leading up to Christmas and the team discover that he had recently become a Muslim. Abby attempts to reunite a mother and son while Gibbs gets a surprise visit from his father.
Series Regulars Edit
|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||Former Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS MCRT. Is now Probationary Special Agent on the MCRT.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
Recurring Cast Edit
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner.|
|Jackson Gibbs||Ralph Waite||Gibbs's father.|
Other Cast Edit
|Colonel George Ellis, USMC Ret.||Joe Regalbuto||Former Marine who is now an ordained minister.|
|Lieutenant Commander Aaban El-Sayad||Corey Reynolds||Imam.|
|Patrick Ellis, USMC||Brando Eaton||Younger son of George Ellis who killed Lt. Thomas Ellis, his brother because he couldn't handle the fact that his brother was a convert to Islam.|
|Tina Ellis||Lindsay Pulsipher||Widow of Lt. Thomas Ellis.|
|Carol Wilson||Meredith Eaton||College friend of Abby's.|
|First Sergeant Louis Tibbens, USMC||Aaron McPherson||Member of Lt. Ellis's unit who distrusted him because of his faith.|
|Lara||Jenna Gavigan||Found the body while searching for a Christmas Tree.|
|Dean||Kristopher Higgins||Found the body while searching for a Christmas Tree.|
|Ensign Cara Blake||Rochelle Greenwood||Mother of Fisher Blake currently deployed to Afghanistan.|
|Delores Bromstead||Kate Fuglei||Human Resources NCIS. Is Tony's Secret Santa.|
|Fisher Blake||Harrison Forsyth||Nephew of Carol Wilson and son of Cara Blake.|
- Jackson Gibbs arrives in Washington D.C and it's revealed that he came to see his son for advice after killing a man who attempted to rob his store, and because it was Christmas.
- Ziva reveals that she speaks nine languages.
- It is revealed that Jackson Gibbs was once a bomber pilot.
- The song playing at the end of the episode is "Kangaroo Cry" by Blue October