This episode also marks the final appearance to date of NCIS Deputy Director Jerome Craig.
As the NCIS team investigate the death of a Marine who was assigned to Quantico, Vance, still on leave and struggling to come to terms with his wife's tragic death discovers unexpected personal information that leaves him and causes him to question everything he thought he knew about his family and his marriage.
Marine Gabe Crowe runs through a forest with fellow Marine Brad Sykes yelling that he's got Crowe.
"Get him, Sykes!", Private First Class David Holland shouts.
As they continue jogging, Sykes complains about Crowe being fast.
"You're not catching me today", Crowe says as he begins climbing the obstacle before telling his colleagues or the ladies to watch and learn.
Two more Marines later arrive and begin climbing alongside Crowe.
The other Marines arrive and start yelling.
As Crowe gets to the top, he pauses upon starting to act with Holland telling Crowe, "Let's go, Crowe. Why you stopping?".
Crowe begins acting as if he's having a seizure before he loses his grip and begins falling off the platform with Holland yelling, "Crowe!".
Seconds later, Crowe hits the ground with a sickening and echoing thud as Marines gather around him.
It then cuts to show Crowe lying in the dirt, his eyes lifeless and glazed over with blood emerging from the right side of his nose.
In the bullpen, Tony introduces the team to Lance Corporal Gabe Crowe who was born in West Virginia, raised by a single mother and who had no siblings.
- It's revealed that Vance has been on leave for more than two months following the events in Shabbat Shalom (episode) and Shiva (episode).
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Michael Weatherly||Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Chief Forensic Specialist of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Medical Examiner Assistant. Credited but didn't appear in the episode.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Jared Vance||Akinsola Aribo||Son of Director Vance.|
|Kayla Vance||Kiara Muhammad||Daughter of Director Vance.|
|Jerome Craig||Greg Germann||Deputy Director of NCIS.|
|Captain Jonah Ellis, USMC||Jeff Denton||The killer.|
|Private First Class David Holland, USMC||Joseph Fuhr||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Charles Kang||Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Private Brad Sykes, USMC||Reiley McClendon||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Emily Miller||Kelly E. Smith||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Abe Mathison||Frantz Turner||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Ruben Williams||Pat Asanti||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Gabe Crowe||Steve Rummenie||Main murder victim|