Last Man Standing is the premiere episode of Season Six and also the 114th episode of the entire NCIS series.
Four months after Gibbs's original team was dismantled, Gibbs and his new team find themselves investigating the death of a Petty Officer with Gibbs discovering that the move is connected to Vance's decision to break up Gibbs's old team. With help from McGee, Gibbs and Vance soon find information and knowledge of a mole in NCIS illegally selling state secrets and they suspect that one of Gibbs's new team members could be the mole with the team also beginning a search for the mole but everything is not what it appears to be....
The episode opens with a recap of what happened in the last few minutes of the Season 5 finale episode, Judgment Day Part 2 (episode) and ends with Leroy Jethro Gibbs getting a new team after his original one composing of Special Agents Anthony DiNozzo and Timothy McGee along with NCIS/Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David were reassigned elsewhere by newly appointed NCIS Director Leon Vance who took over the reins of the NCIS agency after his predecessor, Jennifer Shepard died in the line of the duty in the Season 5 finale episode, Judgment Day Part 1 (episode).
In a small bar in Morocoo, the first few chords of Tom's Waits "Temptation" are heard playing in the background as the female singer performs a few seductive moves.
She turns her head around and as she starts singing, revealing herself to the audience for the first time, it's shown that the person in question is none other than Ziva.
As she moves across the area, interacting herself with her audience, even with her Mossad partner, Michael Rivkin, she continues singing, the first part in English before she switches to singing the second verse in French.
However as the crowd begin drifting away, it's obvious that something isn't right.
Despite this, Ziva keeps on singing but then notices a single suitcase lying abandoned on the floor which promptly explodes, creating a huge blast, one that sends everyone running while Ziva herself ducks for cover.
- Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance) has been added to the opening credits, officially becoming a series regular and a member of the main cast, having been a recurring guest star since his debut appearance in the Season 5 episode, Internal Affairs (episode) while Brian Dietzen who plays Jimmy Palmer is now credited as "Also Starring".
- The song Ziva sings while in Morocoo is "Temptation" by Tom Waits.
- This is also one of the few episodes of the series not to have the "Previously on NCIS" recap on screen. Instead, Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) is heard saying it in a voiceover at the beginning of the episode.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||NCIS 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. After being originally transferred to the USS Ronald Regan in the previous episode, DiNozzo is subsequently transferred to the USS Seahawk as the NCIS Agent Afloat for that ship.|
|Ziva David||Cote de Pablo||Mossad/NCIS Liaison Officer and a member of the NCIS Major Case Response Team. She later rejoins the team at Vance's request after helping her Mossad colleagues with an operation in Morcocco.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray (actor)||Junior Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response team who was temporarily transferred to the Cyber Crime Unit. Is later transferred back to the main team.|
|Abigail Sciuto||Pauley Perrette||Forensic Specialist associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner associated with the NCIS Major Case Response Team.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Brent Langer||Jonathan LaPaglia||Special Agent of NCIS, joined the agency from the FBI, attached to the NCIS MCRT under Gibbs. Killed by Special Agent Lee.|
|Michelle Lee||Liza Lapira||Special Agent of NCIS, worked in the Legal division of NCIS, killed Agent Langer, subsequently transferred back to the Legal Division.|
|Daniel Keating||Jonathan Mangum||Special Agent of NCIS, transferred from Cyber Crime Unit to NCIS MCRT under Gibbs. Transferred back to Cyber Crime Unit.|
|Michael Rivkin||Merik Tadros||Mossad Agent.|
|Eli David||Michael Nouri||Director of Mossad and Ziva's father.|
|Alice Brodie||Jenny O'Hara||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Andy Pringle||Eric Jungmann||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Dallas||Austin Bass||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Milaana Shishani||Natalie Denise Sperl||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Brian Duane Roberts||Thomas Owen||A Naval Officer who dies in an explosion in a bar in Morocco.|
|Second Geek||Bradford Anderson||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Third Geek||Jerry Shea||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Girl Geek||Jill Czarnowski||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Chin||Andrew Hwang||A man who appears in the episode.|