Recovery (episode)

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October 2, 2012
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Recovery is the second episode of Season Ten of NCIS and the 212th of the series as a whole.


Four months after the events of the Navy Yard Bombing, the body of NCIS's facilities manager is discovered in her car. Due to the fact that she disappeared without a trace on the day that the Navy Yard was attacked, the team begin to wonder if she played any role in the bombing but things change when acting Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer discovers that the victim was shot which has the team realizing that the supposed accident is actually murder, prompting them to launch an investigation as they search for the killer while in the aftermath of the bombing, the team undergo psychological evaluations to determine if the attack has affected them.


Act One


Gibbs, Tony, Ducky and Ziva after learning from Palmer that the murder victim was shot.

Act Two

As they arrive back in the bullpen, McGee tells Ziva that the divers have been dredging the pond for hours but so far, no gun.

Act Three

Act Four

Act Five

Major Events


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
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).
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Kyle Davis Daniel Louis Rivas Abigail Sciuto's biological brother.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Dr. Miles Wolf Steve Valentine Psychiatrist assigned to provide counseling for the MCRT in the aftermath of the bombing.
Judy Ford Jessica Collins A young woman overseeing the re-construction of the building in the aftermath of the explosion and also the one responsible for murdering Midge Watkins.
Jon Phelps Robb Derringer A man who works in the NCIS armory and who was Judy Ford's boyfriend.  Also had a former relationship with Midge Watkins, the murder victim.
Phyllis Moss Emily C. Chang A woman who works in the NCIS armory. 
Ensign Grace Watkins, USN Anna Osceola Midge Watkins's daughter who was at sea at when her mother was killed.
Craig Wilson Larry Bagby Suspect.
Midge Watkins Andrea C. Robinson Former Facilities Manager and Chief Armorer for NCIS, she was murdered shortly after the bombing.
Store Clerk (Recovery) Jeff Campanella A man who appears in the episode.

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