While processing the scene of a murdered naval officer, the team discover a cryptic message written in the victim's blood and discover a case involving missing weapons in Afghanistan as well as a possible connection to a manuscript which was written with the intent of exposing the cover-up and things get even crazier when Tony and Ziva discover the body of an agent in her home which reunites the team with FBI agent Tobias Fornell.
|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.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Senior Special Agent Tobias Fornell||Joe Spano||Supervisory Agent, FBI.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Assistant Medical Examiner.|
|Rear Admiral Beau Hindley, USN||Carl Lumbly||The victim's C.O.|
|Former Marine First Lieutenant Sam Keeler, USMC||Troy Winbush||A man who wrote the "Birdsong" manuscript.|
|Derrick Archer||John Lavelle||Arrested for murder.|
|Madeline Dumont||Rebecca Tilney||A woman who runs her publishing house in Washington D.C.|
|Alexis Ross||Melissa Farman||A woman who appears in the episode.|
|Jonny||Alejandro Pina||Emergency Medical Technician.|
|Scott (Tell-All)||Eric E. Beck||A man who appears in the episode.|
|Jane||Josie Loren||A woman who appears in the episode.|
- Tony discovers that Gibbs has received a wedding invitation.
- It's later revealed that the invite was sent by none other than Gibbs and Fornell's ex-wife, Diane.
- Gibbs reveals that he has gotten three wedding invites from Diane.
- Fornell reveals that Diane is getting married to some guy from Homeland Security but he didn't attend the wedding.
|NCIS Season Eight|
|Spider and the Fly ♦ Worst Nightmare ♦ Short Fuse ♦ Royals and Loyals ♦ Dead Air ♦ Cracked ♦ Broken Arrow ♦ Enemies Foreign ♦ Enemies Domestic ♦ False Witness ♦ Ships in the Night ♦ Recruited ♦ Freedom ♦ A Man Walks into a Bar ♦ Defiance ♦ Kill Screen ♦ One Last Score ♦ Out of the Frying Pan ♦ Tell-All ♦ Two-Faced ♦ Dead Reflection ♦ Baltimore ♦ Swan Song ♦ Pyramid|