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Thomas "Tom" Morrow
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Gender: Male   Male
Status: Alive.
Portrayed by: Alan Dale
 First Appearance
  ●   JAG: Ice Queen (episode).
  ●   NCIS: Yankee White (episode).
 Last Appearance
  ●   JAG: Meltdown (episode).
  ●   NCIS: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (episode).
List of Appearances

Thomas "Tom" Morrow was the former NCIS Director, a position he held during Ice Queen (episode) and Meltdown (episode) and also Season One and Season Two up until his resignation in the Season 3 premiere episode, Kill Ari Part 1 (episode).

Biography

JAG Season 8

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Morrow in the JAG Season 8/NCIS pilot episode, "Meltdown".

Morrow made his debut appearance in the JAG Season 8 episode, Ice Queen (episode) where as the Director of NCIS, he oversaw the eventual capture of terrorist, Amad Bin Atwad.

NCIS Season 1

Morrow returned in the Season 1 premiere episode, Yankee White (episode) where he spoke to Gibbs about a Secret Service agent on Air Force One.

Morrow was later seen in MTAC where he successfully outmatched the directors of both the Secret Service and the FBI in order to ensure that NCIS still had full control of the investigation into a Navy Commander's death on Air Force One. He also told the Directors that they all believed that they had the best people of the job and that they wouldn't be agency directors if they didn't.

In Seadog (episode), Morrow even convinced the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to give him full access to the FBI terrorist database, causing Tobias Fornell to remark that he now knows where the cowboys (NCIS) get their chutzpah. Despite this, Morrow didn't pick up any kind of fight against the CIA and even told Gibbs to back down if it concerned a CIA operative like Ari Haswari.

In Dead Man Talking (episode), Morrow was revealed to have asked Gibbs to give an eulogy at Christopher Pacci's funeral but when Gibbs refused, Morrow did it instead and Caitlin Todd was later seen saying that the Director had given a nice eulogy.

NCIS Season 2

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Morrow in the Season 2 finale episode, "Twilight".

NCIS Season 3

Morrow's two and a half year term ended when in the aftermath of Special Agent Caitlin Todd's murder at the hands of rogue agent, Ari Haswari, Morrow announced to Leroy Jethro Gibbs that he had been offered the position of Deputy Secretary of the Homeland Security and had accepted it, resulting in Morrow leaving NCIS.

Before resigning, Morrow gave Todd the Medal of Freedom and later revealed Gibbs's former girlfriend and partner, Jennifer Shepard was his replacement before departing from the agency for good.

NCIS Season 8

Morrow was mentioned in a talk between Gibbs and Leon Vance in the Season 8 episode, Enemies Foreign (episode) which revealed that as of 2010, Morrow was still alive.

NCIS Season 10

Morrow later appeared in the Season 10 episode, Chasing Ghosts (episode) as a Senior Division Chief with Homeland Security and again in the episode, Revenge (episode).

NCIS Season 11

Morrow reappeared in the Season 11 premiere episode, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (episode) where he was left injured in a bomb blast that also resulted in the death of SECNAV Clayton Jarvis.

Relationships

Leroy Jethro Gibbs

Morrow and Gibbs had a close relationship with one another so much so that Gibbs even called Morrow "sir" on several occasions.

Trivia

  • Tom Morrow is played by Australian actor Alan Dale who is best known for his role of Jim Robinson in the long-running Australian soap opera "Neighbours". In addition to that, Dale most recently guest starred on the Navy Drama "SEA PATROL" in Australia and Entourage, Burn Notice and Undercovers in the US.
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