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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
NCIS
Season
Episode

1
First aired
September 24, 2013
Written by
Gary Glasberg
Directed by
Tony Wharmby
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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the premiere episode of Season Eleven of NCIS and the 235th of the series as a whole. This episode also marks the final appearance of SECNAV Clayton Jarvis.

Synopsis

An explosion at a D.C. event that results in a casualty connected to the agency changes Parsons's perspective on Gibbs and the NCIS team. Meanwhile, without badges, DiNozzo and McGee investigate the case as civilians, despite the case’s dangerous ties to each of them and things go from bad to worse for the NCIS team where they learn that the terrorist group, the Brotherhood of Doubt is not only targeting them but Ziva too...

Trivia

  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is the phonetic spelling of the abbreviation WTF, a well known abbreviation for What The F*ck.
  • The song playing in the last few minutes of the episode is "If I Could Be Where You Are" by Enya.
  • Despite being in the opening credits, Cote de Pablo does not appear in this episode, making this episode the first official episode she has not appeared in since the Season 3 episode, Mind Games (episode).
  • This is also the first episode of the entire NCIS series that has Executive Producer Gary Glasberg's name credited alongside Donald Bellisario and Shane Brennan which is shown in the closing credits which takes place seconds after the final Foof.

Cast

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 who is now a civilian, having resigned in the last few seconds of the Season 10 finale, Damned If You Do (episode). Eventually regains his badge and as such, returns to the agency, officially rejoining Gibbs's team.
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS who is now a civilian, having resigned in the last few seconds of the Season 10 finale, Damned If You Do (episode). Later goes into hiding after discovering that she like her former NCIS colleagues are targets of a shadowy milita group.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS who is now a civilian, having resigned in the last few seconds of the Season 10 finale, Damned If You Do (episode). Eventually regains his badge and as such, returns to the agency, officially rejoining Gibbs's team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Thomas Morrow Alan Dale Senior Division Chief, Department of Homeland Security who was also once Director of NCIS. Is left injured in a hotel bomb that kills SECNAV Clayton Jarvis.
Tobias Fornell Joe Spano Senior Supervisory Agent with the FBI.
Clayton Jarvis Matt Craven Secretary of the Navy of the United States who later dies in a hotel bomb. Final albeit uncredited appearance.
Young Ziva David Gabi Coccio Ziva aged thirteen.
Young Eli David Ben Morrison Eli as a young man, possibly on his thirties.
Adam Eshel Damon Dayoub A friend of Ziva's.
Richard Parsons Colin Hanks Investigator in the Inspector General's Office of the Department of Defense.
Captain Dominick Wayne, USN Allan Louis

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Tomás Mendez Costas Mandylor A businessman.
Delilah Fielding Margo Harshman Department of Defense Employee who is also McGee's girlfriend.
Victor Cheng Ivan Shaw
Lieutenant Eric Kagen, USN Jared Ward Naval officer attached to JSOC.
Murray Hines Will Harris
Iranian Man (voice) Alex Lorre
Basket Woman Shirin S. Neshat

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