However, when this failed, McAllister assigned Gibbs, Shepard, and Decker to eliminate Zhukov to tie up loose ends and set up another scheme to have Vance and Eli eliminated. Like Ducky, Palmer speaks to the dead, though he is far more irreverent, sometimes raising not only eyebrows but doubts about his analytic abilities in the process. NBC NCIS ' Jackie Vance is dead and buried, but Paula Newsome, the actress who played her on and off for four years, is very much alive and thriving. Initially described as "an eccentric businessman whose son was killed in a terrorist bombing", he appears as a domestic terrorist, out for revenge against the Navy due to the death of his son, Evan, which is revealed in "Up in Smoke". Since then, he has been married and divorced three times, and is single, although he has had a number of romantic relationships since his last divorce. Sarah 4 episodes, 2019-2020 Patrick Labyorteaux . With DiNozzo's departure in the final episode of season thirteen, McGee is permanently promoted to Senior Field Agent. In the episode "Off The Grid", after Gibbs goes undercover, McGee and Torres discover that he and Rebecca had a phone conversation the night before. In the season nine premiere "Nature of the Beast", she helps the team piece together the events of Tony's undercover assignment. David's specialties with Mossad were espionage, assassination and counter-terrorism and she is highly trained in martial arts. She also has an Aunt Nettie who likes to play mahjong. Alejandro arrives separately, having been tricked into believing Paloma is dead through a note purposely left behind by Director Vance and Agent DiNozzo as bait for a trap. Emily first appears during season four, played by Payton Spencer. After Gibbs decides not to return to NCIS, he recommends Parker, who has been fired by the FBI after not arresting Gibbs, for the job once McGee declines to take the position. From this episode on, they begin calling each other by their first names, rather than their last. In "Anonymous Was a Woman" Franks is shown (in flashback) as having conducted a rescue program for Afghan women. After being rescued by Gibbs, she is taken hostage by the P2P but is again rescued by Gibbs. She has a sister in her twenties and a mother who is later revealed to be developing Alzheimer's. Phineas' parents are said (by his mother Sarah) to have been locked in a custody battle over him. Its time.. Because his desk is behind the bullpen of the team, a running gag is he tends to pop up unexpectedly with information in regards to the case at hand. His mother, CIA officer Joanna Teague (Mimi Rogers), works with NCIS to find the terrorist group responsible for his death. Throughout her career, she has travelled extensively to countries including Egypt (where she met Jenny Shepard), Iraq, the United Kingdom and Morocco. It is revealed in the episode "Twilight", that Fornell was married to Gibbs' second wife (Diane) after she and Gibbs divorced, something that Gibbs warned him against. She realizes that this is his oblique way of committing to their relationship for the long haul and kisses him fiercely. With the help of Damon Werth, a former Marine under Bell's employ, Gibbs traps and arrests Bell before turning them over to Mexico for trial. She applied to NCIS before taking the job with the NSA, and Gibbs invites her to a "joint duty assignment". After a botched undercover job to capture the terrorist Chen, he secretly works with Bishop to find a lead on him and arrest him, despite Gibbs ordering them both to stand down. However, Cade knows nothing about it and all three realize that they have been used.  In 1991, Vance was a student at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, and began to take an interest in black operations. After witnessing Kasie encourage Ducky to use the case to inspire his creativity for the book, Abby confronts Kasie, who admits that she is a fan of Abby's work and freaked out internally when she met her, and the two develop a close friendship. After spending almost a year in Dubai, Delilah returns in the episode, "Status Update". But, she's trained, and highly qualified. One body in the episode "Baltimore" resembles P2P's work, but is later found by Dr. Mallard to be a copycat because of the way the knot is tied. Vengeful against the man who sent him to prison, Bell sends Hart to Washington to defend any accused who are involved in Gibbs' investigations. While in Afghanistan, Ducky stumbled on a CIA interrogation program in the Jalozai refugee camp on the Pakistani border, run by Marcin Jerek, aka Mr. After becoming a team leader and being assigned to the Pentagon, Cassidy's team is killed while investigating a suspected terrorist, and she later joins the team to find out who arranged the phone call and the trap that sent her team to their deaths. He is working with Ziva David when she is on an undercover mission for the Mossad in Morocco (Ziva having been dismissed from NCIS in the previous episode). Supervisory Special Agent Abigail "Abby" Borin (Diane Neal) is a Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) Special Agent. As a way to try to end the drug war in Mexico, the Mexican government launches a task force project with American law enforcement agencies to strike against the cartels. However, it is also revealed that Cade was framed earlier, and that Jarvis was supplied with misinformation by Sean Latham. He also returns with Gibbs taken prisoner. Mallard is a kind but eccentric character who often talks to the deceased ("their bodies tell me a great deal; it helps to reciprocate") and rambles to the living with long personal remembrances or historical accounts. Jared Vance (son) Michael Thomas (brother-in-law) Lamar Addison (father . She first appears in episode Alibi, after Marine Staff Sergeant Justin Dunne, is arrested, Dunne requests an attorney, and hires former FBI agent Carrie Clark, who also happens to be an old acquaintance of the team. Nina Foch, who played Victoria, died in 2008. Special Agent Ned Dorneget (Matt L. Jones) is a probationary agent first introduced in the Season 9 episode "Sins of the Father". Carrie Clark (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) is a lawyer and a former Special Agent with the FBI. In the end, however, Torres goes to pick up his father only to find that he has left again, and goes to join Gibbs, the closest thing to a dad he has, for dinner. With Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette. After being arrested, Alejandro soon learns that Paloma was actually in the safe house all along, resulting in Alejandro unintentionally killing his sister. Over the course of the show, Fornell and Gibbs often butted heads but their friendship became so strong over time that even after Gibbs ended Fornell's career as an FBI agent in "Burden of Proof" through court testimony the two were able to forgive each other and rekindle it. Bishop resigns from NCIS after confessing to leaking NSA secrets and goes on a long-term undercover mission with Odette. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on February 19, 2013. Shepard and Ziva have a working relationship prior to Shepard's being appointed Director of NCIS. hide. He is found assaulting an MI6 agent, Clayton Reeves. Vance is credited with the elimination of the hit team and he starts to rise swiftly through the ranks at NCIS. He and Director Vance have shared a history since a time in Amsterdam when Eli saved his life from the attempts of a Russian hit squad. He then scrubs the body down with a hospital-grade cleanser before wrapping the bodies in plastic and dumping them in isolated areas. Gibbs places his voided FBI agent ID card on a wall commemorating fallen personnel in the episode, "Collateral Damage", just as Gibbs is turning his suspicion back to Agent Lee. Dr. James "Jimmy" Palmer (Brian Dietzen) is an assistant medical examiner who first appears in the episode "Split Decision". Unfortunately, the relationship ends abruptly when Qasim dies from injuries sustained in an attack by a criminal that the NCIS team have been tracking, leaving Bishop grief-stricken and hellbent on exacting revenge for Qasim's murder. Another injured Marine dies. Ziva was Ari's control officer and half-sister. Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Pre-Series 1.2 NCIS Season 11 2 Personality 3 Physical Appearance Biography Pre-Series  While she and Gibbs were stationed in Europe, Gibbs was ordered back to the US and she was offered her own section in Europe. Finding Ari later becomes an obsession for Gibbs after Ari shoots and kills original team member Kate Todd in front of Gibbs and DiNozzo in the season two finale, "Twilight". Paloma Reynosa, daughter of Pedro Hernandez and head of the cartel, plans to use Bell's vendetta against Gibbs to have her revenge for her father's death. then goes into hiding to escape Stratton's attention, leaving both NCIS and Stratton looking for her. When Jarvis hands DiNozzo the file with the agent's name, he recognizes the name but it remains unknown to viewers. In the season 17 episode "IRL", Phineas' video-gaming abilities help the team capture a murder suspect. Cobb's modus operandi involves luring his victims into a trap before slashing their throats from behind. When she returns as team leader now based in the US, she and McGee move in together. Ducky has a "second talent", as Gibbs calls it, to be able to read people, which he expands in season four by studying psychology. Gibbs wonders whether Vance has exceeded his authority. He first appears in the NCIS two-part pilot episodes, "Ice Queen" and "Meltdown", before making his official debut in the season one episode, "Yankee White", with his final appearance as NCIS Director in the season three opener "Kill Ari (Part I)", when he leaves to accept an appointment as a Senior Division Chief in the Department of Homeland Security. Torres cancels her date with him, leading to her being angry at him, though she forgives him in the next episode, "The Last Link," when he buys her bacon brown sugar chips. She makes two quick cameos in Seasons 2 and 3 before making a full appearance in "Twisted Sister". Gibbs has developed a fatherly relationship with most of his team members, especially Abby Sciuto. Shepard tells him "protect yourself" in true devotion to her father and hands him her gun, although it is later shown that he doesn't take it, as Gibbs is there in the same room to see what really happened that night. with a water hose as a reminder of what he was put through during his training.  However, Todd's relationship with DiNozzo is more adversarial and they are more like siblings than anything else. She was replaced at NCIS by Ziva David.. Barrett's presence is a source of tension between Gibbs and Director Vance, as Gibbs initially believes Barrett was reassigned to Washington because of budget cuts. Following the aftermath of Kate Todd's death, Cassidy temporarily joins Gibbs' team during "Mind Games" and helps in the case of a serial killer as well as tracking down a copycat who is carrying out similar killings.