The Tie That Binds


Episode Info

The NCIS team tracks evidence from the murder of a Navy captain to Ducky's deceased mother. The probe leads Ducky to look back and question a pivotal life choice he made 37 years ago. Meanwhile, the team exchanges holiday gifts; and Gibbs eats Christmas dinner with Fornell.


Mark Harmon
as Leroy Jethro Gibbs
David McCallum
as Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Pauley Perrette
as Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray
as Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll
as Leon Vance
Brian Dietzen
as Jimmy Palmer
Emily Wickersham
as Eleanor Bishop
Wilmer Valderrama
as Nicholas Torres
Jennifer Esposito
as Alexandra Quinn
Duane Henry
as Clayton Reeves
Joe Spano
as T.C. Fornell
Juliette Angelo
as Emily Fornell
Adam Campbell
as Young Ducky
Adam Croasdell
as Young Angus Clarke
Caroline Lagerfelt
as Victoria Mallard
Charles Shaughnessy
as Balthazar Kilmeany
Clyde Kusatsu
as Takumi Rin
T.J. Linnard
as Logan Chase
Hannah Barefoot
as Haley Chase
Brent Anderson
as Mason Green
Scott Subiono
as Louis Lancaster
Mikie Beatty
as Anton Vlastefin
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