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NCIS: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

An explosion at a D.C. event that results in a casualty connected to the agency changes Parsons’ 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.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 11x1
Airdate: Tuesday September 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (FOX) Jan 10, 2014
Hungary Feb 24, 2014

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (9 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alan Dale
As Homeland Senior Division Chief Tom Morrow
Allan Louis
As Navy Captain Dominick Wayne
Ben Morrison
As Young Eli David
Colin Hanks
As DOD IG Investigator Richard Parsons
Costas Mandylor
As Tomás Mendez
Damon Dayoub
As Adam Eshel
Gabi Coccio
As 13-Year Old Ziva David
Joe Spano
As Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell
Margo Harshman
As Delilah Fielding
Matt Craven
As Secretary of the Navy Clayton Jarvis
Will Harris
As Murray Hines
Ivan Shaw
As Victor Cheng
Jared Ward
As JSOC Navy Lieutenant Eric Kagen
Main Cast
Mark Harmon
As Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly
As Special Agent Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo
Pauley Perrette
As Forensics Specialist Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray
As Special Agent Timothy "Tim" McGee
Brian Dietzen
As Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer
Rocky Carroll
As Director Leon Vance
David McCallum
As Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard
Cote de Pablo
As Special Agent/Former Mossad Liaison Officer Ziva David


Four months ago, Richard Parsons arrives at a fancy hotel and wants to talk with Tom Morrow and Secretary Jarvis about NCIS. Tom says this isn't the place to talk about that but Richard says his job is to clean up the NCIS but he has been sidelined by some half-assed mission because they want Gibbs' to play cowboy. Tom says that Homeland isn't the only organization authorizing this. Richard says it is wrong that Gibbs was given the mission. Richard asks what the one mission is that can trump a career of rule breaking. Tom says there is a line in the sand and warns Richard not to cross it. Tom goes back into the hotel and Richard walks away. An explosion rocks the building and throws Richard to the ground. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
EnyaIf I Could Be Where You AreEnd of episode

Cultural References
The title of the episode is NATO phonetic alphabet for "WTF", which is short for "What the fuck?"

Warning: NCIS season 11 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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