The Searchers

Series 12 - Episode 7 The Searchers



The hunt for the killer of a Marine veteran is the launch point for a surprisingly affecting episode about friendship and that old military rule about not leaving anyone behind.

The veteran was found clutching a dog tag bearing the name of a Vietnam comrade who died in action, but whose body disappeared. So how did his pal get hold of the dog tag? While Gibbs and DiNozzo hotfoot it to Vietnam following a lead, Bishop sits in the office, fretting about her probationary review – and why Gibbs didn’t chew her out following an elementary blunder.

Oh, and Tony has a new chum – of the feline variety.


The team uncovers a fraudulent charity that preys on those searching for missing military personnel while investigating the murder of a retired Master Sergeant. Meanwhile, Bishop agonises over the results of her probation evaluation, and Tony contemplates adopting a stray cat that followed him home. Starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Pauley Perrette.

Cast & Crew

Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly
Abby Sciuto Pauley Perrette
Timothy McGee Sean Murray
Dr Donald `Ducky' Mallard David McCallum
Ellie Bishop Emily Wickersham
Jimmy Palmer Brian Dietzen
Sgt George Hawkins Bart McCarthy
Maya Leland Nikki Deloach
Todd Price Aaron Abrams
Henry Caldwell Keith Robinson
Director Tony Wharmby
Executive Producer Donald P Bellisario
Executive Producer Steven D Binder
Executive Producer Frank Cardea
Executive Producer Gary Glasberg
Executive Producer Mark Harmon
Executive Producer Mark Horowitz
Executive Producer Chas Floyd Johnson
Executive Producer George Schenck
Executive Producer Scott Williams
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