Caitlin “Kate” Todd is a fictional character featured in the CBS television drama NCIS portrayed by Sasha Alexander, appearing in 49 episodes of the series. Alexander made her series debut in the temper one premiere “ Yankee White ”, before departing the regular cast in the season two finale “ Twilight ”. Alexander was credited as a guest star for her appearances in the season 3 episodes “ Kill Ari ( Part I ) ” and “ Kill Ari ( Part II ), ” and appeared uncredited as a voice actor during temper 8 ‘s “ A world Walks Into a Bar ”. Subsequently, Alexander has appeared in photograph, flashbacks, archive footage, and CGI footage. Her most late appearance was through archive footage in “ Two Steps back ” ( temper 15 ) .
Casting [edit ]
Following JAG ‘s “ Ice Queen ” and “ Meltdown “, the character of Kate was created to replace that of Vivian Blackadder ( Robyn Lively ), who Donald P. Bellisario felt was “ excessively soft ”. [ 1 ] Alexander credits CBS President Les Moonves with her casting, stating that she “ had just finished doing a match of early series for CBS and he said, ‘come do this picture ‘ ”. [ 2 ]
deviation [edit ]
Donald P. Bellisario stated that Alexander departed the series due to a miss of stamen and grueling film schedule, stating “ this was the first time [ Sasha ] went over a year on a show ”. [ 1 ] [ 3 ] Co-star Michael Weatherly noted that he was not informed until February 2005, and only discovered Caitlin would be assassinated when he “ saw the special-effects ridicule attaching a rake compact to [ Sasha ‘s ] hair ”. [ 1 ] Alexander does not regret leaving the serial, “ for a million reasons that I ’ ve never spoken out about … for a million reasons that I can ’ deoxythymidine monophosphate ”. [ 2 ] Following Caitlin ‘s death, fans “ flooded Internet message boards with angry postings directed at Bellisario ”, [ 3 ] while Bellisario announced that Alexander ‘s refilling would be “ a new female run character [ … ], quite different from the cautious Agent Todd. A ‘European or australian girl who is identical comfortable with her femininity and sex ‘ ”. Chilean actress Cote de Pablo was late cast as Israeli Mossad Officer Ziva David [ 4 ] to replace the leave Alexander.
Reading: Caitlin Todd – Wikipedia
personal background [edit ]
Caitlin was born in Indiana, and was the youngest of five children, including three brothers ( whom she referred to as “ practically psychotic ” ), and an elder sister ( introduced as Rachel Cranston in Season 8 Episode 14 “ A man Walks Into a Bar … “ ), and was Catholic. [ 5 ] She besides mentioned having a cousin named Maureen Ingalls. [ 6 ] anterior to joining NCIS, Kate attended college from 1993 to 1994, beginning studying law, but dropped out after a single class having felt like she had spent “ 10 years in prison ”. [ 7 ] In 1994, she won a wet jersey contest during her Spring Break vacation in Panama City Beach, Florida. Anthony “ Tony ” DiNozzo used a photograph of this as a source of entertainment and possible blackmail in “ Conspiracy Theory ”. [ 8 ] Some time after college, she joined the United States Secret Service, and was finally assigned to the President ‘s security detail aboard Air Force One. Viewing her job as very demanding, she did n’t have the time to meet person outside of influence, and started a amatory relationship with the Marine assigned as mailman of the presidential “ Nuclear Football “, Timothy Kerry, thereby breaking the Secret Service ‘s rules which prohibit relationships between colleagues. Kate inaugural encounters Gibbs ‘ team as a United States Secret Service special agent assigned to the Presidential Protection Detail on Air Force One .
Storylines [edit ]
During “ Yankee White “, Kate resigns from the Secret Service before her superiors fire her for disobeying the fraternization rules ; NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs recruits Todd about immediately and assigns her to his team, pairing her with Anthony DiNozzo. She cursorily becomes a key member of the Gibbs-led Major Case Response Team ( MCRT ) based at the NCIS headquarters in Washington, DC. Todd became the team ‘s dedicated profiler and created psychological profiles on the suspects being investigated. She was first taken aback by NCIS ‘ apparent dismiss for the rules and protested at times, so far she came to find herself ignoring guidelines in regulate to obtain cardinal information. In the episode “ A Weak Link “, for model, she suggests they hack into a classified database. [ 9 ] Todd ‘s other skills include counterfeit bill analysis and protection detail, [ 10 ] which she acquired during her time as a USSS Agent. Unlike Gibbs, Kate appears to get emotionally attached to victims as seen in the episodes “ The Immortals “ and “ Left For Dead “, during which she befriends a Jane Doe ( Sherilyn Fenn ) suffering memory loss after being buried alert. It is late revealed, however, that the Jane Doe had actually been deceiving Todd all along and she later killed herself and her lover. [ 6 ] similarly, Todd had an opportunity to kill Ari when he broke into the NCIS autopsy lab in “ Bête Noire ” and dart Gerald in the shoulder, but found she was ineffective to do so. Gibbs late chastized her for this. [ 11 ] Her attitude contrasted vastly with DiNozzo ‘s demeanor, and they routinely argued over matters of privacy and personal boundaries : throughout the beginning two seasons, Todd was the choice prey of DiNozzo ‘s scent, with the latter sneak through her purse, cellular telephone, PDA and desktop computer on a regular basis, which infuriated her to no end. DiNozzo even went through Kate ‘s rubbish to discover where she ‘d eaten breakfast a lot to her humiliate in “ Doppelganger ”. Whereas Todd considered this hideous and unacceptable, DiNozzo apparently merely did this for his personal entertainment. [ 12 ] [ 13 ] Conversely, DiNozzo is besides the target of numerous taunts and regular tease from Todd. [ 14 ] [ 15 ] It is revealed in “ Witness ” that Kate had a phobia of going to the dentist but she finally overcame it thanks to Tony giving her the number of a hypnotist. A talented cartoon artist, she sketches an accurate likeness of a suspect in the episode “ Marine Down ”. During the same sequence, it was shown that she had drawn caricatures of the team, some of which showed DiNozzo crave after a reasonably daughter, and NCIS forensic scientist Abby Sciuto as a cricket bat. She besides drew one of Gibbs as well, but managed to take her drawing pad bet on from DiNozzo before he revealed it. In season three, when Ziva David joined the team full-time and moved into Todd ‘s cell, she presented Gibbs with Todd ‘s sketch pad. There were portraits of each cast member in it, including Gibbs. [ 16 ] McGee late finds one of Kate ‘s sketches in his desk during season thirteen. In addition to being excellent at drawing, Todd, like Abby, was greatly skilled in using a personal digital adjunct or a PDA. Kate ‘s first PDA was destroyed during a drill test at the shooting range at the begin of Season 1 episode “ Marine Down “ after Gibbs taped it onto her aim to force her to shoot accurately. It had to be discarded as the guarantee did not cover damage caused by bullets. She was late seen using a possible surrogate in Season 1 sequence “ Eye Spy “ and was constantly seen with one at assorted crime scenes, normally giving Gibbs and the team information. Despite being seen writing things with her right hand, Todd was seen operating her calculator sneak with her leftover pass, suggesting that she may be ambidextrous. She besides told Gibbs and DiNozzo during “ Eye Spy ” that despite being correct handed, she played golf left handed, yet swung a bat and threw balls using her right hand .
death [edit ]
Todd was assassinated during the season two sequence “ Twilight “, after she and the team had successfully cleared a warehouse housing a sleep together terrorist cell. After being formally relieved of the protection detail she had been assigned by Tom Morrow, Kate is shot in the heading by sniper and Mossad double-agent Ari Haswari. In “ Kill Ari ”, it is revealed that he targeted and killed Kate merely because he wanted to cause Gibbs trouble ( even using a Bravo 51 nicknamed “ Kate ” ). [ 17 ] During an think discussion with Dr. Donald “ Ducky ” Mallard in the morgue, Todd, who had been shot dead in the former episode, explained that she had not been able to kill Ari because she had looked into his eyes and that there had been something kind in them. She besides expressed regret at not killing Ari when she had the gamble because she did not deserve to die. Seeking vengeance, Gibbs began a manhunt for Ari, who is finally shot by his own half sister, Mossad officer Ziva David. Kate ‘s funeral is held in Indiana during “ Kill Ari ( Part II ) ”. She is laid to rest with civilian honors, after she is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the behest of Gibbs and Director Jennifer Shepherd .
bequest [edit ]
Kate has remained a significant part of the NCIS universe in the years following Alexander ‘s final episode ( “ Kill Ari Part II ” ). In “ Mind Games ” ( S0303 ), for example, DiNozzo tells particular agent Timothy McGee to ask Todd whether they have knee pads or not before recalling she is dead, while suspect Kyle Boone uses Todd ‘s death in an attempt to intimidate Gibbs. [ 18 ] In “ Probie ” ( S03E10 ), McGee states that unlike Todd, he had no previous law enforcement experience ahead enlisting as a NCIS Special Agent, while in “ Bait ” ( S03E18 ) a adolescent scholar held his classmates hostage inside a classroom by threatening them with a bomb strapped to his chest of drawers. Gibbs and his team arrived on scene but were unable to get audio and video of the situation inside the classroom. Gibbs put himself in danger by offering himself as a hostage. While DiNozzo took care of the team, the boy demanded that his mother be brought to the classroom by sunset, but the team discovered that she had been dead for a year. DiNozzo let Gibbs know by saying to the scholar that special Agent Caitlin Todd was looking for his mother. A nautical asked how Gibbs would know that the son ‘s mother was deceased. DiNozzo replied, “ special Agent Todd is dead. ” [ 19 ] In “ Hiatus, Part II ” ( S03E24 ) When Gibbs loses his memory Ziva reminds Gibbs of Todd ‘s murder and of Ziva killing Ari before taking Gibbs ‘ handwriting and using it to slap herself on the back of the head. [ 20 ] During season four, Gibbs by chance called Ziva “ Kate ” after returning to NCIS following his temp retirement. Todd is besides mentioned briefly by Dr. Mallard in “ Aliyah ” ( S06E25 ). During “ Truth or Consequences ” ( S07E01 ), Tony states that the third base member of team Gibbs is deceased, and for the by four years that side has been filled by Ziva David. In “ Patriot Down ” ( S07E23 ) Following the murder of SSA Lara Macy, Tony inquires as to who killed “ another female NCIS agent ”, referencing Kate ‘s pass. Kate ‘s sister, Dr Rachel Cranston, was introduced during “ A serviceman Walks Into a Bar … “ ( S08E14 ), in which she was conducting mandatary psychological evaluation of the MCRT. Flashbacks of archive footage, surrogate takes and deleted scenes including one from the Season 2 episode, “ An Eye for an Eye ”, are used for illustrating the memories of Gibbs, DiNozzo, Sciuto, Dr. Mallard, McGee and Rachel as they remember their die supporter and baby. A scene where Rachel sleeps behind Todd ‘s erstwhile desk mirrors a similar picture with Todd in “ Twilight ”. At the episode ‘s decision, Rachel tearfully mentions that the team have been “ better than [ Rachel ] at letting travel ”, revealing her need for closure. Gibbs then takes her to his basement, showing Rachel where Ziva killed Ari, helping her to find blockage. [ 21 ] Sasha Alexander recorded spokesperson clips for this episode. Later, in “ nature of the Beast ” ( S09E01 ) several references to Kate are made, whilst Rachel Cranston is referred to as “ Doctor Kate ‘s baby ”. During “ Life Before His Eyes ” ( S09E14 ), an alternate-universe translation of Kate is shown in which she was never killed by Ari, is still an NCIS agent, and is married to DiNozzo with a baby girlfriend named Kelly. Her desk is adorned with photograph of her and her conserve, whilst her survival means Ziva is even a alien national. In “ Psych Out ” ( S09E16 ), Kate is mentioned when her sister returns to NCIS, and in “ You Better Watch Out “ ( S10E10 ), it is revealed Tony named his goldfish after Kate. The goldfish is featured prominently until season thirteen ‘s “ Family First ”, and plays a significant function in “ Whiskey Tango Foxtrot ” ( S11E01 ), when DiNozzo has a conversation with Kate regarding Ziva ‘s absence. In “ Gut Check ” ( S11E09 ), Abby states that Bishop is an excellent artist, but she ‘s not “ Kate good. ” She late tells Bishop the fib of Kate ‘s death in rate to prepare her for the newsworthiness of the death of her own partner. In “ House Rules ” ( S12E10 ), when McGee is explaining Gibbs ‘ rules, scenes featuring Kate were big, and in “ Check ” ( S12E11 ), Diane Sterling is assassinated in a manner that mirrors Kate ‘s death in order to cause Gibbs significant pain. Kate ‘s “ ghost ” overlooks Dorneget ‘s funeral procession aboard Shepard, Cassidy, Pacci, Franks, and Dorneget himself in “ The Lost Boys ” ( S12E23 ). During “ Scope ” ( S13E18 ), a caricature of McGee draw by Kate is featured, while when Kate ‘s partner DiNozzo vacate from NCIS in “ Family First ” ( S13E24 ), a photograph of the two of them is seen among his personal possessions. Kate ‘s Agency ID Photograph and her badge are shown on a memorial wall as Gibbs mourns Ziva .
Relationships [edit ]
Leroy Jethro Gibbs [edit ]
Although they conflicted heavily upon their first meet in “ Yankee White ”, Todd had a capital relationship with Gibbs. Gibbs immediately saw her potential as a particular agent and hired her right after she resigned from the Secret Service. Despite unmanageable beginnings during which Todd resented Gibbs ‘ harshness and crude manners ( such as hanging up on her ), she had a bunch of respect for Gibbs and worked well with him. He was her mentor and believed that she was a capital agent ; in “ Sub Rosa “, Gibbs brought Todd with him aboard a U.S. Navy Los Angeles -class attack submarine even though women are considered “ debatable ” aboard submarines ; in order to bring Todd with him, Gibbs did n’t hesitate to argue with Norfolk ‘s submarine squadron commander. [ 22 ] Keeping with his tendency to know “ everything about everyone ”, Gibbs knew what the tattoo Todd had on her back [ 23 ] represented and was apparently the first gear to identify Dr. Rachel Cranston as Todd ‘s sister in “ A man Walks Into a Bar … “. [ 21 ] Confronted with Todd ‘s death, a shock and revengeful Gibbs found himself overwhelmed with guilt and, like the rest of the protagonists, began having visions of her. His first visions of Todd blamed him for her death and angrily demanded to know why she was killed rather of him, flush suggesting that Gibbs should commit suicide. [ 24 ] After he avenged her death by having Ari killed, however, he had another imagination of her at her funeral in which she seemed to have forgiven him, smiling and jokingly telling him “ You ‘re former for my funeral, Gibbs ”. [ 17 ]
Anthony DiNozzo [edit ]
Todd ‘s relationship with her mate colleague Tony DiNozzo could be referred to as a love-hate relationship as they had arguments normally in respective levels of adulthood. The two constantly competed, both during coach and investigations. [ 25 ] Todd was often critical of DiNozzo ‘s behavior, specially concerning his position towards women and his disrespect for personal boundaries ; indeed, DiNozzo routinely went through Todd ‘s purse, cellular telephone, PDA and desktop computer, uncovering personal information such as her dates ‘ identities. [ 14 ] In one sequence, DiNozzo snuck unbeknown to her into the bathroom while she was having a shower in order to brush his teeth, which infuriated her when she noticed him. [ 26 ] however, it was not rare for DiNozzo to be teased and taunted by Todd, [ 14 ] [ 15 ] [ 27 ] [ 28 ] specially after DiNozzo kissed a female suspect who was, unbeknown to him, a transsexual ; their quibble got therefore bad in the sequence “ Pop Life ” that they sought counseling from Dr. Mallard. Despite her dislike of Tony ‘s habit of trespassing her privacy, they get along at work, with Tony frequently explaining military slang to her. [ 29 ] They besides “ gang up ” against McGee when he first joined the team by letting him to some of the more everyday jobs. In the Season 2 episode “ Forced Entry “ they tricked McGee into drinking Gibbs ‘ coffee, which is a long-familiar taboo. however, on many occasions DiNozzo was shown being considerate, kind and tied borderline romanticist to Todd. He bought her flowers as a peace put up after annoying her in the episode “ Vanished “. He showed concern for her respective times, including at the end of episodes “ Left For Dead “, when she realized she had been played by a victim, and “ Bête Noire “, when she was held hostage by Ari. In the sequence “ The Bone Yard “, DiNozzo was about possessive of Todd when McGee posed the theme of pretending to be Todd ‘s lover to get into a paternity clinic to photograph evidence for Sciuto, saying he would do it rather of McGee ; late in the same episode, he told Todd he thought they made a good match, to which she replied “ possibly for The Jerry Springer Show “. In the sequence “ Black Water “, he went close to jealousy when Todd accepted a date offered by the victim ‘s brother. During the events of “ My other Left Foot “, DiNozzo was obsessed by the mind of Todd having a tattoo and asked to know where during the hale sequence. In extra seen on the Season 2 DVD Box Set, the producers stated it was intended for there to be a relationship between these two characters. When DiNozzo was posing as a condemnable in “ chain ”, Todd showed much refer for his safety. [ 30 ] In the episode “ SWAK ”, after Todd was found to be uninfected, she continued to stay with DiNozzo, lying to him about her condition even though she knew that the gamble of infection was placid at hand. As he was apparently about to die, Todd was devastated and started crying ; DiNozzo finally survived, much to her relief. [ 31 ] Standing with Gibbs and Todd when she was killed, DiNozzo was specially shock and her death would have a serious impingement on him, which along with early events made him “ grow up ” during the following seasons. As shown in the episodes “ Kill Ari ” I & II, DiNozzo struggled with grieve, culminating in a view in which he and McGee mourn over Todd ‘s dead body in Dr. Mallard ‘s autopsy board. [ 17 ] He last came to terms with her death after her funeral. After Todd ‘s death, like the other characters, DiNozzo besides had a sight of her postmortem. distinctive to DiNozzo ‘s chauvinistic personality, Todd appeared in the Catholic schoolgirl uniform that he had been asking about in the episode “ Bikini Wax ”. After telling him that she constantly knew what he was thinking, she realized that she was wearing the uniform and promptly berated him, saying “ Tony, I just died, and you ‘re having a sexual fantasy ? ” to which he replied, “ Ca n’t help it. sometimes I used to picture you naked ” and she responded by screaming in shock seconds before Ziva David was introduced for the first time. This “ sexual fantasy ” was portrayed after DiNozzo offered to go back out in the pour rain and find the bullet train that killed Todd and became disturb when McGee improved the answer he had told to Gibbs. [ 32 ] In the Season 8 episode “ A world Walks Into a Bar … “, Todd ‘s sister Rachel suggests to DiNozzo that Todd was “ hard on [ him ] because she knew what [ he ] was actually capable of ”. [ 21 ] In the two-hundredth episode, “ life Before His Eyes “, one of several interchange world scenarios featured Kate survive, marrying DiNozzo, and having a child with him .
Donald “ Ducky ” Mallard [edit ]
In “ Yankee White ”, Dr. Mallard was the first NCIS member who got along with Todd. [ 33 ] The two liked each other very a lot and truly cared for each other, as seen in respective episodes including “ Reveille ” and “ The Meat Puzzle ”. In the latter, Gibbs assigned Todd as Mallard ‘s protective covering detail when his life was threatened by a criminal. [ 34 ] As he does with other team members, Ducky would normally call Todd by her full name, Caitlin just like her future murderer, Ari Haswari did. Todd ‘s death was a hard reverse to Mallard, [ 21 ] [ 24 ] who would n’t let anyone else perform the autopsy on her dead body. Before he started, however, he had a sight of the body speaking to him, declaring she felt she did n’t deserve to die. In the Season 8 episode “ A man Walks Into a Bar … ”, Mallard has a flashback to this vision while speaking to Dr. Rachel Cranston .
Abby Sciuto [edit ]
As with Dr. Mallard, Todd and Sciuto got along identical well pretty flying, ultimately becoming close friends. They would often make plans together, such as spending the weekend together at a health spa. besides, as seen during “ A Weak Link ”, Abby was seen talking to Kate and asking for advice about her relationship with McGee after he had confessed to Abby that he liked her, leaving her diffident of how to respond to the comment. naturally, she was one of the most deeply affected by Todd ‘s death, but regained composure after being cheered up by a autopsy, goth vision of Todd. She former played a jazz music record at Todd ‘s funeral, as character of her own New Orleans inheritance. however, she remained affect long after the funeral, and was initially at odds with the newly recruited Ziva David, both because she took Todd ‘s position and because of her affiliation with Todd ‘s murderer Ari Haswari. Some clock time late, however, they mended fences, becoming best friends. In the sequence “ Marine Down ”, it was revealed that Todd had drawn respective caricatures of her teammates, including one of Sciuto as a vampire bat. Todd started to apologize, saying that there was nothing hateful in the draw, only to be interrupted by an overjoyed Sciuto who asked if she could hang it up on her lab ‘s wall. When Kate died, Abby used the absorb as a reminder about her best ally Kate. [ 25 ] She would late stare at it while crying in the consequence of Todd ‘s end in “ Kill Ari ( Part I ) ” .
Timothy McGee [edit ]
When McGee was introduced in “ Sub Rosa ”, Todd protested at DiNozzo ‘s apparent mistreat of agency when he ordered McGee to stay on a crime view until person else can come to relieve him. [ 22 ] Todd and McGee were partnered for a very light time during the sequence “ UnSEALed ”, [ 35 ] during which he came to her aid when she was tied up by a former Navy SEAL. Throughout Season 2, DiNozzo and Todd would sometimes gang up on McGee to tease him, but Todd by and large disapproved of DiNozzo ‘s pranks and haze of McGee. [ 36 ] [ 37 ] After the murder of a witness under McGee ‘s watch, Todd was the first to try to comfort him. [ 38 ]
After Todd ‘s death, like the bereaved lie of the team, McGee had to cope with the loss of a acquaintance, and like DiNozzo would fantasize about her. [ 24 ] Later, McGee is shown mourning with DiNozzo over Todd ‘s dead body. [ 17 ]