The few things I liked about the episode are:
¶ the touching ending where the foster family embraces the girl, who expected to be vilified because she lied to everyone and stole her uncle's money, which led to the death of their foster son.
¶ as in most of the NCIS episodes, the crime presented and the following of leads and unraveling of the case is entertaining even if the final result is disappointing and unbelievable.
¶ what really ruined the episode for me was the embarrassing twist that made Tony look particularly foolish -- reinventing a painful childhood prank so that he actually believed he was the culprit, not the victim -- and mistakenly apologizing to his tormentor. It was painful for this viewer to watch, and I doubt that such a thing could happen in real life, not often anyway.
¶ the main criminal plot seemed far-fetched and loaded with coincidences to throw the viewers off: The whole thing of the girl running away upon graduating high school and actually believing that she was years younger so she could start high school again with another foster family! Having stolen so much money from her biological family and keeping the money hidden and intact all these years! Using her brother's laptop in the woods (where the money was buried) (so Abby could trace the location)! The coincidence of the relative's henchman running into her. Why would the henchman take and keep so many cell phone pictures of her! The coincidence of her brother being at the scene when the henchman is about to kidnap her! Mishap of dropping his cell phone (with her blood and pictures on/in it!) at the murder scene!
¶ it would have been nice if they explained why the girl didn't report the attack/murder to the police and parents -- to explain what happened and to identify the murderer.
¶ "Restless" seems like a meaningless episode title to me.