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List of the best NCIS episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top NCIS episodes of all time are. You might also enjoy the best guest stars on NCIS and a look at the cast's previous roles before the show. Fans of NCIS are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

Featuring the funniest NCIS episodes as well the greatest NCIS episodes, this list has it all. With so many season, this list will serve as your definitive guide to the best episodes of NCIS.

List ranges from "Judgment Day" to "Ice Queen" and more. What is the best NCIS episode of all time? Look below and find out.

Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Truth or Consequences


As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds. ...more

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Original Airing: Sep 22 2009

Season: NCIS - Season 7

Episode Number: 1

Director: Dennis Smith

Previous Episode: Aliyah

Next Episode: Reunion

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Call of Silence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Call of Silence


Ernie Yost, an elder Marine veteran confesses to murdering his best friends almost 60 years ago in a war battle and the NCIS's job is to solve all the secrets and save Ernie from prison. ...more

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Original Airing: Nov 23 2004

Season: NCIS - Season 2

Episode Number: 7

Director: Thomas J. Wright

Previous Episode: Terminal Leave

Next Episode: Heart Break

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Kill Ari - Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Kill Ari - Part 2


Still stressed over Kate's death, Gibbs is even more hurt when Ari kidnaps Ducky and decides to play with his mind. Gibbs sends Tony to follow Ziva, and after Jenny and Gibbs are almost shot to death, he is even more determined to finish once and for all with Ari, and Ziva's strange connection to ...more

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Original Airing: Sep 27 2005

Season: NCIS - Season 3

Episode Number: 2

Director: James Whitmore^! Jr.

Previous Episode: Kill Ari - Part 1

Next Episode: Mind Games

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Kill Ari - Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Kill Ari - Part 1


After the terrorist's attack, the NCIS team is shocked and is trying to cope with Kate's sudden death, each in their own way. Now, their mission is to collect all the possible info on Ari and find a way to stop him before he does any more damage. Meanwhile, while feeling guilty over Kate's death, ...more

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Original Airing: Sep 20 2005

Season: NCIS - Season 3

Episode Number: 1

Director: Dennis Smith

Previous Episode: Twilight

Next Episode: Kill Ari - Part 2

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Life Before His Eyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Life Before His Eyes


"Life Before His Eyes" is the 14th episode of the ninth season of the American crime drama television series NCIS, and the 200th episode overall. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on February 7, 2012. The episode is written by Gary Glasberg and directed by Tony Wharmby, and was seen by ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 07 2012

Season: NCIS - Season 9

Episode Number: 14

Director: Tony Wharmby

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Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Judgment Day


When a former NCIS agent is found dead, the entire team is put in danger as they hunt after the killer. ...more

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Original Airing: May 20 2008

Season: NCIS - Season 5

Episode Number: 18

Director: Thomas J. Wright

Previous Episode: About Face

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A Man Walks Into a Bar ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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A Man Walks Into a Bar ...


The NCIS team undergoes mandatory psych evaluations while investigating the death of a naval commander. ...more

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Original Airing: Feb 08 2011

Season: NCIS - Season 8

Episode Number: 14

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Judgment Day (2) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time
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Judgment Day Part 2


When one of their own is killed, the team must find the killer before they get to another member of the team, Gibbs. In an emotional investigation, the team tries to stay together, against the wishes of Assistant Director Vance. ...more

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Original Airing: May 20 2008

Season: NCIS - Season 5

Episode Number: 19

Director: Thomas J. Wright

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