The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time TV Episodes

The Best NCIS Episodes of All Time

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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. 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.

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



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    Truth or Consequences
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    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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    Kill Ari - Part 2

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    Kill Ari - Part 2
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    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 Ari ...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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    Call of Silence

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    Call of Silence
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    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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    Aliyah

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    Aliyah
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    Ziva's homecoming to Israel with Gibbs and the team is not a happy reunion with her father, the enigmatic and powerful head of Mossad. As tensions rise, Gibbs is forced to make a decision that sends shock waves through NCIS.more

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    • Original Airing: May 19 2009
    • Season: NCIS - Season 6
    • Episode Number: 25
    • Director: Dennis Smith
    • Previous Episode: Semper Fidelis
    • Next Episode: Truth or Consequences
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    Kill Ari - Part 1

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    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, Gibbs ...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

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    "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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    A Man Walks Into a Bar ...

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    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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    "Yankee White" is the first episode in the first season of the American crime drama television series NCIS. It first aired on CBS in the United States on September 23, 2003. The episode is written by Donald P. Bellisario & Don McGill and directed by Donald P. Bellisario, and was seen by 13.04 million ...more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 23 2003
    • Season: NCIS - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: Donald Bellisario, Dennis Smith
    • Previous Episode: Meltdown
    • Next Episode: Hung Out to Dry
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    A terrorist holds Ducky, Gerald, and Kate hostage while NCIS investigate how exactly the terror organization member got a job at the navy base.more

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    • Original Airing: Mar 02 2004
    • Season: NCIS - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Director: Peter Ellis, Peter Ellis
    • Previous Episode: Enigma
    • Next Episode: The Truth is Out There
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    Judgment Day

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    Judgment Day
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    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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    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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    When Ziva accidentally witnesses a political assassination, she must surrender to the FBI and deal with the consenquences without Gibbs's help, who is now enjoying his retirement. She learns that the FBI is looking for her and escapes, while the NCIS team, leaded by Tony, must prove that Ziva is ...more

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    • Original Airing: Sep 19 2006
    • Season: NCIS - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Director: William Webb
    • Previous Episode: Hiatus
    • Next Episode: Escaped
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    Recoil

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    Recoil
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    While on an undercover mission, Ziva's life is put in grave danger when the serial killer she's been tracking becomes suspicious of her.more

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    • Original Airing: May 06 2008
    • Season: NCIS - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 16
    • Director: James Whitmore, Jr.
    • Previous Episode: In The Zone
    • Next Episode: About Face
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    Internal Affairs

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    Internal Affairs
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    The dead body of La Grenouille finally surfaces and the entire NCIS is put under the investigation by the FBI, with Jenny as the prime suspect for his murder.more

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    • Original Airing: Apr 22 2008
    • Season: NCIS - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 14
    • Director: Tony Wharmby
    • Previous Episode: Dog Tags
    • Next Episode: In The Zone
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    Chained
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    Tony disappears while doing an undercover operation as an escaped prisoner who is forced to stick to a convinct that owns a key to an expensive ancient Iraqi sculpture. The GPS locator that Abby planted on Tony stops working and the team is forced to find Tony before he gets murdered by the thief.more

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    • Original Airing: Dec 14 2004
    • Season: NCIS - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 10
    • Director: Thomas J. Wright
    • Previous Episode: Forced Entry
    • Next Episode: Black Water
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    Hiatus Part 2

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    The NCIS team must work on an assignment against a terrorist group without Gibbs, who is still recovering from the explosion. Gibbs has to fight with memory loss, while he's visited by his mentor and his former boss. His help is needed, expecially when the team discovers that Gibbs is the only person ...more

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    • Original Airing: May 16 2006
    • Season: NCIS - Season 3
    • Episode Number: 24
    • Director: Dennis Smith
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    One Shot, One Kill

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    One Shot, One Kill
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    The team investigates when a Marine recruitment officer is found shot to death by a sniper with a grudge, who leaves a white feather behind.more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 10 2004
    • Season: NCIS - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Director: Peter Ellis
    • Previous Episode: My Other Left Foot
    • Next Episode: The Good Samaritan
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    The Meat Puzzle

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    The Meat Puzzle
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    A "meat puzzle" starts when Ducky identifies the pieces of three bodies that were stuffed inside a barrel few months ago and they turn out to be bodies of a judge, prosecutor and jury foreman that worked with Ducky on a rape case 10 years ago. Gibbs believes that Ducky might be the next victim of the ...more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 08 2005
    • Season: NCIS - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 13
    • Director: Thomas J. Wright
    • Previous Episode: Doppelgänger
    • Next Episode: Witness
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    Cover Story

    McGee is under high pressure during the murder investigation of a Petty Officer based on the character for his latest book, with very little information to go on.more

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    • Original Airing: Apr 10 2007
    • Season: NCIS - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 20
    • Director: Dennis Smith
    • Previous Episode: Grace Period
    • Next Episode: Brothers In Arms
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    Power Down
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    The team literally finds themselves in the dark when the investigation into the death of a lieutenant is connected to a city-wide blackout.more

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    • Original Airing: Nov 17 2009
    • Season: NCIS - Season 7
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Thomas J. Wright
    • Previous Episode: Endgame
    • Next Episode: Child's Play
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