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The Best Episodes of NCIS

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NCIS follows a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service as they work to solve crimes. The best episodes of NCIS often feature mysterious deaths while other good episodes find the team helping someone who was wrongly accused. Some good episodes of NCIS also feature insight into the investigator's personal lives.

What are the best episodes of NCIS? “Truth or Consequences” from season seven is a fan favorite. This episode follows the circumstances behind the disappearance of Ziva and the team's efforts to rescue her. “Judgement Day” is also a compelling episode of NCIS.

“Yankee White” is another good episode from NCIS as is “Call of Silence” which finds a war hero confessing to a murder that occurred decades earlier.

Do you have a favorite NCIS episode? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

 

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  • 26
    NCIS - Season 3
    82
    28

    Original AiringMay 09 2006

    Episode Number23

    SeriesNCIS

    While working on an assignment, Gibbs is seriously injured in an explosion, and taken to a hospital, where he recalls his painful past, which he has always hidden from others. The rest of the team...
  • 27
    NCIS - Season 9
    74
    22

    Original AiringNov 22 2011

    Episode Number10

    SeriesNCIS

    After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night, the NCIS team must figure out if he is capable of murder. Meanwhile, Tony is sidelined...
  • 28
    NCIS - Season 2
    88
    39

    Original AiringFeb 08 2005

    Episode Number13

    SeriesNCIS

    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...
  • 29
    NCIS - Season 5
    68
    24

    Original AiringApr 22 2008

    Episode Number14

    SeriesNCIS

    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....
  • 30
    NCIS - Season 1
    79
    35

    Original AiringNov 18 2003

    Episode Number7

    SeriesNCIS

    A decomposed body is discovered in a tub of acid at a naval base and Ducky and Abby learn that the victim was a submariner. Gibbs discovers that there have been no reports of a sub crewmember...
  • 31
    NCIS - Season 8
    56
    15

    Original AiringNov 16 2010

    Episode Number8

    SeriesNCIS

    "Enemies Foreign" is the eighth episode of the eighth season of the American police procedural drama NCIS and the 170th episode overall. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on November...  more
  • 32
    NCIS - Season 1
    68
    29

    Original AiringApr 27 2004

    Episode Number19

    SeriesNCIS

    Dead Man Talking is a 2012 Belgian comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Ridremont. It was written by Ridremont and Jean-Sébastien Lopez. It premiered on September 29, 2012, at the Festival...  more
  • 33
    NCIS - Season 6
    64
    25

    Original AiringFeb 24 2009

    Episode Number17

    SeriesNCIS

    When a fellow agent is murdered, the NCIS teams heads into the desert to locate a woman who might hold the answer to the mystery murder....
  • 34
    NCIS - Season 1
    52
    17

    Original AiringOct 07 2003

    Episode Number3

    SeriesNCIS

    When a Navy commander's body washes up on shore along with the bodies of two drug runners, Gibbs refuses to believe that the sailor who was killed was dirty....  more
  • 35
    SethVanPelt addedNCIS- Season 5
    41
    8

    Original AiringOctober 30, 2007

    Episode Number6

    SeriesNCIS

    While investigating a death aboard a top-secret naval research ship in the middle of the ocean, the team discovers an abandoned ship and a deadly secret.

  • 36
    NCIS - Season 8
    52
    18

    Original AiringNov 23 2010

    Episode Number9

    SeriesNCIS

    The team scrambles for answers after a shocking ambush reveals a new twist to their current investigation....
  • 37
    NCIS - Season 3
    48
    15

    Original AiringOct 11 2005

    Episode Number4

    SeriesNCIS

    When a corpse of a man is found inside a tomb that comes from the Civil War, the team discovers that the victim, a Sergeant, was buried alive. During the investigation, Abby tracks down the last...
  • 38
    NCIS - Season 6
    44
    11

    Original AiringApr 07 2009

    Episode Number21

    SeriesNCIS

    When a government scientist goes missing, Abby is recruited to carry on his work, but the team worries that she may meet the same fate as her predecessor....
  • 39
    NCIS - Season 3
    58
    26

    Original AiringNov 29 2005

    Episode Number10

    SeriesNCIS

    While on duty, McGee kills a man who is later discovered to be an undercover police officer. When Jenny decides to approve the investigation on McGee, the NCIS team is forced to prove that McGee is...
  • 40
    NCIS - Season 4
    54
    22

    Original AiringApr 03 2007

    Episode Number19

    SeriesNCIS

    When a weekend call to the NCIS tip line from an unknown source about possible terrorist activity results in the death of two agents sent into a trap, the NCIS team will have to find out who were the...  more
  • 41
    nechifor-vlad-marian addedNCIS - Season 9
    49
    18

    Original AiringOct 18 2011

    Episode Number5

    SeriesNCIS

    When a coast guard officer is gunned down on a cargo vessel, the NCIS team searches for the killer, but finds a Lebanese family seeking refuge on American soil. Meanwhile, Tony and McGee try and...
  • 42
    NCIS - Season 4
    54
    25

    Original AiringDec 12 2006

    Episode Number11

    SeriesNCIS

    When a robotic vehicle named "Otto," a part of a high level project of the Department of Defense, causes a death of a Navy Lieutenant, and then later almost kills Abby, the NCIS team must find out...
  • 43
    NCIS - Season 8
    43
    14

    Original AiringOct 05 2010

    Episode Number3

    SeriesNCIS

    The team investigates a bomb tech's guarded personal life after she is attacked....
  • 44
    NCIS - Season 3
    49
    21

    Original AiringOct 04 2005

    Episode Number3

    SeriesNCIS

    Gibbs is ordered to talk to a convict that is about to be executed, in order to discover information about the place where he hid his victims, but when the plan doesn't work, the team must solve the...
  • 45
    NCIS - Season 4
    57
    29

    Original AiringMay 22 2007

    Episode Number24

    SeriesNCIS

    When Jenny returns from her European trip, the entire NCIS team will be forced to take a Homeland Security polygraph test, and the deepest secrets of each agent are about to be revealed. Plus, an...  more
  • 46
    NCIS - Season 7
    44
    16

    Original AiringNov 10 2009

    Episode Number7

    SeriesNCIS

    With the team's help, Vance faces his demons while uncovering a complex relationship with a killer that puts his whole family in danger....
  • 47
    NCIS - Season 4
    39
    12

    Original AiringSep 26 2006

    Episode Number2

    SeriesNCIS

    Gibbs is forced to come back out of his retirement to help Fornell, who is being threatened by a convict that escaped from prison. The convict threatens both Fornell and his daughter Emily. Gibbs and...  more
  • 48
    NCIS - Season 6
    38
    12

    Original AiringFeb 17 2009

    Episode Number16

    SeriesNCIS

    A murder prompts the reopening of one of Tony's old investigations, leading Gibbs and DiNozzo to reverse roles to solve the case....
  • 49
    SethVanPelt addedNCIS- Season 6
    32
    7

    Episode Number6

    SeriesNCIS

    A murderous psychopath taunts the team by leaving clues to the next victim's identity during the week of Halloween.

    Gibbs and his team are searching for a cyber serial killer who takes videos of his victims. The team quickly finds out that the video's of the dead victims are false....
  • 50
    NCIS - Season 12
    5
    1

    Original AiringSeptember 23, 2014

    Episode Number1

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