The Best Episodes of NCIS

Twilight

#1 - Twilight 8.40

Season 2 - Episode 23

A group of serial terrorists seek revenge and send Ari (guest star Rudolf Martin) on an assignment to kill Gibbs. The NCIS team goes on a hunt after him, but when they discover that Ari has a bigger plan, it is already too late... the NCIS team will have to face the death of one of their team members...

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Judgement Day (2)

#2 - Judgement Day (2) 8.37

Season 5 - Episode 19

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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Till Death Do Us Part

#3 - Till Death Do Us Part 8.34

Season 9 - Episode 24

Terrorism shakes the foundations of the Navy and NCIS to such an extent that Gibbs and the team face surprises that will devastate them.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
House Divided

#4 - House Divided 8.33

Season 15 - Episode 1

Special Agents Leroy Gibbs and Timothy McGee are in captivity after traveling to an area of Paraguay that’s controlled by bloodthirsty rebels to locate a lost Navy Seal, they will have been under rebel control for two months and their colleagues back in Washington, D.C. have no idea where they ended up.

Family First

#5 - Family First 8.32

Season 13 - Episode 24

The NCIS, FBI and MI6 teams continue the international manhunt for a spy who's targeting current and former agents. Anthony DiNozzo receives life-changing news.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Damned If You Do

#6 - Damned If You Do 8.32

Season 10 - Episode 24

The international manhunt for Eli David's killer turns into a federal witch hunt against Gibbs and the team, which questions their unconventional methods and threatens their future at the agency.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Hiatus (2)

#7 - Hiatus (2) 8.28

Season 3 - Episode 24

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 who has informations about the terrorists' plans, so he needs to retrieve his memory before the terrorists attack.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Honor Thy Father

#8 - Honor Thy Father 8.26

Season 11 - Episode 24

The NCIS team investigates whether a fire on a U.S. Navy ship that served as a secret detention site for indicted terrorists was accidental or an intentional diversion for an escape. Meanwhile, Gibbs travels to his childhood home following news of his father’s passing.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
SWAK

#9 - SWAK 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 22

When Tony opens a mysterious letter thinking it's for him, a small puff of white powder comes out and it releases a possible deadly virus. Kate calls for help and soon she and Tony are isolated in a bio-hazard isolation room for precausion. McGee and Gibbs work to discover who sent the envelope and how to cure their friends before its too late for them. Meanwhile, Tony's health gets worse...

Directors: Dennis Smith
Judgement Day (1)

#10 - Judgement Day (1) 8.24

Season 5 - Episode 18

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

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Pyramid

#11 - Pyramid 8.24

Season 8 - Episode 24

The lives of NCIS members are in jeopardy when they come face-to-face with the infamous Port-to-Port killer, on the eighth season finale of NCIS.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Shabbat Shalom (1)

#12 - Shabbat Shalom (1) 8.24

Season 10 - Episode 11

While the NCIS team investigates the link to a dead journalist and a Navy petty officer, Ziva is taken aback by the sudden emotional visit by her father, who she hasn't seen in more than two years. While Ziva questions the purpose of her father's visit as the Director of Mossad, her father insists he is in the U.S. strictly to see his daughter for Shabbat dinner.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Seek

#13 - Seek 8.21

Season 10 - Episode 18

The wife of a Marine who specialized in K-9 bomb detection urges the NCIS team to investigate the recent death of her husband in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Director Vance asks for the team’s assistance as he interviews nannies.

Directors: Michael Weatherly
Double Blind

#14 - Double Blind 8.20

Season 10 - Episode 23

A Department of Defense investigator scrutinizes the NCIS team’s response to the Bodnar case involving the murder of Ziva’s father and Vance’s wife. Meanwhile, the team examines whether a Petty Officer is suffering from paranoia or if his claims of being followed are tied to a matter of national security.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Kill Ari (2)

#15 - Kill Ari (2) 8.19

Season 3 - Episode 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 Ari will be just the help that he needs.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.
Rule Fifty-One

#16 - Rule Fifty-One 8.19

Season 7 - Episode 24

Gibbs heads to Mexico to face his demons and make a startling decision.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Heartland

#17 - Heartland 8.17

Season 6 - Episode 4

When a murder investigation leads the team to Gibbs' hometown, secrets about his past are revealed.

Directors: Tony Wharmby
Berlin

#18 - Berlin 8.16

Season 10 - Episode 21

While the NCIS team investigates the murder of a Mossad officer in Virginia, Tony and Ziva depart for Berlin as they track her father’s killer.

Directors: Terrence O’Hara
Truth or Consequences

#19 - Truth or Consequences 8.16

Season 7 - Episode 1

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.

Directors: Dennis Smith
Past, Present and Future

#20 - Past, Present and Future 8.15

Season 11 - Episode 2

Determined to locate Ziva, Tony chases leads in Israel in search of her current whereabouts. Meanwhile, Gibbs and the team continue the hunt for Parsa and his growing terrorist ring.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.
Keep Going

#21 - Keep Going 8.15

Season 14 - Episode 13

While investigating a hit and run, Palmer spots a man on a ledge and attempts to talk him down.

Directors: Terrence O’Hara
Call of Silence

#22 - Call of Silence 8.14

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

Directors: Thomas J. Wright
Engaged (1)

#23 - Engaged (1) 8.12

Season 9 - Episode 8

The NCIS team uncovers a discrepancy with DNA remains when investigating the crash of a military plane that had been transporting caskets.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.
The Admiral's Daughter

#24 - The Admiral's Daughter 8.11

Season 11 - Episode 23

Director Vance gives DiNozzo a special assignment to bring home an Admiral’s daughter from Paris, but he must turn to his NCIS team for help after he enters a controversial crime scene.

Directors: James Whitmore, Jr.
Kill Chain

#25 - Kill Chain 8.11

Season 11 - Episode 12

When a stolen drone is linked to the elusive terrorist Parsa, the NCIS team partners with the Department of Defense, including Gibb’s former girlfriend Hollis Mann, to track down the device before it is used for a large scale attack. Meanwhile, McGee hesitates to ask for time off to attend a black-tie gala honoring his girlfriend.

Directors: James Whitmore Jr.