The BEST Episodes of NCIS
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 1, 2019
Explore the inner workings of the government agency that investigates all crimes involving Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position. Leading this team is NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs, a skilled investigator and interrogator who is smart, tough and willing to bend the rules to get the job done.
#1 - Twilight
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...
#2 - Till Death Do Us Part
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.
#3 - Family First
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.
#4 - Judgement Day (2)
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.
#5 - Damned If You Do
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.
#6 - Hiatus (2)
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.
#7 - Honor Thy Father
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.
#8 - Shabbat Shalom (1)
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.
#9 - Judgement Day (1)
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.
#10 - Pyramid
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.
#11 - Seek
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.
#12 - SWAK
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...
#13 - Heartland
Season 6 - Episode 4
When a murder investigation leads the team to Gibbs' hometown, secrets about his past are revealed.
#14 - Double Blind
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.
#15 - Berlin
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.
#16 - Truth or Consequences
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.
#17 - Rule Fifty-One
Season 7 - Episode 24
Gibbs heads to Mexico to face his demons and make a startling decision.
#18 - Past, Present and Future
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.
#19 - Kill Ari (2)
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.
#20 - Call of Silence
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.
#21 - Keep Going
Season 14 - Episode 13
While investigating a hit and run, Palmer spots a man on a ledge and attempts to talk him down.
#22 - Shiva (2)
Season 10 - Episode 12
In the aftermath of an event that strikes close to home, the NCIS team unites to seek answers and demand justice in order to protect their most vulnerable colleagues.
#23 - Engaged (1)
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.
#24 - Devil's Triad
Season 11 - Episode 10
Complications arise when the NCIS team discovers a link between a murder victim and the current boyfriend of Gibbs and Agent Fornell’s ex-wife. Meanwhile, NSA Analyst Ellie Bishop adjusts to joining the NCIS team.
#25 - The Admiral's Daughter
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.