The WORST Episodes of NCIS
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021
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 - Dead Reckoning
Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 31, 2009
Gibbs and the team must work with the shady Trent Kort to put away one of NCIS's most wanted.
#2 - Enigma
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 24, 2004
Gibbs risks his career when his former commanding officer is accused of stealing the funds.
#3 - Jack-Knife
Season 7 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 9, 2010
When a Marine is found dead, Gibbs, Fornell and the team hit the open road to bust an illegal trucking operation.
#4 - Knockout
Season 6 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 17, 2009
The death of a boxer leads Vance to borrow the NCIS team and start investigating his death, while Gibbs digs into Vance's past.
#5 - The Truth Is Out There
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 16, 2004
When the body of a sailor is found after a party in an illegal night club, the team investigates a number of possible leads - including blackmail and accidental death.
#6 - The Missionary Position
Season 9 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 10, 2012
Following the murder of a Marine, Tony and Ziva join Ziva’s longtime friend and mentor in Columbia in a search for a missing Marine Lieutenant and Navy Chaplain. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer decides who will be his best man.
#7 - Designated Target
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 13, 2007
A murder investigation of a Navy Admiral takes a shocking turn when a woman, a political refugee, returns home to search for her husband.
#8 - Double Identity
Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 9, 2010
Gibbs and the team investigate the shooting of a Marine and uncovers more to his life than anyone would have ever imagined.
#9 - Mother's Day
Season 7 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 2, 2010
Secrets arise when Gibbs former mother-in-law surfaces as a witness in a murder investigation.
#10 - Love & War
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 27, 2009
The team discovers a link between a sergeant's murder and his possibly treasonous private life.
#11 - No Good Deed
Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 7, 2015
DiNozzo is partnered with his girlfriend ATF Special Agent Zoé Keates after evidence reveals that the murder weapon in an NCIS case was originally purchased for the controversial ATF sting operation “Operation Fast and Furious.” Also, Anthony DiNozzo Sr. returns to town for a special dinner to meet his son’s girlfriend.
#12 - A Weak Link
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired May 18, 2004
Gibbs and his team investigate the death of a SEAL that occurred during a training exercise. As the investigation progresses, they come to suspect that the death was a murder rather than an accident.
#13 - Capitol Offense
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2008
A distinguished senator asks Gibbs for help in solving the murder of a young female Naval officer.
#14 - Hide and Seek
Season 6 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 24, 2009
When a young boy finds a murder weapon, the team must trace ownership of the gun to find who used it last and who was murdered.
#15 - South by Southwest
Season 6 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 24, 2009
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.
#16 - Flesh and Blood
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 12, 2010
Gibbs is worried about Tony's ability to handle his job when Tony's father turns out to be linked to their newest investigation, an assassination attempt on a foreign prince.
#17 - Cadence
Season 12 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 10, 2015
DiNozzo returns to the military academy he attended as a teenager after a murdered Marine and alumni of the school is found clutching the photo of a current student. Also, Bishop and her husband invite Gibbs and the team out for a special dinner.
#18 - Nine Lives
Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2008
Gibbs' hunt for the killer of a marine puts him on a collision course with an old friend.
#19 - In the Dark
Season 4 - Episode 22 - Aired May 1, 2007
When a blind photographer shoots the body of a Petty Officer on film, the NCIS team uses his special insight to investigate the crime. Meanwhile, both Gibbs and Tony are having commitment issues in their relationships.
#20 - Outlaws and In-Laws
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 3, 2009
A murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict.
#21 - Sturgeon Season
Season 18 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 17, 2020
Gibbs and Fornell attempt to track down the leader of a drug ring who supplied drugs to Fornell’s daughter. The team deals with the case of a missing cadaver from the NCIS autopsy room.
#22 - Reunion
Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 2009
The team discovers the bizarre death of a Marine and his two friends may be linked to their past, but its Gibbs who ends up taking a trip down memory lane.
#23 - Deliverance
Season 6 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 10, 2009
Demons of the past come back to haunt Gibbs when he finds a cryptic message waiting for him at a crime scene.
#24 - Eye Spy
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 13, 2004
When a Navy commander, who was a technical advisor to a civilian contractor for a Navy weapon, is found dead on the beach, the NCIS team investigates the murder using satellite technology.
#25 - Tribes
Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 15, 2008
After a young Muslim Marine is murdered near his Mosque, Ducky refuses to perform autopsy due to his religious beliefs, so the NCIS team tries to talk to the father of the deceased, and they send McGee to plant a bug in the Mosque, only to discover that the FBI already planted their bug.