The BEST episodes written by Gina Lucita Monreal

1064 votes

#1 - She

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 13

After a malnourished and confused 9-year-old is found hiding in a storage unit, NCIS reopens an old missing persons case when the girl is believed to be the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago. Also, Bishop discovers notes that Special Agent Ziva David kept on the case long after NCIS officially stopped investigating.

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1320 votes

#2 - Scope

NCIS - Season 13 - Episode 18

The NCIS team re-examines an ambush on a group of Special Ops snipers in Iraq after an American couple is attacked in the same area six months later. When Gibbs discovers he needs the account of the lone survivor, Marine Gunnery Sergeant Aaron Davis, he tries to connect with the wounded warrior who is being treated for PTSD at Walter Reed Medical Center.

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1607 votes

#3 - Homefront

NCIS - Season 13 - Episode 22

When a 14-year-old foils a home invasion, Gibbs suspects the teenager is withholding pertinent details. Also, Director Vance and Senior FBI Agent Fornell travel to London as part of the ongoing escaped British spy case.

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Honor Thy Father
1633 votes

#4 - Honor Thy Father

NCIS - 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.

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Past, Present and Future
2224 votes

#5 - Past, Present and Future

NCIS - 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.

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The North Pole
847 votes

#6 - The North Pole

NCIS - Season 17 - Episode 10

Gibbs and the team assist Ziva with “the one thing” she said she would need to take care of before returning to see her family.

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Out of the Darkness (1)
1115 votes

#7 - Out of the Darkness (1)

NCIS - Season 17 - Episode 1

Ziva surprises Gibbs with a cryptic warning, prompting him to question why she remained underground for years while being presumed dead by family and friends, and what led to her return.

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Double Back
1929 votes

#8 - Double Back

NCIS - Season 11 - Episode 13

In an effort to find the terrorist Parsa, Gibbs and the NCIS team track down one of his cohorts using evidence from the drone attack. Meanwhile, an emotionally shaken McGee struggles with the ramifications of the incident.

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Keep Your Friends Close
1313 votes

#9 - Keep Your Friends Close

NCIS - Season 15 - Episode 14

After the body of a missing Navy commander is found, Vance orders Gibbs and the team to work with former FBI Agent Tobias "T.C." Fornell, the private investigator who was hired to locate him. Also, Bishop and Torres interview convicted investment advisor Albert Hathaway when the victim is linked to his highly publicized trial.

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Engaged (1)
2817 votes

#10 - Engaged (1)

NCIS - 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.

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2229 votes

#11 - Berlin

NCIS - 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.

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The Lost Boys
1207 votes

#12 - The Lost Boys

NCIS - Season 12 - Episode 23

The NCIS cyber case turns into a united global effort after evidence confirms “The Calling,” an international terrorist group that recruits children through the internet, has been purchasing S-bombs off the black market.

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One Step Forward
1257 votes

#13 - One Step Forward

NCIS - Season 15 - Episode 21

Sara Carter begs Gibbs to investigate her mother’s murder as she believes the local authorities convicted the wrong man. Also, Abby is awarded a dinner reservation for two to a brand-new five-star restaurant in an igloo and has to decide which coworker deserves to go with her.

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1880 votes

#14 - Willoughby

NCIS - Season 14 - Episode 11

NCIS searches for new leads after an undercover operation to apprehend a businessman who uses acts of terror to manipulate the stock market is compromised. Also, Bishop and Qasim find a break in the case together.

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Better Angels
1848 votes

#15 - Better Angels

NCIS - Season 11 - Episode 7

After Gibbs leaves mid-case to help his father reconnect with a former war pilot, Tony and McGee argue over who should run lead on the team’s investigation into the murder of a Marine Sergeant.

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Burden of Proof
1504 votes

#16 - Burden of Proof

NCIS - Season 15 - Episode 7

After a convicted felon swears the NCIS agency framed him for murder a decade ago, Gibbs begins his own investigation, starting with a new autopsy by Ducky. Also, Senior FBI Agent Fornell joins the team, since he was the lead investigator in the original joint FBI and NCIS case.

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The Wall
1850 votes

#17 - The Wall

NCIS - Season 14 - Episode 19

When a Marine is murdered at an event for the Honor Flight Network, a non-profit that arranges for veterans to visit the World War II, Korea and Vietnam War Memorials for free, the NCIS team must rely on an irritable Vietnam War veteran, Henry Rogers, to provide details on the victim’s whereabouts throughout the day. Also, McGee and Bishop investigate a juicy rumor about Quinn and Torres.

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1124 votes

#18 - Fragments

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 5

After a 50-year-old tape recording left by a murder victim is found, the NCIS team tries to exonerate Ray Jennings, the Marine serving a life sentence for the crime.

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Personal Day
1401 votes

#19 - Personal Day

NCIS - Season 13 - Episode 2

Gibbs calls on the team to assist DEA Agent Luis Mitchell with a case that keeps going cold, but DiNozzo discovers there is more to Gibbs’ personal connection to the agent and his desire to help him succeed. Also, the team gossips about Gibbs’ new look after he replaces his standard military haircut and polo shirt for a modern cut and tailored dress shirt.

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Shell Shock (2)
2556 votes

#20 - Shell Shock (2)

NCIS - Season 10 - Episode 7

Gibbs continues to work with Captain Wescott while he retraces his steps in order to help the NCIS team track down a terrorist. With Thanksgiving on the horizon, Abby’s enthusiasm for the NCIS family dinner is building, and Tony’s curiosity is peaking when he learns Ziva is making special plans for the opera.

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979 votes

#21 - Perennial

NCIS - Season 16 - Episode 19

Following an active shooter lockdown at a naval hospital, the NCIS team searches for a suspect who fled the scene. Also, someone from Sloane’s past was inside the hospital and is a key witness in the case.

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The Searchers
1499 votes

#22 - The Searchers

NCIS - Season 12 - Episode 7

After investigating the murder of a retired Master Sergeant, the NCIS team uncovers a fraudulent charity that preys on those searching for missing military personnel. Meanwhile, Bishop agonizes over the results of her probation evaluation, and Tony contemplates adopting stray cat that followed him home.

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The Artful Dodger
1289 votes

#23 - The Artful Dodger

NCIS - Season 12 - Episode 17

Evidence in an NCIS murder case reveals a rare painting on loan had been swapped for a fake, prompting DiNozzo, Sr. to share his knowledge and contacts of the black market art world with the team.

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The Tell
2677 votes

#24 - The Tell

NCIS - Season 9 - Episode 18

The Secretary of the Navy partners Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is leaked by someone on the inside.

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Father Unknown
435 votes

#25 - Father Unknown

Brothers & Sisters - Season 5 - Episode 20

Parenthood is questionable for more than one member of the Walker family, as Justin keeps a closely guarded secret about the true paternal identity of one of his siblings and Scotty makes a shocking discovery that will bring a new life into the Walker family fold.

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Hit and Run
2177 votes

#26 - Hit and Run

NCIS - Season 10 - Episode 13

The NCIS team investigates a Marine’s car accident and ignites some upsetting past memories for Abby as a young girl on the trail of her first “case”.

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The One That Got Away
410 votes

#27 - The One That Got Away

Brothers & Sisters - Season 5 - Episode 14

The Walkers' plans to celebrate Valentine's Day go horribly wrong when Tommy tells Sarah about another secret that Nora has kept buried since they were kids, and Saul's hopes for a romantic evening with Jonathan are dashed by a visiting high profile food critic.