Tony tries to piece together the chain of events that led to him being shot; a marine is stabbed on the way to his homecoming party; and McGee's grandmother is implicated in the killing of a lieutenant.
Feature-length episode. A military aircraft transporting the bodies of US Marines back home crashes before reaching its destination, and Gibbs and the team are called in to help identify human remains at the site of the wreckage. However, a DNA discrepancy turns a routine investigation into a search for a missing person. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon.
Tony tries to piece together the events that led to him lying wounded in a hospital bed, having been shot in the chest through his bulletproof vest. Under the guidance of therapist Dr Rachel Cranston, his memory begins to return and suspicion falls on his ex-lover EJ Barrett. Starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly and Sarah Jane Morris.
The investigators examine the death of US marine Tommy Hill, who appears to have been fatally stabbed en route to a homecoming party thrown in his honour by his foster family. McGee and Ziva follow a trail of blood that leads them to a mobile phone, while Abby discovers the victim had been trying to hack into Virginia's state website and Ducky's autopsy reveals that Hill had been injected with a sedative.
US Navy lieutenant Paul Booth is shot dead while sitting on a park bench. It turns out that the last people he called were his boss, his wife and Penelope Langston - a rebellious academic who also happens to be McGee's grandmother. She says that the victim was an old student of hers who kept in touch, but later reveals she was recruited to work on a special project during the Vietnam War by the head of a top-secret think tank Booth was a member of. Guest starring Lily Tomlin, with Mark Harmon and Sean Murray.
A man who died after being knocked down by a van is revealed to be a professional hitman responsible for at least six contract killings - and his next target was to be a navy lieutenant commander. Abby is delighted at being a match for a teenager who needs a kidney transplant, but she is informed that someone else with very similar DNA has also been identified as suitable. Has she found a relative she never knew about?
The murder of a coastguard officer on board an abandoned cargo ship draws the team's attention to a family of Lebanese refugees hoping to find a new home in America. Meanwhile, Tony and McGee try to find the perfect woman for Gibbs. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon and Sean Murray.
The body of a Navy lieutenant is found on the side of a remote road and toxicology tests reveal he died of overhydration. When another man is found dead nearby, the NCIS team begins to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. Meanwhile, Ducky introduces Gibbs to his new girlfriend. Crime drama, guest starring Cheryl Ladd.
Homeland Security employee Victor Sterling mysteriously disappears and his car is found at a drive-through restaurant that becomes the scene of a double murder. To complicate matters further, the missing man's outspoken spouse happens to be the ex-wife of both Gibbs and Fornell. American naval crime drama, starring Mark Harmon, Joe Spano, Tom Gallop and Melinda McGraw.
Part one of two. A military aircraft transporting the bodies of dead US marines back home crashes before reaching its destination, and Gibbs and the team are called in to help identify human remains at the site of the wreckage. However, a DNA discrepancy turns a routine investigation into a search for a missing person. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon.
Part two of two. Ziva and Gibbs lead the mission to rescue the captured Marine in Afghanistan before discovering that her captor's brothers have bigger plans and are at large in America. Gibbs has to be stopped when he tries to employ methods similar to those used on Kinah and Lala in an effort to gain information, but Vance has a trick that gives the agents an idea of what the siblings have in mind.
Tony is forced to tackle a case with a personal element when his father is discovered drunk in a car that has a dead body in the boot. The victim is revealed to be Navy lieutenant Dean Massey, who DiNozzo Sr had threatened to kill after being cut out of a land development deal. Guest starring Robert Wagner.
US Navy captain Jake Marsden is murdered in his hotel room and inquiries lead to marine lieutenant Emma Reynolds - who tells the team she was the intended target. After being stationed in Kabul, she became pregnant by a local man called Amir who was later killed in action - and Abby discovers he was the sole male heir of a wealthy family that owns a large tract of land in a politically sensitive part of Afghanistan.
The team investigates the death of a Navy commander last seen in the company of a mysterious blonde woman, who turns out to be missing NCIS agent and Tony's ex-lover EJ Barrett. She identifies the murderer as Seal-turned-assassin Marcellus Dane, who is suspected of working for Casey Stratton - a member of black ops unit Phantom Eight. Guest starring Sarah Jane Morris.
An estate agent and two clients discover the body of Lt Com Maya Burris, a naval attache who had been working in Egypt, and her detective husband Nick arrives on the scene to demand answers. Using documents discovered on the victim's boat, Abby links her to Barry Norton, who is suspected of having sold government secrets to a Middle Eastern terrorist group known as the SRC.
Gibbs goes into his favourite diner for a cup of coffee and finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, forcing him to question choices he has made in the past and present. The action then flashes back a few days to when he and the rest of the team members were investigating the death of a petty officer on board USS Gentry, which has been undergoing repairs in dry dock. The 200th episode of the crime drama, starring Mark Harmon.
A Navy captain wearing a colourful costume underneath his uniform is shot and killed in a flower shop, and further investigation reveals he was leading a double life as a masked vigilante. Vance brings in Tony's ex-fiancee, journalist Wendy Miller, who claims the victim had been trying to expose a scandal, and as the team pursues the case, a real-estate scam is uncovered. Guest starring Perrey Reeves (Entourage).
A Navy reservist is found dead in his home with marks around his neck, and Gibbs and the team discover he was working on a highly classified case for the department of defence. The circumstances surrounding the man's demise lead the investigators to suspect someone was secretly trying to drive him insane, bringing them into contact with Samantha Ryan, the director of a division specialising in psychological warfare. Guest starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
Chief petty officer Leland Wiley dies of a heart attack just as he is about to reveal information on elusive arms dealer Agah Bayar. The team discovers the cardiac arrest was caused by someone hacking into a computer monitoring Wiley's pacemaker and increasing his heart rate to 400bpm. Meanwhile, a probationary agent tries to impress Gibbs and win a place on his team. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon, with Tamer Hassan and Matt L Jones.
Confidential files are leaked by an anonymous hacker, who threatens to release more unless the Navy agrees to renew a contract with a struggling shipbuilding firm. The Navy Secretary suspects the company's owner Philip Wickes is to blame, and asks NCIS to join forces with the PsyOps unit in an elaborate ruse to bring the culprit out of hiding. Meanwhile, Gibbs' colleagues begin to notice his attraction to his opposite number Samantha Ryan. Guest starring Jamie Lee Curtis.
Vance's brother-in-law Michael Thomas is linked to the murder of a petty officer, and Gibbs is placed under pressure to clear the man's name. Meanwhile, a negative performance review leaves Tony feeling downhearted and he resolves to prove the assessment wrong by being less chatty while on duty. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon and Rocky Carroll.
A marine lieutenant's body falls from the sky and the team links the man's death to the disappearance of a Navy chaplain thought to have been kidnapped by rebels working with Colombian crime cartels. Ziva and Tony are dispatched to conduct a rescue operation and enlist the help of former Interpol agent Monique Lisson, while Gibbs discovers there was more to the chaplain's outreach mission than meets the eye. Crime drama, guest starring Karina Lombard (The L Word) and Jamie Lee Curtis (A Fish Called Wanda).
A fire crew discovers a man's body after putting out a raging blaze at a warehouse belonging to a Navy-contracted electronics company, and Gibbs recognises the victim as Carter Plimpton - a former member of an NCIS black-ops unit. Meanwhile, a member of the Baltimore police department helping with the case appears to have a grudge against Tony.
The team's mission to track the arsonist targeting US Navy facilities appears to end in success when the man in question is killed by a thermite explosion on board the USS Brewer. Meanwhile, Abby studies evidence relating to fire-starter Bruce Johnson, who died when his car exploded, and discovers coded messages in his quarters that indicate he may have been working as part of a larger gang. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon.
The investigators discover probationary agent Ned Dorneget has been bugged by Harper Dearing, the man behind a spate of arson attacks on US Navy vessels. A phone call from the man himself makes it clear he is out for revenge, and Sam Ryan has information as to the motive behind it. Guest starring Richard Schiff (The West Wing).
The team tries to track down wanted terrorist Harper Dearing before another US Navy ship is destroyed, and a desperate Gibbs enlists the aid of a prisoner to draw his target out of hiding. Meanwhile, Palmer is forced to consider putting his nuptials on hold as the stand-off with Dearing becomes heated. Crime drama, starring Mark Harmon.