The 10 Best ‘NCIS’ Episodes

NCIS fans love the show but there are some episodes they’re really into. Here are the 10 best NCIS episodes according to fans on IMDb.

Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, and  Michael Weatherly|  Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, and Michael Weatherly| Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

10. Heartland (Season 6, Episode 4)

  • Rating: 8.9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: An ambush in an alley behind a bar leaves one Marine dead and one very ill; the gang investigate. The survivor is from Gibbs’s hometown, and the team goes there; flashbacks abound. The bunch put the pieces together and nail the bad guys.

9. Spinning Wheel (Season 13, Episode 11)

  • Rating: 8.9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: After Ducky is attacked by a man claiming to have information about his half-brother who died decades ago, the NCIS team searches for the perpetrator, as Ducky recalls the final emotional days he had with his sibling. Also, with the holidays approaching, Bishop and Jake (Jamie Bamber) discuss the future of their relationship. Adam Campbell returns as “Young Ducky.”

Mark Harmon | Colleen Hayes/CBS via Getty Images
Mark Harmon | Colleen Hayes/CBS via Getty Images

8. Scope (Season 13, Episode 18)

  • Rating: 8.9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: Gibbs tries to connect with a wounded Special Ops sniper when an American couple is attacked in the same area in Iraq where the sniper’s team was ambushed.

7. Call of Silence (Season 2, Episode 7)

  • Rating: 9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis:  A Medal of Honor recipient from WWII turns himself in and confesses to the team the murder of his friend 60 years ago.

Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo| Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images
Michael Weatherly as Tony DiNozzo| Jace Downs/CBS via Getty Images

6. SWAK (Season 2, Episode 22)

  • Rating: 9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: Tony opens a letter, literally SWAK, dispersing a fine white powder; the gang does the drill. Kate and Tony get a free trip to Bethesda. Gibbs and company find both the bad lady and the solution of a two-year-old rape case at the USNA.

5. Judgement Day: Part 2 (Season 5, Episode 19)

  • Rating: 9 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: In the aftermath of Jenny’s death, Assistant Director Vance searches for Franks, who escaped the diner after killing the fourth gunman. Meanwhile, Tony and Ziva try to locate the one responsible, while dealing with the fallout of failing in their assignment to protect the director. The trail points to a former hitman named Natasha, who Jenny failed to assassinate in Paris nine years previously while on an assignment she and Gibbs were working on together.

4. Truth or Consequences (Season 7, Episode 1)

  • Rating: 9.1 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: Having not heard anything from Ziva, Gibbs, Tony, McGee, and Abby wonder; each starts sniffing and digging; they trace her to Somalia. Gibbs, Tony, and McGee go there; Tony and McGee become caught; Gibbs springs them all; they all go home.

3. Keep Going (Season 14, Episode 13)

  • Rating: 9.2 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: During a hit-and-run investigation, Palmer tries to prevent a stranger from jumping off the ledge of a building.

Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images
Michael Weatherly and Mark Harmon | Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images

2. Family First (Season 13, Episode 24)

  • Rating: 9.3 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: The NCIS, FBI and MI6 teams continue the international manhunt for an escaped British spy who’s targeting current and former agents. Anthony DiNozzo bids farewell to NCIS.

1. She (Season 16, Episode 13)

  • Rating: 9.3 out of 10

IMDb synopsis: After a malnourished and confused 9-year-old is found hiding in a storage unit, the team reopens an old missing persons case that Special Agent Ziva David had a personal interest in.

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