Original air date: 09/25/2012 Runtime: 43:57 min. Harper Dearing's latest act of terrorism ripped through NCIS headquarters in last season's cliffhanger finale, sparking a cross-agency manhunt for the criminal mastermind on the 10th season premiere of NCIS (Richard Schiff guest stars).
Original air date: 10/02/2012 Runtime: 43:34 min. When the body of a missing NCIS facilities manager is found four months after disappearing on the day of the Navy Yard bombings, the NCIS team is assigned to investigate the strange case for one of their own. Meanwhile, the team is required to complete mandatory psych evaluations with a crisis counselor, and Gibbs is most concerned about Abby’s recurring nightmares since the bombing.
Original air date: 10/09/2012 Runtime: 41:59 min. While on medical leave, Ducky orders the exhumation of a Navy commander’s body from a case closed 12 years ago. As a result, Gibbs tasks Ducky with a slightly different role on the investigation. Meanwhile, the NCIS team investigates the recent death of a Marine. As both cases unfold, the team begins to question whether the two are somehow connected. Michael Des Barres guest stars.
Original air date: 10/23/2012 Runtime: 41:08 min. When a helicopter crew is adrift at sea and later discovered on shore, the NCIS team must determine the cause of the crash and locate the missing pilot. Meanwhile, Tony and McGee channel their inner "Maverick" and "Iceman," a la "Top Gun," and Ziva challenges them to a dare. Diane Neal returns to guest star as CGIS Agent Abigail Borin.
Original air date: 10/30/2012 Runtime: 43:48 min. A petty officer is gunned down in a billionaire's Ferrari and the investigation leads the NCIS team to discover a link to a man Gibbs was named after. Ralph Waite returns to guest star in his role as Gibbs' father, Jackson Gibbs, and Billy Dee Williams guest stars as a World War II veteran, Leroy Jethro Moore.
Original air date: 11/13/2012 Runtime: 42:14 min. When a Navy Lieutenant who recently returned home from the Middle East is found dead from a brutal attack, the NCIS team questions the victim's friend, Marine Captain Joe Wescott (Brad Beyer). Gibbs realizes the Captain is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, but knows his experience overseas may also provide a key link to the crime.
Original air date: 11/20/2012 Runtime: 43:19 min. Gibbs continues to work with Captain Wescott (Brad Beyer) 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.
Original air date: 11/27/2012 Runtime: 42:04 min. As the NCIS team investigates a teenage girl's abduction, Ziva and Abby work closely with her young friend who witnessed the kidnapping. As the investigation unfolds, Gibbs seeks help from a past contact, Miranda Pennebaker (Alex Kingston), a well-connected woman with questionable morals. Meanwhile, Tony gets jealous when he learns Ziva is making plans with a mysterious man.
Original air date: 12/11/2012 Runtime: 43:07 min. Gibbs teams up with FBI Agent Fornell (Joe Spano) on a joint NCIS/FBI investigation after Fornell becomes the target of a shooting, but they face an unexpected twist in the case when their mutual ex-wife, Diane Sterling (Melinda McGraw), gets involved. Meanwhile, rumors run wild among the group after Diane stays overnight at McGee's.
Original air date: 12/18/2012 Runtime: 43:18 min. It's Christmas time and Tony DiNozzo can't decide if he'll be naughty or nice when his dad, Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. (Robert Wagner), comes to town for a visit. Meanwhile, the NCIS team is "following the money" in order to solve a murder investigation, and Abby is bursting with excitement over all the holiday festivities.
Original air date: 01/08/2013 Runtime: 41:06 min. 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 (Michael Nouri), 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.
Original air date: 03/26/2013 Runtime: 43:46 min. A massive storm brings the NCIS team aboard the USS Borealis, where everyone becomes a suspect once the crime scene proves that Mother Nature wasn't the only culprit. Tension builds when McGee discovers that his estranged father, Navy Admiral John McGee (Jamey Sheridan), was on board during the incident.
Original air date: 04/09/2013 Runtime: 41:13 min. When a Navy reservist returns home to find her husband missing and her living room covered in blood, she turns to the NCIS team to bring him home. Meanwhile, Tony suspects that Ziva is planning a risky move to avenge her father's death.
Original air date: 05/07/2013 Runtime: 42:25 min. A Department of Defense investigator (Colin Hanks) 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.
Original air date: 05/14/2013 Runtime: 43:27 min. The international manhunt for Eli David and Jackie Vance'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. Colin Hanks, Muse Watson, and John M. Jackson guest star.