NCIS

NCIS

The 18th season of NCIS opens with a shocking bang, then jumps back to an episode last season where Gibbs bizarrely left the squad room in the middle of a case. We stay with Gibbs and discover what mission he was on at the time, as the first several episodes take viewers through that journey, interspersed with standalone cases. Then, we return to the gripping opening scene of Season 18. The 400th episode, which will air second this season, delves into the day Gibbs met Ducky and joined NCIS.
The 18th season of NCIS opens with a shocking bang, then jumps back to an episode last season where Gibbs bizarrely left the squad room in the middle of a case. We stay with Gibbs and discover what mission he was on at the time, as the first several episodes take viewers through that journey, interspersed with standalone cases. Then, we return to the gripping opening scene of Season 18. The 400th episode, which will air second this season, delves into the day Gibbs met Ducky and joined NCIS.

Season 18 (17 episodes)

  • 1. Sturgeon Season

    Original air date: 11/17/2020 Runtime: 41:23 min.

    Original air date: 11/17/2020 Runtime: 41:23 min. Gibbs and Fornell (Joe Spano) attempt to track down the leader of a drug ring who supplied drugs to Fornell’s daughter. Also, the team deals with the case of a missing cadaver from the NCIS autopsy room.

  • 2. Everything Starts Somewhere

    Original air date: 11/24/2020 Runtime: 43:07 min.

    Original air date: 11/24/2020 Runtime: 43:07 min. Flashbacks reveal the murder case that first introduced young Gibbs (Sean Harmon) to NCIS and his introduction to young, new-to-America Ducky (Adam Campbell).

  • 3. Blood and Treasure

    Original air date: 12/08/2020 Runtime: 43:07 min.

    Original air date: 12/08/2020 Runtime: 43:07 min. The discovery of two dead bodies in a forest leads the NCIS team into the wild world of modern-day treasure hunting. Also, Gibbs and Fornell get deeper into their search for the opioid kingpin.

  • 4. Sunburn

    Original air date: 01/19/2021 Runtime: 43:16 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2021 Runtime: 43:16 min. McGee and his wife Delilahs (Margo Harshman) Bahamian vacation turns into a high-stakes mission when a case NCIS is tracking of a dead escape room manager has ties to the island. Also, Gibbs fears the worst when his search for Fornell leads to blood.

  • 5. Head of the Snake

    Original air date: 01/19/2021 Runtime: 42:36 min.

    Original air date: 01/19/2021 Runtime: 42:36 min. Gibbs and Fornells crusade to find the head of the drug ring responsible for Fornells daughter Emilys overdose comes to a climax. Also, Gibbs and Vance finally let the team in on a case that has dangerous implications.

  • 6. 1mm

    Original air date: 01/26/2021 Runtime: 43:17 min.

    Original air date: 01/26/2021 Runtime: 43:17 min. Following a tip about smuggled weapons, Bishop and Torres engage in a shootout in a former sheriffs residence thats now a historical site, only to find themselves locked in abandoned jail cells there.

  • 7. The First Day

    Original air date: 02/09/2021 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 02/09/2021 Runtime: 43:15 min. NCIS investigates the murder of a Navy officer who was killed while driving home a recently released inmate. Also, Gibbs helps Palmer deal with a personal trauma.

  • 8. True Believer

    Original air date: 03/02/2021 Runtime: 42:23 min.

    Original air date: 03/02/2021 Runtime: 42:23 min. When Sloane’s name is discovered in Afghanistan at the site of an abandoned bus with a dead driver, Gibbs accompanies her on a trip to find a group of girls who were kidnapped from the bus. Also, McGee, Bishop and Torres track down a hacker who emailed compromising information to the Taliban.

  • 9. Winter Chill

    Original air date: 03/09/2021 Runtime: 43:27 min.

    Original air date: 03/09/2021 Runtime: 43:27 min. NCIS dives into the competitive world of food trucks after finding a man frozen to death in the back of one.

  • 10. Watchdog

    Original air date: 03/16/2021 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 03/16/2021 Runtime: 43:29 min. NCIS uncovers a secret dogfighting ring, which leads to an unexpected move by one of the team members.

  • 11. Gut Punch

    Original air date: 04/06/2021 Runtime: 43:23 min.

    Original air date: 04/06/2021 Runtime: 43:23 min. Vance assigns McGee, Torres and Bishop to COVID compliance duty at a foreign affairs summit, where they discover a link to another NCIS teams murder case.

  • 12. Sangre

    Original air date: 04/27/2021 Runtime: 43:22 min.

    Original air date: 04/27/2021 Runtime: 43:22 min. Evidence from the stabbing of a Marine Sergeant leads Torres to meet his father, Miguel (Steven Bauer), who left when he was a child.

  • 13. Misconduct

    Original air date: 05/04/2021 Runtime: 42:14 min.

    Original air date: 05/04/2021 Runtime: 42:14 min. While the team investigates a biker killed in a hit and run, Gibbs prepares to testify against a financial advisor who stole millions from his Navy clients.

  • 14. Unseen Improvements

    Original air date: 05/11/2021 Runtime: 41:20 min.

    Original air date: 05/11/2021 Runtime: 41:20 min. NCIS tracks a stolen laptop to the uncle of a young boy, Phineas (Jack Fisher), Gibbs' former neighbor.

  • 15. Blown Away

    Original air date: 05/18/2021 Runtime: 43:24 min.

    Original air date: 05/18/2021 Runtime: 43:24 min. When members of an NCIS Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training Team (REACT) are killed during an explosion, NCIS Special Agent Jessica Knight (Katrina Law), the lone surviving member, helps crack the case using high tech body armor.

  • 16. Rule 91

    Original air date: 05/25/2021 Runtime: 43:26 min.

    Original air date: 05/25/2021 Runtime: 43:26 min. While pursuing a dangerous arms dealer, the team is shocked when Bishop is implicated in an old NSA leak. Also, Gibbs and Marcie (Pam Dawber) realize that the killer they've been tracking may be onto them.

  • 101. Gibbs' Rules Keep NCIS At The Top Of Their Game

    Original air date: 11/10/2020 Runtime: 2:52 min.

    Original air date: 11/10/2020 Runtime: 2:52 min. We always love when Gibbs enforces (and the NCIS team learns!) his legendary rules.