Season 16

Episode Guide

Destiny's Child

S16 E1
Sep 25, 2018
Gibbs is assigned the role of acting director while the team searches worldwide for Director Vance's whereabouts.

Love Thy Neighbor

S16 E2
Oct 02, 2018
A Navy lieutenant is found murdered in his hot tub; the team interviews families in the victim's peculiar neighborhood; Torres must face the consequences after a volatile night out with Palmer.


S16 E3
Oct 09, 2018
An agent is starstruck after the team investigates an explosion outside the home of a Navy SEAL and his wife, a popular reality TV star; Vance continues physical therapy for the injuries sustained when he was held hostage.

Third Wheel

S16 E4
Oct 16, 2018
Gibbs' quiet vacation at his remote cabin is interrupted by a call from NCIS asking for his help to locate a robber hiding in the woods near him.


S16 E5
Oct 23, 2018
After a 50-year-old tape recording left by a murder victim is found, the team tries to exonerate the Marine serving a life sentence for the crime.

Beneath the Surface

S16 E6
Oct 30, 2018
After NCIS arrives at a Halloween crime scene, Torres recognizes the victim as a friend from federal law enforcement training; Jimmy thinks his lab is haunted by ghosts after objects keep mysteriously moving.

A Thousand Words

S16 E7
Nov 13, 2018
A street artist's mural is stolen, and the investigation leads to a conspiracy regarding a Navy contractor and the safety of ocean mammals; Bishop shares a special connection with the street artist.

Friendly Fire

S16 E8
Nov 20, 2018
McGee and Bishop travel to Afghanistan after a murder case in the states is linked to a string of soldiers killed by friendly fire overseas; Kasie leaves the lab and accompanies Torres into the field to process additional forensic evidence.

Tailing Angie

S16 E9
Dec 04, 2018
The team begins an undercover stakeout when their lead suspect in an old unsolved case is released from prison.

What Child Is This?

S16 E10
Dec 11, 2018
The team's holiday plans are put on hold when a murder investigation leads to the discovery of a newborn baby who has no identification and no apparent ties to a family.

Toil and Trouble

S16 E11
Jan 08, 2019
The secretary of defense shuts down Gibbs' murder investigation and demands that McGee and Torres be arrested for their actions in the case.

The Last Link

S16 E12
Jan 15, 2019
An old family friend pleads with Gibbs to join him on a road trip to search for a missing military ID bracelet; a Navy lieutenant in NCIS protective custody is poisoned by an infamous drug dealer.


S16 E13
Feb 12, 2019
A malnourished and confused 9-year-old girl is found hiding in a storage unit; the team suspects the girl is the daughter of a Navy recruit who disappeared 10 years ago; Bishop discovers notes that Special Agent Ziva David kept on the case.

Once Upon a Tim

S16 E14
Feb 19, 2019
McGee reluctantly visits his high school after the unique computer password he used as a teenager is linked to the murder of a department of defense contractor; an intruder breaks into McGee's home in an attempt to steal his high school computer.

Crossing the Line

S16 E15
Feb 26, 2019
The NCIS team investigates a man overboard fatality from a Navy destroyer at sea; Torres is frustrated with Vance's assignment to mentor three high school students.

Bears and Cubs

S16 E16
Mar 12, 2019
Jimmy is torn between family and work after his father-in-law asks him to tamper with evidence in a current murder investigation; Ed's poker buddy offers to help with the case.

Silent Service

S16 E17
Mar 26, 2019
Director Vance is notified by the Pentagon that the nuclear submarine Gibbs and Bishop are aboard to conduct a murder investigation has gone radio silent.

Mona Lisa

S16 E18
Apr 02, 2019
Torres relies on his team's investigative skills after he wakes up on a dilapidated fishing boat and is covered in blood and unable to remember the last 12 hours.


S16 E19
Apr 09, 2019
Following an active shooter lockdown at a naval hospital, the team searches for a suspect who fled the scene; someone from Sloane's past is a key witness in the case.

Hail & Farewell

S16 E20
Apr 16, 2019
After human remains are discovered at a construction site, NCIS investigates the murder of a Marine major believed to have been killed in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon; a personal history with the victim drives Gibbs to solve the crime.

Judge, Jury...

S16 E21
Apr 30, 2019
After entering cold case DNA into the system, Kasie solves a 30-year-old murder case, but a loophole in the legal system may set the suspect free; McGee visits an elite technology company in Silicon Valley that is offering him a high-paid position.

...and Executioner

S16 E22
May 07, 2019
After NCIS finds a secret government bank account that's funding a nationwide network of vigilante justice, the team must determine who is acting as judge and jury.

Lost Time

S16 E23
May 14, 2019
The team investigates the murder of a Marine sergeant who was hailed as a war hero for his efforts overseas; Gibbs turns to Dr. Grace Confalone for advice after he uncharacteristically unravels and abandons his team at a crime scene investigation.


S16 E24
May 21, 2019
A former FBI agent pleads with Gibbs to do whatever is necessary to take down drug dealers after his daughter is hospitalized from an opiate overdose; Gibbs is haunted by the personal aspects of the case and his history with vigilante justice.