Season 9

Episode Guide

Nature of the Beast

S9 E1
Sep 20, 2011
After spending months tracking down his target, Tony is left with the blood of an NCIS agent on his hands and it's up to Gibbs to help him put the pieces of the puzzle together.


S9 E2
Sep 27, 2011
The NCIS team uncovers a startling surprise after a young Marine shows up to his homecoming party with a fatal stab wound.

The Penelope Papers

S9 E3
Oct 04, 2011
The line between McGee's personal and professional life is blurred when NCIS uncovers a connection between his grandmother and the murder of a Navy lieutenant. Lily Tomlin guest stars as McGee's Grandmother.

Enemy On The Hill

S9 E4
Oct 11, 2011
The NCIS team searches for the person and motive behind a contract killer targeting a Navy Lieutenant Commander. Meanwhile, Abby uncovers new information about her family after undergoing tests for a kidney donation.

Safe Harbor

S9 E5
Oct 18, 2011
When a coast guard officer is gunned down on a cargo vessel, the NCIS team searches for the killer, but finds a Lebanese family seeking refuge on American soil. Meanwhile, Tony and McGee try and find the perfect woman for Gibbs.


S9 E6
Oct 25, 2011
An NCIS case changes from accidental death to murder when evidence reveals that a Navy lieutenant died of forced over-hydration. Meanwhile, Gibbs meets Ducky's new love interest.

Devil's Triangle

S9 E7
Nov 01, 2011
The NCIS team searches for answers when the current husband of both Gibbs's and Fornell's ex-wife is suspiciously kidnapped.

Engaged, Part 1

S9 E8
Nov 08, 2011
The NCIS team uncovers a discrepancy with DNA remains when investigating the crash of a military plane that had been transporting caskets.

Engaged, Part 2

S9 E9
Nov 15, 2011
As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Tony reveals his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past.

Sins of the Father

S9 E10
Nov 22, 2011
After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night, the NCIS team must figure out if he is capable of murder. Meanwhile, Tony is sidelined for this case and must go against orders to try and prove his father's innocence.

Newborn King

S9 E11
Dec 13, 2011
When a Navy captain is killed in a hotel room, NCIS must track down and protect his very pregnant companion from unknown assailants. Meanwhile, Jimmy has problems of his own when he brings his future father-in-law to work (guest star Larry Miller).


S9 E12
Jan 03, 2012
The investigation into the murder of a Navy Commander leads the NCIS team to E.J. Barrett's whereabouts.

A Desperate Man

S9 E13
Jan 10, 2012
When a Navy lieutenant commander is found dead in a building under construction, NCIS must search for a killer while dealing with interruptions from her distraught detective husband. Meanwhile, Ray's return has Ziva thinking about her future.

Life Before His Eyes

S9 E14
Feb 07, 2012
During a routine stop for his morning coffee, Gibbs finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, forcing him to question choices he has made in the past and present, on the 200th episode of NCIS. Guest stars Muse Watson, as Mike Franks, Ralph Waite, as Jackson Gibbs, Joe Spano, as Senior FBI Agent T.C. Fornell, Darby Stanchfield, as Shannon Gibbs and Rudolf Martin, as Ari Haswari, return for the milestone episode.


S9 E15
Feb 14, 2012
When a Navy captain is found dead with an unusual costume hidden under his uniform, NCIS uncovers a secret society of real-life super heroes and must track down the villain, on NCIS. Perrey Reeves guest stars as Wendy Miller, DiNozzo's journalist ex-fiance'.

Psych Out

S9 E16
Feb 21, 2012
When a high-level security Navy reservist is found dead, Gibbs goes face-to-face with Dr. Samantha Ryan of the PsyOps Division to uncover the truth behind the potential suicide. Meanwhile, DiNozzo argues with accounting after seeing McGee's paycheck. Jamie Lee Curtis guest stars as Dr. Samantha Ryan.

Need To Know

S9 E17
Feb 28, 2012
Top-secret clearance from a Naval research laboratory is jeopardized when the murder of a Chief Petty Officer is connected to an international arms dealer. Meanwhile, Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget tries to butter up Gibbs in hopes of joining the team.

The Tell

S9 E18
Mar 20, 2012
The Secretary of the Navy partners Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is leaked by someone on the inside. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as guest star Doctor Samantha Ryan, and Sean Astin guest stars as Tyler Elliott.

The Good Son

S9 E19
Mar 27, 2012
Director Vance's brother-in-law is the lead suspect when Gibbs and the NCIS team investigate the murder of a petty officer.

The Missionary Position

S9 E20
Apr 10, 2012
Following the murder of a Marine, Tony and Ziva join Ziva's longtime friend and mentor in Columbia in a search for a missing Marine Lieutenant and Navy Chaplain. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer decides who will be his best man. Jamie Lee Curtis and Karina Lombard guest star.


S9 E21
Apr 17, 2012
After a warehouse fire reveals missing Navy documents, posing a potential threat to national security, the NCIS team joins the Baltimore P.D. investigation, reuniting Tony with a boy from his past. Gaius Charles guest stars as Baltimore Detective Jason King.

Playing With Fire

S9 E22
May 01, 2012
The NCIS investigation of a fire on a Navy vessel reveals evidence that elevates security at all U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Meanwhile, DiNozzo and Ziva travel to Italy when an explosive device is found hidden on a Navy ship. Joel Gretsch guest stars as NCIS Special Agent Stan Burley.

Up In Smoke

S9 E23
May 08, 2012
The NCIS team analyzes what secrets could be in the hands of a terrorist targeting the Navy when a high-tech bug is found inside a probationary agent's tooth. Meanwhile, the festivities for Jimmy Palmer's upcoming wedding continue with the bachelor party. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Samantha Ryan and Richard Schiff guest stars as Harper Dearing.

Till Death Do Us Part

S9 E24
May 15, 2012
Terrorism threatens to shake the foundations of the Navy and NCIS, when the team continues to be eluded by the newest member of the NCIS Most Wanted Wall. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer's destination wedding is impacted by the case. Jamie Lee Curtis returns as Samantha Ryan, Scott Wolf returns as Jonathan Cole and Richard Schiff returns as Harper Dearing.