My Top Twenty favorite NCIS episodes

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1.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Judgment Day (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In Los Angeles, Jenny, with Tony and Ziva as a protective detail, attends the funeral for a retired long-time special agent... (60 mins.)
 
2.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Call of Silence (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A Medal of Honor recipient from WWII turns himself in and confesses to the team the murder of his friend 60 years ago. (60 mins.)
 
3.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Aliyah (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Ziva finds Tony and Michael on a floor; Michael dies soon afterward; the next morning her pad explodes. McGee and Abby find answers. Vance, Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva go to Tel Aviv; Ziva remains, and the others return; Ziva runs into trouble. (60 mins.)
 
4.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Kill Ari: Part 1 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The gang mourn the death of Kate; they recall her and deal with her death. Ari puts a round into Abby's lab, and the NCIS gets a new director, who shares a history with Gibbs. Ducky accepts an invitation to an unusual meeting. [Continued.] (60 mins.)
 
5.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Kill Ari: Part 2 (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Ducky meets Ari, Tony follows Ziva, Ari secretly betrays Israel and Mossad, Ziva passes cash and a fake passport to Ari, Gibbs and Jen seek Ari but miss him, Ari finds Gibbs, and Ziva finds them. The gang attend Kate's funeral in Indiana. (60 mins.)
 
6.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Enemies Foreign (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Vance hosts a conference of high-level members of the NCIS; he invites Eli, who accepts. Eli's presence raises security concerns; Gibbs and company take part in the protective arrangements. Threats arise, and the gang respond. [Continued.] (60 mins.)
 
7.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Enemies Domestic (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An attack has killed one and left Vance with serious injuries; Gibbs takes charge by Vance's order. Eli reveals details about an operation 22 years old. Gibbs and the gang put the pieces together. The bad guy emerges, and justice prevails. (60 mins.)
 
8.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Truth or Consequences (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
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. (60 mins.)
 
9.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Hiatus: Part 1 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Aboard a Turkish-flag ship an explosion occurs, killing one person and leaving Gibbs comatose with burns, abrasions, and a concussion; the team investigate. Eventually Ducky welcomes Gibbs back, but Gibbs does not remember him. [Continued.] (60 mins.)
 
10.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Hiatus: Part 2 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Gibbs regains consciousness, but he's lost his memory since 1991. He starts to remember a few things; Jen helps, then an old buddy, then Ziva. Gibbs gets back his memory and a solution, gives a severe warning, becomes ignored, then quits. (60 mins.)
 
11.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Shalom (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A bomb explodes as Ziva passes; a Syrian informant and two FBI agents die. The FBI seeks Ziva, who hides and calls Gibbs in Mexico. Gibbs and the NCIS gang band together to help. Ziva gets the bad guy, his controller, and the evidence. (60 mins.)
 
12.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Grace Period (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An explosion kills two NCIS agents from another team; Gibbs and company investigate; feelings and emotions run high. Ducky and Abby find evidence suggesting opposite answers, but the gang resolve the problem, and they solve the case. (60 mins.)
 
13.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Driven (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
While testing a robotic driverless SUV, a woman Navy lieutenant becomes trapped inside it, and she dies of carbon-monoxide poisoning; Gibbs and company investigate. McGee suggests murder, Abby has trouble, and the gang find the bad guy. (60 mins.)
 
14.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Internal Affairs (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Fornell and his Hoovers arrive in the squad bay; he tells that the Gibbs team is under investigation for the murder of the Frog. However, the Gibbs gang investigates the FBI, and they put the pieces together and explain them to the suits. (60 mins.)
 
15.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Nine Lives (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A neighbor finds the body of a tortured Marine; Gibbs and company investigate, and they encounter Fornell, who says that a person of interest is also a key witness in a major murder case. Another Marine dies, and the gang connect the dots. (60 mins.)
 
16.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Good Cop, Bad Cop (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The body of a UA Marine, last aboard a ship with Ziva, turns up in a shrimping net in the Indian Ocean. Vance flags Ziva's application while he questions her. Mossad and more bodies appear. Ziva and Abby tell all. Gibbs puts Ziva to work. (60 mins.)
 
17.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
Episode: Bête Noire (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A foreign agent enters the autopsy room via an unconventional method; he then takes captive Ducky, Gerald, and, later, Kate. He demands evidence pertaining to a body in the room. He eventually asks to see Gibbs, who obliges him; he loses. (60 mins.)