Tis the season to be hacking. In a Christmas letter to his father, McGee describes in detail a case in which he, Gibbs and the rest of the NCIS team investigate the hackers who are responsible for the Internet going ...
A human ear in the Potomac River leads to the rest of the body, wearing a uniform of a Navy petty officer; Gibbs and company investigate. Ziva's father shows up, as does his Iranian counterpart. Gunfire interrupts a dinner. [Continued.]
Gibbs and company continue to investigate the killings at Vance's home, seeking whoever hired the shooter; the gang identify the hit man and later figure out who's responsible. Ziva buries her father, and Vance and the team bury Jackie.
Two passersby find the bodies of a Marine and a young woman in a wrecked car; Gibbs and company investigate; Ducky raises questions. Flashbacks trouble Abby. The gang find anger, hostility, a feud, a history, a solution, and the bad guy.
Gibbs and company capture the world's number-2 cyberterrorist; as Ducky suggests, the gang use an unconventional technique to gain evidence from the stubborn bad guy; Tony and Ziva find the body of an Ebola victim; the team come out ahead.
A lance corporal collapses and dies on an obstacle course at the MCB, Quantico, Virginia; Gibbs and company investigate; Duck sees many wounds. Another injured Marine dies. The team figure it out. Vance finds and solves personal business.
An injured Navy lieutenant commits suicide; Gibbs and company investigate; three people kidnap Duck, Palmer, and the body, and the abductors demand an improvised autopsy. The gang find the missing body, teammates, answers, and bad actors.
Gibbs's barber confides in him about the former's son; Gibbs quietly asks around. Meanwhile the gang investigate the disappearance of $120K of Navy money; they suspect a Marine and his girlfriend. Gibbs and company work out both cases.
In Afghanistan a Marine sergeant, a dog handler, dies of a single round, said to have come from a Taliban sniper; his widow tells Gibbs about her doubt and the reason; Gibbs and company investigate and solve, then Gibbs arrests the shooter.
Aboard a destroyer of the US Navy during a storm at sea, the ship's medical officer dies, apparently by homicide; Gibbs and company investigate; McGee's father, an admiral, is aboard. The gang follow the tracks and catch the killer.
A Navy lieutenant returns home from TAD; her husband is missing, and the family room is a mess; Gibbs and company investigate; a suspect dies. The team assemble the pieces, and they bust two bad actors. Gibbs sends Ziva and Tony to Rome.
Orli, the new director of the Mossad, misuses the NCIS and its assets. Tony and Ziva go not to Rome but to Berlin; they seize diamonds and Ilan's brother Yaniv. Vance sends Orli back to Israel. An SUV hits Tony and Ziva's car. [Continued.]
Tony and Ziva, with only minor injuries, return to work; the others find the getaway car and the body of the wheelman, which provides a clue; Ilan contacts Ziva; Tony interprets the lead, then Ziva pursues it and draws the case to an end.
A Navy petty officer chases and attacks a man; he asks to speak with someone at NCIS; the gang solve. An official from the DoD starts snooping around, apparently on a witch hunt; he and a goon squad of grim feds confront Gibbs. [Continued.]
Parsons badgers Gibbs; AJ Chegwidden defends Gibbs; Duck and Palmer find bugs; someone tosses Gibbs's pad. The rest of the gang investigate the death of a SEAL. The IG of the DoD suspends Parsons's project; Gibbs goes on TAD. [Continued.]
Parsons gripes about his project; then a bomb explodes, killing the SecNav; Gibbs volunteers for a spec op, which takes him to Iran, where he runs into Parsons, and where they investigate. Tony tries to pursue Ziva in Israel. [Continued.]
A bomb explodes inside the unoccupied pad of a Navy jaygee; Gibbs and company investigate; Abby determines who built the bomb; Tony finds the seller of the explosive; the team find the jaygee, who changes his plan and ends his flight.
Gibbs and company investigate the death of a woman with an ID card of a sergeant in the US Marine Corps; McGee finds that the real sergeant died in Afghanistan three years ago. Gibbs and McGee go to Kabul, sort things out, and do some good.
A Navy petty officer dies of a gunshot in a park in Baltimore, Maryland; Gibbs and company investigate; at the scene Tony sees a clue and a man. Abby finds links, then the gang put the pieces together and nail the shooter. Tony nods off.
An explosion and a fire damage an offshore drilling platform near the Virginia Capes, killing one (a major in the US Marine Corps Reserve) and injuring many others; Gibbs and company, along with Abby of the CGIS, investigate. The CEO and the chief legal counsel of the oil company assure the SecNav and Gibbs of their utmost cooperation. Tony and McGeek trace one lead, which appears to reach a dead end, but which leaves egg on McGoo's face; Gibbs and the other Abby suspect that the target was not the platform but rather the dead victim. Tony and McGee plus Gibbs and ...
A Marine sergeant, Dawson, dies of gunfire during an alleged armed robbery of a men's clothing store in Washington, DC; Gibbs and company investigate; while at the scene Gibbs receives a call from a local cop nearby in Howard County, Maryland, near Baltimore, saying that his father, Jackson, has become involved in an "incident"; Jackson wants Leroy to go with him to see a fellow WW2 pilot in North Carolina, so they go. The rest of the team step up to the plate; Gibbs tells McGee to take the point; Tony and McGee compete and compromise; while Tony talks with Dawson's ...
At night at the Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, a hit-and-run driver strikes and kills a running woman Navy petty officer third-class; Gibbs and company investigate; Abby identifies the nature of the vehicle, Tony and McGee narrow the search to one pickup truck, and they find the owner, who stops talking, hires a mouthpiece, and in confidence tells her an incredible alibi. Abby confirms that someone else drove the truck; the lawyer checks out the alibi and assures Gibbs that it's solid, but she properly declines to reveal the story; however, she drops a bread ...
A security system detects a bug on the person of the SecNav; Tony contacts the NSA, where he finds a two-year-old paper describing such a breach; one man dies; the author helps the gang to nail the bad guys; Gibbs wants to keep her around.
A clown kills a Marine corporal; while investigating, Gibbs and company find Fornell, Diane, and her boyfriend, who says that he's someone else, and that he knows the clown. All the pieces come together, and the team bust the main bad guy.
Within 30 miles of Washington, DC, eight kids in Navy and Marine Corps families have suddenly become badly ill, requiring treatment in ERs and ICUs; Gibbs and company investigate; Carol, of the Naval Medical-research Center, joins the effort; immediately the number of sick kids grows to 14, then 19, 23, 28, and 34, and none of them responds to treatment. Duck announces the first fatality, who was a veteran of Vietnam, then he describes the cause of death and the treatability in the kids. Abby says that she has misidentified the particular nature of the illness, so she...