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Season 5 episodes (18)

1 Bury Your Dead
The final showdown between the NCIS team and an elusive arms dealer reaches an explosive and deadly conclusion, on the fifth season premiere of NCIS. Secrets from last season are revealed.
2 Family
Gibbs and the NCIS team's investigation takes a dramatic turn when the random murder of a Petty Officer turns into a search for a missing infant when Ducky makes a startling discover in autopsy.
3 Ex-File
Gibbs and Lt. Mann unite for a joint investigation into the murder of a Marine Captain who had access to highly classified information. Things become complicated for Gibbs when a witness in the case turns out to be his ex-wife.
4 Identity Crisis
When Ducky determines that one of his research cadavers was the victim of murder, the NCIS team uncovers a web of criminal intrigue. Gibbs and his team identify a cadaver, mistakenly tagged a "John Doe" as a career felon with ties to a criminal mastermind capable of erasing unsavory pasts.
5 Identity Crisis
Suicide turns to murder as the NCIS team attempts to talk to a naval officer out of jumping to his death. When the NCIS team is called in to talk a distraught naval officer from jumping off a rooftop, what starts out as an attempted suicide turns into a murder investigation for Gibbs and team.
6 Chimera
While investigating a mysterious death at sea, the NCIS team finds their own lives are in jeopardy. Gibbs and the team are called to investigate a mysterious death aboard a top-secret naval research ship in the middle of the ocean, only to discover an abandoned ship and a deadly secret that could cost them their lives.
7 Requiem
When Gibbs agrees to help the childhood friend of his daughter, who died 15 years ago, he finds himself at the center of an emotional and soul searching journey into his past, which leads to a shocking and heart-stopping conclusion.
8 Designated Target
The NCIS team's investigation into the assassination of a Navy Admiral takes an unexpected and emotional turn when they meet a woman searching for her missing husband, a political refugee from Africa.
9 Lost and Found
The NCIS team plays babysitter to a 9-year-old boy whose father is wanted in connection with a cold case murder. Their search for the man, a trained survivalist, leads them into the wilderness where they discover the startling truth about his past.
10 Corporal Punishment
The NCIS team pays a heavy price when they try to track down a Marine who believes he is still in Iraq. After a violent confrontation, the team realizes the Marine is the subject of a secret experiment.
11 Tribes
The NCIS team investigates when a Muslim Marine is found dead near a Mosque that is suspected by the FBI of terrorist recruitment. Their search is delayed when Ducky refuses to autopsy the Marine in deference to his family's religious beliefs.
12 Stakeout
When a high-tech naval radar goes missing, the NCIS team stakes out a warehouse to catch a suspected thief - but witnesses a murder instead. Meanwhile, Ducky keeps a secret from the team.
13 Dog Tags
When the NCIS team investigates a fatal dog mauling, Abby puts her career on the line to prove the dog's innocence in order to save his life. Meanwhile, Gibbs zeroes in on the secret Jenny is keeping.
14 Internal Affairs
When the dead body of arms dealer La Grenouille surfaces, the NCIS team is put under investigation for his murder by the FBI and Jenny Shepard becomes the prime suspect.
15 In The Zone
When a mortar attack in Baghdad turns into a murder investigation, two members of the NCIS team are sent to Iraq to solve the case.
16 Recoil
Ziva's undercover assignment takes a shocking and deadly turn when the serial killer she has been tracking becomes suspicious of her.
17 About Face
Jimmy Palmer becomes the target of a mysterious killer who only he can recognize.
18 Judgment Day, Pt. 1 and Pt. 2
The fate of the entire team hangs in the balance as they hunt the killer of one of their own.

About this show

NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads this troupe of colorful personalities. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

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10.2K reviews
Lois Quinones
January 18, 2015
Best show on TV, period. I'm retired military, medical, and I've actually worked with my own personal "Ducky" M.E. so the character isn't a hard sale for me, just a nice reminder of times gone by. Although I never knew the investigation side of things, the rest of the cast live up to the part. I've followed the series since it's initial episode aired on TV, but was already a fan of (Leroy Jethro Gibbs) Mark Harmon, and (Anthony DiNozzo) Michael Weatherly. So, sending much love from the Sunshine State, to all the cast of characters from all the NCIS series, past (you are missed, but your work on the show I'm sure will only help your career) and present. I watch all the NCIS I can :-)
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Brian S
March 2, 2017
I have followed the show since the beginning but I'm disappointed ziva and Tony are replaced with the old lady instructor and also very frustrated that they have made us watch ncis new Orleans 2 seasons in a row to see the second half of an ncis episode. They messed up making the new Orleans one and now they're making fans suffer and even pay money to watch it so we can finish the second half of our show....its wrong if new Orleans can't get enough views then can it don't continue ncis on ncis new orleans! You don't see SVU making fans watch criminal intent to finish the story line. Also why do we have to wait so long with the season pass I'm still waiting for last night's episode almost 24hrs later?!?
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Grace Johnson
August 11, 2015
I only started watching this amazing show halfway through season 9. A lot of people probably wonder, "Why start there? Why couldn't you start at season 10?" Well, my mother was watching it, and one night I sat down and watched it. At first, I only watched it because I liked the characters, even though I didn't understand what was going on. But then, I started to be able to follow along, and make the occasional correct prediction on what was going to happen. I began to see all of the characters as a family, and the chemistry they had between each other. In fact, by the season finale of season 9, I was able to follow along, and was shocked by the ending. I believe that season 10 was the saddest seasons of all times, with multiple emotional episodes. Season 11 was okay, there were really no major events. And then you watch season 12 finale, and you're thinking, oh my gosh. September 22 cannot come fast enough. In fact, I couldn't help myself after seeing something on facebook to look up spoilers. Yeah, yeah, yeah, why would I do such a thing. To answer any questions, I have done research, watched clips on youtube, and earlier episodes on TV. So I am fully aware of the past.
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