NCIS: Hawai'i

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Season 1 episodes (22)

1 Pilot
Vanessa Lachey stars as Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor Jane Tennant, who, with her unwavering team of specialists, balances duty, family and country, while investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the sun-drenched island paradise itself. In the premiere episode, An experimental Naval aircraft crashes on Oahu, and Tennant and her team must find who is behind it before classified state secrets are exposed.
2 Boom
Tennant and NCIS must take down a notorious team of international thieves using WWII explosives on armored trucks before they complete their final big job and disappear. Also, Kai searches for a new place to live; Lucy and Whistler have a standoff about their previous encounter; and Ernie's mission in the field is more alarming than he expected.
3 Recruiter
Kai goes undercover with one of Hawai'I's oldest surf gangs when a petty officer who's trying to help wayward kids find a new path in the Marines is murdered.
4 Paniolo
When a beloved Paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) is shot while out riding his horse, Jane and her team must gain the trust of the Paniolo community to help find the culprits and protect the Paniolo's life. Also, Kai tries to convince his stubborn father to see a doctor.
5 Gaijin
When a Japanese sailor is killed on American soil and evidence links the case to the previous murder of the victim's girlfriend back in Japan, NCIS must find the murderer before the wrong person is accused and the case triggers a diplomatic crisis. Also, Captain Milius makes a personal request to Tennant.
6 The Tourist
When Tennant and NCIS are tasked with finding a kidnapped globe-trotting social media star, they find that she is not who her husband, or her followers, think she is. Also, the team is at odds with Whistler, who has an agenda of her own.
7 Rescuers
When a Navy petty officer is murdered, Jane and the team investigate while protecting the victimÕs friend and colleague.
8 Legacy
When an anti-capitalist protestor is murdered, Jane and the team investigate and find themselves caught in a war between eco-activists and a tech billionaire fighting over a piece of land. Also, Jane and Captain Joe (Enver Gjokaj) go on a date.
9 Impostor
The NCIS team investigates a cold case involving WWII-era bones on the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombings, and are shocked to learn they belong to a 100-year-old survivor of the attack.
10 Lost
NCIS crosses paths with Whistler's team while investigating a shipping container filled with contraband weapons. Also, Tennant debates arresting Alex's friend's dad, knowing it will cause her friend to move away.
11 The Game
When evidence to put away a drug kingpin is stolen, Lucy goes undercover at an underground poker tournament to find out which high-roller is behind the crime. Also, Lucy's feelings are in turmoil when Whistler's ex-girlfriend arrives in town.
12 Spies, Part 1
When NCIS investigates the mysterious death of a Navy engineer, Joseph Chan, they learn the last person he met with was his colleague, Maggie Shaw (Julie White), Jane's mentor and friend, who's been kidnapped. Also, David Sola (Beulah Koale), a New Zealand intelligence service case officer arrives in Hawai'i, following a lead that connects Joseph's death to a Chinese black op secret agent.
13 Spies, Part 2
While Jane investigates Maggie's kidnapping, she's shocked when she learns the truth and enlists her team and Whistler to prove her findings.
14 Broken
While Jane is questioned following Maggie Shaw's arrest, the rest of the team investigates a mysterious case of Marines with damaged ear canals from a weapon that emits ultrasonic waves. Also, Ernie visits his friend, Dr. Tony Lee (Alec Mapa), to identify possible suspects who had access to his classified weapon.
15 Pirates
As Jesse enjoys a day sailing with his daughter, Gracie (Chloe Csengery), pirates suddenly seize their yacht, take all the passengers hostage and attack Jesse, leaving it up to his team to quickly locate and rescue his daughter.
16 Monster
Kai goes undercover as a chef in a local restaurant to gather intel on a notorious criminal kingpin with a connection to the eatery.
17 Breach
When a ransomware attempt causes a dam to malfunction, Ernie and a team of hackers are tasked to find the culprit quickly, before all power and water is cut off on the island. Also, Lucy and Whistler work together, giving Whistler a chance to apologize to Lucy and mend their relationship.
18 T'N'T
NCIS Agents Nick Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) and Jessica Knight (Katrina Law) travel to Hawai'i when they learn a key witness in one of their old cases has turned up there with crucial evidence, on a special crossover episode of the CBS Original series NCIS: HAWAI'I.
19 Nurture
The team investigates a shipwreck carrying exotic animals that now threaten the native wildlife on Oahu; Alex sustains a career-ending injury; Kai asks a fish and wildlife agent out on a date.
20 Nightwatch
When a Navy seaman is involved in a murder, the team is called upon to work the case on its day off; Lucy finds out Whistler turned down a promotion in Washington to stay in Hawai'i.
21 Switchback
Capt. Milius returns to Hawaii for a secret prisoner exchange operation, and brings in Jane to be his personal security escort in the Philippines, where the exchange will take place.
22 Ohana
Capt. Milius continues to work with Tennant and her team in the aftermath of the prisoner exchange between U.S. and Eastern Europe; Whistler takes Ernie's advice and makes a grand gesture in hopes of winning back Lucy.

About this show

The world's most successful television series continues on the seductive shores of the Aloha State with NCIS: HAWAI'I, where the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant, has thrived and risen through the ranks.

Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
nikki patton
September 28, 2021
This show is so dumb. Not even a spin off of new Orleans. It's slow an with the worst actors ever. BRING BACK NEW ORLEANS. This show won't last. I tried to give it one more shot, but nope still dumb.
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Barton Brown
October 17, 2021
Writing this review after watching the first four episodes. As with NCIS and NCIS:LA, it takes a few episodes for the characters to settle in and for the viewer to make the necessary connections with the characters. For me, by episode 4, that is happening. Apparently I am not alone since CBS recently confirmed the original 13 episodes has now been expanded to an entire season. If you like NCIS and NCIS:LA and are not expecting a clone of either show and like the way the characters interact, I think you will like NCIS:Hawai'i.
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February 14, 2023
OK, this show gets some hate, and I think most complaints are off base but not without merit. The actors are actually great, the chemistry is there, the writing is solid, yet something keeps falling flat, making scenes awkward, clunky, sometimes even cringey. IMO, the real problem here is the scoring/incidental music. Seriously, go on YT and watch some of undeniably great movie scenes with no music, and it has the same feel. Without good scoring, it just falls flat. Otherwise, it's solid.
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