NCIS - Season 9 Episodes

NCIS - Season 9

NCIS - Season 9

At the close of Season 8, the team suspects they have found another port-to-port killer who is bound to target someone at NCIS next. Upon finding answers, they discover secrets that could make or break the team. As Season 9 begins, the team is back at work in the field, and some of their cases hit close to home. One of McGee's family members may be involved in a murder, and we find Tony working on a special SecNav case that takes a dangerous turn.

Episode 1

Nature of the Beast

Gibbs and the NCIS team have to find answers regarding Tony's months-long assignment when an NCIS agent is found dead.

Episode 2


The NCIS team uncovers a startling surprise after a young Marine shows up to his homecoming party with a fatal stab wound.

Episode 3

Penelope's Papers

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.

Episode 4

Enemy on the Hill

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.

Episode 5

Safe Harbor

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.

Episode 6


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.

Episode 7

Devil's Triangle

NCIS investigates the mysterious disappearance of Victor Sterling when his abandoned car is found outside a drive thru that was just robbed. In the restaurant the team finds the two employees shot to death and put in the freezer. To complicate mattes, Victor’s wife, Diane, happens to be Gibb’s and Fornell’s ex-wife. Gibbs and Fornell bicker on how best to handle their very opinionated ex-wife. Victor, a Homeland Security paper pusher, was last seen on surveillance entering a housing facility that stores employee data that he would audit monthly. Unbeknownst to Diane, Victor had millions of dollars stored in an offshore account. In the end it’s revealed that Victor’s was kidnapped and forced to steal data, from the Homeland Security storage site, that contained the ingredients for making a virus that if airborne would kill instantly. Abby gets information that leads our team to a Armed Forces football game where it’s believed our killer is about to release the virus. Our team is stunned when they track down our killer to find out that it’s none other than Victor’s boss, Thomas Pearce, who was seemingly so helpful throughout the investigation. Diane tells Gibbs that she still loves him.

Episode 8

Engaged (1)

When a military plane, carrying the remains of six Marines killed in Afghanistan, goes down killing all but one of the crew, NCIS is on scene to investigate if it was an accident of foul play. Lt. Commander Chaplain Danielle Burke comes in to assist the team with reaching out to the families of the deceased. What they discover is that the remains of Lt. Emilia Flores, which was supposed to be on that plane, is not among any of the DNA recovered after the crash. Flores was attached to a male infantry unit and would go into sensitive regions to interact with the Afghan women. Her latest mission was to help build a school for girls which went against the customary belief that girls should not be educated. Insurgents blew up the school and all that was found of Flores was her dog tags. We also learn that she fell in love with American contractor working in the region who tried to convince her to leave. In a recent class photo that Flores took, Gibbs notices a mysterious inscription on a ring that one of the Afghan teachers wore. The inscription is discovered to be the symbol of an insurgent group who was sending female suicide bombers into the school posing as teachers. Live surveillance video shows Flores escaping with some of the children and heading towards the mountains. However, we watch as she’s caught trying to escape. Commandant of the Marines, Charles Ellison, tells Gibbs to go to Afghanistan to rescue Flores and not to come home without her. Gibb’s has flashbacks of his younger Marine years when he had to compete against women. To be continued.

Episode 9

Engaged (2)

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.

Episode 10

Sins of The Father

When Tony’s father, Tony DiNozzo Sr., is found passed out in a Rolls Royce with the dead body of Lt. Brian Massey in the trunk, the NCIS team investigates. Although Tony wants to prove his father’s innocence, Gibbs commands him to stay away. Tony Sr. was involved in a land development deal with Massey, and Massey cheated him out of a huge finder’s fee. With a strong motive and no alibi (he was drunk and doesn’t remember much), Tony Sr. is the prime suspect. Ducky and Abby find a sliver of glass stuck in Massey’s head and discover that he was killed with a very expensive bottle of wine owned by Tony Sr. Meanwhile, Lt. Cdr. Stephanie Wallace arrives to the squad room and explains that Massey wanted to provide her with incriminating information on a case she was currently working on. Lt Dennis, a hot shot pilot was involved in plane crash where he ejected safely but his navigator was killed, claimed it was an accident but it’s soon revealed that it was pilot error and Dennis is to blame. Dennis admits to his pilot error mistake but is adamant that he had nothing to do with Masey’s death. Against orders, Tony discovers that his father left a bar last night with a mysterious girl. When Abby finds out Senior was drugged with roofies, his innocence is finally proven. Linda, the girl at the bar, is an employee of Massey who was working with her boyfriend and co-worker, Craig Hunt. When Massey fired Hunt as his lawyer and cheated him out the executor’s fees, Hunt murdered him and framed Senior. With the culprit finally arrested, Gibbs, Tony, and Senior enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner.

Episode 11

Newborn King

When Cpt. Jake Marsden is assassinated in a hotel suite on Christmas Eve, the NCIS discovers that there was a woman traveling with Marsden and attempts to track her down. By tracing phone calls made from the hotel they find Lt. Elizabeth Reynolds, nine months pregnant, hiding in a fitting room at a local mall. On the way back to NCIS the car carrying Gibbs, Ziva and Elizabeth breaks down forcing them to find shelter in a closed gas station. Elizabeth reveals that she was involved and got pregnant with a local fisherman named Amir when she was stationed in Afghanistan. Amir was killed a few months later and following his death Elizabeth was sent home to work stateside. In the past week she noticed three black SUV’s following her which prompted her to call her friend Marsden for protection. He wasn’t the target, Elizabeth was. Abby discovers that Amir was actually the sole heir of the Mayat tribe, a very wealthy and powerful family that controlled a critical piece of land right outside Kabul. If Elizabeth has a baby boy he would be the sole heir to the land. McGee speculates that the Department of Defense wants Elizabeth’s baby to use as a bargaining tool for a piece of land the US military wants to build a highway through for weapon shipments. We ultimately discover and track down the men who are after Elizabeth and they turn out to be trained Russian mercenaries hired by the Mayat tribe hoping to use the baby a bargaining chip to keep the land. Elizabeth goes into labor at the gas station and Gibbs helps her deliver the baby, who turns out be a healthy baby girl. Wendy, Tony’s ex-fiance, invites him to Christmas dinner. Palmer finds the courage to stand up to his soon to be father-in-law when he comes to visit for the holidays.

Episode 12


The investigation into the murder of a Navy Commander leads the NCIS team to E.J. Barrett’s whereabouts.

Episode 13

A Desperate Man

When Naval Commander Maya Burris is found dead from a sniper’s bullet, the NCIS realize the killer’s aptitude for cleaning up the crime scene indicates a familiarity with police procedure. A likely suspect is her husband, Nick, a D.C. homicide detective who benefits from her death with a $400,000 life insurance policy. However, he appears devastated by the murder and Tony helps him cope by promising to bring his wife’s killer to justice. Ziva tries to avoid her boyfriend, CIA Agent Ray Cruz, after being stood up on a date, but when he later proposes to her, Ziva seriously considers marriage even while Tony seems conflicted by the news. Meanwhile, the team discovers that Maya was trying to bring down a renowned terrorist organization and she frequently met with Barry Norton, a former embassy liaison turned traitor who was selling government secrets to the terrorists. The NCIS believe that Norton killed Maya after she threatened to expose him, but things take a turn when Norton himself shows up dead and the team realizes he was the target all along – Maya was simply collateral damage. Tracing Norton’s cell history leads them to the actual hitman: Ray, who was sent to kill Norton as a matter of national security. Ziva is devastated and calls things off with Ray, even as his career is now ruined.

Episode 14

Life Before His Eyes

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.

Episode 15


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.

Episode 16

Psych Out

When Navy reservist and psychologist, Robert Banks, is found hanging in his home, it appears to be more than just a suicide after the NCIS learn that the man was working on a highly-classified case for the Defense Department and someone on the inside was using subterfuge to slowly drive him insane. While Gibbs goes toe-to-toe with Dr. Samantha Ryan, the ambiguous director of PsyOps, who seems to know more than she’s letting on, the team tracks down Banks’ field operator, Brian Mitchell, who points them in the direction of a PsyOps lieutenant dismissed by Banks six months prior. The team links the lieutenant to Banks’ death, but realize that the man is being framed by another PsyOps liaison – Mitchell. In the end, Banks’ death was for far more personal reasons than they originally believed: Mitchell was obsessed with Banks’ teenage daughter and killed her father for her so she could receive his $4 million life insurance policy.

Episode 17

Need to Know

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.

Episode 18

The Tell

The Secretary of the Navy partners Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is leaked by someone on the inside.

Episode 19

The Good Son

A case hits close to home when the lead suspect in the murder of a petty officer is Director Vance's brother-in-law.

Episode 20

The Missionary Position

When a Marine lieutenant’s body falls from the sky, NCIS link the crime to the disappearance of a Navy chaplain – both were on a medical outreach mission in South American cartel country. Believing the chaplain may still be held by Columbian rebels working with the cartels, Ziva and Tony jet off to South America and work with Ziva’s friend, retired Interpol agent Monique Lisson, to assist in a rescue operation. Meanwhile, Gibbs discovers that the missionaries leading the outreach mission were actually CIA agents, and Ryan is forced to confess a secret: the medical outreach programs are actually a CIA ruse, used to acquire DNA samples to track down known cartel leaders. In South America, Ziva, Tony, and Lisson locate the CIA agents, who assist them in a successful rescue operation of the chaplain. Finally, Jimmy stresses over whom to pick as best man for his upcoming nuptials, but decides to go with Abby, while Gibbs steps up his relationship with Ryan and asks her to stop playing mind games with him.

Episode 21


When NCIS investigate a mysterious fire at United Equinox, a Navy-contracted electronics company, Gibbs recognizes the fire’s victim as a former member of Watcher Fleet (NCIS black ops). There’s a connection: four years ago, United Equinox developed a secret Fleet project called Aquamarine. While the team tries to identify what Aquamarine is all about, the arsonist sets his next blaze on a cargo ship, with the fire ignited by the ship’s faulty wiring. However, it turns out the wiring is supplied by United Equinox, leading Gibbs to conclude that the Aquamarine project is about the wiring in naval warships. Whoever knows this wiring is faulty can easily incinerate a ship, even the whole fleet. The team races to track down the arsonist, only to discover that the man is a hired gun used to acquire the Aquamarine secret for his employer. Believing a terrorist threat is now loaming, NCIS nervously await the next attack. Meanwhile, Tony is confronted by a secret from his past when a Baltimore arson investigator joins the case.

Episode 22

Playing With Fire

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.

Episode 23

Up In Smoke

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.

Episode 24

Till Death Do Us Part

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.

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