One Man’s Trash – Gibbs and Ducky see an antique war stick on television that could be the missing murder weapon to a 16-year-old cold case.
Empathy – NCIS investigates the disappearance of a congressional aide after a hitman saves her from two men posing as NCIS agents. Also, Lasalle struggles with life-altering decisions regarding his brother’s future.
Keep Your Enemies Closer – NCIS strikes a deal with convicted murderer Paul Triff, giving him a 48-hour furlough at his former residence, now McGee’s home, in exchange for information that can convict his former cellmate, Gabriel Hicks, the murderer who deceived Gibbs and Fornell.
Keep Your Friends Close – After the body of a missing Navy commander is found, Vance orders Gibbs and the team to work with former FBI Agent Tobias “T.C.” Fornell, the private investigator who was hired to locate him. Also, Bishop and Torres interview convicted investment advisor Albert Hathaway when the victim is linked to his highly publicized trial.
Family Ties – After McGee and Torres visit the home of a high schooler who witnessed a hit-and-run, her parents, Christopher and Julie Bell, flee with their daughter, leaving NCIS in the lurch. Also, Vance’s daughter is arrested for shoplifting.
Dark Secrets – After a seemingly happy and successful Navy lieutenant appears to have taken her own life, Gibbs and the team conduct a thorough investigation, interviewing family and friends from her past and present.
High Tide – Torres and Bishop go undercover as a criminal couple available for hire, during an NCIS sting operation tracking illegal drug-running out of the Norfolk civilian marina.
Double Down – As Torres and Sloane run protection detail for U.S. Senator John Phillips in Afghanistan for the holidays, they must urgently return to the states after hearing the senator’s son is in the ICU. Also, Gibbs and the team investigate the altercation that caused the life threatening injuries to the senator’s son.
Ready or Not – The team’s Thanksgiving plans are put on hold while they track an elusive arms dealer in D.C. who recently murdered an MI6 officer who was Sloane’s close friend. Also, Abby races Delilah to the hospital when her labor starts three weeks early.
Voices – An NCIS person of interest in a bribery and fraud case is found murdered after a runner is led to his body by a strange voice. Also, McGee and Delilah disagree on whether to find out the baby’s sex or keep it a surprise.