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NCIS Season 13 premiered on September 22, 2015 at 8pm EST in the United States and concluded on May 17, 2016.


Series Regulars[]

Season Thirteen Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent and second-in-command of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent of the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Assistant Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham NCIS Probationary Agent.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner for the NCIS Major Case Response Team.

Cast Notes[]

  • No cast changes took place.
  • Scottie Thompson returned to the NCIS series after a seven year absence, reprising her role as Jeanne Benoit, Tony DiNozzo's ex-girlfriend.
  • On January 5, 2016, Michael Weatherly (Tony DiNozzo) announced that he would be leaving NCIS at the end of Season Thirteen.


  • NCIS Season 13 airs alongside NCIS: New Orleans Season 2, NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7, Hawaii Five-0 Season 6, and Scorpion Season 2.
  • This was the last season to have Michael Weatherly as a series regular and also makes his final appearance on the NCIS DVD cover.


NCIS Season Thirteen - Episode List

Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
283 1 Stop the Bleeding (episode) September 22, 2015. Two days after the events in the previous episode, Gibbs finds himself fighting for his life as he's treated on board the medical ward of the U.S.S. Daniel Webster while DiNozzo and CIA officer Joanna Teague who is also the mother of deceased NCIS Special Agent Ned Dorneget both travel to Shanghai, China to try and take down the Calling once and for all while everyone tries to come to terms with the fallout from Gibbs being shot.
284 2 Personal Day (episode) September 29, 2015. DEA agent Luis Mitchell is investigating a case that keeps going cold, prompting Gibbs to call on the NCIS team for help in solving the case once and for all. However, Tony soon discovers that there's more than Gibbs's personal connection and his desire to see Mitchell succeed while the team exchange gossip concerning Gibbs's new look after Gibbs trades his standard military haircut and polo shirt for a modern cut and tailored dress shirt.
285 3 Incognito (episode) October 6, 2015. A Marine calls Gibbs to discuss a possible case but the Marine is later found murdered in Quantico hours later, prompting the NCIS team to investigate and as this happens, McGee and Bishop must go undercover to run surveillance on a Marine Lieutenant and his wife.
286 4 Double Trouble (episode) October 13, 2015. When a murder case is revealed to be connected to a disgraced former NCIS Special Agent who was jailed for stealing, Vance returns to field duty and partners with Gibbs to solve the case once and for all.
287 5 Lockdown (episode) October 20, 2015. To help with a murder case, Abby visits a pharmaceutical lab but soon finds herself trapped and without any communications to the outside world after mysterious armed man take over the building and hold everyone hostage. Now, Abby must find a way to stop the bad guys before it's too late but all is not what it seems...
288 6 Viral (episode) October 27, 2015. The NCIS team investigate when the murder of a petty officer is revealed to match a M.O. that a local serial killer is using and it falls to the team to discover if this is the serial killer's latest victim or if it's a copycat killing while McGee and Delilah must learn to compromise before moving in together and potential tragedy lies in store for Bishop...
289 7 16 Years (episode) November 3, 2015. As the NCIS team investigate the murder of a Navy Lieutenant, they soon learn that Ducky is a member of a secret society dedicated to solving cold cases.
290 8 Saviors (episode) November 10, 2015. When insurgents in Sudan attack a group of volunteer doctors, DiNozzo and McGee travel to Sudan to investigate the crime scene and also tackle the joint murder and kidnapping case with DiNozzo reuniting with his ex-girlfriend, Jeanne Benoit as they attempt to rescue the missing doctors while attempting to get to the bottom of what happened.
291 9 Day in Court (episode) November 17, 2015. In order to clear his name, petty officer Kyle Friedgen volunteers to be court-martialed in order for NCIS to complete their own investigation after his murder case is dismissed due to a mishandled warrant while Bishop and Jake discuss their marital problems.
292 10 Blood Brothers (episode) November 24, 2015. When two Marines are killed in the line of duty, SECNAV Sarah Porter calls on the NCIS team to help a sailor battling leukemia locate a potential bone marrow transplant before it's too late while as Thanksgiving looms and in the aftermath of events in the previous episode, Bishop returns home to Oklahoma to spend the holidays with her family.
293 11 Spinning Wheel (episode) December 15, 2015 When Ducky is attacked by a man claiming to have information on Ducky's half-brother who died decades ago, the NCIS team jump into action as they seek to find the person responsible while Ducky remembers the final emotional days he had with his sibling and with the holidays fast approaching, Bishop and Jake reunite to discuss the future of their relationship.
294 12 Sister City: Part 1 (episode) January 5, 2016. When the passengers and crew of a private plane are all fatally poisoned, the main NCIS team form a partnership with their counterparts in New Orleans to find Abby's brother and determine who, how and why the passengers were poisoned.
295 13 Déjà Vu (episode) January 19, 2016. When a Seaman who was set to testify before a grand jury is found dead at a rubbish dump, the NCIS team discover the resurgence of an international human-trafficking ring while McGee must spend the night at a colleague's home after a storm causes a massive power outage all through Washington D.C.
296 14 Decompressed (episode) February 9, 2016 The NCIS team investigate the death of a deep-sea diver and find them conducting an unorthodox investigation in which they examine the case on the outside while the remains and the victim's co-workers who are also suspects must stay in a high-tech decompression chamber for four days.
297 15 React (episode) February 16, 2016. When SECNAV Sarah Porter's teenage daughter is kidnapped, the NCIS team partner with the FBI, particularly FBI Agent Tobias Fornell in order to solve the case, determine a motive for the kidnapping and bring Porter's daughter home while McGee's childhood friend, NCIS Special Agent Valerie Page is in town to assist the team with advance tactics training.
298 16 Loose Cannons (episode) February 23, 2016. During an NCIS case, Dr. Cyril Taft finds himself experiencing the rush and thrills of being an assistant in the case after he's assigned surgical duty to a suspect that the team have in custody with Taft later discovering key evidence crucial to the case while DiNozzo pays his old girlfriend, Jeanne Benoit a visit as he chases a potential lead involving a group of doctors in Sudan.
299 17 After Hours (episode) March 1, 2016. The NCIS team find their plans being interrupted when they discover errors in a seemingly cut and dried case that has apparently been closed. As the team work to find out what's gone wrong in the case, McGee and Delilah argue over the importance of not discussing work during dinner while DiNozzo bores his date with shop talk.
300 18 Scope (episode) March 15, 2016. When an American couple are attacked in an area in Iraq, the NCIS team re-examine an ambush on a group of Special Ops that occurred in the same area six months prior to the attack. During the main investigation, Gibbs discovers that he needs the account of the solo survivor of the attack who is being treated for PTSD at the Walter Reed Memorial Center with Gibbs attempting to connect with the Marine.
301 19 Reasonable Doubts (episode) March 22, 2016. When a Navy Public Affairs officer is murdered, the NCIS must find out who is lying: the victim's wife or mistress after the two women accuse each other of other while Anthony DiNozzo Seniors returns to D.C. to help a homeless woman who believes he is her father.
302 20 Charade (episode) April 5, 2016. The NCIS team face a battle on their hands when DiNozzo's identity is stolen by multiple criminals who while posing as the fakes also begin blackmailing various Senators.
303 21 Return to Sender (episode) April 19, 2016. The NCIS team are reunited with FBI agent Tobias Fornell as they both investigate how two British prisoners, one of whom is a former spy both escaped after arriving in the United States via a shipping container while McGee goes apartment-hunting with DiNozzo and McGee is also determined to find out how DiNozzo purchased his own lavish place.
304 22 Homefront (episode) May 3, 2016. The NCIS team investigate when a fourteen year old manages to foil a home invasion with Gibbs suspecting that the teenager is withholding something, possibly pertinent details while Director Vance and Senior FBI Agent Tobias Fornell travel to London as part of the ongoing escaped British spy case.
305 23 Dead Letter (episode) May 10, 2016. The NCIS team working alongside the FBI and MI6 redouble their efforts to find an escaped British spy with the manhunt spreading all over the world while one of their colleagues is left fighting for their life in ICU.
306 24 Family First (episode) May 17, 2016. NCIS, FBI and MI6 continue an international manhunt for an escaped British spy who is targeting current and former agents.


  • From the Region 2 DVD*

"Justice In Action"- In Season 13 of the hit series, "NCIS", the missions turn personal when a hostage situation traps one of their own, new evidence calls the unit's conclusions into question and a threat from the past targets the team and its allies. Yet even when the danger hits home close to home, NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) knows that he can count on his supremely skilled team to cope with the crises that affect U.S. military personnel and national security. As the stakes rise higher than ever, NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) makes his final exit in the unforgettable season finale. Pauley Perette, Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, Emily Wickersham, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum co-star in the 24 thrilling episodes collected in DVD for the first time in this 6-disc set.

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