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NCIS Season 17 premiered on September 24, 2019 and concluded on April 14, 2020.


Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon NCIS Special Agent in Charge.
Timothy McGee Sean Murray NCIS Senior Special Agent who is the second in command.
Nicholas Torres Wilmer Valderrama NCIS Special Agent.
Eleanor Bishop Emily Wickersham NCIS Special Agent.
Jacqueline Sloane Maria Bello NCIS Forensic Psychologist.
James Palmer Brian Dietzen Chief Medical Examiner.
Kasie Hines Diona Reasonover NCIS Forensic Specialist
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.
Donald Mallard David McCallum NCIS Historian and Archivist.

Cast notes[]

  • As of April 2019 no cast changes have been announced for the upcoming season.


  • In episode 10, Ziva reveals Tony tracked her down in Cairo after he left NCIS.
  • The season had ended earlier than most, with further episodes having been suspended due to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • NCIS Season 17 aired alongside NCIS: Los Angeles Season 11, NCIS: New Orleans Season 6 and Hawaii Five-0 Season 10 which was also the final season.


As with previous seasons, all episodes were broadcast on Tuesday's at 8:00.

Season 17 comprised to be 20 episodes, as production was shut down early due to COVID-19.[1][2][3]

NCIS Seventeen - Episode List

Episode Number Production Title Airdate Summary
Series Season Code
379 1 1701 Out of the Darkness September 24th, 2019 Ziva surprises Gibbs with a cryptic warning, prompting him to question why she remained underground for years while being presumed dead by her family and her former NCIS colleagues.
380 2 1702 Into the Light October 1st, 2019 With their lives in danger, Gibbs and Ziva's rogue investigation takes an unexpected turn when a possible terrorist plot is revealed.
381 3 1703 Going Mobile October 8th, 2019 After the body of a Marine Lieutenant is found hidden under an 18-wheeler, the NCIS team tracks the vehicle’s previous locations to pinpoint the crime scene and suspect. Also, Sloane encourages the team to sit down and talk about Ziva’s recent reappearance.
382 4 1704 Someone Else's Shoes October 15th, 2019 The NCIS team links a bizarre crime scene at Arlington National Cemetery to a string of attacks on homeless veterans. Also, Vance orders McGee, Bishop and Torres to complete hours of evidence garage cleanup duty for withholding information.
383 5 1705 Wide Awake October 22nd, 2019 NCIS investigates Marine Corporal Laney Alimonte after evidence suggests she murdered her neighbor while being treated for insomnia by a hypnotherapist. Also, Gibbs befriends his new neighbors after the 9-year-old’s baseball crashes through his window.
384 6 1706 Institutionalized November 5th, 2019 When a petty officer’s son is found murdered at his “welcome home from prison” party, the evidence suggests Kasie’s lifelong best friend, Dante Brown, is the suspect.
385 7 1707 No Vacancy November 12th, 2019 While investigating a Marine’s murder, the NCIS team uncovers a labyrinth of live-streaming spy cameras hidden in the rooms of a Virginia motel.
386 8 1708 Musical Chairs November 19th, 2019 The team investigates the murder of a musician in the Navy's most elite band that performs at diplomatic events around the world.
387 9 1709 IRL November 26th, 2019 The team investigates a petty officer's murder that was live-streamed on a popular gaming app. Also, Gibbs watches his 11-year-old neighbor, Phineas, when his mom must leave on a last-minute trip.
388 10 1710 The North Pole December 17th, 2019 Gibbs and the team assist Ziva with "the one thing" she said she would need to take care of before returning to her family.
389 11 1711 In the Wind January 7th, 2020 Gibbs must face the reality of his actions after he assists Ziva with “the one thing” she said she would need to take care of before returning to her family.
390 12 1712 Flight Plan January 14th, 2020 The team investigates an F-18 crash and the subsequent disappearance of the pilot who operated the aircraft. Also, McGee reluctantly discusses a very personal decision with his teammates.
391 13 1713 Sound Off January 21st, 2020 After a body is found at an unmanned aerial vehicle testing site, the team must determine if the death was murder or an accident. Also, Palmer carefully interviews medical examiner assistant candidates.
392 14 1714 On Fire January 28th, 2020 After Torres and Bishop are victims of a hit-and-run, Torres fights for his life in the ICU.
393 15 1715 Lonely Hearts February 11th, 2020 The lead suspect in a murder investigation is a woman Gibbs' friend, Phil Brooks, met on a dating site. Also, Sloane has a secret admirer on Valentine's Day.
394 16 1716 Ephemera February 18th, 2020 While investigating the suicide of a retired Navy officer who left a rare, valuable - and possibly stolen - coin to the National Museum of the Navy, the team imagines themselves in his life story in order to piece together how the coin ended up in his possession.
395 17 1717 In a Nutshell March 10th, 2020 As the team investigates the death of a Navy officer murdered the same way as his parents a decade ago, they stumble across a storage container filled with dollhouses that display recreations of murder scenes. Also, the team agrees to clean out their living spaces, but some have a harder time saying goodbye to their possessions than others.
396 18 1718 Schooled March 24th, 2020 The team searches for answers when the body of a well-regarded Navy technician in the Reserves is found floating in a lake where a popular community event is being held. Also, Sloane is caught off-guard when her daughter, Faith, makes an unexpected request.
397 19 1719 Blarney March 31st, 2020 When Kasie and Jimmy are held hostage in a diner after a jewelry store robbery goes awry, they attempt to keep the other customers safe from the thieves.
398 20 1720 The Arizona April 14th, 2020 The team tries to verify the identity of Joe Smith, who claims he served on the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor, and wants to be buried there upon his death.

N.B. The episode table will be put place once CBS makes an announcement about the number of episodes ordered for the upcoming season.


  • From the Region 2 DVD- "Solve the Mystery, Save the World"- Who is the deadly terrorist known only as "Sahar" and where will this cunning killer strike next? This central mystery runs throughout Season 17 as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and second-in-command Senior Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) race against time to identify, locate and neutralize Sahar and save countless lives- including their own. NCIS takes on some of the intense cases of their careers along the way, from murdered Marines and attacks at Arlington National Cemetery to crashed fighter jets and secrets that threaten to tear the team apart. Co-stars Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Maria Bello, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum work together to deliver justice all over the world in this thrilling 5-disc, 20-episode collection.


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