NCIS Season 18 premiered on November 17, 2020. CBS has ordered 16 for this season due to ongoing COVID-19. The season concluded on May 25, 2021.
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Mark Harmon||NCIS Special Agent in Charge.||Inactive and suspended indefinitely.|
|Timothy McGee||Sean Murray||NCIS Senior Special Agent.|
|Nicholas Torres||Wilmer Valderrama||NCIS Special Agent.|
|Eleanor Bishop||Emily Wickersham||NCIS Special Agent.|
|Jacqueline Sloane||Maria Bello (episode 1–8 only)||NCIS Forensic Psychologist.|
|James Palmer||Brian Dietzen||Chief Medical Examiner.||Former Medical Assistant.|
|Kasie Hines||Diona Reasonover||NCIS Forensic Specialist|
|Leon Vance||Rocky Carroll||Director of NCIS.|
|Donald Mallard||David McCallum||NCIS Historian and Archivist.||Former Chief Medical Examiner.|
- Maria Bello (Jacqueline Sloane) has depart the series after eight episodes.
- Emily Wickersham (Eleanor Bishop) departed the series after season finale.
- This season marks the final appearance of both Maria Bello (Jacqueline Sloane) and Emily Wickersham (Eleanor Bishop) with Bello leaving NCIS after "True Believer" and Wickersham departing after the NCIS Season 18 finale episode, "Rule 91".
- This is also the shortest season in the history of the NCIS series, airing only sixteen episodes.
- NCIS Season 18 aired alongside NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 and NCIS: New Orleans Season 7 which was also the final season for the entire NCIS: New Orleans series.
|399||1||1802||Sturgeon Season (episode)||November 17, 2020||Gibbs and Fornell attempt to track down the leader of a drug ring who supplied drugs to Fornell's daughter. Also, the team deals with the case of a missing cadaver from the NCIS autopsy room.|
|400||2||1801||Everything Starts Somewhere (episode)||November 24, 2020||Flashbacks reveal the murder case that first introduced young Gibbs to NCIS and his introduction to young, new-to-America Ducky.|
|401||3||1803||Blood and Treasure (episode)||December 8, 2020||The discovery of two dead bodies in a forest leads the team into the wild world of modern-day treasure hunting, and Gibbs and Fornell get deeper into their search for the opioid kingpin.|
|402||4||1804||Sunburn (episode)||January 19, 2021||McGee and Delilah's Bahamian vacation turns into a high-stakes mission when a case NCIS is tracking of a dead escape room manager has ties to the island. Also, Gibbs fears the worst when his search for Fornell leads to blood.|
|403||5||1805||Head of the Snake (NCIS episode)||January 19, 2021||Gibbs and Fornell's crusade to find the head of the drug ring responsible for Emily's overdose comes to a climax. Also, Gibbs and Vance finally let the team in on a case that has dangerous implications.|
|404||6||1806||1mm (episode)||January 26, 2021||Following a tip about smuggled weapons, Bishop and Torres engage in a shootout in a former sheriff's residence that's now a historical site, only to find themselves locked in abandoned jail cells there.|
|405||7||1807||The First Day (episode)||February 9, 2021||The team investigates the murder of a Navy officer who was killed while driving home a recently released inmate. Also, Gibbs helps Palmer deal with a personal trauma.|
|406||8||1808||True Believer (episode)||March 2, 2021||When Sloane's name is discovered in Afghanistan at the site of an abandoned bus with a dead driver, Gibbs accompanies her on a trip to find a group of girls who were kidnapped from the bus. Also, McGee, Bishop and Torres track down a hacker who emailed compromising information to the Taliban.|
|407||9||1809||Winter Chill (episode)||March 9, 2021||The team dives into the competitive world of food trucks after finding a man frozen to death in the back of one.|
|408||10||1810||Watchdog (episode)||March 16, 2021||The team uncovers a secret dogfighting ring, which leads to an unexpected move by one of the team members.|
|409||11||1811||Gut Punch (episode)||April 6, 2021||Vance assigns McGee, Torres and Bishop to COVID compliance duty at a foreign affairs summit, where they discover a link to another NCIS team's murder case.|
|410||12||1812||Sangre (episode)||April 27, 2021||Evidence from the stabbing of a Marine Sergeant leads Torres to meet his father, who left when he was a child.|
|411||13||1813||Misconduct (episode)||May 4, 2021||While the team investigates a biker killed in a hit and run, Gibbs prepares to testify against a financial advisor who stole millions from his Navy clients.|
|412||14||1814||Unseen Improvements (episode)||May 11, 2021||The team tracks a stolen laptop to the uncle of a young boy who is Gibbs' former neighbor.|
|413||15||1815||Blown Away (episode)||May 18, 2021||When members of an NCIS Regional Enforcement Action Capabilities Training Team (REACT) are killed during an explosion, Special Agent Jessica McKnight, the lone surviving member, helps crack the case using high tech body armor.|
|414||16||1816||Rule 91 (episode)||May 25, 2021||While pursuing a dangerous arms dealer, the team is shocked when Bishop is implicated in an old NSA leak. Also, Gibbs and Marcie realize the killer they've been tracking may be onto them.|
From the Region 2 DVD- Every threat is worth the risk- A shocking start to Season 18 of NCIS launches the team into a year like no other. The action begins with a bang and spools up from there. Answering the mystery of where Gibbs disappeared last season, we follow him through his secret mission. But global threats never stop as the rest of the team brave new dangers and higher risks. In the landmark 400th episode, we delve into Gibbs's first day at NCIS with his future colleague, Ducky... and the rest is history. Follow up the season with an in-depth look at NCIS with a range of exclusive special features- 2 featurettes plus cast and crew commentaries on select episodes!
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