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NCIS Season 6 premiered on September 23, 2008. The new NCIS Director Leon Vance (played by Rocky Carroll) became a regular cast character and Agent Gibbs' new team members were introduced: NCIS Agents Michelle Lee from Legal, Daniel Keating from Cybercrime, and Special Agent Brent Langer from the FBI. Langer is killed in the first episode of the season. After the end of the second episode, McGee, Ziva, and Tony return to the team, while Lee and Keating are transferred back to Legal and Cybercrime, respectively. It was aired at 8:00 P.M Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States.

It premiered on September 23, 2008 and ended on May 19, 2009.

This season also introduced the characters for the first ever NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles who appeared in Legend Part 1 (episode) and Legend Part 2 (episode).


Series Regulars[]

Season Six Cast
Name Occupation Portrayed by
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS Mark Harmon
Anthony DiNozzo Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS Michael Weatherly
Ziva David Mossad Liaison to the NCIS Cote de Pablo
Timothy McGee Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS Sean Murray
Abigail Sciuto Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS Pauley Perrette
Donald Mallard Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS David McCallum
Leon Vance Director of NCIS Rocky Carroll

Cast Notes[]

Rocky Carroll's character of Leon Vance was introduced in the fifth season episode entitled Internal Affairs (episode). The conclusion to the fifth season finale, Judgment Day Part 2 (episode) marked the debut of Rocky Carroll as the new Director of NCIS, Leon Vance.

With the sixth season premiere episode, Last Man Standing (episode), Rocky Carroll's name was added as a series regular and he was also added to the opening credits, even being given the credit "With", a credit he continues to hold to this day.


NCIS   Season Six - Episode List

Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
114 1 Last Man Standing (episode) September 23, 2008. A Petty Officer is found murdered and it appears that the death is connected to newly appointed NCIS Director Leon Vance's decision to break up Gibbs's original NCIS team and create a new one in its place while Gibbs and Vance start to suspect the possibility that one member of Gibbs's new team may be a mole but all is not what it seems..
115 2 Agent Afloat (episode) September 30, 2008. A Navy Lieutenant apparently falls overboard, prompting NCIS to investigate but when McGee and Ziva arrive at the Lieutenant's home, they discover that his wife has been murdered and that it may be connected to a possible anthrax attack on the USS Seahawk.
116 3 Capitol Offense (episode) October 7, 2008. The body of a Lieutenant Commander is pulled from a river and NCIS investigate. Gibbs soon finds his loyalties being tested when an old friend who is now a Senator contacts Gibbs for help while Abby attempts to find out who stole the cupcake that she received from Ziva.
117 4 Heartland (episode) October 14, 2008. Two Marines are attacked in an alleyway outside a bar. one Marine dies while the other survives. The investigation leads Gibbs, McGee and Ziva and later Tony and Abby to Gibbs's hometown: Stillwater, Pennsylvania where they meet Gibbs's estranged father.
118 5 Nine Lives (episode) October 21, 2008. A Marine is found dead in a garage and the NCIS team's investigation leads them to a possible suspect: the victim's former C.O, only for NCIS to discover that the suspect is under FBI protection...
119 6 Murder 2.0 (episode) October 28, 2008. NCIS investigate when the body of a Navy Petty Officer and finds themselves pursing a psychopathic serial killer.
120 7 Collateral Damage (episode) November 11, 2008. A bank at Quantico is robbed, resulting in the death of a security guard. The NCIS team investigate the crime with a rookie agent assisting them. This episode also marks the final albeit uncredited appearance of deceased NCIS Special Agent Paula Cassidy.
121 8 Cloak (episode) November 18, 2008. The NCIS team participate in a dangerous war game and a shocking secret about one NCIS Special Agent is finally revealed.
122 9 Dagger (episode) November 25, 2008. With Michelle Lee having been exposed as the NCIS mole, the NCIS team must work with the disgraced Agent to help her save her kidnapped sister before it's too late while Tony struggles to deal with Lee's betrayal. This episode marked the final appearance of NCIS Special Agent Michelle Lee.
123 10 Road Kill (episode) December 2, 2008. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Petty Officer and as such, are led into the underground world of street fighting.
124 11 Silent Night (episode) December 16, 2008. Two days before Christmas, the NCIS team investigate a home invasion robbery and are left stunned when the suspect is thought have died nineteen years previously..
125 12 Caged (episode) January 6, 2009. A simple interview with a suspect turns serious when a security guard stumbles into the visiting center of the local Maryland Prison McGee is visiting, triggering a riot. The prisoners respond by taking a few of the guards as well as McGee himself hostage with one demand: find and bring the murderer responsible to justice. With time of the essence, Gibbs, Tony, Ziva, Abby and Ducky must work to solve the case and save McGee before it's too late.
126 13 Broken Bird (episode) January 13, 2009. The NCIS team investigate the murder of a sailor and the case soon becomes personal when Ducky is attacked and stabbed in the hand by a woman who then flees the scene. With two cases to tackle, the team must dig into Ducky's past and determine his time in Afghanistan serves as a possible motive for the attack.
127 14 Love and War (episode) January 27, 2009. A Navy captain goes missing and is soon found dead with the NCIS team soon suspecting that his death may be espionage-related.
128 15 Deliverance (episode) February 10, 2009. The NCIS team investigate when a Marine's body is found and when his service number is found at the scene, Gibbs contacts his mentor for help.
129 16 Bounce (episode) February 17, 2009. A man is found dead and DiNozzo discovers that the killing may be connected to a case that he investigated as the NCIS team leader three years ago....
130 17 South by Southwest (episode) February 24, 2009. An NCIS Special Agent is murdered and the NCIS team discover that the killing may be connected to a woman residing in Arizona, sending Gibbs and Tony to Arizona where with the help of a local Sheriff, they must track down the woman before it's too late.
131 18 Knockout (episode) March 17, 2009. A friend of Vance's is murdered, prompting Vance to travel to Chicago with McGee and Ziva. This has Gibbs digging into Vance's past where he soon discovers that nothing is what it appears to be...
132 19 Hide and Seek (episode) March 24, 2009. The team investigate when a gun is found in the possession of a twelve year old boy.
133 20 Dead Reckoning (episode) March 31, 2009. Gibbs and Trent Kort work albeit grudgingly together to help stop a man who has suspected links to an international crime boss but the two men and the NCIS team soon discover that nothing is what it seems..
134 21 Toxic (episode) April 7, 2009. Abby joins a government project and the NCIS team soon discover that a government scientist previously associated with the project.
135 22 Legend Part 1 (episode) April 28, 2009. A Marine is found murdered in downtown D.C. with the case sending Gibbs and McGee to Los Angeles where they work with their counterparts in the NCIS Office of Special Projects with both teams soon discovering that a terrorist cell may be responsible for the death. This episode along with "Legend Part 2" both serve as a backdoor pilot episode for the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles.
136 23 Legend Part 2 (episode) May 5, 2009. In Los Angeles, the OSP team along with Gibbs and McGee face a race against the clock to stop foreign agent, Mossad Officer Michael Rivkin while back in D.C, Tony continue his own investigating into Ziva's private life, fearful that she may not be loyal to NCIS.
137 24 Semper Fidelis (episode) May 12, 2009. An agent with ICE is killed while on security detail at the house of SECNAV Phillip Davenport, prompting NCIS and the FBI to investigate. Meanwhile, Tony meets Ziva's boyfriend, Michael Rivkin for the first time with the two men later colliding in a fight that threatens to tear the main NCIS team apart.
138 25 Aliyah (episode) May 19, 2009. With Rivkin now dead, the NCIS team must pick up the pieces and investigate what happened while Ziva tries to come to terms with the aftermath. As McGee and Abby work the case in D.C., Gibbs, DiNozzo, Ziva and Vance arrive in Tel Aviv to hold a series of meetings with Ziva's father, Eli David who is demanding answers. However, when Gibbs later gets some unpleasant news, he makes a decision that may ultimately change the NCIS team forever...


  • This is also the first season to have Rocky Carroll (Leon Vance) on the DVD cover.


  • The Region 2 DVD version*

NCIS: The Sixth Season finds the highly skilled NCIS team still under the able command of Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon, an uncompromising leader who will see justice done- even if it means bending the rules. This season, Gibbs welcomes new members to the unit while directing the veteran agents in their dangerous investigations outside the chain of Naval and Marine command. Co-starring Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo and Rocky Carroll, this 6-disc set includes all 25 action-packed Season 6 episodes along with high-caliber behind-the-scenes special features.

Special Features[]

  • Bodies of Work- Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer) meets people with WM Creations, the company responsible for creating the many "bodies" seen during various NCIS episodes.
  • Fear: A DVD Exclusive- Pauley Perette discovers her new song, "Fear" which was recorded for NCIS before she performs an acoustic version of the song.
  • Starting with a Bang- The NCIS cast and crew discuss the Season Six opening episode, "Last Man Standing" and how it was carried on in the episodes, "Cloak" and "Dagger".
  • Horsin' Around- A feature on the Season 6 episode, "South by Southwest", getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of various scenes from the episode.
  • Season Six: Cruising Along- The NCIS cast and crew reflect on the major events that took place during NCIS Season 6.
  • Six Degrees of Conversation- The NCIS cast along with Kevin Frazier, a presenter from Entertainment Tonight talk about NCIS Season 6.
  • Cast and Crew Commentaries on Selected Episodes (Region 1 only): Commentary on "Broken Bird" with David McCallum & James Whitmore, Jr., Commentary on "Bounce" with Michael Weatherly and Commentary on "Toxic" with Pauley Perrette & Sean Murray.
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