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NCIS Season 7 premiered on September 22, 2009 with NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiering afterwards. At the end of season six, Ziva had left the NCIS team in Israel, returning to work as a Mossad officer. In the closing seconds of that season, Ziva was shown to have been captured and tortured for information about NCIS.

It premiered on September 22, 2009 and ended on May 25, 2010.


Series Regulars[]

Season Seven Cast
Name Portrayed by Role
Leroy Jethro Gibbs Mark Harmon Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS
Anthony DiNozzo Michael Weatherly Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS
Ziva David Cote de Pablo Former Mossad Liaison Officer to NCIS who becomes Junior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS as of Good Cop, Bad Cop (episode).
Abigail Sciuto Pauley Perrette Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS
Timothy McGee Sean Murray Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS
Donald Mallard David McCallum Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS

Cast Notes[]

No cast changes were made during season seven.


NCIS   Season Seven - Episode List

Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
139 1 Truth or Consequences (episode) September 22, 2009. DiNozzo is captured by a terrorist who is seeking revenge against both NCIS and Mossad.
140 2 Reunion (episode) September 29, 2009. Three men are found dead and Gibbs, Tony and McGee investigate, searching for a motive. Meanwhile, Ziva returns and her future at NCIS now lies in the hands of both Gibbs and Vance.
141 3 The Inside Man (episode) October 6, 2009. As NCIS investigate the death of a political blogger, they face heat from a Metro Police Department while Ziva, having resigned from Mossad for good begins the progress to become an NCIS Special Agent.
142 4 Good Cop, Bad Cop (episode) October 13, 2009. Ziva's plans to become an NCIS Special Agent hit a snag when her application is rejected with Vance informing that she's under investigation due to the discovery of a Marine's badly decayed remains. As Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Abby and Ducky race to prove Ziva's innocence, the case is complicated further by the arrival a Mossad officer who also happens to be Ziva's commanding officer.
143 5 Code of Conduct (episode) October 20, 2009. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Marine and soon discover that the death is not a suicide but actually a murder while Ziva adjusts to her new role as an NCIS Special Agent.

Crossover with NCIS

Killshot (NCIS: Los Angeles episode) October 20. 2009. The Office of Special Projects team investigate when a young man is brutally while on his jet-ski and the team are left stunned when NCIS Director Leon Vance reveals that he may know who the killer is. This is the first part of a crossover episode between NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS with "Killshot" being credited as an official NCIS: Los Angeles episode and also airing as part of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1.
144 6 Outlaws and In-Laws (episode) November 3, 2009. NCIS investigate when the bodies of two dead men on board a boat named the "Kelly" wind up in a harbor. The case sends Gibbs and Vance to Mexico with Gibbs fearing the worse for his mentor and his mentor's family.
145 7 Endgame (episode) November 10, 2009. The NCIS team investigate when a doctor is found murdered with Vance soon revealing a personal connection to the killer. This is the second and final part of a crossover episode between NCIS: Los Angeles and NCIS with "Endgame" being credited as an official NCIS episode and also airing as part of NCIS Season 7.
146 8 Power Down (episode) November 17, 2009. The NCIS team face their most challenging case to date when without any power, they must resort to old-school methods to solve the death of a Navy officer.
147 9 Child's Play (episode) November 24, 2009. As they prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, the NCIS team must tackle the case of a Marine who was found dead in a corn field and also protect a young girl from the killer.
148 10 Faith (episode) December 15, 2009. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Marine and discover that the killing may related to the fact that the victim recently converted to Muslim while Gibbs's father returns.
149 11 Ignition (episode) January 5, 2010. As the NCIS team investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a Navy pilot, Gibbs meets a lawyer who has a strong grudge against him. This episode marked the debut appearance of Margaret Allison Hart.
150 12 Flesh and Blood (episode) January 12, 2010. The NCIS team investigate an assassination attempt against a Saudi prince while Tony's father arrives to talk to his son. This episode also marked the debut appearance of Anthony D. DiNozzo, Sr.
151 13 Jet Lag (episode) January 26, 2010. As Tony and Ziva head to Paris to bring a witness back to the United States, they discover that the witness is being targeted by a contract killer while back in the United States, Gibbs and McGee investigate the killing of a Marine who's more than he appears to be. This episode marked the debut appearance of D.C. madam Holly Snow.
152 14 Masquerade (episode) February 2, 2010. NCIS face a battle on their hands as they fight to stop a terrorist group who are planning on releasing dirty bombs on Washington D.C.
153 15 Jack-Knife (episode) February 9, 2010. The NCIS team and FBI agent Tobias Fornell battle to stop and expose an illegal trucking operation while Ziva is later reunited with someone from the team's past.
154 16 Mother's Day (episode) March 2, 2010. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Navy captain while Gibbs is reunited with his former mother in law, forcing Gibbs to confront his painful past head on. This episode also marked the debut appearance of Detective Philip McCadden.
155 17 Double Identity (episode) March 9, 2010. NCIS investigate the shooting of a civilian and the team are left stunned when McGee uncovers evidence that the man was a Marine who went missing in Afghanistan six years ago while Ducky's strange behavior has Abby and Ziva concerned.
156 18 Jurisdiction (episode) March 16, 2010. NCIS and the CGIS Coast Guard Investigative Service Joint must together to solve the case of a dead Navy driver but things are not what they seem. This episode marked the debut appearance of CGIS agent Abigail Borin.
157 19 Guilty Pleasure (episode) April 6, 2010. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Navy Lieutenant and discover that a series of killings may be connected to a call-girl. This episode also marked the final appearances of both Madam Holly Snow and Metro Police Department Detective Philip McCadden.
158 20 Moonlighting (episode) April 27, 2010. The NCIS team investigate the death of a Petty Officer and soon uncover a conspiracy with a federal judge at the heart of it.
159 21 Obsession (episode) May 4, 2010. As the NCIS team investigate the death of a Lieutenant, DiNozzo develops a fascination with the victim's sister who is also a reporter.
160 22 Borderland (episode) May 11, 2010. As the NCIS team investigate the death of a Marine Corporal, they find evidence suggesting that the Corporal may have been a serial killer while Abby and McGee travel to Mexico with Abby soon discovering that the case she's been given concerns a well-known member of the NCIS team.
161 23 Patriot Down (episode) May 18, 2010. The NCIS team investigate the badly charred remains of a body and are left stunned when they discover that the body is that of a NCIS Special Agent while Abby takes matters into her own hands after Gibbs refuses to talk about what happened in Mexico.
162 24 Rule Fifty-One (episode) May 25, 2010. Now a prisoner of the head of the Reynosa Cartel, Gibbs finds that his past has come back to haunt him while Ziva is finally sworn as a citizen of the United States, having successfully passed her citizenship tests.

Production Notes[]

Originally CBS ordered twenty-two episodes for the seventh season of NCIS, however, the network has augmented their order by ordering two additional episodes. The increase was part of an effort to compensate for several other shows which were cancelled due to low ratings.



  • The Region 2 DVD version*

NCIS: The Seventh Season is the hit show's most explosive one yet as all 24 episodes of the blockbuster series return to DVD in this 6-disc set with never-before-seen special features. This season, the tight-knit group of NCIS agents face their most personal cases to date as familiar faces, family members and old adversaries complicate their lives and jobs. Also this season, Special Agent Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) is pursued not by one two but two beautiful women who each have their own secret agenda. Co-starring Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Sean Murray, Pauley Perette, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum, TV's most watched crime show returns with a vengeance. You won't want to miss one second!

Special Features[]

  • The Future Is Now: NCIS Meets the Jet Pack- The NCIS cast and crew discuss the jet pack that was used during the Season 7 episode, "Ignition".
  • Gimme Two Steps: Staging the Bar Fight- A behind-the-scenes at the bar fight that occurred during the Season 7 episode, "Faith".
  • Celebrating Episode 150- A behind-the-scenes feature showing the NCIS cast and crew as well as personnel from CBS celebrating NCIS's 150th episode, the Season 7 episode, "Flesh and Blood".
  • Cast Roundtable- The main NCIS cast along with TV journalist Laura Spencer look back at the episodes of NCIS Season 7.
  • Lucky Number Seven- The NCIS cast and crew reflect on NCIS Season 7.
  • Personnel Effects- Associate Producer, Chad W. Murray gives a tour of how various items seen during NCIS Season 7 such as profiles of military personnel and NCIS agents were created for use in episodes associated with Season 7.
  • NCIS: A Sound Investment- A behind-the-scenes look at how the soundtrack for NCIS Season 7 episodes was put together.
  • Home Sweet Home: Creating the Gibbs House- A behind-the-scenes look at how the house of NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs was created.
  • Cast and Crew Commentaries on Selected Episodes (Region 1 only): Commentary on episode "Faith" with Mark Harmon, Arvin Brown and Gary Glasberg. Commentary on episode "Flesh and Blood" with Michael Weatherly and Robert Wagner.
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