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Season 7 2009 - 2010

  • 2009-09-23T00:00:00Z on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 17 hours, 11 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime

The seventh season of the police procedural drama NCIS premiered on on September 22, 2009 with NCIS: Los Angeles premiering afterwards. At the end of season 6 Ziva had left the NCIS team in Israel, returning to work as a Mossad officer. In the closing seconds of the sixth season, Ziva was shown to have been captured and tortured for information about NCIS.

In the first episode of season 7, Ziva was rescued by Gibbs, Tony and McGee and upon her return to Washington, she eventually became an NCIS agent after resigning from Mossad for good. Much of the season's story arc then focused on the Mexican Drug War and Colonel Merton Bell, a suspected murderer who hired the lawyer M. Allison Hart to represent him. Hart quickly became a thorn in Gibbs' side by regularly showing up and protecting possible suspects while they were being investigated, claiming that they were her clients.

The season drew to a close as Gibbs was later kidnapped by someone working for Paloma Reynosa, the daughter of the late Pedro Hernandez, a drug dealer Gibbs himself shot dead twenty years previously as Hernandez had been responsible for killing Gibbs' first wife Shannon and daughter Kelly. While being held prisoner, Paloma informed Gibbs that he would work for her or she would have everyone he ever knew and cared about die if he didn't go through with her demands.


24 episodes

7x01 Truth or Consequences

  • Season Premiere

    2009-09-23T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

As the hunt for Ziva's replacement begins, Gibbs and his remaining team members must head back to work with the past still weighing heavily on their minds.

7x02 Reunion

  • 2009-09-30T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team discovers the bizarre death of a Marine and his two friends may be linked to their past, but its Gibbs who ends up taking a trip down memory lane.

7x03 The Inside Man

  • 2009-10-07T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team must take a second look into the death of a lieutenant after the blogger who accused them of a cover-up ends up dead.

7x04 Good Cop, Bad Cop

  • 2009-10-14T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a Marine's body surfaces halfway around the world, the investigation forces Ziva to dig up a buried chapter of her life.

7x05 Code of Conduct

  • 2009-10-21T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

When a Marine known for his practical jokes is found dead on Halloween Eve, the NCIS team discovers that the victim's "good-natured" pranks may have inspired ghoulish retribution. Meanwhile, Ziva tries to adjust to her new role on the team.

7x06 Outlaws and In-Laws

  • 2009-11-04T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

A murder investigation prompts Gibbs and the team to play family counselor to his former mentor, Mike Franks, in the hopes of preventing a bloody international conflict.

7x07 Endgame

  • 2009-11-11T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

With the team's help, Vance faces his demons while uncovering a complex relationship with a killer that puts his whole family in danger.

7x08 Power Down

  • 2009-11-18T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team literally finds themselves in the dark when the investigation into the death of a lieutenant is connected to a city-wide blackout.

7x09 Child's Play

  • 2009-11-25T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Dead Marine's day job at a government think tank leads Gibbs and the team into the life of a 12-year-old prodigy who may be the killer's next target.

7x10 Faith

  • 2009-12-16T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When the enlisted son of retired Colonel-turned-preacher is found dead, the team believes he may be the victim of a hate crime. Meanwhile, Gibbs' father comes for a holiday visit.

7x11 Ignition

  • 2010-01-06T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a Navy pilot is found dead under strange circumstances in a secluded area, the team finds themselves battling a no-nonsense attorney with a hidden agenda.

7x12 Flesh and Blood

  • 2010-01-13T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Gibbs is worried about Tony's ability to handle his job when Tony's father turns out to be linked to their newest investigation, an assassination attempt on a foreign prince.

7x13 Jet Lag

  • 2010-01-27T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

While on the flight back from Paris, Tony and Ziva realize that their assignment to protect a government witness in an embezzlement case is in great danger when they learn that an assassin is located on the same flight.

7x14 Masquerade

  • 2010-02-03T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team finds themselves in a race against time when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a "dirty bomb" in the D.C. area.

7x15 Jack-Knife

  • 2010-02-10T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a Marine is found dead, Gibbs, Fornell and the team hit the open road to bust an illegal trucking operation.

7x16 Mother's Day

  • 2010-03-03T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Secrets arise when Gibbs former mother-in-law surfaces as a witness in a murder investigation.

7x17 Double Identity

  • 2010-03-10T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Gibbs and the team investigate the shooting of a Marine and uncovers more to his life than anyone would have ever imagined.

7x18 Jurisdiction

  • 2010-03-17T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team discovers striking similarities between themselves and their CGIS (Coast Guard Investigative Services) counterparts when a Navy diver seeking sunken treasure is found dead.

7x19 Guilty Pleasure

  • 2010-04-07T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The death of a Navy officer leads Gibbs and the team into the world of high-priced call girls, relying on D.C. Madam Holly Snow to help them catch a killer.

7x20 Moonlighting

  • 2010-04-28T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

When an NCIS polygraph specialist's night job takes a dangerous turn, Gibbs, Fornell and the team have to uncover the truth.

7x21 Obsession

  • 2010-05-05T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

DiNozzo finds himself increasingly captivated by a woman he's never met while investigating the murder of her brother.

7x22 Borderland

  • 2010-05-12T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The team tries to track down a serial killer, while Abby heads south of the border to give a speech with McGee in tow.

7x23 Patriot Down

  • 2010-05-19T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a colleague's murder sends shockwaves through the team, Gibbs uncovers a surprising link to the crime.

7x24 Rule Fifty-One

  • 2010-05-26T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Gibbs heads to Mexico to face his demons and make a startling decision.