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Season 9 2011 - 2012

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  • 2011-09-21T00:00:00Z on CBS
  • 45 mins
  • 16 hours, 55 mins (24 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Action, Adventure, Crime
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The ninth season of the police procedural drama NCIS premiered on September 20, 2011, in the same time slot as the previous season. Season nine introduced several new recurring guest stars, most notably Dr. Samantha Ryan, a love interest for Gibbs.

By the end of the season, NCIS and the Navy had found themselves under threat from a new and dangerous enemy: insurance CEO-turned terrorist, Harper Dearing, who lost his son in a fire aboard a Navy ship and is out for revenge against the Navy for not solving the problem that led to the fire and then not updating ships with the same problem. He also has a grudge against NCIS, as his son wouldn't have been on the ship if they had not transferred him.

Managing to get a hold of powerful explosives, Dearing started firebombing Navy ships. However, towards the end of the season, Dearing stepped up his game: he had Director Vance abducted. Whilst NCIS found him quickly, it transpired that Dearing was only after Vance for his car, managing to rig up explosives in the car seat so that Vance would unknowingly deliver a car bomb to the Navy Yard. By the time Gibbs realized, it was nearly too late; the bomb detonated, resulting in major damage to the NCIS building, as well as many deaths and injuries and leaving the fates of Gibbs, Tony, McGee, Abby, Ziva and Vance unknown. Upon learning of the destruction, Ducky suffered a heart attack on the beaches of Miami. The finale aired on May 15, 2012.


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24 episodes

9x01 Nature of the Beast

  • Season Premiere

    2011-09-21T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Gibbs and the NCIS team have to find answers regarding Tony's months-long assignment when an NCIS agent is found dead.

9x02 Restless

  • 2011-09-28T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The NCIS team uncovers a startling surprise after a young Marine shows up to his homecoming party with a fatal stab wound.

9x03 The Penelope Papers

  • 2011-10-05T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The line between McGee's personal and professional life is blurred when NCIS uncovers a connection between his grandmother and the murder of a Navy Lieutenant.

9x04 Enemy on the Hill

  • 2011-10-12T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

The NCIS team searches for the person and motive behind a contract killer targeting a Navy Lieutenant Commander.

Meanwhile, Abby uncovers new information about her family after undergoing tests for a kidney donation.

9x05 Safe Harbor

  • 2011-10-19T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a coast guard officer is gunned down on a cargo vessel, the NCIS team searches for the killer, but finds a Lebanese family seeking refuge on American soil.

Meanwhile, Tony and McGee try and find the perfect woman for Gibbs.

9x06 Thirst

  • 2011-10-26T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

An NCIS case changes from accidental death to murder when evidence reveals that a Navy lieutenant died of forced over-hydration. Meanwhile, Gibbs meets Ducky's new love interest.

9x07 Devil's Triangle

  • 2011-11-02T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

The NCIS team searches for answers when the current husband of both Gibbs's and Fornell's ex-wife is suspiciously kidnapped.

9x08 Engaged (1)

  • 2011-11-09T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The NCIS team uncovers a discrepancy with DNA remains when investigating the crash of a military plane that had been transporting caskets.

9x09 Engaged (2)

  • 2011-11-16T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

As the NCIS team continues its search for a missing Marine, Gibbs and Ziva travel to her last known whereabouts in Afghanistan. Tony reveals his deepest fears and Gibbs is forced to relive events from his past.

9x10 Sins of The Father

  • 2011-11-23T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

After Anthony DiNozzo, Sr. is found in a car with a dead body in the trunk and no memory of the previous night, the NCIS team must figure out if he is capable of murder. Meanwhile, Tony is sidelined for this case and must go against orders to try and prove his father’s innocence.

9x11 Newborn King

  • 2011-12-14T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a Navy captain is killed in a hotel room, NCIS must track down and protect his very pregnant companion from unknown assailants. Meanwhile, Jimmy has problems of his own when he brings his future father-in-law to work.

9x12 Housekeeping

  • 2012-01-04T01:00:00Z — 42 mins

The investigation into the murder of a Navy Commander leads the NCIS team to E.J. Barrett’s whereabouts.

9x13 A Desperate Man

  • 2012-01-11T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

When a Navy lieutenant commander is found dead in a building under construction, NCIS must search for a killer while dealing with interruptions from her distraught detective husband. Meanwhile, Ray’s return has Ziva thinking about her future.

9x14 Life Before His Eyes

  • 2012-02-08T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

During a routine stop for his morning coffee, Gibbs finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun, forcing him to question choices he has made in the past and present

9x15 Secrets

  • 2012-02-15T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

When a Navy captain is found dead with an unusual costume hidden under his uniform, NCIS uncovers a secret society of real-life super heroes and must track down the villain.

9x16 Psych Out

  • 2012-02-22T01:00:00Z — 43 mins

Gibbs clashes with Dr. Samantha Ryan (guest star Jamie Lee Curtis) over the truth behind a navy reservist's possible suicide

9x17 Need to Know

  • 2012-02-29T01:00:00Z — 41 mins

Top-secret clearance from a Naval research laboratory is jeopardized when the murder of a Chief Petty Officer is connected to an international arms dealer. Meanwhile, Probationary Agent Ned Dorneget tries to butter up Gibbs in hopes of joining the team.

9x18 The Tell

  • 2012-03-21T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

The Secretary of the Navy partners Gibbs with Dr. Samantha Ryan after top secret information is leaked by someone on the inside.

9x19 The Good Son

  • 2012-03-28T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

A case hits close to home when the lead suspect in the murder of a petty officer is Director Vance's brother-in-law.

9x20 The Missionary Position

  • 2012-04-11T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

Following the murder of a Marine, Tony and Ziva join Ziva’s longtime friend and mentor in Columbia in a search for a missing Marine Lieutenant and Navy Chaplain. Meanwhile, Jimmy Palmer decides who will be his best man.

9x21 Rekindled

  • 2012-04-18T00:00:00Z — 42 mins

After a warehouse fire reveals missing Navy documents, posing a potential threat to national security, the NCIS team joins the Baltimore P.D. investigation, reuniting Tony with a boy from his past.

9x22 Playing With Fire

  • 2012-05-02T00:00:00Z — 40 mins

The NCIS investigation of a fire on a Navy vessel reveals evidence that elevates security at all U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Meanwhile, DiNozzo and Ziva travel to Italy when an explosive device is found hidden on a Navy ship.

9x23 Up in Smoke

  • 2012-05-09T00:00:00Z — 41 mins

The NCIS team analyzes what secrets could be in the hands of a terrorist targeting the Navy when a high-tech bug is found inside a probationary agent’s tooth. Meanwhile, the festivities for Jimmy Palmer’s upcoming wedding continue with the bachelor party.

9x24 Till Death Do Us Part

  • 2012-05-16T00:00:00Z — 43 mins

Terrorism shakes the foundations of the Navy and NCIS to such an extent that Gibbs and the team face surprises that will devastate them.

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