Season 8, Episode 1: Spider and the FlyOriginal Air Date—21 September 2010
For months after Mexican drug cartel baroness Paloma Reynosa's failed attempt to kill Gibbs's dad, Jackson lingers under tight NCIS protection while McGee looks for her and retired agent Mike Franks in Canada, Ziva in Miami's Cuban community. In the West Virginian Blue Mountains, the home finds captain John McMahon and his passenger, Reynosa gang member Estaban Lopez, shot after their helicopter made an emergency landing. They were consolidating a new drug distribution line along the Atlantic. Alejandro turns up, officially for a Mexican cooperation offer, in fact planting a bug. After Mike turns up, the reunited team members all get death threats from Paloma. Gibbs sets a cruel trap.
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Season 8, Episode 2: Worst NightmareOriginal Air Date—28 September 2010
A custom-made anesthetic gas released in a Quantico marine base high school and former arsenal's ventilation system made substitute English teacher Walter Carmichael's class faint, allowing the abduction of Navy brat pupil Rebecca Mason (13). During parents Navy officers Nick Jr. and Lisa's Persian Gulf tour, she stayed with doting and adored grandpa Nicolas Mason. He tricks the team so he can handle the ransom claimers himself, bloodily, apparently twice, but fails to get Becca. One of NCIS's internship kids helps Abby trace the gas to a pharmacy, which proves a cover for Nicholas's top-secret past.
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Season 8, Episode 3: Short FuseOriginal Air Date—5 October 2010
Never-married Marine Sergeant Heather Dempsey, a bomb squad Afghanistan veteran, reports having shot an unidentified intruder at her base home. Elaborate forensics determine it's Glover Reese, a hired gun who removed his own fingerprints. He had a classified GI cellphone, which Fornell reveals traces to to FBI deputy director Gary Tolin, who seemed to be hiding an adulterous affair with Dempsey. She is nearly killed by a bomb aboard the USS Barry, moored on ceremonial duty. But an older family drama proves key to the case. Public Affairs Office Ron Sands tags along, as Tony is his choice as face of the new NCIS recruiting brochure.
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Season 8, Episode 4: Royals & LoyalsOriginal Air Date—12 October 2010
When the body of an American Petty Officer is connected to a British Navy vessel, murder turns into an international incident.
Season 8, Episode 5: Dead AirOriginal Air Date—19 October 2010
While USNavy public affairs commander Walter Daniels was the guest in politics student Vincent Clark's small local radio station for a foreign policy debate with DJ Adam Gator, they and the engineer were suddenly shot by hunting gun just. He was to start his announced exposure of Military At Home, a group of listeners who want all security resources domestically deployed, a 'terrorist' excess of patriotism. banker bomb
Season 8, Episode 6: CrackedOriginal Air Date—26 October 2010
Delving into the mind of a brilliant Naval Scientist, Abby becomes fixated on solving her murder, while DiNozzo's latest fling leads to an interesting Halloween.
Season 8, Episode 7: Broken ArrowOriginal Air Date—9 November 2010
At Annapolis naval academy, retired Marine Commander Woodrow Iverson's corps is found in a dumpster by his puzzled friend Vice Admiral C. Clifford Chase, deputy director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who claims to ignore why he was asked to meet 'Woody' there. Woody arrived from billionaire Joanthan Royce's Swiss home to a Washington trade conference on the same plane as Tony's slick dad, who is presumably ruined. The team needs Anrthony Senior's help to investigate Royce's possible involvement with a 'broken arrow', a missing hydrogen bomb.
Season 8, Episode 8: Enemies ForeignOriginal Air Date—16 November 2010
Gibbs team ensures security for the Mossad delegation, including the director, Ziva's father Eli, in person, to a conference Vance hosts, including all people known to be involved in the disastrous Amsterdam 'Trident' operation. They soon link apparently unrelated cases in Washington and the Caribean to a Palestinian splinter group planning a heavily-armed attack on the NCIS conference premises. Despite dealing with the Palestinians, security is grossly breached.
Season 8, Episode 9: Enemies DomesticOriginal Air Date—23 November 2010
The team scrambles for answers after a shocking ambush reveals a new twist to their current investigation.
Season 8, Episode 10: False WitnessOriginal Air Date—14 December 2010
The NCIS team investigates the disappearance of a Navy petty officer who is the sole witness in an upcoming murder trial.
Season 8, Episode 11: Ships in the NightOriginal Air Date—11 January 2011
Coast Guard Investigator (CGIS) Abigail Borin Marine called old acquaintance Gibbs having been the last to see alive highly decorated first lieutenant Jeremy Nolan. He was expertly shot twice, from a smaller boat, during a family dinner celebrating his safe return from Afghanistan, aboard the Potomac boat where Borin had a lousy date with Steve Mehlman, with socialite sister Kimberly 'Kim' Nolan, sole heir to the late self-made millionaire Jack, who disinherited Jeremy for refusing to succeed him in Nolan Radar Systems, now run by CFO Tom Adam, and their uncle, corporate lawyer Wayne Grossman. Waiter ex-marine Doug Fisher. Jeremy's Princeton non-friend Devin Lodge, a socialite millionaire who bothered Kim, had a brawl with him three days earlier. A second body is fished out of the Potomac, violent ex-con Kyle Dansby (34), dumped and carrying the bullet type used to kill Jeremy, shot himself with another caliber.
Season 8, Episode 12: RecruitedOriginal Air Date—18 January 2011
Navy Petty Officer First Class Simon Craig (27) is pushed down a staircase and finished off by crushing his skull with a workman's boot in the Maryland high-school where he counseled five potential recruits. Simon started a gay affair a month earlier with English teacher Glenn Block, whose viciously jealous wife Penny recently found out. 'Recruit' Paul Simmons never mentioned their contacts to his dad, unemployed drunk Lance, who can't believe Paul would even consider military discipline, but ignores a crucial secret. meanwhile Ducky's predecessor, Doctor Walter Magnus, visits barely announced, suffering from Alzheimer.
Season 8, Episode 13: FreedomOriginal Air Date—1 February 2011
Active reserve US Marine sergeant Travis Wooten (35)'s corps is found in his backyard by dog-walkers Kyle Severin and Lauren Donnelly. Blood traces suggest his wife, gunnery sergeant Georgia, a tough close combat instructor, and their son Jacob (6) seem kidnapped. In fact she's found AWOL in Maryland but shows no mourning. Indeed, she knew Travis cheated on her with Jancey Gilroy, who ignored about his marriage, in fellow veteran Len Feeney's pool club. Both spouses have excessive wounds and bruises. While more saucy background is unearthed, taunter Tony solves McGee's desperate $10,000 identity theft problem.
Season 8, Episode 14: A Man Walks Into a Bar...Original Air Date—8 February 2011
Submarine USS Colonial's North Korea observation mission is frozen when its XO, commander Vincent Reynolds, not far from retirement, is found in his state room, fatally shot with a Russian gun. While Dr. Rachel Cranston follows each in turn, digging in their fears and frustrations as hated, long overdue 'routine' psychological evaluation, the team passes from three foreign journalists on board to Vincent's own hidden problems, such as as affair with Navy Admiral Wayne Hargrove's wife Nancy.
Season 8, Episode 15: DefianceOriginal Air Date—15 February 2011
Belgravian defense minister Andor Gorgova survives a bomb attack in his Balkans capital, thanks to his US Marines bodyguard, who is killed. The State Department therefore hosts the signing of a controversial treaty and offers protection to his party, assigning to NCIS his headstrong daughter Adriana, who keeps her identity secret except for study friend Judd Stern and diplomacy professor Carl Fleming. She seems to flirt with McGee after he saves her PC, but is kidnapped on his watch, and was in on the stunt to help prevent the treaty being signed. But the demands are changed, for a macabre reason. Gibbs conducts his own informal investigation besides the FBI, which his sole jurisdiction.
Season 8, Episode 16: Kill ScreenOriginal Air Date—22 February 2011
USMC corporal Zach Anderson's severed finger - and toe tips are found in a different place than his corpse, which was stretched to death on a rack. His stolen credit-card traces to his ex Maxine 'MaxDestruction', who dumped him for infidelity, claims she just 'paid off' his debt to her and gets on great with Mcgee as a fellow gamer, unlike Zach. She's shot at in his presence with the gun of martial arts instructor Lisa Bock, one of many victims of his elaborate fake rich guy act, but she has a double alibi. NCIS has computer problems and gets a visit for security firm consultant Blake Martin. Max's and Zach's computer were infiltrated by specific spy-ware, which also planted encrypted data. Reed Snyder, the crucial game's programmer, is missing and had dealings with dodgy Moroccan arms dealer Agah Bayar. Snyder is found tortured to death similarly, but a day before Armstrong and for a surprisingly military reason.
Season 8, Episode 17: One Last ScoreOriginal Air Date—1 March 2011
Recently let-off temporary NCIS research assistant Oliver Froman is found on a parking, expertly cut open with several upward knife thrusts. He was working on the case of Leona Phelps, a fraudster who stole fortunes she was supposed to invest for many people and is offered a probation deal. More crimes follow, involving her victims and/or accomplices. Tony has mixed feelings towards the new agent in charge of a team reposted in DC from Spain, which he would have been hadn't he refused to transfer.
Season 8, Episode 18: Out of the Frying PanOriginal Air Date—22 March 2011
A teenage boy is accused of murdering his father, a retired marine, and Gibbs questions Vance's decision that Gibbs should cross-examine the young man.
Season 8, Episode 19: Tell-AllOriginal Air Date—29 March 2011
NCIS connects a message in blood left by a murdered Navy commander to a manuscript that may contain classified military information.
Season 8, Episode 20: Two-FacedOriginal Air Date—5 April 2011
To Gibbs' displeasure, Special Agent E.J. Barrett returns to lead the investigation of a seaman's death that may be connected to a series of port-related murders. Meanwhile, Ziva finally introduces her boyfriend, Ray, to the team.
Season 8, Episode 21: Dead ReflectionOriginal Air Date—12 April 2011
A Navy lieutenant's murder is caught on tape by a Pentagon security camera.
Season 8, Episode 22: BaltimoreOriginal Air Date—3 May 2011
After Tony's ex-partner, Danny Price, appears to be the Port-to-Port Killer's latest victim, he revisits his days as a detective in Baltimore, including his first encounter with Gibbs.
Season 8, Episode 23: Swan SongOriginal Air Date—10 May 2011
After new evidence reveals that the Port-to-Port killer has infiltrated the agency, the NCIS teams chase every lead in a race to track him down.
Season 8, Episode 24: PyramidOriginal Air Date—17 May 2011
The lives of NCIS members are in jeopardy when they come face-to-face with the infamous Port-to-Port killer.