Season 5

The fifth season of the police procedural drama NCIS premiered on September 25, 2007 and marks the end of Donald P. Bellisario's involvement as show runner. It concludes the La Grenouille storyline which ended with a cliffhanger in season four's finale, "Angel of Death". The fifth season also reveals more background information about Gibbs' past before NCIS. The Writers Guild strike limited episode production and the DVD set had five discs instead of six. The season ended with its 19th episode on May 20, 2008; the strike-caused gap is between episodes 11 and 12. The season ended with a two-part season finale called "Judgment Day". The season featured the departure of recurring characters Colonel Hollis Mann and Jeanne Benoit, as well as the death of Jenny Shepard, one of the main characters. From this season on, the opening sequence was shortened to an even 30 second duration instead of the normal 37–44 second duration in the previous seasons.

Season episodes list 5

S05E01

S05E01 : Bury Your Dead 8.07/10 (aired on 09/25/2007)

The NCIS team uncovers a huge secret, as their mission to capture La Grenouille comes to an…
S05E02

S05E02 : Family 7.57/10 (aired on 10/02/2007)

During an autopsy, Ducky makes a startling discovery that turns a murder of a Petty Officer into a…
S05E03

S05E03 : Ex-File 7.79/10 (aired on 10/09/2007)

Lt. Colonel Mann joins Gibbs in an investigation of the murder of a Marine Captain who had access…
S05E04

S05E04 : Identity Crisis 7.87/10 (aired on 10/16/2007)

When Ducky realizes that one of his cadavers used for research is actually a victim of murder, the…
S05E05

S05E05 : Leap of Faith 7.86/10 (aired on 10/23/2007)

The NCIS team is called in to stop a naval officer from committing suicide by jumping off a…
S05E06

S05E06 : Chimera 8.24/10 (aired on 10/30/2007)

While investigating a mysterious death on a top-secret naval research ship at sea, the NCIS team…
S05E07

S05E07 : Requiem 8.74/10 (aired on 11/06/2007)

Gibbs finds himself emotionally challenged when he agrees to investigate a crime connected to a…
S05E08

S05E08 : Designated Target 7.46/10 (aired on 11/13/2007)

A murder investigation of a Navy Admiral takes a shocking turn when a woman, a political refugee,…
S05E09

S05E09 : Lost & Found 8.06/10 (aired on 11/20/2007)

The NCIS team has to babysit a 9-year-old son of a missing man, a survivalist who is somehow…
S05E10

S05E10 : Corporal Punishment 7.85/10 (aired on 11/27/2007)

While trying to track down a delusional and violent Marine who thinks he's still in Iraq, the NCIS…
S05E11

S05E11 : Tribes 7.39/10 (aired on 01/15/2008)

After a young Muslim Marine is murdered near his Mosque, Ducky refuses to perform autopsy due to…
S05E12

S05E12 : Stakeout 7.67/10 (aired on 04/08/2008)

The NCIS team goes on a stakeout in a warehouse to catch a suspected thief of a high-tech naval…
S05E13

S05E13 : Dog Tags 7.7/10 (aired on 04/15/2008)

When a dog owner is found murdered, the NCIS team must determine if his dog committed the murder or…
S05E14

S05E14 : Internal Affairs 8.07/10 (aired on 04/22/2008)

The dead body of La Grenouille finally surfaces and the entire NCIS is put under the investigation…
S05E15

S05E15 : In the Zone 7.49/10 (aired on 04/29/2008)

Two members of the NCIS team are sent to Baghdad to investigate a Mortar attack that turned into a…
S05E16

S05E16 : Recoil 7.76/10 (aired on 05/06/2008)

While on an undercover mission, Ziva's life is put in grave danger when the serial killer she's…
S05E17

S05E17 : About Face 7.79/10 (aired on 05/13/2008)

Palmer is put in grave danger when he becomes the target of an anonymous murderer, whom only he can…
S05E18

S05E18 : Judgement Day (2) 8.48/10 (aired on 05/20/2008)

When one of their own is killed, the team must find the killer before they get to another member of…