16 'NCIS' Episodes to Watch Before Its Likely Netflix Exit (PHOTOS)

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“Yankee White” (Season 1, Episode 1)

Watch how it all began on NCIS, back when it was only Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and Tony (Michael Weatherly) on the team, Ducky (David McCallum) was still the ME, and Kate (Sasha Alexander) was just being introduced to NCIS.


“SWAK” (Season 2, Episode 22)

Remember when Tony had the plague and he and Kate were in quarantine together? Who would’ve guessed that the damage to his lungs would have been a bright spot later in the series?

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“Kill Ari, Parts 1 and 2” (Season 3, Episodes 1 and 2)

The team had to deal with losing one of their own for the first time in these episodes following Kate’s death. Their conversations with her “ghost” are easily highlights of the entire series.

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“Hiatus, Parts 1 and 2” (Season 3, Episodes 23 and 24)

An on-the-job injury resulted in Gibbs suffering memory loss — and the audience finding out what happened to his wife and daughter.

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“Requiem” (Season 5, Episode 7)

Whenever Shannon and/or Kelly come up, we’re usually in for a powerful episode. And in this episode, we saw how far Gibbs was willing to go to help his daughter’s childhood friend.

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“Truth or Consequences” (Season 7, Episode 1)

When one of the team is in trouble, the others come to their rescue, as they did when Ziva (Cote de Pablo) found herself captive in Somalia.

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“A Man Walks Into a Bar…” (Season 8, Episode 14)

The team was put through mandatory psych evaluations, but there was something quite special about their psychiatrist, as the agents soon discover.

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“Swan Song” (Season 8, Episode 23)

The team had to say goodbye to a dear friend, when Mike Franks crossed paths with the Port-to-Port Killer. We’ll always miss the only person who can call Gibbs “Probie.”

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“Life Before His Eyes” (Season 9, Episode 14)

What if Gibbs had made different choices? The milestone 200th episode offers a chance to see what would have happened if he had.

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“Past, Present, and Future” (Season 11, Episode 2)

de Pablo’s last episode (at the time) saw Tony and Ziva finally share some of the moments fans had waited to see for years.

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“Honor Thy Father” (Season 11, Episode 24)

Gibbs had to bury his father after Jackson’s death in one of the quietest finales in the show’s history.

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“Scope” (Season 13, Episode 18)

The series celebrated its 300th episode with one of its best episodes, as Gibbs tried to connect with a wounded sniper. Plus, Taye Diggs delivered quite the powerful performance of “Hallelujah” at the end.

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“Family First” (Season 13, Episode 24)

Since Tony was around since the series’ introduction on JAG, it’s only right to watch his final episode, as he decided to leave NCIS after learning Ziva died (or so they thought?) and they had a daughter.

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“Two Steps Back” (Season 15, Episode 22)

The series said goodbye to Abby after 15 seasons with an episode that saw her take down a personal foe for the second time.

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NCIS' days on Netflix might be numbered.

Though the first 15 seasons are currently available on the streaming service, it is possible that it could make the move over to CBS's own CBS All Access. In the event that it does, you might want to rewatch some of your favorite or the most powerful episodes of the procedural drama.

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After Ziva's return, it would be the perfect time to see her and Tony together again.

Since there are over 300 episodes of the series on Netflix, we've attempted to help you decide which ones to watch. Click through the gallery above to see TV Insider's picks.

NCIS, Season 17 Premiere, Tuesday, September 24, 8/7c, CBS