Official photos for NCIS Season 12.

From CBS: NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, leads this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), an ex-homicide detective whose instincts in the field are unparalleled and whose quick wit and humorous take on life make him a team favorite; NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), an MIT graduate whose brilliance with computers far overshadows his insecurities in the field; and the newest member of the team, Probationary Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop (Emily Wickersham), a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism who specializes in international threat assessment and global preparation. Assisting the team is the youthful and energetic forensic specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), a talented scientist whose sharp mind matches her unconventional style and eclectic tastes, medical examiner Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, who knows it all because he’s seen it all – and he’s not afraid to let you know it – and Ducky’s protege, Assistant Medical Examiner Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen). Overseeing the operations is NCIS Director Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll), an intelligent, highly trained agent who can always be counted on to shake up the status quo. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.

#153 The Team Works with Dorneget’s Mother, CIA Officer Joanna Teague

Recap: “Neverland”

Episode: 12.24
Original Air Date: May 12, 2015
Official Synopsis: NCIS feverishly investigates a global terrorist group that is recruiting teens via the Internet following a deadly bombing overseas that results in an emotional and surprising loss for the team, on the 12th season finale of NCIS. Mimi Rogers guest stars as CIA Officer Joanna Teague.

#152 Gibbs and CIA Officer Joanna Teague (Guest Star Mimi Rogers)

#151 Bishop and Tony

#150 Abby Seeks Comfort from a New Friend

#149 McGee

#148 Gibbs

#147 Gibbs

#146 McGee and Dorneget

Recap: “The Lost Boys”

Episode: 12.23
Original Air Date: May 5, 2015
Official Synopsis: The NCIS cyber case turns into a united global effort after evidence confirms “The Calling,” an international terrorist group that recruits children through the internet, has been purchasing S-bombs off the black market.

#145 Gibbs Does a Thorough Search

#144 Tony Enters a Cave

#143 The Team

#142 Has Abby Found Something?

#141 Special Agent Ned Dorneget

#140 McGee Briefs the Team

Recap: “Troll”

Episode: 12.22
Original Air Date: April 28, 2015
Official Synopsis: Special Agent Ned Dorneget from NCIS cyber operations assists the team when a Navy ensign who worked in the Office of Naval Intelligence is murdered. Also, the team discovers that Jake and Gibbs have become good friends.

#139 Why Hasn’t Jake Told Bishop About His Friendship with Gibbs?

#138 Vance and Gibbs Listen to Bishop

#137 No One Seems to Believe This Suspect

#136 This Car is Definitely in a No-Parking Zone

#135 Bishop

#134 Gibbs

#133 Tony and Bishop Question a Witness

Recap: “Lost in Translation”

Episode: 12.21
Original Air Date: April 21, 2015
Official Synopsis: Gibbs and Bishop travel to Afghanistan after the murder of a Marine in D.C. is linked to a terror group holding another Marine hostage overseas. Also, DiNozzo is upset that McGee was chosen to be the new face of NCIS for all recruitment brochures.

#132 The Team Examines the Body

#131 McGee Checks Out Evidence

#130 Gibbs Talks to a Witness

#129 Gibbs

#128 Gibbs and Bishop Arrive in Afghanistan

#127 Gibbs and Bishop

#126 How Will Tony and Zoe Work Together?

Recap: “No Good Deed”

Episode: 12.20
Original Air Date: April 7, 2015
Official Synopsis: DiNozzo is partnered with his girlfriend ATF Special Agent Zoe Keates after evidence reveals that the murder weapon in an NCIS case was originally purchased for the controversial ATF sting operation “Operation Fast and Furious.” Also, Anthony DiNozzo Sr. returns to town for a special dinner to meet his son’s girlfriend.

#125 What Will Zoe Think of Tony’s Dad?

#124 Gibbs

#123 McGee

#122 Gibbs and Abby

#121 Tony

#120 DiNozzo Sr. and Tony

#119 A New Case Leads to a Cold Case

Recap: “Patience”

Episode: 12.19
Original Air Date: March 31, 2015
Official Synopsis: The murder of a petty officer sparks a lead in a 40 year old airport bombing cold case that Gibbs and DiNozzo have been assigned to for the past two years. Also, McGee is jealous that he was not previously briefed on the cold case.

#118 Ducky and Jimmy

#117 Gibbs and McGee

#116 Tony is Ready to Make an Arrest

#115 Abby Presents Her Evidence

#114 Gibbs Questions a Suspect

#113 Tony, Bishop and Gibbs

#112 McGee and Delilah Have to Work Together on a Case

Recap: “Status Update”

Episode: 12.18
Original Air Date: March 24, 2015
Official Synopsis: After the body of a thief is found in a Marine’s house, NCIS discovers the calling card of a terror group Delilah and the Department of Defense have been tracking.

#111 NCIS vs. The Department of Defense

#110 This Looks Tense

#109 McGee Has Words for a Suspect

#108 Ducky Arrives at the Crime Scene

#107 Delilah

#106 Bishop

#105 Tony’s Dad Returns

Recap:”The Artful Dodger”

Episode: 12.17
Original Air Date: March 10, 2015
Official Synopsis: Evidence in an NCIS murder case reveals a rare painting on loan had been swapped for a fake, prompting DiNozzo, Sr. to share his knowledge and contacts of the black market art world with the team.

#104 Bishop Dumpster Dives for Evidence

#103 Tony and McGee Begin the Investigation

#102 Making Introductions

#101 McGee Asks About a Painting

#100 The Team Gather in the Lab

#99 NCIS Season 12 Cast

#98 Bishop and McGee Barely Avoid Danger

“Blast from the Past”

Episode: 12.16

Original Air Date: February 24, 2015

Official Synopsis: A covert identity created for one of Gibbs’ undercover cases 20 years ago resurfaces after a murder victim is found living under the alias.

#97 Tony and McGee

#96 The Team Investigates the Scene

#95 Gibbs Plays an IT Tech

#94 Gibbs Decides to Skip the Case to Help An Old Friend

Recap: “Cabin Fever”

Episode: 12.15

Original Air Date: February 17, 2015

Official Synopsis: The NCIS team suspects Gibbs’ arch-nemesis is behind an explosion at a summit for global terror event, but Gibbs elects to sit out the investigation in order to help a grief-stricken Fornell, whose life is on the verge of imploding following his wife’s murder.

#93 Fornell is Devastated

#92 Has Danger Followed Gibbs to the Cabin?

#91 The Team Works on the Case Without Gibbs

#90 Tony Looks Worried

#89 The Team

#88 Vance

#87 Tony and Bishop Investigate a Murder Involving His Old School

Recap: “Cadence”

Episode: 12.14

Original Air Date: February 10, 2015

Official Synopsis: DiNozzo returns to the military academy he attended as a teenager after a murdered Marine and alumni of the school is found clutching the photo of a current student. Also, Bishop and her husband invite Gibbs and the team out for a special dinner.

#86 Tony and Bishop Question a Cadet

#85 Bishop and Tony Tour the Academy

#84 Looks Like Young Tony is in Trouble

#83 Tanner Stine as Young Tony

#82 What is Young Tony Up To?

#81 Looks Like Abby is Giving Palmer a Pep Talk

Recap: “We Build, We Fight”

Episode: 12.13

Original Air Date: February 3, 2015

Official Synopsis: Gibbs and the team investigate when a Navy lieutenant who is set to be the first openly gay servicemember to receive the Medal of Honor is murdered. Also, as his wife’s due date approaches, Palmer prepares for fatherhood with a NCIS baby shower.

#80 OMG Is that a Teeny, Tiny Lab Coat?? Too Cute!

#79 Rocky Carroll Makes His Directorial Debut

#78 The Team Meets in Abby’s Lab

#77 Hollis Mann is Back

#76 What is Tony up to This Time?

Recap: “The Enemy Within”

Episode: 12.12

Original Air Date: January 13, 2015

Official Synopsis: The NCIS team searches for a home-grown terrorist after a rescue mission in Syria reveals an American was involved in the capture of a social worker. Meanwhile, McGee and Bishop question DiNozzo’s unusual behavior.

#75 Gibbs and Fornell

#74 Are They Watching Tony?

#73 The Ex-Mrs. Gibbs (Both of Them)

Recap: “Check”

Episode: 12.11

Original Air Date: January 6, 2015

Official Synopsis: The NCIS team must investigate a series of crime scenes that appear to be copy cats of previous cases. Also, two of Gibbs’ ex-wives, one of which the team has yet to meet, show up at a crime scene to discuss something important with him.

#72 Talk About Trouble at a Crime Scene

#71 Bishop, Ducky and Jimmy on the Scene

#70 Time to Meet the Missing Ex-Wife

#69 What Will Bishop and Tony Think of the Newest Ex-Mrs. Gibbs?

#68 Can the Cyber-Terrorists Save Christmas?

Recap: “House Rules”

Episode: 12.10

Original Air Date: December 16, 2014

Official Synopsis: The NCIS team consults with three cyber-terrorists they imprisoned after a city-wide Internet shutdown the week before Christmas. Also, McGee reflects on the case and Gibbs’ infamous rules as he pens a heartfelt letter to his father.

#67 Bishop Works with One of the Cyber-Terrorists

#66 The Team Brings the Terrorists to MTAC

#65 The Cyber-Terrorists

#64 Tony

#63 Gibbs and Bishop Talk to Tony

#62 Gibbs and Abby

#61 The Team Finally Meets Jake

Recap: “Grounded”

Episode: 12.9

Original Air Date: November 25, 2014

Official Synopsis: While stuck at the Dulles airport due to inclement weather, DiNozzo, Bishop and her husband Jake work an NCIS case involving an elevated terrorist threat at Northeast airports during the Thanksgiving travel surge.

#60 Bishop Looks Happy to Have Gibbs Meet Jake

#59 What Will Gibbs Think of Jake?

#58 Abby and Jimmy Look Ready to Leave for the Holiday

#57 McGee and Abby

#56 Abby

#55 McGee Observes the Snow

#54 Bishop and Her Husband Wait with Tony

#53 Gibbs Fights to Clear a Woman’s Name

Recap: “Semper Fortis”

Episode: 12.8

Original Air Date: November 18, 2014

Official Synopsis: While the NCIS team investigates the cause of a hit and run accident that resulted in the death of a Petty Officer, Gibbs searches for a way to clear a Navy Hospital Corpsman, who has served two medical tours in Afghanistan, after she’s indicted for illegally providing medical aid to the victims of the crash, even though the surviving victims swear by her life-saving techniques, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 18 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on CBS.

#52 Can Gibbs Help?

#51 Meeting at Gibbs Favorite Coffee Shop

#50 Tony and Abby Check Out Some Evidence

#49 Tony and Bishop Work Into the Night

#48 Ducky and Jimmy Present Evidence to Tony

#47 Does Abby Have Good News?

#46 Peek-A-Boo!

#45 Is Tony Ready for a Cat?

Recap: “The Searchers”

Episode: 12.7

Original Air Date: November 11, 2014

Official Synopsis: After investigating the murder of a retired Master Sergeant, the NCIS team uncovers a fraudulent charity that preys on those searching for missing military personnel. Meanwhile, Bishop agonizes over the results of her probation evaluation, and Tony contemplates adopting a stray cat that followed him home, on NCIS, Tuesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-9:00, ET/PT), on CBS.

#44 Gibbs

#43 Why Is Jimmy Shocked?

#42 Gibbs Checks Out Abby’s Findings

#41 Bishop Works from the Floor

#40 Bishop Dresses Up as Sandy from Grease, but What Is McGee Going to Wear?

Recap: “Parental Guidance Suggested”

Episode: 12.6

Original Air Date: October 28, 2014

Official Synopsis: The NCIS team must determine if the murder of a Navy commander’s wife is linked to her profession as a therapist or an act of terrorism after finding the commander’s name on a Jihadist target list. Meanwhile, the team discusses Halloween costumes and Tony’s recent dating habits.

#39 Abby and Tony

#38 Bishop Isn’t Amused by Tony

#37 Bishop and McGee Visit Abby in the Lab

#36 Bishop Makes a Great Sandy

#35 Tony Is Looking Good

#34 Looks Like McGee Is On a Stakeout

#33 Gibbs

#32 Guest Star Marisol Nichols

#31 Agent Borin is Back

Recap: “The San Dominick”

Episode: 12.5

Original Air Date: October 21, 2014

Official Synopsis: During a joint Coast Guard and NCIS training exercise at sea, Gibbs and CGIS Agent Borin spot a deceased man overboard, who is discovered to be a missing crew member from a ship 60 nautical miles away. Upon boarding the ship for questioning, Gibbs finds himself on a vessel that has been commandeered by pirates. Diane Neal guest stars as CGIS Agent Abigail Borin and Jim Beaver guest stars as Captain Tom O’Rourke.

#30 Gibbs and Borin Bring Back-Up

#29 The Team Examines a Body

#28 McGee and Bishop Arrive at the Crime Scene

Recap: “Choke Hold”

Episode: 12.4

Original Air Date: October 14, 2014

Official Synopsis: The Secretary of the Navy assigns the NCIS team to a joint terrorism task force after a Naval research scientist is murdered and the lead suspect is wanted by the Russian government. In order to get a jump on the case, Gibbs has DiNozzo run interference with the leader of the task force, FBI Agent Leia Pendergast (guest star Stephanie Jacobsen).

#27 Ducky and Gibbs

#26 Gibbs Gathers Information

#25 What Has Tony Found

#24 Gibbs

#23 Tony

#22 A Very Dashing Tony

#21 A Flashback to Ducky’s Younger Years

Recap: “So It Goes”

Episode: 12.3

Original Air Date: October 7, 2014

Official Synopsis: When an NCIS case reveals a connection to Ducky’s estranged childhood best friend, he and Special Agent Bishop travel to London for interviews with family and co-workers of his friend. While there, Ducky finds himself reminiscing about the choices he made in his past and the subsequent impact they had on his adult life.

#20 Young Ducky Waits at the Station

#19 Young Ducky Meets His Friend

#18 Bishop Helps Ducky Look Into His Past

#17 What Happened Between Ducky and His Friend?

#16 Young Ducky and His Best Friend

#15 Ducky and Bishop Have a Chat

#14 Ducky Has Dinner with a Friend

#13 A New Case

#12 Murder or Something More?

Recap: TEXT”Kill the Messenger”

Episode: 12.2

Original Air Date: September 30, 2014

Official Synopsis: When a Navy Lieutenant is killed on his way to a private meeting with the President, the NCIS team must determine if the murder was part of a recent stream of muggings in the area or a targeted hit to keep intel secret. Tony Gonzalez, former NFL player, guest stars as NCIS Special Agent Tony Francis, who is fishing for information on Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon).

#11 Gibbs Talks to a Witness

#10 Bishop

#9 Gibbs Looks Suspicious of Tony’s Phone

#8 The Team Meets in MTAC

#7 What Does Agent Francis Want With Gibbs?

#6 Vance and Ducky Observe the Team

#5 Behind the Scenes with Tony Gonzalez

#4 Will They Find Gibbs and McGee In Time?

Recap: “Twenty Klicks”

Episode: 12.1

Original Air Date: September 23, 2014

Official Synopsis: Gibbs and McGee travel to Russia to safely escort home an NCIS computer engineer connected to classified intel, but their mission is compromised and they are forced to go off the grid while hunted by a Russian mercenary group. Meanwhile, the team in D.C. frantically uses every asset and inter-agency contact they have in an attempt to locate their missing team members.

#3 Everyone Looks to Tony

#2 What Will Ducky Tell the Team?

#1 Abby is Worried about Gibbs and McGee

Michelle Carlbert

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV