NCIS Series 07 Overview (2009-2010)


The seventh season of the police procedural drama NCIS was originally broadcast between 22 September 2009 and 25 May 2010, with NCIS: Los Angeles Season 01 premiering afterwards.


At the end of season six, Ziva had left the NCIS team in Israel, returning to work as a Mossad officer. In the closing seconds of that season, Ziva was shown to have been captured and tortured for information about NCIS.

In the first episode of season seven, Ziva is rescued by Gibbs, Tony and McGee and upon her return to Washington, she eventually becomes an NCIS agent after resigning from Mossad for good. Much of the season’s story arc then focuses on the Mexican Drug War and Colonel Merton Bell (Robert Patrick), a suspected murderer who hired the lawyer M. Allison Hart to represent him. Hart quickly becomes a thorn in Gibbs’ side by regularly showing up and protecting possible suspects while they are being investigated, claiming that they were her clients.

The season draws to a close as Gibbs is later kidnapped by someone working for Paloma Reynosa, the daughter of the late Pedro Hernandez, a drug dealer Gibbs himself shot dead twenty years previously as Hernandez had been responsible for killing Gibbs’ first wife Shannon and daughter Kelly. While Gibbs is held prisoner, Paloma informs him that he would work for her or she would have everyone he ever knew and cared about die if he did not go through with her demands.

It also ends in a cliffhanger with Paloma herself travelling to Stillwater and confronting Jackson Gibbs in his shop, leaving his fate unknown.

The series aired alongside season one of NCIS: Los Angeles, and the NCIS episode “Endgame” (S07E07) continued on the events that had taken place in the NCIS: Los Angeles episode “Killshot” (S01E05).


  • Main:
    • Mark Harmon as Leroy Jethro Gibbs, NCIS Senior Special Agent (SSA) assigned to Washington’s Navy Yard.
    • Michael Weatherly as Anthony DiNozzo, NCIS Special Agent, second in command.
    • Cote de Pablo as Ziva David, NCIS junior Special Agent, former Mossad Liaison Officer.
    • Pauley Perrette as Abigail Sciuto, Forensic Specialist attached to NCIS.
    • Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, NCIS Junior Special Agent
    • Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, NCIS Director.
    • David McCallum as Dr. Donald Mallard, Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS.
  • Also Starring:
    • Brian Dietzen as Jimmy Palmer, Assistant Medical Examiner for NCIS.
  • Recurring:
    • Joe Spano as Tobias Fornell, FBI Senior Special Agent.
    • Darby Stanchfield as Shannon Gibbs, Gibbs’ deceased wife.
    • Muse Watson as Mike Franks, retired Senior Special Agent for NCIS (Gibbs’ old boss).
    • Paul Telfer as Corporal Damon Werth.
    • Aviva Baumann as young Shannon Gibbs, Gibbs’ deceased wife.
    • Ralph Waite as Jackson Gibbs (Gibbs’ father).
    • Paula Newsome as Jackie Vance, Leon Vance’s wife.
    • Omid Abtahi as Saleem Ulman, NCIS target.
    • Robert Wagner as Anthony DiNozzo Sr. (Tony’s father).
    • Michelle Pierce as Breena Slater, Palmer’s girlfriend.
    • Jackie Geary as Susan Grady, NCIS Polygraph Specialist.
    • Jack Conley as Danny Sportelli, Metro P.D. Detective.
    • Diane Neal as Abigail Borin, CGIS Special Agent in Charge.
    • TJ Ramini as Malachi Ben-Gidon, Mossad Agent.
    • Marco Sanchez as Alejandro Rivera.
    • Jacqueline Obradors as Palmoa Reynosa.
    • Meredith Eaton as Carol Wilson.
    • Rena Sofer as Attorney Margaret Allison Hart.
    • Todd Lowe as Chad Dunham, NCIS Special Agent.

NCIS Series 07

You can find a full index and overview of the NCIS Franchise here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Creator(s): Donald P. Bellasario and Don McGill.
  • Release Date: 22 September 2009 to 25 May 2010.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.


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