NCIS (2021): S19E02 – Nearly Departed


The nineteenth season of the American police procedural television series NCIS premiered on September 20, 2021, on CBS, for the 2021-2022 television season.

The season is the first with Law and Cole following the departures of Maria Bello and Emily Wickersham during the previous season. Harmon departed the series as a regular after the fourth episode, “Great Wide Open” but still appears in the title sequence.


NCIS follows leads to catch Paul LeMere (Jason Wiles), the serial killer operating under the alias Tom Samuels. To protect Gibbs, Vance gives a press conference implying Gibbs died in the boat explosion. McGee, Torres, and Knight apprehend a man believed to be tied to the killer, but soon realise he is undercover FBI agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole) who was also investigating LeMere. Meanwhile, Torres is eager to give Bishop’s desk to Knight, to her aggravation, culminating in an argument about personal space and Torres’ lasting grief over Bishop’s departure. The team locates LeMere, and after preventing Gibbs from shooting him, they find out he is not a serial killer but a contract killer. When Knight mentions the name of the account paying him in interrogation, LeMere shoves the desk at her, breaking the glass and allowing him to escape and hold Kasie hostage in the squad room. However, Gibbs shoots LeMere in the back from the elevator, ending the episode on a cliffhanger.

NCIS Series 19

You can find a full index and overview of NCIS Series 19 here.

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

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 27 September 2021.
  • Running Time: 39-44 minutes.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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