NCIS: Hawai'i

10 Best Episodes of NCIS: Hawai'i - Season 2

Calling all NCIS: Hawai'i fans! If you're looking to dive into the best episodes of this thrilling show, you're in for a treat. With Jane Tennant at the helm, played by the talented Vanessa Lachey, viewers are taken on a rollercoaster ride through high-stakes crimes intertwined with the beauty and mysteries of the Hawaiian islands.

As the first female Special Agent in Charge at NCIS Pearl Harbor, Jane Tennant leads a team of specialists who not only excel in their investigations but also navigate the complexities of their personal lives. From national security threats to intriguing island mysteries, each episode keeps you on the edge of your seat.

With three seasons under its belt, NCIS: Hawai'i continues to captivate audiences with its blend of action-packed drama and heartfelt moments. So, grab your popcorn, settle in, and get ready to immerse yourself in the gripping world of NCIS: Hawai'i, available for streaming on CBS.

Written by Sophie and last updated on apr 16, 2024.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

PPS: I will admit that parts of this page was written with the help of AI - it makes my work so much easier to not start from a blank page!

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E7

#15 - Vanishing Act (Season 2 - Episode 7)

When the mother of a young boy goes missing, the NCIS team sets out to find her and learns they aren’t the only ones searching for her.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 422 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E5

#14 - Sudden Death (Season 2 - Episode 5)


The NCIS team investigates the death of a Navy sailor and goes head-to-head with a ruthless local criminal organization. Also, Lucy looks for a new apartment.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 417 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E13

#13 - Misplaced Targets (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Following a close call at a meth lab explosion, the NCIS team learns Kai is being targeted by his old friend-turned-criminal and must take him down; Lucy gets her first big case aboard her aircraft carrier.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 362 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E6

#12 - Changing Tides (Season 2 - Episode 6)


In this gripping episode of NCIS: Hawai'i titled "Changing Tides," the team is faced with a challenging case involving the mysterious death of a Marine corporal due to fentanyl exposure. As the clock ticks, the pressure is on for the NCIS squad to track down the source of the deadly drugs before more lives are put at risk. The intensity of the investigation keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as each clue brings them closer to uncovering the truth behind this tragic incident.

Amidst the high-stakes investigation, personal matters come to the forefront for some of our beloved characters. Alex finds himself at a crossroads as he discusses the possibility of taking a gap year with his parents, adding a touch of relatable real-life dilemmas to the episode's narrative. Meanwhile, Ernie shares some personal news with Lucy, hinting at emotional moments that will resonate with fans on a deeper level. As the plot thickens, the intertwining of professional challenges and personal relationships adds layers of complexity to the storyline, making "Changing Tides" a well-rounded and engaging episode.

As the team delves deeper into the case, viewers are kept guessing at every turn, with unexpected twists and turns keeping them hooked until the very end. And let's not forget Jesse's risky move that sparks debate among fans – was it a careless mistake not to grab a second mask before diving into the heart of the action? With its blend of suspenseful investigative work, heartfelt conversations, and character-driven moments, "Changing Tides" delivers a compelling mix of drama and intrigue that is sure to leave fans eagerly anticipating the next installment of NCIS: Hawai'i.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 412 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E20

#11 - Nightwatch Two (Season 2 - Episode 20)

In the gripping episode "Nightwatch Two" of NCIS: Hawai'i, Lucy, a dedicated member of the team, finds herself at the center of a chilling mystery. A late-night call takes a sinister turn as a mysterious man confesses to a heinous crime, setting off a race against time for the NCIS squad.

As the team delves deeper into the caller's confession, they uncover a web of secrets and deception that lead them on a thrilling chase to track down the elusive culprit. With each twist and turn, tensions rise and the stakes become higher, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the episode.

"Nightwatch Two" is a riveting installment that showcases the team's unwavering determination and expertise as they navigate through the shadows of the night to bring justice to the forefront. Will Lucy and the NCIS agents be able to apprehend the dangerous suspect before it's too late? Tune in to this heart-pounding episode of NCIS: Hawai'i to find out.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 314 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E12

#10 - Shields Up (Season 2 - Episode 12)


In the episode "Shields Up" of NCIS: Hawai'i, the team faces a challenging case when a highly respected special forces Marine captain is found murdered. As they dive into the investigation, they uncover surprising twists and turns that lead them to a suspect in a truly unexpected place. The team's skills and determination are put to the test as they race against time to solve this perplexing crime.

With the high-stakes nature of this case, tensions run high among the NCIS team members as they work tirelessly to uncover the truth behind the Marine captain's death. As the investigation unfolds, viewers are taken on a thrilling ride filled with suspense and intrigue. "Shields Up" promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats as they try to piece together the clues alongside their favorite NCIS agents.

As the episode progresses, secrets are revealed, alliances are tested, and the true motives behind the murder come to light. The NCIS team must rely on their expertise and intuition to navigate through a web of deception and betrayal. "Shields Up" is a gripping installment that showcases the team's unwavering dedication to seeking justice for the fallen Marine captain, making it a must-watch for NCIS: Hawai'i fans craving a mix of mystery and drama.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 361 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E22

#9 - Dies Irae (2) (Season 2 - Episode 22)

In the intense two-part season finale of NCIS: Hawai'i, titled "Dies Irae (2)," Tennant's past comes back to haunt her as a mysterious figure from her CIA days resurfaces, sending shockwaves through the NCIS team. As Tennant grapples with a killer who threatens everything she holds dear, the team must navigate treacherous waters to bring justice and protect their own.

Amidst the high-stakes drama, unexpected alliances are formed as the NCIS team turns to an unlikely source for assistance in their race against time to apprehend the elusive killer. With tensions running high and trust put to the ultimate test, viewers are in for a rollercoaster ride of suspense and revelation as secrets unravel and loyalties are questioned.

Fans of NCIS: Los Angeles are in for a treat with a special cameo appearance by LL Cool J as Sam Hanna, bridging the gap between the two beloved series. As the gripping narrative unfolds, viewers can expect twists, turns, and a thrilling conclusion that will leave them on the edge of their seats, proving that in the world of NCIS: Hawai'i, no one is safe from the shadows of the past.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 324 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E14

#8 - Silent Invasion (Season 2 - Episode 14)


In this gripping episode of "NCIS: Hawai'i" titled "Silent Invasion," the team is faced with a perplexing case that hits close to home. The murder of a captain and his wife sends shockwaves through the island, especially when similarities to a past case emerge. As tension rises, the NCIS team enlists the help of a former member to unravel the mystery behind this potential copycat killer.

With the stakes higher than ever, viewers are taken on a thrilling ride as the team delves deep into the past to understand the present. Secrets are unearthed, unexpected connections are revealed, and suspicions run rampant as they race against time to prevent further tragedy on the paradise island of Hawai'i. As the team navigates through twists and turns, the episode keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, eagerly anticipating each new revelation.

As the investigation intensifies, alliances are tested, and loyalties are questioned, making "Silent Invasion" a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and mystery thrillers. With its intricate plot, compelling characters, and stunning backdrop of Hawai'i, this episode delivers a perfect blend of suspense, drama, and heart that will leave viewers craving for more. Don't miss out on this captivating installment of "NCIS: Hawai'i" that will keep you guessing until the very end.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 366 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E18

#7 - Bread Crumbs (Season 2 - Episode 18)

In this gripping episode of NCIS: Hawai'i titled "Bread Crumbs", Special Agent Jane Tennant finds herself in a heart-pounding situation when an interrogation takes a dangerous turn. As she questions a suspect during a helicopter transfer, the unexpected happens - the helicopter crashes, leaving Tennant and the other passengers in a perilous situation.

As the helicopter goes down, Tennant's training and quick thinking come into play as she navigates the chaotic aftermath of the crash. With lives on the line, Tennant must rely on her NCIS training and instincts to ensure the safety of everyone involved. The intensity ramps up as she faces the challenge head-on, showcasing her resilience and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.

Viewers are taken on a rollercoaster ride of suspense and action as Tennant races against time to not only survive the crash herself but also to assist the other passengers in making it out alive. "Bread Crumbs" is a thrilling episode that highlights Tennant's courage and expertise under pressure, making it a must-watch for fans of NCIS: Hawai'i craving an adrenaline-pumping adventure.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 332 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E9

#6 - Desperate Measures (Season 2 - Episode 9)


In this intense episode of NCIS: Hawai'i titled "Desperate Measures," the stakes are higher than ever as Commander Chase is unexpectedly kidnapped from her own home. The twist? The culprit is an Army Ranger who is not only on the run but also facing serious murder charges. The NCIS team is faced with a race against time to locate both Commander Chase and the accused Ranger before it's too late.

As tensions rise and the clock ticks away, viewers are taken on a thrilling ride as the NCIS team dives headfirst into a high-stakes rescue mission. With each passing moment, the team must navigate through a web of secrets, lies, and unexpected twists to uncover the truth behind the abduction and the murder allegations. Will they be able to find Commander Chase unharmed and bring the suspect to justice, or will their efforts be thwarted by unseen forces?

Filled with heart-pounding suspense and gripping moments, "Desperate Measures" is an episode that will keep viewers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. With the NCIS team's resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to protecting their own, this episode showcases the true meaning of teamwork and dedication in the face of adversity. Don't miss this electrifying installment of NCIS: Hawai'i that will leave you craving for more thrilling mysteries and unexpected turns.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 386 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E8

#5 - Curtain Call (Season 2 - Episode 8)

In the thrilling episode "Curtain Call" of NCIS: Hawai'i, the team faces a perplexing case involving the murder of a naval officer with a surprising side gig in community theater. As the investigation unfolds, viewers are taken on a suspenseful journey filled with unexpected twists and turns. The team must rely on their expertise and quick thinking to navigate through the clues leading to a ruthless international killer.

Adding to the intrigue, Kai takes matters into her own hands by enlisting the help of Whistler to delve into the shady past of an old friend who has taken a criminal turn. This personal investigation not only showcases Kai's determination and resourcefulness but also uncovers hidden layers of complexity within the team's dynamics. As the episode progresses, the lines between personal and professional blur, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats.

With a blend of gripping storytelling, compelling character development, and high-stakes action, "Curtain Call" promises to deliver an unforgettable viewing experience for fans of NCIS: Hawai'i. As the team races against time to solve the case and bring justice to the fallen officer, the episode offers a perfect mix of mystery, drama, and camaraderie that has made the series a favorite among viewers. Don't miss out on this riveting installment that will leave you craving for more.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 405 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E17

#4 - Money Honey (Season 2 - Episode 17)


In the episode "Money Honey" of NCIS: Hawai'i, Captain Milius makes a dramatic return to the team in Hawai'i. The NCIS crew is on high alert as they race against time to apprehend a high-value U.S. Government target, whose elusiveness keeps them on their toes. However, their mission takes an unexpected turn when they enlist the help of an informant who brings a whole new level of intrigue to the case. This informant proves to be unlike any they've encountered before, adding a thrilling twist to the investigation.

As the team navigates the complexities of their latest case, Tennant and Daniel find themselves facing a different kind of challenge. They must come to terms with Alex's acceptance into the prestigious Naval Academy, a significant milestone that brings both pride and uncertainty. The emotional dynamics between the characters deepen as they grapple with personal and professional dilemmas, showcasing the depth of their relationships beyond the confines of their investigative work.

While some viewers found the main plot lacking and criticized certain guest actors' performances, the return of Joe to the screen was a welcome sight for many fans. With the hope for more appearances from Joe in future episodes, "Money Honey" offers a mix of suspense, personal growth, and unexpected alliances that keep audiences engaged and eager for what's to come in the world of NCIS: Hawai'i.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 339 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E4

#3 - Primal Fear (Season 2 - Episode 4)

In "NCIS: Hawai'i" episode titled "Primal Fear," a mysterious case unfolds as a Navy sailor is discovered dead in a sacred kapu site, sparking intrigue and tension within the team. With the arrival of CGIS Special Agent Pike, the hunt for a potential serial killer on the island intensifies, leading to unexpected twists and revelations.

Amidst the investigation, the episode also delves into personal dynamics as Tennant finds herself meeting Alex's new girlfriend, adding a touch of personal drama to the intense professional challenges the NCIS team faces. The parallel narratives of solving a complex crime and navigating interpersonal relationships create a compelling and dynamic storyline that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats.

"Primal Fear" strikes a balance between unraveling a gripping mystery and exploring the complexities of the characters' lives, offering a blend of suspense, intrigue, and emotional depth. As the team races against time to uncover the truth behind the sailor's death and confront the looming threat of a potential serial killer, personal connections and tensions add layers of complexity to an already riveting narrative.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 442 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E21

#2 - Past Due (1) (Season 2 - Episode 21)


In "NCIS: Hawai'i" episode "Past Due (1)," the stakes are raised as Tennant's mysterious past comes back to haunt her with the discovery of a deceased former MI6 agent. Secrets unravel, pushing Tennant to extreme measures in pursuit of the truth. The plot thickens as hidden truths are brought to light, leaving viewers on the edge of their seats.

Despite the intense storyline, some viewers expressed disappointment with the episode's complexity and unrealistic elements. Questions arose about seemingly implausible scenarios, like a character surviving a car bomb unscathed and the timing of a rescue mission from Hawai'i to Venezuela. The unexpected loss of a beloved character added to the mixed reactions among fans, who were divided over the introduction of new characters from different NCIS offices.

While some viewers found certain aspects of the episode frustrating, others lamented the portrayal of international locations, pointing out inaccuracies in depicting Venezuela. Amidst the critiques, the emotional impact of the storyline and the actions taken by Tennant to confront her past added layers of depth to the narrative. Despite its flaws, "Past Due (1)" offered a glimpse into Tennant's complex history and the challenges she faces in balancing her personal and professional life.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 324 votes.

NCIS: Hawai'i - S2E10

#1 - Deep Fake (II) (Season 2 - Episode 10)

In the intense NCIS: Hawai'i episode titled "Deep Fake (II)," Tennant, Jimmy Palmer, and Sam Hanna are unexpectedly taken captive alongside a woman claiming to be a CIA agent who is intent on extracting crucial information from the team. The high-stakes situation unfolds as the team must navigate through the uncertainty of their captor's true intentions and the potentially dangerous demands she makes.

Meanwhile, Jesse, Ernie, Whistler, and Alden Parker uncover startling information regarding an asset that has recently arrived in Hawai'i. This mysterious individual could potentially have ties to numerous overseas assassinations, adding a layer of complexity and intrigue to the already gripping narrative of the episode. As the pieces of the puzzle start to come together, the team faces a race against time to unravel the truth behind this enigmatic figure.

For fans of NCIS: Hawai'i and followers of the captivating crossover storyline, this episode serves as a pivotal moment in the interconnected narrative. With ties to both NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, the episode "Deep Fake (II)" promises to deliver a thrilling viewing experience that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. Amidst the tension and suspense, the episode showcases the exceptional teamwork and resilience of the characters as they confront challenges that test their limits and push them to their fullest potential.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 404 votes.

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