NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more
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What will happen in the next episode of NCIS Season 20 when it premieres on CBS? Continue reading to find out.

The popular NCIS has returned for its much-awaited 20th season, with new episodes premiering weekly on the CBS network. As we’re halfway through October, the NCIS franchise appears to be becoming more fascinating with each episode. We know for a fact that most of the fans of this exciting American police procedural have been following the series for quite some time, and you may be wondering when the next episode will be broadcasted.

Then you’ve come to the right spot, as we’ve compiled all the necessary information to get a head start on the forthcoming episode. So, if you’re looking for information about the likely release date and plot, look no further! As we’ve assembled all of the relevant facts about NCIS Season 20 Episode 5 to alleviate any of your concerns. Here is everything we know so far about the brand-new episode.

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5 Release Date and Time Slot

NCIS Season 20 will return with a brand new episode on CBS simply titled “Guardian,” which is set to premiere on Monday nights, October 17, 2022, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT). The episode is directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by Marco Schnabel. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a new still from the episode, quoting, “It’s time to step up. Monday’s all-NEW #NCIS will have you at the edge of your seat…we guarantee it. See you at 9/8c on @CBS.” Take a look at the post below: 

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5 Plot

The official synopsis of the episode states, “Agent Parker steps up to protect director Vance after a terrifying home invasion; the team detects advancements in Jessica and Jimmy’s blossoming romance.” The episode will continue after the events of the fourth episode,Leave No Trace,” released on October 10, 2022. The official synopsis of the fourth episode states, “Agent Knight’s past resurfaces when her ex-boyfriend, a National Parks Service agent, teams up with NCIS to investigate a campsite murder.” 

Additionally, the viewers got to see that when a deceased Petty Officer is discovered in the woods, NCIS teams up with the National Parks Investigative Service. Gage Winchester, the agent they work with, is Knight’s ex-boyfriend who wishes to rekindle their relationship. This, however, just brings Knight and Jimmy closer as she decides to go on a spa weekend with him, indicating a more solid definition of their relationship.

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5 Cast and Crew

The main cast members of the series include the actors with their respective character descriptions, as follows:  

  • Sean Murray as Timothy McGee: NCIS Senior Special Agent, second in command of MCRT
  • Wilmer Valderrama as Nick Torres: NCIS Special Agent
  • Katrina Law as Jessica Knight: NCIS Special Agent
  • Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer: Chief Medical Examiner for NCIS
  • Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines: Forensic Specialist for NCIS
  • Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance: NCIS Director
  • David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard: NCIS Historian and former Chief Medical Examiner
  • Gary Cole as Alden Parker: Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) of the Major Case Response Team (MCRT) assigned to Washington’s Navy Yard; former FBI Special Agent turned NCIS agent

The series is executive produced by Steven D. Binder, Chas. Floyd Johnson, Mark Horowitz, Mark Harmon, Scott Williams, David North, and Donald P. Bellisario. NCIS is produced by Belisarius Productions in association with CBS Studios.

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

NCIS Season 20: When will the next episode air on CBS?

The 6th episode, The Good Fighter,” will release on October 24, 2022, at the same schedule at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) time slot. The episode will conite form the fifth episode, which will follow the basic premise of the show that follows Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group in investigating crimes – ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism – that have evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

NCIS Season 20: A quick recap of the season so far

The channel has not yet revealed the season’s particular plotlines, but the available episode descriptions are enough to give you the full image of the season, which will help you understand the issue much better. Here’s what we know about NCIS Season 20 episodes thus far if you haven’t been able to catch up with the episodes.

Episode 1: A Family Matter – September 19, 2022: This episode kicks off a crossover event that will culminate with the Season 2 debut of NCIS: Hawai’i. With Parker and his ex-wife on the run, the NCIS team looks into those who may have a personal grudge against Parker in the hopes of clearing his record. The episode concludes with Torres and Knight traveling to Hawaii with NCIS agent Jane Tennant and computer specialist Ernie Malik to stop the Raven, or Herman Maxwell, who has been liberated by his followers, members of an organization known as the Unkindness.

Episode 2: Daddy Issues – September 26, 2022: McGee is taken aback when it is discovered that a fellow father from his children’s school was involved in a break-in at a secret government vault. The situation makes McGee realize that some other parents at his children’s school regard him as aloof and antisocial.

Episode 3: Unearth – October 3, 2022: A murder investigation introduces NCIS to a longstanding curse that ultimately puts Torres and Dr. Grace Confalone in a tight spot. Moreover, the details about the next two episodes are listed above for you to understand the plotline order of the series. 

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

Where can you stream NCIS Season 20?

NCIS is currently available to watch on Paramount+, FuboTV, and Netflix. The viewers can also stream the series by renting or purchasing it on Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, and Google Play, with a vast number of membership plans available according to the preferences of the users.

Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on CBS’s official website and for free on Pluto based on the viewer’s location. On the other hand, NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 will stay in the time slot on Sunday at 10 p.m., and the series will be followed by the Monday premiere of NCIS: Hawai’i Season 2 at 10 pm ET time slot. 

NCIS Official Synopsis

The official synopsis of the show, as per the CBS website, states, “NCIS revolves around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal investigations involving the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Based at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the NCIS team is led by Supervisory Special Agent Alden Parker, an ex-FBI Special Agent, and a skilled investigator.”

NCIS Season 20 Episode 5: Release date, how to watch, episode details and more

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for NCIS Season 20 Episode 5 to premiere on CBS this coming Monday.