NCIS Season 20 Finale: When is it releasing?

NCIS Season 20 Finale: When is it releasing?
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The ultimate showdown for the NCIS Season 20 finale is officially on the way! Here is everything we know so far.

Mark your calendars! The twentieth season of the American police procedural television series NCIS, which premiered back on September 19, 2022, on CBS during the 2022–23 television season, is coming to an end as the 22-episode season has now been confirmed to conclude next month on Monday, May 22, 2023, which is speculated to premiere at 9/8c time slot, which will initially be released for on-air broadcast on CBS and later be available to stream exclusively on Paramount Plus.

To our beloved readers, we would like to mention that the network has confirmed the official title of the episode, which is simply titled “Black Sky,” and the synopsis of the much-awaited finale revealed that the 20th season of NCIS will follow Agent Torres finds himself in prison as the team tries to stop an impending terror attack on U.S. soil. Right now, it is certain that the episode will end on an edge-of-your-seat cliffhanger that will have consequences in the already renewed historic 21st season. 

NCIS Season 20 Finale: When is it releasing?

When NCIS Season 20 airs its finale, it will be available to stream on Paramount+, FuboTV, and Netflix, along with all the prior seasons of this major franchise on the streaming platforms. 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. Moreover, the series is also available to watch exclusively on Pluto for free based on the viewer’s location. 

Moreover, recently released an exclusive first look at the finale episode, which teased about having a potential cliffhanger like the prior installments, where in Season 19, it ended with Parker on the run after being framed for murder and the question of whether he could trust his ex-wife. In the pictures, we can clearly see that it will be a very Torres-centric episode, as Valderrama has shaved his head and is in prison. Maybe he is undercover to get some clues we aren’t sure about it. 

But it is a possibility, as, over the course of the episodes, we have learned that anything can happen in the NCISverse! 

NCIS Season 20 Finale: When is it releasing?

The main cast members of the season who will definitely appear in the finale episode are as follows Sean Murray as Timothy McGee, Wilmer Valderrama as Nick Torres, Katrina Law as Jessica Knight, Brian Dietzen as Dr. Jimmy Palmer, Diona Reasonover as Kasie Hines, David McCallum as Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard, Rocky Carroll as Leon Vance, and Gary Cole as Alden Parker.

Additionally, this is the first season to not credit Mark Harmon, who portrayed Leroy Jethro Gibbs, since the show’s first season, as he left the show. Since his departure from the NCIS series in the NCIS Season 19 episode, “Great Wide Open,” Mark Harmon has been officially removed from the intro/opening credits and is no longer a series regular.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Harmon’s Leroy Jethro Gibbs no longer appears in the opening credits. Instead, Sean Murray, who plays Tim McGee, starts the game. As we know, Gibbs appeared to have passed the torch to McGee in season 19, so it’s only natural that McGee’s name now appears first in the credits.

Fans may expect a lot more from the character in future episodes to brighten the world of NCIS with the same magic that Gibbs carried throughout the years!

NCIS Season 20: When will the next episodes premiere before the finale?

The wait for updates about the highly anticipated new episodes is finally over!

To say the least, the beloved series will be back in action next month! Yes, there’s a lot to look forward to in May 2023 as 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 who is coming to an end to another fantastic season. That’s not all; this season includes the 450th episode of the series.

Here is the official episode guide for the upcoming episodes, which will last approximately 39 to 44 minutes.

Season 20 Episode 19: In the Spotlight – May 01, 2023: The episode is directed by Rocky Carroll, and written by Yasemin Yilmaz. The official synopsis of the episode states, “Agent Knight goes viral for saving a mother and child from a potentially fatal car accident.” Additionally, the episode is directed by Rocky Carroll and written by Yasemin Yilmaz. 

Season 20 Episode 20: Second Opinion – May 08, 2023: The episode is directed by Tawnia McKiernan, and written by Marco Schnabel. The official synopsis of the episode states, “NCIS works to solve the murder of a senator’s daughter who has a rebellious reputation and large online following; Jimmy gets competitive with an old college rival.”

Season 20 Episode 21: Kompromat – May 15, 2023: The names of the director and writers haven’t been disclosed yet. But the official synopsis of the episode states, “Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group in investigating crimes ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism that has evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.”

While you wait for the premiere, take a look at the newly released 20-second official promo of the episode below:

NCIS 20x19 Promo "In the Spotlight" (HD) Season 20 Episode 19 Promo

Catch up on previous episodes while you wait for NCIS Season 20 finale episode to premiere on the CBS Network next month.