Season One of NCIS aired from 23 September 2003 to 25 May 2004 at 8:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the United States. The two-part series pilot aired originally as two hour long episodes of JAG (series) Season 8 which was first shown on April 22 2003 and April 29 2003 respectively.
The two pilot episodes were later edited together to form a single hour long episode entitled The Beginning, which aired between the fourth and the fifth episode of the first season on 21 October 2003.
Series Regulars Edit
- Season One Cast
|Leroy Jethro Gibbs||Special Agent in charge of the Major Case Response Team, NCIS||Mark Harmon|
|Anthony DiNozzo||Senior Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS||Michael Weatherly|
|Caitlin Todd||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS||Sasha Alexander||Appeared as DiNozzo's partner in the majority of first season episodes, the only exceptions being the pilot episode. Ice Queen (episode), Meltdown (episode), and NCIS: The Beginning (episode).|
|Abigail Sciuto||Chief Forensic Specialist, NCIS||Pauley Perrette|
|Donald Mallard||Chief Medical Examiner, NCIS||David McCallum|
|Vivian Blackadder||Special Agent, MCRT, NCIS||Robyn Lively||Appeared as DiNozzo's partner in the two pilot episodes Ice Queen (episode), Meltdown (episode), and the modified version of the pilot entitled 'NCIS: The Beginning (episode).|
Cast Notes Edit
In the two pilot episodes, Ice Queen (episode) and Meltdown (episode), that were originally presented as part of the eighth season of JAG in April of 2003, DiNozzo was partnered with Special Agent Vivian Blackadder portrayed by Robyn Lively. Unfortunately, the character of Vivian Blackadder did not test well with the television audiences, and as a result Robyn Lively was released from her contract and the character was dropped from the series.
The character was replaced with the character of Caitlin Todd portrayed by Sasha Alexander, whose first appearance occurred in the series's premiere episode, Yankee White (episode) which first aired on September 23, 2003, marking the debut of NCIS as a solo series.
When the pilot episodes were edited together into a single episode, Donald Bellisario and Don McGill made the decision not to re-shoot the story with Sasha Alexander's character of Kate Todd, and to leave Vivian Blackadder in the episode.
The result was that the pilot was condensed from two one hour episodes down into a single hour long episode entitled NCIS: The Beginning (episode), which aired on 21 October 2003 as the fifth episode of the first season.
|Pilot||0a||Ice Queen (JAG)||22 Apr 2003||Part one of the series pilot episode which aired originally as episode 8.20 of JAG. This episode introduced Special Agent Vivian Blackadder, Director of NCIS Thomas Morrow, and the characters of Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Anthony DiNozzo, Donald Mallard, and Abigail Sciuto.|
|0b||Meltdown (JAG)||29 Apr 2003||Part two and conclusion of the series pilot episode, which aired originally as episode 8.21 of JAG. This episode introduced Lieutenant Commander Faith Coleman played by Alicia Coppola.|
|0c||NCIS: The Beginning (JAG)||21 Oct 2003||A modified version of the two pilot episodes, in which the two episodes were condensed to form a single episode. The modified episode was aired as a part of the series proper. Even though the pilot episodes were edited together into a modified form, when determining the episode count for both series Donald P. Bellisario and the network decided that this episode should be classed as a rebroadcast of a JAG episode which aired outside its normal time slot.|
|1||1||Yankee White||23 Sep 2003||Series Premiere. This episode marks the introduction of Secret Service Agent Caitlin Todd, FBI Agent Tobias Fornell, ME assistant Gerald Jackson, and the Mysterious Red-Head.|
|2||2||Hung Out to Dry||30 Sep 2003||Kate Todd officially joins the team as they investigate a Marine who died during a night-training jump but some facts reveal that it might actually be a murder. This episode has a crossover with its parent series, JAG, as Bud Roberts Jr appears.|
|3||3||Seadog||7 Oct 2003||The episode centered on the murder of a socially conscious Marine who had developed a community outreach program for at risk youth.|
|4||4||The Immortals||14 Oct 2003||An episode about MMORPG's, an advanced form of role-playing game.|
|5||5||The Curse||28 Oct 2003||The case revolved around the body of a naval officer found hidden in a transport module that fell of an aircraft in flight.|
|6||6||High Seas||4 Nov 2003||Takes place aboard the USS Enterprise.|
|7||7||Sub Rosa||18 Nov 2003||First appearance of Timothy McGee.|
|8||8||Minimum Security||25 Nov 2003||First appearance of Paula Cassidy.|
|9||9||Marine Down||16 Dec 2003||The team travels to Colombia to rescue a kidnapped Marine and stop a rogue CIA Agent.|
|10||10||Left for Dead||6 Jan 2004||The team tries to uncover the truth about the kidnapping and the live burial of a researcher with a ties to military projects.|
|11||11||Eye Spy||13 Jan 2004||The controller of a military satellite in low earth orbit witnesses a murder.|
|12||12||My Other Left Foot||3 Feb 2004|
|13||13||One Shot, One Kill||10 Feb 2004||The title refers to the training received by military sharpshooters and snipers.|
|14||14||The Good Samaritan||17 Feb 2004||The title refers to the biblical story of the Good Samaritan and the laws inspired by the story.|
|15||15||Enigma||24 Feb 2004||The episode introduced Colonel William Ryan USMC, who was Gibbs's commanding officer during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-1991.|
|16||16||Bête Noire||2 Mar 2004||The title is French and translates to "dark beast." The term is used refer to any idea or notion that is especially horrid and repulsive. First appearances of Agent Christopher Pacci, and of Dr. Ari Haswari.|
|17||17||Truth is out There||16 Mar 2004||The title references a well-known The X-Files slogan.|
|18||18||UnSEALeD||6 Apr 2004||This episode marks the final appearance of Agent Pacci until Baltimore in Season Eight. One scene served as the lead into the next episode.|
|19||19||Dead Man Talking||27 Apr 2004||The team investigates the murder of Agent Pacci.|
|20||20||Missing||4 May 2004||Episode introduces James Palmer as the replacement for the recovering Gerald Jackson.|
|21||21||Split Decision||11 May 2004||The team stumble into an ATF operation.|
|22||22||A Weak Link||18 May 2004|
|23||23||Reveille||25 May 2004||Season Finale: Return of Ari Haswari.|
|Seasons of NCIS|
|Season One ♦ Season Two ♦ Season Three ♦ Season Four ♦ Season Five ♦ Season Six ♦ Season Seven ♦ Season Eight ♦ Season Nine ♦ Season Ten|