NCIS: Hawai'i season 2: next episode, cast and everything we know about the NCIS spinoff

Vanessa Lachey in NCIS: Hawai'i
Vanessa Lachey in NCIS: Hawai'i (Image credit: Karen Neal/CBS)

NCIS: Hawai’i has gone from freshman drama to one of the most popular shows on CBS since its premiere in fall 2021. The NCIS spinoff was one of the top new dramas on network TV last year and looks to repeat that success in the 2022-2023 TV season.

As much as TV viewers have embraced the show, the island of Oahu has as well, where the show is filmed. When production began on NCIS: Hawai’i season 2, members of the cast and production were given a traditional Hawaiian blessing, including traditional royal maile leis, the Oli Aloha welcoming chant and Pule Ho’oku’u (a closing prayer).

Now that NCIS: Hawai’i season 2 has officially kicked off, viewers are ready to again give their attention to the Hawaiian-based drama. 

Here is everything we know about the latest season.

When is the next NCIS: Hawai'i season 2 episode?

The two-part season finale of NCIS: Hawai'i season 2 concludes on Monday, May 22, at 10 pm ET/PT on CBS. Here is the official synopsis for the episode, titled "Dies Irae":

"When a figure from Tennant's CIA past reemerges, the NCIS team seeks help from the most unlikely place in order to catch a killer who threatens to destroy everything Tennant has built."

Watch the promo right here:

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The latest episodes of NCIS: Hawai'i season 2 can be streamed live on Paramount Plus for Premiere subscribers, or are available on-demand the day after they air for all Paramount Plus subscribers. UK subscribers can also catch up with the latest season on Disney Plus, with new episodes releasing weekly.

Who is in the NCIS: Hawai’i season 2 cast?

The entire main cast of NCIS: Hawai’i is back for season 2, led by Vanessa Lachey. Lachey plays the head of the NCIS team in the show, Jane Tennant. Here is the rest of the regular cast for NCIS: Hawai'i:

  • Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman
  • Noah Mills as Jesse Boone
  • Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara
  • Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik
  • Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler
  • Kian Talan as Alex Tennant

What is the NCIS: Hawai’i season 2 plot?

NCIS: Hawai’i is a procedural, so while some season-long arcs may be present (like the relationship drama between Jane and Captain Joe Milius), many of the episodes will be contained to single cases solved within the hour-long episode.

But if you want a quick rundown of what you can expect with NCIS: Hawai’i, here is the synopsis for the show from CBS:

"Jane Tennant is the first female Special Agent in Charge of NCIS Pearl Harbor. She and her team balance duty to family and country, investigating high-stakes crimes involving military personnel, national security and the mysteries of the island itself. This NCIS: Hawai'i team is a skilled mix of mainland transplants who’ve relocated to the tranquility of the Pacific and wizened locals who know their mahalo from kapu."

Is there an NCIS: Hawai’i season 2 trailer?

CBS released a combined trailer for NCIS season 20 and NCIS: Hawai'i season 2. Check it out right here:

How to watch NCIS: Hawai’i

Airing on CBS, the latest episodes of NCIS: Hawai’i are available to anyone with a traditional pay-TV subscription service or a TV antenna. Those who subscribe to live TV streaming services carrying CBS, which include FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV, can also watch the latest episodes live.

The streaming option for NCIS: Hawai’i is just Paramount Plus, but the service has both live and on-demand availability. To watch the show live, you must be subscribed to Paramount Plus’ premium, ad-free package, but the ad-supported one still carries the show on-demand the day after it airs on TV.

Episodes of NCIS: Hawai'i season 1 are now available to stream on Disney Plus in the UK. There is no word on when season 2 episodes are going to be made available.

Michael Balderston

Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.