NCIS: Hawai'i season 3: next episode, cast and everything we know about the crime drama

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

Just like law enforcement officers having partners, the flagship NCIS series has one too in the form of NCIS: Hawai'i. That partnership is set to continue, as NCIS season 21 and NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 continue to air on CBS.

The fourth NCIS franchise to premiere, NCIS: Hawai'i is now the established spinoff, especially compared to NCIS: Syndey, which joined the franchise in fall 2023, and the upcoming NCIS: Origins, a prequel series expected in the 2024-2025 TV season.

Here is everything that we know about NCIS: Hawai'i season 3.

NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 next episode

Not just the season finale, but the series finale of NCIS: Hawai'i airs on Monday, May 6, at 10 pm ET/PT on CBS. Here is the synopsis for the last episode of the crime drama, "Divided We Conquer":

"Following a devastating ambush with a deadly bioweapon, the NCIS team must track down a mysterious terrorist group before they can strike again."

In addition to the NCIS doubleheader, CBS Monday nights also features The Neighborhood season 6 and Bob Hearts Abishola season 5.

Check out our post for full details on how to watch NCIS: Hawai'i season 3, but the just is you need access to CBS, whether that be through traditional TV setups, live TV streaming services or Paramount Plus.

NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 plot 

With NCIS: Hawai'i being a procedural, episodes don't often have a lot of connective tissue, often going with a case-of-the-week format, though there are occasional overarching plotlines that occur during the season. We don't have any indication of what those may be as of yet, but the NCIS: Hawai'i season 2 finale did tease one intriguing element.

LL Cool J's NCIS: Los Angeles character Sam Hanna made a surprise cameo, which is reportedly going to set him up to appear again from time to time in NCIS: Hawai'i season 3.

Beyond that, here is the basic plot of NCIS: Hawai'i for reference:

"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."

NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 cast 

The NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 cast remains mostly the same, with Vanessa Lachey as Jane Tennant, Tori Anderson as Kate Whistler, Alex Tarrant as Kai Holman, Noah Mills as Jesse Boone, Yasmine Al-Bustami as Lucy Tara and Jason Antoon as Ernie Malik all back for another go around.

As mentioned above, NCIS: Los Angeles veteran LL Cool J's Sam Hanna is going to show up from time to time, as the actor is going to be a recurring guest star for season 3, including in the season 3 premiere.

NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 trailer 

There's no trailer for NCIS: Hawai'i season 3 at this time. When one is available we'll add it here. 

How to watch NCIS: Hawai'i

When new episodes of NCIS: Hawai'i are airing, you can watch them live on CBS, which is available through traditional cable TV and live TV streaming subscriptions (FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV). The premium plan for Paramount Plus also allows subscribers to watch episodes of the show live.

On-demand options for the previous two seasons of the show are exclusive to Paramount Plus subscribers.

Michael Balderston

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