Full Name: Jane Tennant
Series Name: NCIS: Hawai'i
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA,NCIS
Occupation Agent

Creator: Christopher Silber
Time Span: 2021 - 2023


Jane Tennant is an agent with the CIA.

Was. Now she is an NCIS Special Agent in Charge at the Hawai'i Field Office, working out of the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor. In that capacity, considering how many operatives foreign and domestic use that beautiful setting as either their staging ground or a transit point, that would give her more than enough reason to be part of this compendium. She, not surprisingly, goes one major step further with the fact that before she moved into law enforcement with a solid footing for a homelife to raise her two teenage children, she worked for the CIA on a good number of clandestine operations and even now finds that old life tapping her on the shoulder for yet another mission now and then.

We are not given a whole lot of information concerning those earlier missions working out of Langley except through the occasional flashback sequences taking place during currently ongoing investigations but those glimpses are enough to learn that Tennant was a very capable, highly respected agent working often with her mentor and senior field agent, Maggie Shaw. Included in these look-backs are brief glimpses of how she would at one point meet and fall in love with and later marry a resident of Hawai'i, Daniel Tennant.

It was while on a mission in Afghanistan that Tennant would work beside a former Marine now an NCIS agent, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, who would be impressed enough with her to suggest that she make the transition to NCIS. That idea would sit on the back burner for a time but when she returned from her first maternity leave, after giving birth to Alex, to find that her group was being shifted to the Far East, Shaw reminded her of the suggestion and echoed the idea. Wanting a bit more stability, Tennant made the switch.

After completing the required FLETC training at the top of her class, Tennant would over the next few years serve in various offices around the country, ending up with in Hawai'i where she would become the first female SAC. Along the way she would give birth to a second child, Julie, and get a divorce for unknown reasons from her husband. When we first meet her, she has been with NCIS for almost 20 years.

As mentioned, her work at NCIS will often put her into conflict with both foreign spies and domestic traitors and her experience with police work coupled with her contacts and vast experience as an operative herself many years before will make her very good at catching them.


Number of Episodes:54
First Appearance:2021
Last Appearance:2024

Vanessa LacheyJane Tennant [ 1-2 ]
Noah MillsJesse Boone [ 1-2 ]
Jason AntoonErnie Malid [ 1-2 ]
Yasmine Al-BustamiLucy Tara [ 1-2 ]
Tori AndersonKate Whistler [ 1-2 ]
Ales TarrantKai Holman [ 1-2 ]

Following on the terrific success of the CBS police procedural NCIS, already having two spin-offs (NCIS Los Angeles and NCIS New Orleans), this new series told of activity by that naval crime-and-spy fighting organization to the 50th state.

Note: the data here came from Wikipedia.

1 Pilot
Episode S1-1, first aired 09/20/2021
Director: Larry Teng
Writers: Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

The peace of Hawaii is shattered when an experimental Navy aircraft crashes into a mountain, killing its pilot. As NCIS Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant and her team of NCIS agents Jesse Boone, Lucy Tara and Kai Holman along with NCIS computer specialist Ernie Malik investigate the incident with the team wondering who's responsible for the crash and to determine if the Navy's aircraft program has been compromised which in turn would lead to any highly classified secrets being revealed.

2 Boom
Episode S1-2, first aired 09/27/2021
Director: Larry Teng
Writers: Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

When an armored truck is attacked with one of the guards being murdered and his colleague being left alive, Jane and her team investigate and soon find evidence that similar attacks have occurred all over the world, sending them into a race against time to find and stop the group responsible before they disappear forever while Kai desperately tries to find a new home as Lucy and DIA agent Kate Whistler engage in a standoff concerning their previous meeting and Ernie finds his skills as a hacker being tested as he helps Jane try to stop a suspect from setting off a bomb.

3 Recruiter
Episode S1-3, first aired 10/04/2021
Director: Ruben Garcia
Writers: Matt Bosack, Yalun Tu

When a Navy Petty Officer attempting to help wayward children find a new path by joining the military is shot dead, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate the murder with Kai going undercover to befriend members of one of the oldest surf gangs residing in Hawaii to gain information that could lead the team to the murderer.

4 Paniolo
Episode S1-4, first aired 10/11/2021
Director: Larry Teng
Writer: Noah Evslin

When a Paniolo (a Hawaiian cowboy) who's out riding his horse discovers he's been shot, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate the attack and soon find themselves attempting to gain the trust of the Paniolo community in hopes of identifying and bringing the person responsible for the attack to justice.

5 Gaijin
Episode S1-5, first aired 10/18/2021
Director: Tim Andrew
Writer: Ron McGee

When a Japanese sailor is found stabbed to death on a bench in downtown Oahu, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate and discover that the main suspect for the killing is also linked to the murder of the victim's girlfriend back in Japan with the team scrambling to find the true murderer before the wrong person is accused which in turn could cause a diplomatic crisis, potentially damaging relations between the United States and Japan.

6 The Tourist
Episode S1-6, first aired 11/01/2021
Director: Yangzom Braun
Writer: Amy Rutberg

The NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when a global star is kidnapped with the investigation leading the team to discover that the supposed global star and her new husband aren't who they appear to be with the case putting the team at odds with Whistler who has an agenda of her own.

7 Rescuers
Episode S1-7, first aired 11/08/2021
Director: James Bamford
Writer: Yakira Chambers

When a Navy Petty Officer is murdered, the NCIS: Hawaii team step in to protect his girlfriend, a fellow Navy Officer from any further attacks.

8 Legacy
Episode S1-8, first aired 11/29/2021
Director: Lisa Demaine
Writer: Yalun Tu

The body of an anti-capitalist is found in a field, prompting the NCIS: Hawaii team to investigate with the team soon finding themselves being dragged into a fight between eco-activists and a tech billionaire seeking control of a piece of land while Jane goes on a date with Captain Milius.

9 Impostor
Episode S1-9, first aired 12/06/2021
Director: Loren Yaconelli
Writer: Matt Bosack

When the remains of a Navy officer who served during World War II are discovered in a cave on a beach, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate, only to discover that the remains belong to a hundred year old survivor who's going to be honored at a ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks even though the victim was thought to have been murdered eighty years ago.

10 Lost
Episode S1-10, first aired 01/03/2022
Director: Tim Andrew
Writer: Jan Nash

The NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when a shipping container filled with contraband weapons goes missing with the case leading them to cross paths with DIA agent Kate Whistler once again.

11 The Game
Episode S1-11, first aired 01/17/2022
Director: James Hayman
Writers: Noah Evslin, Amy Rutberg

When evidence collected to help put a drug dealer away disappears, the NCIS: Hawaii team work with a Detective of the Honolulu Police Department to uncover out who was responsible with the investigation sending Lucy undercover to an underground poker tournament and with Whistler's ex-girlfriend in town, Lucy finds herself struggling to come to terms with her feelings.

12 Spies, Part 1
Episode S1-12, first aired 01/23/2022
Director: LeVar Burton
Writers: Yakira Chambers, Ron McGee

As the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate the death of a Navy engineer, the case turns personal for Jane when it's revealed that the last person he met before his death was none other than Maggie Shaw, Jane's mentor and friend who is later kidnapped while the team find themselves working alongside an intelligence service case officer from New Zealand who believes a potential lead in the case he's been working on could in turn lead them to a black op secret agent working for the Chinese.

13 Spies, Part 2
Episode S1-13, first aired 01/24/2022
Director: Tessa Blake
Writer: Christopher Silber

As Jane continues working on the case of Maggie's abduction, she soon finds information that reveals her friend/mentor is not who she appears to be with Jane enlisting the help of her team and Whistler to further investigate Maggie even further.

14 Broken
Episode S1-14, first aired 02/28/2022
Director: Norman Buckley
Writers: Matt Bosack, Jan Nash

As Jane faces a committee who have questions for her regarding her friendship with Maggie Shaw, the disgraced CIA officer who was recently exposed as a spy working for the Chinese, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when a group of Marines fall ill with mysterious symptoms including damaged ear canals from a weapon capable of emitting ultrasonic waves with Ernie later visiting a friend of his to identify suspects who had access to his classified weapon.

15 Pirates
Episode S1-15, first aired 03/07/2022
Director: Tim Andrew
Writer: Yalun Tu

Jesse's day of spending time with his daughter, Gracie is ruined when a group of pirates storm the yacht, taking everyone hostage. As Jesse fights to defend himself and Gracie as well as the hostages, his NCIS: Hawaii colleagues race to help save the hostages before it's too late.

16 Monster
Episode S1-16, first aired 03/14/2022
Director: Leslie Hope
Writer: Ron McGee

When a hitman who murdered an NCIS agent and two FBI agents in Pittsburgh appears in Hawaii, the NCIS: Hawaii team race to stop him before any more lives are lost.

17 Breach
Episode S1-17, first aired 03/21/2022
Director: Christine Moore
Writer: Yakira Chambers

When a ransomware attack causes a dam to begin malfunctioning, Ernie and a group of hackers are given the assignment of finding and stopping the person responsible before Hawaii loses all power and water as Lucy and Whistler work together.

18 T'N'T
Episode S1-18, first aired 03/28/2022
Director: Lionel Coleman
Writers: Christopher Silber, Megan Bacharach

Following the ambush that leaves the witness they were escorting dead with his body later disappearing during the resulting gunfight, NCIS Special Agent Nick Torres of the Washington D.C. team works with Jane and the NCIS: Hawaii team to find out who was responsible for the attack with Torres's colleague, fellow NCIS agent Jessica Knight later arriving in Hawaii to assist with the case while the NCIS: Hawaii team are curious to learn more about the past Jane and Torres share.

19 Nurture
Episode S1-19, first aired 04/18/2022
Director: Lin Oeding
Writer: Jan Nash

When a ship carrying exotic animals runs aground, causing a shipwreck, the NCIS: Hawaii team work to find out the circumstances of the shipwreck and to find the exotic animals who might possess a threat to the wildlife on Oahu while Jane receives news about Alex and Kai asks a Fish and Wildlife agent out on a date.

20 Nightwatch
Episode S1-20, first aired 05/02/2022
Director: Tawnia McKiernan
Writer: Amy Rutberg

A day off for the NCIS: Hawaii team is interrupted when they're brought in to investigate a Navy Seaman involved in a murder.

21 Switchback
Episode S1-21, first aired 05/16/2022
Director: Jimmy Whitmore
Writer: Noah Evslin

Captain Milius returns to Hawaii to ask Jane and her team for help concerning a top-secret prisoner exchange that if exposed or interrupted in any way threatens to ignite a new Cold War between the United States and Russia.

22 Ohana
Episode S1-22, first aired 05/23/2022
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Matt Bosack, Christopher Silber

Following the prisoner exchange, the NCIS: Hawaii team continue working with Captain Milius to determine who knew of the exchange and was responsible for the fatal poisoning of a Navy Commander.

23 Prisoners' Dilemma
Episode S2-1, first aired 09/19/2022
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

NCIS agents Nick Torres and Jessica Knight travel to Hawaii with Jane and Ernie, the Washington DC and NCIS: Hawaii teams reuniting and working together once again to track down the man responsible for framing Torres and Knight's boss, NCIS Special Agent in Charge Alden Parker while also racing to stop an attack targeting military personnel on RIMPAC (The Rim of the Pacific Exercises), the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise occurring in Oahu, only for the teams to discover something much darker is going on.

24 Blind Curves
Episode S2-2, first aired 09/26/2022
Director: Yangzom Brauen
Writer: Matt Bosack

When the remains of a Marine Staff Sergeant are found at a junk yard in a car that was about to be crushed, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate the circumstances surrounding the death and soon find themselves entering the world of illegal street racing in hopes of finding the murderer while Jane is concerned about the behavior of her son, Alex and Whistler is hesitating about introducing Lucy to her co-workers.

25 Stolen Valor
Episode S2-3, first aired 10/03/2022
Director: Tim Andrew
Writer: Amy Rutberg

When a Navy officer dies in a car accident, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate, only to discover the officer in question still alive and that the woman pretending to be her was in fact an imposter with Whistler volunteering to go undercover to learn about the incident, a move that ultimately puts her in great danger.

26 Primal Fear
Episode S2-4, first aired 10/10/2022
Director: LeVar Burton
Writer: Ron McGee

When a Navy sailor's body washes up in a sacred kapu site, the NCIS: Hawaii team reunite with Coast Guard Special Agent Neil Pike to find a possible serial killer operating on the island, one who's literally scaring his victims to death while Jane finds herself meeting the new girlfriend of her son, Alex.

27 Sudden Death
Episode S2-5, first aired 10/17/2022
Director: Tawnia McKiernan
Writer: Yalun Tu

During the investigation into the death of a Navy sailor, the NCIS: Hawaii team find themselves going up against a ruthless criminal organization.

28 Changing Tides
Episode S2-6, first aired 10/24/2022
Director: Lionel Coleman
Writer: Noah Evslin

When a Marine Corporal dies after being exposed to fentanyl, the NCIS: Hawaii team race to find and retrieve any other drugs before more fatalities occur.

29 Vanishing Act
Episode S2-7, first aired 11/14/2022
Director: Diana C. Valentine
Writers: Mike Diaz, Jan Nash

When a young woman disappears, leaving her son behind, the NCIS: Hawaii team search for her, only to discover she's not who she appears to be.

30 Curtain Call
Episode S2-8, first aired 11/21/2022
Director: Christine Moore
Writer: Yakira Chambers

When a Navy officer who was moonlighting in community theatre is murdered, the NCIS: Hawaii team recruit an ally to help them with the investigation leading them to a ruthless international killer while Kai asks Whistler for her help in opening an investigation into one of his friends who's become a criminal.

31 Desperate Measures
Episode S2-9, first aired 12/05/2022
Director: Kevin J. Berlandi
Writer: Ron McGee

The NCIS: Hawaii team search for Commander Chase after she's kidnapped by an Army Ranger who is suspected of killing a DEA agent with the team racing to find her although they face a hostile reception from the murdered agent's DEA colleagues who believe the Army Ranger in question is guilty of carrying out the killing.

32 Deep Fake
Episode S2-10, first aired 01/09/2023
Director: Jimmy Whitmore
Writer: Christopher Silber

Tennant and DC medical examiner Jimmy Palmer, along with Los Angeles agent Sam Hanna, are kidnapped and held prisoner by a woman claiming to be a CIA agent investigating Simon Williams. Meanwhile, DC agent-in-charge Parker works with the Hawaii branch to find their missing teammates. They have a similar situation with a CIA agent, who turns out to be an imposter. The team eventually discovers that Simon Williams is the name for a computer program responsible for years worth of data, and that anyone affiliated with it is now in grave danger. Upon discovering that one of the members is none other than his boss, retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride, Sam's partner, NCIS Special Agent G. Callen prepares to return to Los Angeles with Tennant accompanying him.

33 Rising Sun
Episode S2-11, first aired 01/16/2023
Director: Christoph Schrewe
Writers: Megan Bacharach, Matt Bosack

The NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when CGIS Special Agent Neil Pike is ambushed while working undercover for a local Japanese crime family and race to find his attacker while Kai digs deeper into AJ Hale, his childhood friend who's now become a criminal.

34 Shields Up
Episode S2-12, first aired 01/23/2023
Director: Norman Buckley
Writers: Jan Nash, Amy Rutberg

The NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when a Marine captain who was also a member of an elite special forces unit is murdered with the team soon discovering a possible suspect in an unusual place.

35 Misplaced Targets
Episode S2-13, first aired 02/06/2023
Director: Larry Teng
Writer: Yalun Tu

After escaping an explosion at a meth lab, the NCIS: Hawaii team learn that Kai is now the target of his former childhood friend, AJ Hale who's become an criminal and must take Hale down once and for all before he strikes again while on the aircraft carrier, Lucy finds herself investigating her first major case as Agent Afloat.

36 Silent Invasion
Episode S2-14, first aired 02/13/2023
Director: Eric Fox Hays
Writer: Mike Diaz

The NCIS: Hawaii team investigate when a captain and his wife are murdered with the deaths bearing similarity to a case they investigated in the past with a former member of the team being brought in to determine if the murders are a copycat killing.

37 Good Samaritan
Episode S2-15, first aired 02/27/2023
Director: Larry Teng
Writer: Noah Evslin

When a Navy deserter emerges from hiding, his family end up becoming targets, resulting in the NCIS: Hawaii team stepping to protect them as they along with Charlie 1 investigate who's after them while Lucy returns to Hawaii early from her Agent Afloat position.

38 Family Ties
Episode S2-16, first aired 03/13/2023
Director: Christine Moore
Writer: Ron McGee

Navy residents living in a neighborhood area discover their vehicles have been burglarized overnight and as the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate the crime, they investigate an unlikely person is responsible as Whistler struggles to deal with a CI of hers who's being uncooperative and Alex weighs up his options for college.

39 Money Honey
Episode S2-17, first aired 03/20/2023
Director: Loren Yaconelli
Writer: Megan Bacharach

Navy Captain Joe Milius returns to Hawaii to ask the NCIS: Hawaii for helping in arresting a dangerous high-value target with the assistance of an unusual informant while Jane and Daniel struggle to deal with the fact that their son, Alex has been accepted into the Naval Academy.

40 Bread Crumbs
Episode S2-18, first aired 04/10/2023
Director: LeVar Burton
Writer: Jan Nash

When a helicopter containing Jane and a suspect she's been interrogating crashes, killing the two pilots, Jane fights to survive in a hostile environment while using her skills to save the lives of herself and the other passengers while her teammates desperately begin searching for her.

41 Cabin Fever
Episode S2-19, first aired 05/01/2023
Director: Kurt Jones
Writer: Yakira Chambers

When an astronaut participating in a highly sensitive Mars simulation dies in mysterious circumstances, Ernie is sent to the program to investigate and uncover the truth of what happened.

42 Nightwatch Two
Episode S2-20, first aired 05/08/2023
Director: Tim Andrew
Writer: Amy Rutberg

The NCIS: Hawaii team search for a man who in a strange phone call to Lucy admitted that he had committed a murder.

43 Past Due
Episode S2-21, first aired 05/15/2023
Director: Jimmy Whitmore
Writers: Christopher Silber, Yalun Tu

When a former MI6 agent is murdered, the NCIS: Hawaii team investigate and when Jane realizes secrets from her past have been exposed, she goes to great lengths to track down the murderer.

44 Dies Irae
Episode S2-22, first aired 05/22/2023
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Matt Bosack, Jan Nash

When a figure Jane encountered during her time as an officer with the CIA reappears, she and her colleagues seek help to apprehend a killer who's threatening to destroy everything she has built; with Jane receiving assistance from Sam Hanna of the OSP team of NCIS: Los Angeles. With tough and regretful decisions made, the NCIS: Hawaii team is facing some major changes that they are yet to know.

45 Run And Gun
Episode S3-1, first aired 02/12/2024
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

Having passed medical and psych evaluations, Tennant is surprised to see Sam conducting her final interview to clear her return to work. Following a breach in the US Marshal's database, Sam joins Tennant in Las Vegas to locate the hacker.

46 Crash and Burn
Episode S3-2, first aired 02/19/2024
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

Following the crash of a prisoner transport plane, the NCIS team must find the convicts that escaped onto the island. Meanwhile, Sam Hanna and Tennant are tasked with locating a high-profile Russian prisoner known as "The Chemist."

47 License to Thrill
Episode S3-3, first aired 02/26/2024
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Ron McGee, Amy Rutberg

After a brazen daytime robbery of a Navy Federal Credit Union, the NCIS team tracks down a group of adrenaline-seeking thieves. Meanwhile, Tennant grows suspicious of Sam Hanna's reasons for being in Hawai'i.

48 Dead on Arrival
Episode S3-4, first aired 03/04/2024
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Noah Evslin, Yalun Tu

When a Navy pilot is found murdered at a local military resort, the team goes undercover to discover a criminal enterprise hiding in plain sight.

49 Serve and Protect
Episode S3-5, first aired 03/25/2024
Director: Tim Andrew
Writers: Fallon O'Down, Matt Bosack

NCIS is tasked to protect the daughter of a Russian oligarch carrying a deadly secret. Meanwhile, Sam asks Tennant for a favor.

50 Operation Red Rabbit
Episode S3-6, first aired 04/01/2024
Director: LeVar Burton
Writers: Amy Rutberg, Mike Diaz

When the fiancée of a vanished naval officer seeks the help of NCIS, the team reveals his secrets go much deeper than she suspected. Meanwhile, Sam recruits Kai to be his wingman.

51 The Next Thousand
Episode S3-7, first aired 04/15/2024
Director: LeVar Burton
Writers: Matt Bosack, Jan Nash, Christopher Silber

When a Marine is murdered during training, the NCIS team tracks the suspect deep into the woods and discovers a disturbing secret.

52 Into Thin Air
Episode S3-8, first aired 04/22/2024
Director: Sherman Shelton jr.
Writers: Megan Bacharach, Ron McGee

Marine's wife kidnapped for ransom, NCIS team races against time to find abductor while uncovering dark secrets. Sam seeks Ernie's aid to decrypt a potentially deadly computer program.

53 Spill the Tea
Episode S3-9, first aired 04/29/2024
Director: LeVar Burton
Writers: Mike Diaz, Noah Evslin

When a high-value bioweapons expert is murdered in a secure facility, NCIS and the NCIS Elite team join forces to track down the killer and discover an even deadlier threat.

54 Divided We Conquer
Episode S3-10, first aired 05/06/2024
Director: Christine Moore
Writers: Megan Bacharach, Yalun Tu

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


I was and am a big NCIS fan having watched every episode in its very long career, including the two-part introduction of the main characters in its parent show, JAG (another drama I watched consistently).

My geek-fandom extended to the other spinoffs so I was certain to watch this third one. I did not expect it to have a darn good reason to become part of this compendium but, dang!, the lead agent turned out to be a former spook who gets pulled back into the shadows often enough to warrant a spot here. I loved it!

And I also love the show. Besides being a spy-fi fanatic, I devour crime dramas and police procedurals and this show throws them altogether.


My Grade: B


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