The tenth season of NCIS focused on the aftermath of the bombing from the season 9 finale, and culminated with the disposal of Harper Dearing. The premiere was seen by 20.48 million viewers. The theme for the season is fallen heroes. The theme that we’ve sort of been running with is fallen heroes and that picks up with the explosion that they go through, with the post-traumatic stress that they all experienced because of that. The first part of the season will consist of mostly standalone episodes, while the November two-part arc starts the back half of the season.