CBS Shows’ 2017 Season Finales: ‘NCIS’ Wedding, Tension In ‘Scorpion,’ Sheldon’s Fan In ‘Big Bang Theory’

CBS has released season finale storylines for its shows. Almost all its shows, which premiered in fall 2016, are barreling toward the season finish line in May. The final episodes are expected to feature shocking twists, emotional moments and major cliffhangers. The final episodes’ storylines suggest that the CBS shows will feature weddings, action-packed investigations, the return of a crazy admirer, life-changing decisions, and potential exit of some major characters.

Here are the 2016-2017 season finale storylines and air dates for CBS shows (via CBS).

Kevin Can Wait Season 1 Finale

Air Date: Monday, May 8.

Storylines: The concluding part of Kevin Can Wait’s two-part season finale, titled “Sting Of Queens: Part Two,” will see Vanessa (Leah Remini) strong-arming Kevin (Kevin Gable). The penultimate episode saw Kevin coming out of retirement to team up with Vanessa for an undercover operation. They posed as husband and wife.

On the season finale, Kevin’s undercover partner wants him to attend a dealer’s weekend art show in Boston. And because of that, Kevin ends up missing Mets Fantasy baseball camp with his friends. Moreover, Chale’s (Ryan Cartwright) job is not what it initially seemed. And speaking of Donna (Erinn Hayes), she is set to mouth off to her boss in Kevin Can Wait Season 1 finale.

Renewed Or Canceled: Kevin Can Wait Season 2 already renewed.

Scorpion Season 3 Season Finale

Air Date: Monday, May 15.

Storylines: In Scorpion Season 3 Episode 23, Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Happy (Jadyn Wong) finally tied the knot. In the penultimate episode, titled “Maroon 8,” Team Scorpion’s plane will crash land on a remote deserted island while the team is on their way to Toby and Happy’s honeymoon. The synopsis suggests that they might not be rescued soon.

The final episode of Scorpion Season 3 is titled “Scorp Family Robinson.” The events of the episode are set to take place three weeks after the plane’s crash landing.

“Tensions run high for Team Scorpion when they must battle to overcome their relationship obstacles with each other in order to be rescued,” according to the synopsis.

Renewed Or Canceled: Scorpion Season 4 already renewed.

NCIS Season 14 Season Finale

Air Date: NCIS Special Wedding Episode on Tuesday, May 9, and Season 14 finale on Tuesday, May 16

Storylines: The penultimate episode of NCIS Season 14 is the special wedding episode, and it is titled “Something Blue.” In the episode, Delilah (Margo Harshman) lands in the hospital because of the pre-wedding stress. Meanwhile, along with getting ready for McGee (Sean Murray) and Delilah’s wedding, the NCIS team will have to investigate the death of a young, healthy Petty Officer who dies aboard a Navy destroyer.


And, on the final episode of NCIS Season 14, titled “Rendezvous,” Gibbs (Mark Harmon), McGee and Torres (Wilmer Valderrama) are set to travel to a remote area in Paraguay. In the area, which is controlled by a violent rebel group, the NCIS team will have to find a missing Navy SEAL who disappeared during an unsanctioned trip, according to the synopsis.

Renewed Or Canceled: NCIS Season 15 already renewed.

The Big Bang Theory Season 10

Air Date: Thursday, May 11

Storyline: Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) crazy admirer, Dr. Ramona Nowitzki (Riki Lindhome), makes her second appearance on the series. She first appeared on The Big Bang Theory Season 2, and her near-obsessive crush on Sheldon made it difficult for the gang to communicate with him. According to the synopsis of Big Bang Theory Season 10 finale, titled “The Long Distance Dissonance,” the gang will be concerned to see her resurface, especially when Amy (Mayim Bialik) is away at Princeton.

Renewed Or Canceled: The Big Bang Theory Season 11 and Season 12 already renewed.

Mom Season 4 Season Finale

Air Date: Thursday, May 11

Storyline: Mom Season 4’s final episode is titled “Lockjaw And A Liquid Diet.” In the episode, Bonnie (Allison Janney) gets into trouble with the IRS. Christy (Anna Faris) tries to help her, but according to the synopsis, “she soon realizes she’s in over her head.”

Leonard Roberts returns to reprise his role as Bonnie’s newfound brother, Ray. The final episode’s synopsis says that Christy encourages her mother to take the help of her brother to get out of the legal trouble with the IRS.

Renewed or Canceled: Mom Season 5 already renewed.

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 season finale

Air Date: Sunday, May 14

Storyline: NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 season finale is the most-anticipated episode because of the buzz that it might feature Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) and Kensi’s (Daniela Ruah) engagement. However, the synopsis released for Episode 24, titled “Unleashed,” does not reveal anything related to the couple. Instead, it reveals that Season 7’s final episode will see Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) going rogue and seeking vengeance against his arch nemesis Tahir Khaled (guest star Anslem Richardson).

In the penultimate episode, Sam’s wife gets abducted, and the kidnappers demand the release of Tahir in exchange for information on her whereabouts. And, according to the final episode’s synopsis, Sam goes rogue from the NCIS team to stop Tahir from every targeting his family again.

Renewed Or Canceled: NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 already renewed.

Hawaii Five-0 Season 7 Finale

Air Date: Friday, May 12

Storyline: The final episode of Hawaii Five-O Season 7, titled “Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono,” will focus on Five-0’s attempt to rescue a group of young girls trapped in the sex trafficking ring. It is a dangerous operation, and Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) will be risking his life to rescue the girls.

Moreover, the case will “deeply” affect Kono (Grace Park), and he will be seen making a life-changing decision.

Renewed Or Canceled: Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 already renewed.

Life In Pieces Season 2 Season Finale

Air Date: Thursday, May 11

Storyline: Will Colleen (Angelique Cabral) and Matt (Thomas Sadoski) finally get married in Life In Pieces Season 2 finale? They might get married but only after dealing with a series of mishaps. The synopsis reveals that in the season finale, titled “Poison Fire Teats Universe,” the couple will miss all the flights to Mexico for their wedding, and because of that, Colleen will have a mini-meltdown. She is set to panic thinking that she may never get married to Matt.

Also in the episode, Joan (Dianne Wiest) and John’s (James Brolin) dog, Tank, will swallow the wedding ring. And, Greg (Colin Hanks) and Jen (Zoe Lister-Jones), on the other hand, will find themselves in trouble because of a cookie. Their fellow passenger will complain of severe allergic reaction after eating the cookie offered by Greg and Jen.

Moreover, the episode will see Hughes family moving into Tyler (Niall Cunningham) and Clementine’s (Hunter King) house after a fire breaks out in their kitchen. The season finale will also see singer Richard Marx making a guest appearance as a hotel lounge singer called Buddy Daiquiri.

Renewed Or Canceled: Life In Pieces Season 3 already renewed.

Training Day Season 1 Season Finale

Air Date: First part of two-part season finale on Saturday, May 13, and final episode on Sunday, May 20

Storyline: The first part of the season finale is titled “Elegy,” and in the episode, Kyle (Justin Cornwell) finds out that Frank (Bill Paxton) has never told him the truth about his father’s death. This revelation makes him wonder whether he can trust Frank.

In Training Day Season 1 final episode, titled “Elegy Part 2,” Frank finally has a lead on who killed Kyle’s father, and he goes on a “rogue mission” to Mexico to unearth the truth, putting his life in danger. The episode is expected to see Kyle, Tommy (Drew Van Acker) and Rebecca (Katrina Law) racing against time to rescue Frank.

Renewed Or Canceled: Training Day Season 2 has not yet been renewed.

Man With A Plan Season 1 Finale

Air Date: Monday, May 15

Storyline: Are Adam (Matt LeBlanc) and Andi (Liza Snyder) ready to welcome another baby? The synopsis released for Man With A Plan Season 1 finale indicates that the couple will consider becoming parents for the fourth time. In Episode 22, titled “Buzzer Beater,” Don (Kevin Nealon) and Marcy (Kali Rocha) will be seen visiting Adam and Andi with their grandson, and the newborn is set to make the couple toy with having another baby.

Renewed Or Canceled: Man With A Plan Season 2 already renewed.

NCIS: New Orleans Season 3 Season Finale

Air Date: Tuesday, May 16

Storyline: “Poetic Justice” is the title of New Orleans Season 3 final episode. In Episode 22, Pride (Scott Bakula) discovered new link between Mayor Hamilton (Steven Weber) and the illegal activity taking place in Clearwater. And the final episode of the season will see him taking the help of FBI Assistant Director Isler (Derek Webster) to expose Hamilton and stop him from executing his nefarious plans, according to the synopsis.

Renewed Or Canceled: New Orleans Season 4 already renewed.

Madam Secretary Season 3 Season Finale

Air Date: Sunday, May 21

Storyline: CBS’ political drama series Madam Secretary wraps up with an episode entitled “Article 5.” In the episode, Elizabeth (Tea Leoni) is in for some tough diplomatic act. After visiting Rome for the G20 conference in the penultimate episode, she heads to Brussels in the season finale. According to the synopsis, Elizabeth is there to get the support of NATO against Russia who has threatened to invade Bulgaria. She will have to walk a diplomatic tightrope when France refuses to cooperate. Elizabeth not only has to stop Russia but also ensure that the alliance is intact.

Henry (Tim Daly) will find himself in a new government role once he returns from Israel. And, he perhaps might help Elizabeth solve the Russia issue. The synopsis reveals that he seeks his former operative’s, Dmitri Petrov (Chris Petrovski), help.

Also in the final episode of Madam Secretary Season 3, Nadine (Bebe Neuwirth) and Mike B’s (Kevin Rahm) relationship heats up, while Elizabeth finds some information that makes her doubt her old friend’s loyalty.

Renewed Or Canceled: Madam Secretary Season 4 already renewed.

Elementary Season 5 Season Finale

Air Date: Sunday, May 21


Storyline: After taking on one of the deadliest gangs in New York City to solve a murder in Elementary Season 5’s penultimate episode, titled “Scrambled,” Sherlock Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller) and Watson (Lucy Liu) will be seen dealing with an elusive criminal in the final episode.

The season final episode, which might turn out to be the series finale, is titled “Hurt Me, Hurt You.” In the episode, Holmes and Watson will be seen investigating the murder that has triggered gang wars and city-wide conflict. The two discover that the person who is pulling strings is someone known to them, according to the synopsis.

Renewed Or Canceled: Elementary Season 6 has not yet been renewed or canceled.

Bull Season 1 Finale

Air Date: Tuesday, May 23.

Storyline: Bull‘s freshman season finale is titled “Benevolent Deception.” The episode sees top criminal defense attorney J.P. Nunnelly, played by guest star Eliza Dushku, teaming up with Michael Weatherly’s Dr. Jason Bull to work on a “controversial” drug trafficking case in Miami, according to the synopsis. Everyone’s life, including clients and jurors, is in danger because of the case.

Eliza Dushku, who has been roped in for a three-episode arc, will be making her first appearance in Episode 21, titled “Welcome Back, Dr. Bull.” In the episode, Bull will be seen making a deal with J.P. Nunnelly to defend Benny (Freddy Rodriguez), who is facing a misconduct trial. And the penultimate episode of Bull Season 1 will see the titular character and J.P Nunnelly clashing over a client.

Renewed Or Canceled: Bull Season 2 already renewed.

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