Watch NCIS: Los Angeles

For crime show lovers, the name NCIS: Los Angeles probably sparks some hint of recognition. It is not related to the CSI franchise, however, except in as much as it shares a network with them. Rather, it is the spin-off of the hugely popular NCIS, known in some cases by its rather redundant first season title 'Navy NCIS.'

NCIS stands for the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, which polices crimes committed by and against Navy personnel and the Marines. In the Los Angeles spin-off, the agents work for the covert operations branch of NCIS, called the Office of Special Projects. Heading up the OSP is Henrietta (Hetty) Lange, a fearsome and brilliant but vertically-challenged leader.

Running the field operations team is agent G Callen. He doesn't know what his first name is, and neither does the government. Raised in orphanages, he is a trusted comrade of Agent Gibbs from the original series.

Agent Sam Hanna is Callen's partner, and the only person Callen truly trusts. A former Navy SEAL, Hanna has more faith in his fellow man, but respects Callen's instincts. The two of them work together like a well-oiled team, and engender many jokes about their 'work marriage'.

Junior agents Kensi Blye and Dominic Vail round out the first season field operations team. Kensi is a former military brat who uses her skills, brain and appearance equally well in the field. Dominic is the newest agent, and means well but still has some rough edges.

Operational psychologist Nate Getz is the tallest member of the team, towering over everyone in the room at all times. He provides valuable psychological insight into the minds of the criminals that the OSP deals with. Computer technician Eric Beale works in the heart of a suite of modern electronics, pulling up information as fast as the agents can use it. He likes to summon everyone to meetings with a whistle, a habit Hetty isn't too fond of.

NCIS: Los Angeles takes the idea of the original series and spins it out in a new direction to create chaos and intrigue on the sunny beaches of LA. The show maintains the quality of NCIS and the comradery of the original team, while the covert mandate of the OSP creates new adventures for them. Fans of a good crime drama that doesn't ignore character development will enjoy this one a lot.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on CBS
9 Seasons, 203 Episodes
September 22, 2009
Cast: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa, Linda Hunt
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NCIS: Los Angeles Full Episode Guide

  • While Hetty is being tortured by her captors in Vietnam, Eric and Nell find a clue to her whereabouts, prompting the team to organize a rescue mission with very little information.

  • After napalm is detected at a crime scene, the NCIS team investigates the sole casualty for possible links to terrorism.

  • The team investigates a ransomware attack that takes out the entire power grid for west L.A. and paralyzes the city. Also, as the first holiday season since the death of Sam's wife approaches, he struggles to find the best way for his family to celebrate.

  • The NCIS team tracks a highly skilled assailant determined to avenge her father's death by killing a Brazilian diplomat.

  • Callen and the team question CIA Agent Joelle Taylor's backstory after she escapes from a kidnapping and turns to Callen for help.

  • The NCIS team must locate a group of unknown assailants who illegally crossed the border and attacked California Highway Patrol officers. Also, Homeland Security sends over Specialist Sydney Jones, Nell's older and bossy sister, to assist NCIS with the case.

  • After an Air Force captain Kensi dated a decade ago breaches a missile launch facility, she is transported to the location to help thwart the use of nuclear weapons.

  • LAPD Detective Whiting calls in a favor from Deeks after his former partner, LAPD Lieutenant Bates, goes rogue and only Deeks can bring him in.

  • Sam goes undercover as a day trader after a prominent investment banker with ties to a Russian oligarch is murdered. Also, one of Callen's aliases is the victim of credit card theft, and Mosley is concerned it signals something bigger.

  • Weapons with a $1 million street value are stolen and the team tracks the evidence to a wealthy charity event. Mosley gets added to the guest list, with Callen and Sam as her security detail.

  • During the murder investigation of a Navy Lieutenant on leave in Los Angeles, the NCIS team uncovers classified surveillance briefs she smuggled into the city that may have been sold to a foreign buyer.

  • During the murder investigation of a Navy Lieutenant on leave in Los Angeles, the NCIS team uncovers classified surveillance briefs she smuggled into the city that may have been sold to a foreign buyer.

  • After Hetty turns in retirement papers and then disappears, Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley arrives in Los Angeles to oversee the team and immediately makes staffing changes. Also, still mourning the death of his wife and living in a trailer on the beach, Sam is adamant that Callen find a new partner.

  • Following the kidnapping of Sam's wife, Michelle Hanna, Sam goes rogue from the NCIS team and attempts to stop his arch nemesis Tahir Khaled from ever targeting his family again.

  • After Sam's wife, Michelle, is taken from her home, the kidnappers demand the prison release of Tahir Khaled, Sam's arch nemesis, in exchange for information on her whereabouts.

  • A gold heist investigation has the NCIS team working with Hetty's former Vietnam War colleagues, Retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden, Admiral Sterling Bridges and Retired Captain Charles Langston.

  • After a very decorated Navy Captain, Charles Langston, abducts a Veterans Affairs administrator who has been extracting funds, the NCIS crew has to work with Hetty’s past Vietnam War colleagues, now-retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden and Admiral Sterling Bridges must solve the case.

  • The NCIS squad investigates a defense contractor, Rebecca Larmont, conspiring a nuclear attack weapon after her estranged spouse, Victor Larmont, claims he has proof she is selling Navy confidential information to a foreign government.

  • After an engineer who was designing a new guided missile destroyer is killed, Callen and Sam go covert to follow his co-worker aboard an aircraft to Tokyo to sell the classified information.

  • After the U.S. Treasury Department is hacked, Nell and Eric go undercover inside a couple's retreat to track a tech savvy husband and wife linked to the crime. Also, Digital Forensics Specialist Dave Flynnarrives from the NCIS Cyber Office in San Diego to run Ops while Eric and Nell are on assignment.

  • Sam takes on a past alias in a risky undercover operation to take down an evasive drug lord. Also, Hetty ruins Callen and Anna’s romantic night to allot them a prisoner escort assignment.

  • After a retirement home resident is abducted, the NCIS squad discovers a pair of con artists: Ginger and Edward O’Boyle, who go from home to home scamming older people out of their money.

  • Hetty turns bad, leaving the NCIS crew completely in the dark, and the mole abducts one of the agents.

  • The mole has yet again endangered the NCIS team as set-up evidence results in the arrests of Callen, Sam, Granger and Deeks, on the day Under Secretary Duggan comes back for Hetty's resignation.

  • After a Navy reservist is murdered while protecting a city councilman, Sam is sent covert in a private security firm with connections to several criminal organizations. Also, Callen and Anna consider the next steps in their relationship.

  • Sam pairs with Anna and Callen with Deeks as the crew examines the vanishing of a Navy Lieutenant Commander who is laboring with the NSA on foreign cyber threats. Also, the crew celebrates the holidays together.

  • After an unknown female assailant murders two men dressed as Sherriff's deputies in front of Callen's home, the NCIS team receives a new lead in the ongoing mole case. Also, Nell goes to a prison to interview an inmate holding back information on the department's leak.

  • After Callen's dad, Garrison is located in an NCIS patient's hospital room during a radiation poisoning case, Callen has to take him to the boatshed for questioning. Also, the team talks about their Thanksgiving plans.

  • After a grad student inventing an electromagnetic weapon for the Navy is attacked, the NCIS crew find a connection to international warfare. Also, Kensi caries on with grueling physical therapy for her spinal injury.

  • Callen goes covert as a patient in a mental health hospital to look for an NSA agent who vanished while tracking an ISIS cell attempting to cross the Mexican border.

  • After a maintenance guy preserved the life of a lieutenant commander, the NCIS crew uncovers his dark past which places a local teen in harms way. Also, Sam must choose which colleague to take to the Los Angeles football game.

  • The killer of a navy machinist with high security clearance sends the crew on a city-wide search for evidence. Also, Anna Kolcheck pairs with Callen, and Sam helps Hetty in the on-going mole examination.

  • After a Homeland Security agent is poisoned by a well-known Triad assassin, NCIS finds a warehouse of counterfeit purses and a money trail to stolen government money. Also, Nell unites with the team in the field.

  • Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan takes over the NCIS Los Angeles unit when they fail to find a mole. The team travels to Syria to capture a High Value Target, but someone gets injured when the mission goes awry.

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