The BEST Episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2019
NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high stakes world of undercover surveillance at the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation's security, specifically Naval and Marine assets and personnel.
#1 - Blye, K. (2)
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 28, 2012
The team continues to search for new evidence to prove Kensi Blye’s innocence after a private meeting involving her deceased father’s sniper unit turns deadly.
#2 - Sans Voir (2)
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 15, 2012
The team is drawn into a deadly mind game against a master criminal motivated by revenge.
#3 - Familia
Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 17, 2011
Hetty's sudden resignation prompts Callen and the NCIS team to investigate the reason why she would disappear in the hopes of tracking her down.
#4 - Lange, H.
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 2011
The Special Projects team travels to Romania to search for Hetty, while delving into the history of the Comescu crime family, and their connection to Callen. Meanwhile, Eric and Nell discover that Lauren Hunter, the Office of Special Projects' Operations Manager, is a member of the Comescus.
#5 - Callen, G
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired May 25, 2010
Callen races against a ruthless adversary to locate a woman who knows the whereabouts of a forgotten fortune earmarked to fund a new war in the Middle East - and also holds the tantalizing key to his unknown past.
#6 - Neighborhood Watch
Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 8, 2012
Kensi and Deeks are sent undercover as married couple Melissa and Justin when evidence points to a Russian sleeper cell in a suburban neighborhood.
#7 - Ninguna Salida
Season 9 - Episode 24 - Aired May 20, 2018
Despite several team members having grave reservations, NCIS travels to Mexico for a risky mission to locate and rescue Mosley’s son.
#8 - Descent (1)
Season 4 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2013
A nuclear explosion in the Pacific reignites the search for stolen nuclear weapons and prompts Hetty to shuffle the NCIS: LA partnerships, sending Callen and Kensi overseas and leaving Sam and Deeks teamed up state side.
#9 - Allegiance
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 2014
While in Afghanistan, Kensi and Granger join the team on a joint case when a federal agent in Los Angeles tied to Hawala, an ancient system of money transfer, is murdered.
#10 - Personal
Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 22, 2011
Deeks' morning routine is disrupted when he is shot during a convenience store robbery, leaving the NCIS team to investigate whether he was the assailants' intended target.
#11 - Spoils of War
Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 1, 2014
After learning that Special Agent Kensi Blye disappeared and the Taliban may be he holding her captive, Hetty sends the NCIS: LA team to Afghanistan on a rescue mission.
#12 - Random On Purpose
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 24, 2009
Forensic scientist Abby Sciuto joins the Los Angeles NCIS team when a murder case resembles the pattern for a serial killer she has been tracking.
#13 - Blye, K. (1)
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 21, 2012
The team searches for new evidence to prove Kensi Blye’s innocence after she is taken into custody as the lead suspect in a murder investigation involving her deceased father’s sniper unit.
#14 - Sans Voir (1)
Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 15, 2012
Callen and the team confront their vengeful adversary, the Chameleon, when an undercover case ignites a deadly mind game orchestrated by the criminal mastermind.
#15 - Plan B
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 3, 2011
Deeks resumes an old alias he is not fond of in order to protect his best friend and chief informant from a criminal group that wants him dead.
#16 - A Line in the Sand
Season 9 - Episode 23 - Aired May 20, 2018
After Sam is shot during a firefight with the cartel, a suspect is interrogated and reveals new information on the whereabouts of Spencer Williams, the man who kidnapped Mosley’s son five years ago.
#17 - Impact
Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 1, 2013
In an effort to help Sam and Deeks return to work, Hetty calls upon Operational Psychologist Nate Getz to help them cope with their traumatic experience. Meanwhile, the rest of the NCIS: LA team investigates the murder of a former Navy Admiral and a controversial journalist aboard a private jet.
#18 - Unleashed
Season 8 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2017
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.
#19 - The Job
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 29, 2011
When an attempted robbery takes place at a secure facility on a Marine base, Kensi must determine what the thief intended to steal.
#20 - Crimeleon
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 14, 2012
With Assistant Director Granger critiquing every move, the NCIS team must track down a chameleon-like killer who has evaded law enforcement agents, including their very own Special Agent G. Callen, across several countries.
#21 - Hot Water
Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 15, 2017
The mole has once again compromised the NCIS team as planted evidence results in the arrests of Callen, Sam, Granger and Deeks, on the day Under Secretary Duggan returns for Hetty’s resignation.
#22 - Enemy Within
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 22, 2011
NCIS investigates whether the life of a Venezuelan politician is in danger after a Navy Intelligence Commander who is responsible for tracking his moves suddenly disappears.
#23 - Merry Evasion
Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 17, 2013
A senator’s daughter is the victim of a home invasion. The team investigate to determine if it was a random crime or a targeted attack due to her father’s crackdown on international cyber warfare. Meanwhile, Kensi’s holiday spirit changes after she receives a surprise Christmas gift.
#24 - Deep Trouble (1)
Season 5 - Episode 24 - Aired May 13, 2014
When the team and DEA uncover the cartel's plans to slyly transport billions of dollars’ worth of cocaine from Colombia to the U.S. using a submarine, Callen and Sam must quickly locate the missing vessel. Hetty is called to Washington in the aftermath of the controversial mission in Afghanistan.
#25 - Ascension (2)
Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 24, 2013
While Sam and Deeks recover from traumatic torture that will have a lasting impact on their personal and professional relationships, lives are still in jeopardy as the NCIS: LA team searches for stolen nuclear weapons.