The BEST Episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2022
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 - Ninguna Salida (2)
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.
#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 - 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.
#4 - A Line in the Sand (1)
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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - 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.
#8 - Till Death Do Us Part
Season 10 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 17, 2019
After months of planning, the NCIS family celebrates the wedding of Kensi and Deeks. Also, an old acquaintance, Anatoli Kirkin, pays Deeks a surprise visit on his wedding day and he isn’t alone.
#9 - Found
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired May 4, 2010
The NCIS team races to save one of their own when they receive video evidence of Special Agent Dominic Vail being held hostage months after he was kidnapped.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - Russia, Russia, Russia
Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Feb 21, 2021
When Callen goes to the National Counterterrorism Center on the pretext of interrogating a Russian asset from the crashed plane case he investigated months earlier, the tables are turned and he is detained, accused of being a Russian agent.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - Code of Conduct
Season 11 - Episode 22 - Aired Apr 26, 2020
Sam, Callen and Roundtree travel to Afghanistan when Marine Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” MacKenzie asks NCIS to help with a sensitive case after two SEALs claim their chief murdered an unarmed prisoner.
#17 - To Live and Die in Mexico (3)
Season 10 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 30, 2018
Gravely injured and unable to communicate with the team in the U.S., Callen, Sam and Kensi, with an unconscious Deeks in tow, search for a safe way home as a cartel boss places a “dead or alive” bounty on their heads. Also, Mosely and retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride beseech their contacts in Mexico and D.C. for assistance with their missing colleagues
#18 - Uncaged
Season 8 - Episode 23 - Aired May 7, 2017
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.
#19 - Payback
Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 19, 2017
Emotions run high for the team as one agent is held in an unknown location and tortured by the mole, while another discovers he was betrayed by someone he least expected.
#20 - Các Tù Nhân
Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 14, 2018
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.
#21 - High-Value Target
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 25, 2016
Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan takes over the NCIS Los Angeles unit when they fail to find a mole.
#22 - Old Tricks
Season 8 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 5, 2017
After a retirement home resident is kidnapped, the NCIS team uncovers a pair of con artists: Ginger and Edward O’Boyle, who hop from home to home scamming the elderly out of their money. Also, Callen confronts his father on his illegal activity and the danger it places on their family.
#23 - False Flag (1)
Season 10 - Episode 24 - Aired May 19, 2019
Callen and Sam work with Navy Captain Harmon “Harm” Rabb, Jr. to locate a group of ISIS sympathizers aboard the USS Allegiance. Also, Hetty enlists her friend, Navy Lieutenant Colonel Sarah “Mac” Mackenzie, to help obtain information from a Russian diplomat.
#24 - Mother
Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 1, 2019
Akhos Laos, a former black ops agent originally recruited and trained by Hetty Lange, returns to seek revenge on Hetty for the life she introduced him to.
#25 - Under Siege
Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 29, 2017
Hetty goes rogue, leaving the NCIS team completely in the dark, and the mole kidnaps one of the agents.