Season Five of NCIS: Los Angeles aired at 9.00 P.M. EST in the United States, following episodes of NCIS.

The season premiered on September 24, 2013, and ended on May 13, 2014.

Cast Edit

Series Regulars Edit

Name Portrayed by Notes
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell NCIS Special Agent in Charge.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah NCIS Special Agent.
Marty Deeks Eric Christian Olsen An LAPD Detective and LAPD/NCIS liason officer.
Eric Beale Barrett Foa Technical Operator.
Nell Jones Renee Felice Smith Intelligence Analyst.
Owen Granger Miguel Ferrer NCIS Assistant Director.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt Supervisory Special Agent and Operations Manager.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J NCIS Special Agent.

Cast Notes Edit

Miguel Ferrer, who portrayed Assistant Director Owen Granger, was promoted to series regular from episode 15, Tuhon (episode).

Trivia Edit

NCIS Los Angeles Season 5 aired alongside NCIS Season 11 and Season 4 of Hawaii Five-0.

Episodes Edit

NCIS Los Angeles Season 5 - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
97 1 Ascension (episode) September 24 2013 As Callen and Kensi along with Granger and the rest of the OSP team continue searching for arms dealer Isaak Sidorov with assistance from Sam's wife, Michelle AKA "Quinn", both Sam and Deeks struggle to come to terms with the vicious and brutal torture they both received at the hands of Sidorov and his men.
98 2 Impact (episode) October 1 2013 As OSP investigate the murder of a former Navy Vice Admiral and a controversial journalist on board a private jet, Hetty contacts OSP Operational Psychologist Nate Getz to help both Sam and Deeks cope with the brutal torture the two received at the hands of Isaak Sidorov and his men.
99 3 Omni (episode) October 8 2013 OSP investigate when the CEO of a bio tech company is killed in an explosion and discover that a classified vaccine project at the company has been compromised while Deeks struggles with his emotions as he returns to the field.
100 4 Reznikov, N. (episode) October 15 2013 OSP investigate when a man claiming to be Callen's long-last father is kidnapped with the investigating soon placing the NCIS agents in great danger.
101 5 Unwritten Rule (episode) October 22 2013 As OSP investigate the kidnapping of a former Navy officer's girlfriend, they discover that the ransom demand is not for money but for intelligence information while Deeks is unaware that he's broken one of Hetty's rules.
102 6 Big Brother (episode) October 29 2013 OSP investigate when a raid conducted by a task force composed of agents from the FBI, CIA and NCIS goes wrong, leading them to suspect that there's a mole responsible for the leak.
103 7 The Livelong Day (episode) November 5 2013 OSP along with Homeland Security investigate the death of a security guard who worked at a train yard with the team racing against the clock to stop a terrorist attack on a train from occurring.
104 8 Fallout (episode) November 12 2013 OSP investigate when a nuclear device disappears with the team racing to find it before it's used in a possible attack while Hetty faces an unpleasant blast from the past.
105 9 Recovery (NCIS: Los Angeles episode) November 19 2013 OSP investigate the death of a Navy officer with Kensi and Deeks later going undercover at a rehabilitation center that hides a dark secret.
106 10 The Frozen Lake (episode) November 26 2013 Callen and Sam call on a Gurka for help to find a thumb drive while Kensi and Deeks attempt to find a balance in their relationship, only for things to take a turn when Kensi is reassigned to Afghanistan.
107 11 Iron Curtain Rising (episode) December 10 2013 The OSP team race to capture a former communist leader from Romania who is also a suspected war criminal after discovering that the suspect is now living in Los Angeles under a false identity, forcing them into a desperate race against time to arrest the criminal before he disappears while Kensi, having arrived in Afghanistan receives her new assignment.
108 12 Merry Evasion (episode) December 17 2013 As Los Angeles prepares to celebrate Christmas, OSP investigate a home invasion where a senator's daughter was attacked with the team investigating if the attack was random or due to the fact that the Senator himself is cracking down on international cyber warfare while Kensi who's still in Afghanistan finds her holiday spirit changing when she receives a surprise gift.
109 13 Allegiance (episode) January 14 2014 OSP investigate when a federal agent who has tied to an ancient system of money transfer known as "hawala" is murdered with the ensuing investigation reuniting the team in Los Angeles with Kensi and Granger, both of whom are in Afghanistan.
110 14 War Cries (episode) February 4 2014 OSP investigate when two private military contractors are murdered with the investigation leading the team back to one of their unsolved cases with things turning deadly when one of their own is put is great danger while Sam sets Callen up on a blind date.
111 15 Tuhon (episode) February 25 2014 OSP investigate when two security guards are killed by a diplomat who later becomes the prime suspect in the case with Sam and Callen heading to Mexico where they meet up with a figure from the first case the two worked together with Nate and Deeks assisting from Los Angeles.
112 16 Fish Out of Water (episode) March 4 2014 When there's an explosion at a fish market in downtown Los Angeles, Sam, Callen and Deeks investigate with the assistance of an undercover DEA agent while in Afghanistan, Kensi and Granger investigate a helicopter crash.
113 17 Between the Lines (episode) March 18 2014 When an undercover agent working for the ATF is tortured and executed, OSP investigate the possibility of a mole while in Afghanistan, Granger is concerned when Kensi disappears.
114 18 Zero Days (episode) March 25 2014 OSP investigate when one of Eric's friends is attacked while in Afghanistan, Kensi is stunned when she encounters someone from her past.
115 19 Spoils of War (episode) April 1 2014 Callen, Sam and Deeks head to Afghanistan after learning that Kensi has been captured by the Taliban. As they launch a rescue mission with assistance from Granger, the team soon find themselves facing overwhelming odds and danger at every turn in the war-torn country.
116 20 Windfall (episode) April 8 2014 OSP investigate a Marine who has apparently embezzled money while Nell goes into the field with Deeks and Kensi stays in Ops with Eric.
117 21 Three Hearts (episode) April 15 2014 OSP investigate when an undercover NCIS agent is arrested after the team suspect that he's working for the smuggler he's supposed to have been investigating while Kensi and Deeks discuss things as she returns to the field since the Afghanistan incident.
118 22 One More Chance (episode) April 29 2014 A missing persons case turns personal for Sam when he learns that the missing person is a ten year old girl he once provided protection detail for while in Saudi Arabia with Sam convinced that the disappearance is connected to the theft of new software for a new UAV- unnamed aerial vehicle that is being created by the girl's mother who's an engineer.
119 23 Exposure (episode) May 6 2014 An explosion at a military charity event in downtown Los Angeles leaves a Marine and a civilian dead, prompting the OSP team to be called in work on a Saturday to investigate the circumstances of the explosion, only for Callen and the team to discover that all is not what it seems.
120 24 Deep Trouble (episode) May 13 2014 OSP investigate when a Navy submarine engineer dies in suspicious circumstances with the investigation taking an intense turn when the team learn that a group of terrorists who are all working together have stolen a submarine and loaded it with ammonium nitrate while Hetty faces consequences for her actions in the White Ghost case.


  • From the Region 2 DVD:

"Homeland Heroes"- In the high-octane drama NCIS: Los Angeles, Season Five raises the threat level for the nation's most elite squad of agents. Team leader Special Agent "G" Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and his partner Sam Hanna (LL Cool J), a former U.S. Navy SEAL who's seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq- are chameleons who have mastered the art of undercover operations. Alongside Callen and Sam are Special Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah), LAPD liaison Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger (Miguel Ferrer) and Operations Manager Henrietta "Hetty" Lange (Academy Award winner Linda Hunt). Even Ops experts Eric (Barrett Foa) and Nell (Renee Felice Smith) get in on the action as they step away from their computers and into the line of fire. Together, the NCIS team puts the petal to the metal to stop a mastermind from bombing a train, solves a top-secret vaccine-related murder, and embarks on a rescue mission to Afghanistan to save one of their own. With access to the most advanced technological gadgets, this tight-knit team relies on each other to take down the nation's most dangerous criminals- ensuring justice for all- in this 6-disc, 24-episode DVD set!

Special FeaturesEdit

  • Happy 100th- The NCIS: Los Angeles cast and crew discuss "Reznikov, N.", the 100th episode of the entire NCIS: Los Angeles series. Various clips of the cast and crew celebrating the episode at a party organized by CBS are shown during the feature.
  • No Crew Is Superior Remix- A remix of "No Crew Is Superior", a rap song that LL Cool J wrote for NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1.
  • Deleted scenes from "Ascension", "Big Brother", "Fallout", "The Frozen Lake", "Iron Curtain Rising", "Merry Evasion", "War Cries", "Spoils of War", "Windfall", "Three Hearts" and "Deep Trouble".
  • Commentary on "The Frozen Lake" from Daniela Ruah (NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye) and Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Detective Marty Deeks).
  • Unexpected Developments- The NCIS: Los Angeles cast and crew talk about NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5.
  • The Write Staff- The NCIS: Los Angeles crew and writers talk about the various episodes they've written for NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5.
  • Crafting Afghanistan- The NCIS: Los Angeles cast and crew talk about recreating their version of Afghanistan and using it during NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5.
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