NCIS: Los Angeles

10 Best Episodes of NCIS: Los Angeles

The exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects (OSP), an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments.

Written by Sophie and last updated on may 22, 2023.

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NCIS: Los Angeles - S5E13

#15 - Allegiance (Season 5 - Episode 13)

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.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 497 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E16

#14 - Blye, K. (1) (Season 3 - Episode 16)


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.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 346 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S1E9

#13 - Random on Purpose (Season 1 - Episode 9)

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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 402 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S5E19

#12 - Spoils of War (Season 5 - Episode 19)


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.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 504 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S2E22

#11 - Plan B (Season 2 - Episode 22)

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.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 324 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S1E24

#10 - Callen, G (Season 1 - Episode 24)


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.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 305 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S4E24

#9 - Descent (Season 4 - Episode 24)

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.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 451 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E23

#8 - Sans Voir (1) (Season 3 - Episode 23)


Callen and the NCIS: LA team confront their vengeful adversary, the Chameleon, when an undercover case ignites a deadly mind game orchestrated by the criminal mastermind.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 324 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E22

#7 - Neighborhood Watch (Season 3 - Episode 22)

Kensi and Deeks are sent undercover as married couple Melissa and Justin when evidence points to a Russian sleeper cell in a suburban neighborhood.

The episode was rated 8.15 from 337 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S2E17

#6 - Personal (Season 2 - Episode 17)


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.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 325 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S9E24

#5 - Ninguna Salida (Season 9 - Episode 24)

Despite several team members having grave reservations, NCIS travels to Mexico for a risky mission to locate and rescue Mosley's son.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 352 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E1

#4 - Lange, H. (Season 3 - Episode 1)


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.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 392 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S2E24

#3 - Familia (Season 2 - Episode 24)

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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 321 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E24

#2 - Sans Voir (2) (Season 3 - Episode 24)


The L.A. team is drawn into a deadly mind game against a master criminal motivated by Revenge.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 135 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S3E17

#1 - Blye, K. (2) (Season 3 - Episode 17)

The NCIS: LA 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.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 353 votes.

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