NCIS: Los Angeles

10 Worst 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 - S7E6

#10 - Unspoken (Season 7 - Episode 6)

The NCIS team searches for Sam’s former partner, Ruiz, who disappears during an undercover operation to buy a deadly explosive.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 653 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S14E2

#9 - Of Value (Season 14 - Episode 2)


After an architect duo who specializes in designing secure buildings is kidnapped, the NCIS team mounts a search to bring them home. Also, Deeks and Kensi realize they may need to get Rosa some help with her schoolwork, and Anna considers a career outside of law enforcement.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 296 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S14E18

#8 - Sensu Lato (Season 14 - Episode 18)

The NCIS team must investigate when a Navy reservist is stabbed and his lab full of pesticides and insects is ransacked. Kilbride offers Sam the interim operations manager position. Rountree thinks about his future.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 157 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S14E12

#7 - In the Name of Honor (Season 14 - Episode 12)


The NCIS team must quickly find Kensi and Fatima after they are kidnapped and drugged while searching for a missing Navy lieutenant who they learn has ties to a dangerous Islamic militia.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 219 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S13E9

#6 - Under the Influence (Season 13 - Episode 9)

The NCIS team helps a U.S. ambassador search for her missing daughter, Gia, a popular social media influencer. Also, Agent Aliyah De León returns to support the team with the case.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 326 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S13E18

#5 - Hard For The Money (Season 13 - Episode 18)


NCIS investigates the murder of a woman employed in the Navy’s missile defense program and its connection to stolen Navy missile technology. Also, a strict social worker stresses out Deeks, and Sam debates selling his boat.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 292 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S13E15

#4 - Perception (Season 13 - Episode 15)

Rountree and his younger sister are pulled over by police and treated harshly in a clear case of racial profiling. Also, NCIS investigates the death of a Navy photographer who was assigned to document the building of a new weapons station.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 326 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S13E2

#3 - Fukushu (Season 13 - Episode 2)


NCIS takes the case personally when an LAPD officer’s father, a beloved elderly Japanese American veteran, is the victim of a vicious hate crime.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 367 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S14E14

#2 - Shame (Season 14 - Episode 14)

When a petty officer is found dead with an apparent suicide note, the NCIS team must investigate the mystery surrounding his death. Also, Callen and Anna begin wedding planning and Sam has a heart to heart with his daughter.

The episode was rated 7.39 from 220 votes.

NCIS: Los Angeles - S14E13

#1 - A Farewell to Arms (Season 14 - Episode 13)


When a mystery woman attacks the founder of an AI company, the NCIS team must identify the woman before the next major global conflict ensues. Also, Kilbride's ex-wife, Elizabeth, comes to visit and asks him to think about reconnecting with their son.

The episode was rated 7.27 from 213 votes.

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