NCIS: Los Angeles (season 5)

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NCIS: Los Angeles (season 5)
NCIS Los Angeles Season 5.jpg
Season 5 DVD cover art
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24[1]
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24) – May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 August 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)[2]
Region 2 August 18, 2014 (2014-08-18)[3]
Region 4 August 20, 2014 (2014-08-20)[4]
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List of NCIS: Los Angeles episodes

The fifth season of NCIS: Los Angeles premiered on September 24, 2013 on CBS. This season aired the 100th episode of the show.

Cast[edit]

Character Portrayed by Main cast Recurring cast
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell entire season N/A
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah entire season N/A
Marty Deeks Eric Christian Olsen entire season N/A
Eric Beale Barrett Foa entire season N/A
Nell Jones Renée Felice Smith entire season N/A
Henrietta "Hetty" Lange Linda Hunt entire season N/A
Sam Hanna LL Cool J entire season N/A
Owen Granger Miguel Ferrer entire season N/A
Michelle Hanna Aunjanue Ellis N/A episode 1
Isaak Sidorov Timothy V. Murphy N/A episode 1
Marcel Janvier Christopher Lambert N/A episode 1
Naseem Vaziri Alon Moni Aboutboul N/A episode 1
Nate Getz Peter Cambor N/A episodes 2 & 15
Arkady Kolcheck Vyto Ruginis N/A episode 4
John Booker Andrew Leeds N/A episodes 10, 13–17
Vostanik Sabatino Erik Palladino N/A episodes 11–14, 16, 19[5]
Tuhon Danny Trejo N/A episode 14
Jack Simon Matthew Del Negro N/A episodes 16, 18,[6] 19[5]
Talia Del Campo Mercedes Masohn N/A episode 16, 24
Thompson Jeronimo Spinx N/A episode 18
Paul Angelo Daniel Henney N/A episode 21

Production[edit]

On March 27, 2013, CBS renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for a fifth season.[7] On February 6, 2013, it was announced that Miguel Ferrer was promoted to series regular for the fifth season of NCIS: Los Angeles.[8]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
97 1 "Ascension" Terrence O'Hara Frank Military September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24) 501 16.35[9]
As Deeks and Sam struggle to recover from the traumatic torture they both received at the hands of Isaak Sidorov, the team continues the search for stolen nuclear weapons.
98 2 "Impact" Jonathan Frakes Sara Servi & R. Scott Gemmill October 1, 2013 (2013-10-01) 502 15.09[10]
Hetty contacts operational psychologist Nate Getz to help Sam and Deeks come to terms with the torture both men received at the hands of Isaak Sidorov while the remaining members of the OSP investigate the killings of a former Navy Vice Admiral and a controversial journalist on board a private jet.
99 3 "Omni" Larry Teng Kyle Harimoto October 8, 2013 (2013-10-08) 503 14.84[11]
The team must find who compromised a classified vaccine project from a bio tech company. Meanwhile, Deeks struggles with his emotions upon returning to the field.
100 4 "Reznikov, N." Tony Wharmby Shane Brennan October 15, 2013 (2013-10-15) 504 14.65[12]
While investigating a kidnapping case of a man who claims to be Callen's father, the team soon find themselves in grave danger.
101 5 "Unwritten Rule" Larry Teng Joseph C. Wilson & Jordana Lewis Jaffe October 22, 2013 (2013-10-22) 425 14.92[13]
Nell joins the team in the field, after they discover that the ransom demand for a former Navy officer's girlfriend, who has been kidnapped, is intelligence information, while Deeks remains unaware that he has broken one of Hetty's rules.
102 6 "Big Brother" Steven DePaul Jordana Lewis Jaffe October 29, 2013 (2013-10-29) 506 14.90[14]
When a joint FBI/CIA/NCIS raid goes bad, the team suspects a mole. It turns out to be the work of a hacker with evidence leading to a 15-year old girl. Realizing the girl's hacking program has been stolen, Callen goes undercover at her private school to find out who is responsible. Ultimately the team captures her bogus boyfriend, who conned away the girl's hack phone long enough to sell the intel.
103 7 "The Livelong Day" Dennis Smith Joe Sachs November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05) 505 14.76[15]
The team along with Homeland Security investigate the death of a security guard who worked at a train yard and they soon discover that they're searching for a mastermind who may be planning to launch a terrorist attack on a train.
104 8 "Fallout" Diana C. Valentine Joseph C. Wilson November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12) 507 14.88[16]
When a nuclear device goes missing, the team jump into action to find it before it falls into the wrong hands, while Hetty realizes that someone from her past has returned, someone who could very well jeopardize her career.
105 9 "Recovery" Paul A. Kaufman Gil Grant November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19) 508 14.99[17]
While investigating the death of a Naval officer, Kensi and Deeks go undercover at a rehab center.
106 10 "The Frozen Lake" John Peter Kousakis Dave Kalstein November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26) 509 12.32[18]
Sam and Callen ask an elite Nepali soldier skilled in knife fighting for help retrieving a thumb drive. Deeks and Kensi decide to try and find a balance but Kensi is reassigned indefinitely.
107 11 "Iron Curtain Rising" Tony Wharmby Jordana Lewis Jaffe December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10) 510 15.24[19]
Upon discovering that a former Romanian communist leader and suspected war criminal is now living in Los Angeles under a false identity, the team attempt to capture the criminal before he disappears again. Kensi arrives in Afghanistan where she receives her assignment.
108 12 "Merry Evasion" Karen Gaviola Kyle Harimoto December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17) 511 15.58[20]
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.
109 13 "Allegiance" Eric Laneuville Frank Military & Andrew Bartels January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14) 512 15.87[21]
A federal agent tied to hawala, an ancient system of money transfer, is murdered with the resulting investigation reuniting the team in Los Angeles with Kensi and Granger, who are in Afghanistan.
110 14 "War Cries" James Hanlon R. Scott Gemmill February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04) 513 16.30[22]
When two private military contractors are murdered, the team's investigation leads them back to one of their unsolved cases from the episode, "Impact" with the search bringing them to a suspect who eventually puts one of their own in grave danger while Sam sets up Callen on a blind date.
111 15 "Tuhon" Christine Moore Dave Kalstein February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25) 514 13.15[23]
Sam and Callen search in Mexico for a diplomatic murder suspect. Nate and Deeks assist the pair from Los Angeles.
112 16 "Fish Out of Water" Terrence O'Hara Joe Sachs March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04) 515 14.37[24]
Sam and Callen investigate the explosion of a fish market with the help of an undercover DEA agent, Talia Del Campo (Mercedes Masohn). In Afghanistan, Kensi and Granger are on the case of a helicopter crash.
113 17 "Between the Lines" Dennis Smith Joseph C. Wilson March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18) 516 14.21[25]
The team must find a mole when an undercover agent, later found to be working for the ATF, is killed by a gang. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, Granger is worried when Kensi disappears.
114 18 "Zero Days" Tony Wharmby Andrew Bartels March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25) 517 15.54[26]
The team must investigate when one of Eric's friends is attacked. In Afghanistan, Kensi sees someone from her past.
115 19 "Spoils of War" Frank Military Frank Military April 1, 2014 (2014-04-01) 518 15.31[27]
The team travels to Afghanistan after learning of Kensi's disappearance.
116 20 "Windfall" Eric A. Pot Gil Grant April 8, 2014 (2014-04-08) 519 14.37[28]
The team investigates a marine who had embezzled money. Kensi is forced to stay with Eric after returning from Afghanistan, while Nell is teamed with Deeks.
117 21 "Three Hearts" Diana C. Valentine Dave Kalstein & Kyle Harimoto April 15, 2014 (2014-04-15) 520 14.69[29]
An undercover NCIS agent is taken into custody when he is suspected of working for the smuggler he is supposed to be investigating. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discuss their relationship when she returns to the field.
118 22 "One More Chance" Tony Wharmby David J. North April 29, 2014 (2014-04-29) 521 14.83[30]
A 10-year-old girl Sam once provided protection detail for in Saudi Arabia goes missing, and he's convinced her disappearance is directly connected to the theft of software for a new unmanned-aerial vehicle being developed by her engineer mother.
119 23 "Exposure" Robert Florio Joseph C. Wilson & Jordana Lewis Jaffe May 6, 2014 (2014-05-06) 522 14.11[31]
An explosion at a military charity event kills a soldier and another man. Thought to be a terrorist attack, the team is tasked to find those responsible.
120 24 "Deep Trouble" Larry Teng R. Scott Gemmill May 13, 2014 (2014-05-13) 523 14.85[32]
The suspicious death of a Navy submarine engineer brings NCIS to the case and along with DEA Agent Talia del Campo. It turns out that a network of Colombian mafia, white supremacists and terrorists, have gotten themselves a submarine and loaded it with ammonium nitrate. Meanwhile Hetty faces heat for the White Ghost incident. The episode ends with Callen and Sam trapped on board a submarine, with two terrorists, while the rest of the team begin searching for them.

Ratings[edit]

Episode U.S. ratings Canadian ratings Australian ratings
Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank Original air date Viewers
(millions)
Rank
Night Week Night Week Night
"Ascension" September 24, 2013 16.35[9] 2 5[9] N/A N/A N/A N/A October 8, 2013[33] 0.456[34] 20+[35]
"Impact" October 1, 2013 15.09[10] 2 6[10] N/A N/A N/A N/A October 15, 2013 0.473[36] 20
"Omni" October 8, 2013 14.84[11] 2 4[11] N/A N/A N/A N/A October 22, 2013 0.566[37] 16
"Reznikov, N." October 15, 2013 14.65[12] 2 6[12] N/A N/A N/A N/A October 29, 2013 0.517[38] 16
"Unwritten Rule" October 22, 2013 14.92[13] 2 6[13] N/A N/A N/A N/A November 5, 2013 0.489[39] 20+[40]
"Big Brother" October 29, 2013 14.90[14] 2 5[14] N/A N/A N/A N/A November 12, 2013 0.518[41] 19
"The Livelong Day" November 5, 2013 14.76[15] 2 6[15] N/A N/A N/A N/A November 19, 2013 0.514[42] 18
"Fallout" November 12, 2013 14.88[16] 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A November 26, 2013 0.451[43] 20+[44]
"Recovery" November 19, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
"The Frozen Lake" November 26, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
"Iron Curtain Rising" December 10, 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
"Merry Evasion" December 17, 2013 15.58[20] 2 3[20] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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