NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: Los Angeles

At the close of the second season, Hetty had mysteriously disappeared, and the team had uncovered her whereabouts. Season 3 begins with a rescue attempt that ultimately reveals information about Callen and his family.
At the close of the second season, Hetty had mysteriously disappeared, and the team had uncovered her whereabouts. Season 3 begins with a rescue attempt that ultimately reveals information about Callen and his family.

Season 3 (23 episodes)

  • 1. Lange, H.

    Original air date: 09/20/2011 Runtime: 43:03 min.

    Original air date: 09/20/2011 Runtime: 43:03 min. As the team travels to Romania to search for Hetty, Callen discovers new information about his past.

  • 2. Cyber Threat

    Original air date: 09/27/2011 Runtime: 43:10 min.

    Original air date: 09/27/2011 Runtime: 43:10 min. The NCIS team joins forces with the NSA to find the creator and controller of a software program linked to a cyber attack against the Department of Defense. Meanwhile, Callen continues searching for more information about his past.

  • 3. Backstopped

    Original air date: 10/04/2011 Runtime: 42:13 min.

    Original air date: 10/04/2011 Runtime: 42:13 min. Special Agent Sam Hanna is sent undercover as a bomb specialist as the team races to locate stolen explosives somewhere in the city. Meanwhile, to much protest, Hunter changes the dynamics of the team and has Callen partnered with Kensi and Sam with Deeks.

  • 4. Deadline

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 43:07 min.

    Original air date: 10/11/2011 Runtime: 43:07 min. The NCIS team delves into the underground world of the Libyan resistance movement following the murder of a news reporter, and Hetty reveals details about Callen's past.

  • 5. Sacrifice

    Original air date: 10/18/2011 Runtime: 43:12 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2011 Runtime: 43:12 min. The LAPD calls upon the NCIS team when a raid links a Mexican drug cartel to a wanted terrorist.  Meanwhile, Sam’s most prized possession is stolen.

  • 6. Lone Wolf

    Original air date: 10/25/2011 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2011 Runtime: 43:29 min. The NCIS team investigates the murder of a former Navy intelligence officer who had been living a double life and traveling overseas on false passports.

  • 7. Honor

    Original air date: 11/01/2011 Runtime: 42:33 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2011 Runtime: 42:33 min. The NCIS team must determine whether a dishonorably discharged Marine is the target of an international set-up or if he committed murder.

  • 8. Greed

    Original air date: 11/08/2011 Runtime: 42:40 min.

    Original air date: 11/08/2011 Runtime: 42:40 min. When a Navy ID is found on a dead body tied to a hazardous material smuggling case, NCIS is granted permission to investigate in Mexico and asked to help locate the missing materials.

  • 9. Betrayal

    Original air date: 11/15/2011 Runtime: 43:15 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2011 Runtime: 43:15 min. After Sam's undercover mission in Sudan turns deadly, Callen and the NCIS team must track down their missing agent before it is too late.

  • 10. The Debt

    Original air date: 11/22/2011 Runtime: 43:22 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2011 Runtime: 43:22 min. A botched assignment forces Hetty to fire Deeks and send him back to the LAPD.  Meanwhile, an awkward goodbye between Kensi and Deeks leaves her with unexpected emotions for her old partner.

  • 11. Higher Power

    Original air date: 12/13/2011 Runtime: 42:27 min.

    Original air date: 12/13/2011 Runtime: 42:27 min. The NCIS team must locate a classified device with the power to destroy Los Angeles that was stolen from a college research facility. Meanwhile, Sam tries to track down a highly sought-after Christmas present for his daughter, and Eric meets Nell's parents.

  • 12. The Watchers

    Original air date: 01/03/2012 Runtime: 43:31 min.

    Original air date: 01/03/2012 Runtime: 43:31 min. When a researcher with the Department of Defense is found dead, Nell must put her high IQ to the test when she goes undercover as his replacement. Meanwhile, Hetty's ability to lead the team is questioned by the new NCIS Assistant Director, Owen Granger.

  • 13. Exit Strategy

    Original air date: 01/10/2012 Runtime: 42:50 min.

    Original air date: 01/10/2012 Runtime: 42:50 min. When a vehicle transporting Jada Khaled is ambushed, NCIS must track down the culprit to save her and their case. Meanwhile, Sam is forced to confront Jada for the first time since returning from Sudan.

  • 14. Partners

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 43:31 min.

    Original air date: 02/07/2012 Runtime: 43:31 min. After a diplomatic service van transporting an unknown package from the State Department is hijacked, the NCIS team must determine who committed the crime and what has gone missing. Meanwhile, Callen and Sam celebrate five years as partners, but face one of their biggest challenges when they go undercover for a case.

  • 15. Crimeleon

    Original air date: 02/14/2012 Runtime: 42:53 min.

    Original air date: 02/14/2012 Runtime: 42:53 min. With Assistant Director Granger (guest star Miguel Ferrer) critiquing every move, the NCIS team must track down a chameleon-like killer who has evaded law enforcement agents, including their very own Special Agent G. Callen, across several countries.

  • 16. Blye, K.

    Original air date: 02/21/2012 Runtime: 42:42 min.

    Original air date: 02/21/2012 Runtime: 42:42 min. The NCIS: LA 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. Real-life NCIS Director Mark D. Clookie makes a cameo appearance as NCIS Special Agent Clookie.

  • 17. Blye, K., Pt. 2

    Original air date: 02/28/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 02/28/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min. 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.

  • 18. The Dragon and the Fairy

    Original air date: 03/20/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min.

    Original air date: 03/20/2012 Runtime: 43:29 min. The NCIS: LA team investigates a shooting outside the Vietnamese Consulate just prior to an international conference at the venue that the Secretary of the Navy is scheduled to attend. Dan Lauria guest stars as James Cleary, a retired Marine with ties to the case.

  • 19. Vengeance

    Original air date: 03/27/2012 Runtime: 43:25 min.

    Original air date: 03/27/2012 Runtime: 43:25 min. When the body of a Navy Intel Officer is found, evidence points to a team of Navy SEALs who are about to depart on a hostage rescue mission, leaving former Navy SEAL Sam Hanna to interrogate the group and possibly compromise the mission.

  • 20. Patriot Acts

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 42:56 min.

    Original air date: 04/10/2012 Runtime: 42:56 min. When a former Marine is suspected of creating a chemical bomb, the NCIS: LA team joins the FBI's domestic terrorist task force including Operational Psychologist Nate Getz. Peter Cambor guest stars.

  • 21. Touch of Death

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 41:15 min.

    Original air date: 05/01/2012 Runtime: 41:15 min. The joint NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 task force travel from Hawaii to Los Angeles, when the lead suspect in the case moves to the mainland with a deadly virus in tow. Scott Caan guest stars as Hawaii Five-0 Detective Sergeant Danny Williams and Daniel Dae Kim guest stars as Hawaii Five-0 Detective Lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly.

  • 22. Neighborhood Watch

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 43:12 min.

    Original air date: 05/08/2012 Runtime: 43:12 min. Kensi and Deeks are sent undercover as married couple Melissa and Justin when evidence points to a Russian sleeper cell in a suburban neighborhood.

  • 23. Sans Voir, Parts I & II

    Original air date: 05/15/2012 Runtime: 85:54 min.

    Original air date: 05/15/2012 Runtime: 85:54 min. 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.