NCIS - Los Angeles Database

The NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 title card.

Season Three of NCIS: Los Angeles premiered in the United States on September 20, 2011, in the 9:00-10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time slot on Tuesday evenings immediately following NCIS. The season concluded on May 15, 2012.

On February 1, 2011 CBS Entertainment renewed NCIS: Los Angeles for a third season. Subsequently on March 31, 2011 CBS Entertainment announced that the third season would consist of twenty-four episodes.

On April 28, 2011 Donald P. Bellisario and Belisarius Productions initiated a lawsuit against CBS Broadcasting Incorporated and its subsidiary CBS Entertainment, alleging that the development and production of NCIS: Los Angeles constituted a breach of several preexisting contracts and an infringement of Bellisario's rights as the creator of NCIS (series) and as the co-creator of JAG (series). It is unknown what effect, if any, the lawsuit had on this season.

This episode also features three episodes that crossover with Hawaii Five-0.


Series Regulars

  Name   Portrayed by   Occupation
  G. Callen   Chris O'Donnell   Special Agent, NCIS:OSP
  Kensi Blye   Daniela Ruah   Special Agent, NCIS:OSP
  Sam Hanna   LL Cool J   Special Agent, NCIS:OSP
  Henrietta Lange   Linda Hunt   Operations Manager, NCIS:OSP
  Eric Beale   Barrett Foa   Tech Operator NCIS: OSP
  Marty Deeks   Eric Christian Olsen   LAPD Liaison to NCIS: OSP
  Nell Jones   Renée Felice Smith   Intelligence Analyst, NCIS: OSP

Recurring Characters

  Name   Portrayed by   Occupation
  Dr. Nate Getz   Peter Cambor   Operational Psychologist, NCIS:OSP
  Lauren Hunter   Claire Forlani   Acting Operations Manager, NCIS:OSP
  Owen Granger   Miguel Ferrer   Assistant Director, NCIS
  Alex Elmslie   Douglas Weston  
  Amy Schuler   Kate Lacey-Kiley   Medical Examiner
  Arkady Kolcheck   Vyto Ruginis  
  Dan Evans   Matthew Grant Godbey   LAPD Detective
  Julia Feldman   Laura Harring   Kensi's Mother
  Kamran Hanna   Layla Crawford   Sam's Daughter
  Leon Vance   Rocky Carroll   NCIS Director
  Mike Renko   Brian Avers   NCIS Special Agent
  Nassir   Tom Winter   NCIS Special Agent
  Thompson   Jeronimo Spinx   NCIS Special Agent
  Marcel Janvier   Christopher Lambert  
  Tahir Khaled   Anslem Richardson  
  Jada Khaled   Ella Thomas   Tahir's Sister
  Susan DePaul   Sarayu Blue   Doctor
  Vostanik Sabatino   Erik Palladino   CIA Officer

Special Guest Cast

  Name   Portrayed by   Occupation
  Steve McGarrett   Alex O’Loughlin   Lieutenant Commander, Hawaii Five-0 Task Force (Mentioned only)
  Danny Williams   Scott Caan   Detective Sergeant , Hawaii Five-0 Task Force
  Chin Ho Kelly   Daniel Dae Kim   Detective Lieutenant , Hawaii Five-0 Task Force

Cast Notes


Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
49 1 Lange, H. 20 Sept. 2011 Season Premiere.
50 2 Cyber Threat 27 Sept. 2011 Joint OSP and NSA Investigation
51 3 Backstopped 4 Oct. 2011 The teams are rotated by Operations Manager Hunter during an investigation
52 4 Deadline 11 Oct. 2011 The case revolves around the Libyan situation and the Arab Spring.
53 5 Sacrifice 18 Oct. 2011 Sam's prized possession is stolen during an investigation
53.5 Crossover Episode Ka Hakaka Maika’i (Hawaii Five-0) October 24th 2011. Kensi travels to Hawaii to assist Steve McGarrett in his fight against the infamous gangster, Wo Fat. This is a crossover episode between NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 and Hawaii Five-0 Season 2.
54 6 Lone Wolf 25 Oct. 2011 The case centers on an independent intelligence gathering operation headed by an old friend of Hetty's
55 7 Honor 1 Nov. 2011 OSP investigates what at first blush appears to be the murder of a Japanese tourist by a dishonorably discharged Marine who was severed from the Marines.
56 8 Greed 8 Nov. 2011 The Mexican Government requests the aid of NCIS in an investigation into cross border smuggling.
57 9 Betrayal 15 Nov. 2011   During a joint CIA/NCIS operation in Sudan Agent Hanna's life is put in grave danger.
58 10 The Debt 22 Nov. 2011 Hetty and Deeks orchestrate Deeks's firing as part of elaborate operation to expose a corrupt police officer with connections to a white supremacist
59 11 Higher Power 13 Dec. 2011 OSP hunts for a weapon capable of producing an electromagnetic pulse.
60 12 The Watchers 3 Jan. 2012 Nell goes undercover to discover the reasons behind the death of a Department of Defense researcher. Introduces NCIS Assistant Director, Owen Granger portrayed by Miguel Ferrer.
61 13 Exit Strategy 10 Jan. 2012 Jada Khaled crosses paths with Sam again after an assassination attempt.
62 14 Partners 7 Feb. 2012 Callen and Sam celebrate five years of partnership.
63 15 Crimeleon 14 Feb. 2012 OSP tracks the mastermind of a criminal syndicate.
64 16 Blye, K. 21 Feb 2012 Agent Blye becomes the chief suspect in a murder investigation.
65 17 Blye, K., Part 2 28 Feb. 2012 The truth about the circumstances surrounding the death of Donald Blye, Kensi's father is finally revealed.
66 18 The Dragon and The Fairy 20 Mar. 2012 The team investigates a case with its origins in the Vietnam War era.
67 19 Vengeance 27 Mar. 2012 The OSP investigates a Navy SEAL team.
68 20 Patriot Acts 10 Apr. 2012 A former Marine is suspected of domestic terrorism.
68.5 Crossover Episode Pa Make Loa (Hawaii Five-0) April 30th 2012. After a murder victim is discovered to have been infected with smallpox, temporary leader of the H50, Detective Sergeant Danny Williams of the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force contacts Sam and Callen for help after learning that a suspect that the NCIS: Office of Special Projects are interested is in Hawaii.
69 21 Touch of Death May 1st 2012. With the prime suspect in the smallpox case having fled to Los Angeles, Detectives Danny Williams and Chin Ho Kelly of the Hawaii Five-0 travel back to LA with Sam and Callen as both NCIS and H50 battle to stop a possible biological attack from becoming a terrifying reality.
70 22 Neighborhood Watch 8 May 2012 Agent Blye and Detective Deeks go undercover to root out a Russian sleeper cell operating in Los Angeles
71 23 Sans Voir, Part 1 15 May 2012 Part One of the Season Three finale.
72 24 Sans Voir, Part 2 15 May 2012 Second and final part of the Season Three finale.