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Ascension is the 1st episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 5 as well as the 97th episode of the entire NCIS: Los Angeles series.

This is also the first NCIS: Los Angeles episode to have Miguel Ferrer (Owen Granger) credited as a series regular.


As Callen and Kensi along with Granger and the rest of the OSP team continue searching for arms dealer Isaak Sidorov with assistance from Sam's wife, Michelle AKA "Quinn", both Sam and Deeks struggle to come to terms with the vicious and brutal torture they both received at the hands of Sidorov and his men.


Sam in the hotel room.

Major Events

  • Sam and Deeks are rescued, but the two have been left traumatized.
  • Isaak Sidorov is killed.
  • Deeks takes a leave of absence from NCIS to work through his trauma.
  • Janvier gets revenge on Vaziri but is captured by Callen and placed in a maximum-security prison.


  • Linda Hunt (Henrietta Lange) reads the "Previously on NCIS: Los Angeles" line.


Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell NCIS Special Agent and the leader of the Office of Special Projects field team.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects.
Marty Deeks Eric Christian Olsen A Detective with the Los Angeles Police Department and also the LAPD/NCIS liaison.
Eric Beale Barrett Foa Tech Operator with the Office of Special Projects.
Nell Jones Renée Felice Smith Tech Analyst for the Office of Special Projects.
Owen Granger Miguel Ferrer NCIS Assistant Director.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt Operations Manager with the Office of Special Projects.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J A former Navy SEAL-turned-NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Michelle Hanna Aunjanue Ellis AKA "Quinn" and the wife of NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna.
Isaak Sidorov Timothy V. Murphy Arms dealer.
Marcel Janvier Christopher Lambert Arms dealer and identity thief.
Naseem Vaziri Alon Moni Aboutboul
Veronica Pisconov Natasha Alam
Maya Yerzov Kym Jackson

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Oral Surgeon Jeff Austin
Paramedic 1 Adam Roa
Paramedic 3 Luke White
Paramedic 4 Daniel Steven Gonzalez
Cyclist Sean Simbro
Hotel Manager (Ascension) Anisha Adusumilli
Sarah Annie Tedesco A Nurse.
Kayla Bishop Chelsea Wallace
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