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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 aired at 9.00 P.M. EST in the United States, following episodes of NCIS Season 7.

The two backdoor pilot episodes, Legend Part 1 (episode) and Legend Part 2 (episode) originally aired as part of NCIS Season 6.

The season premiered on September 22nd, 2009 and ended on May 25th, 2010.


Series Regulars[]

Name Portrayed by Role
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell NCIS Special Agent in Charge.
Dr Nate Getz Peter Cambor NCIS Special Agent and Operation Psychologist.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah NCIS Special Agent.
Dominic Vail Adam Jamal Craig NCIS Special Agent. Craig was changed to guest star for appearances after episode 13 "Missing", and written out of the show after episode 21 "Found".
Eric Beale Barrett Foa Technical Operator.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt Supervisory Special Agent and Operations Manager.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J NCIS Senior Special Agent.

Cast Notes[]

In the two pilot episodes, Legend Part 1 (episode) and Legend Part 2 (episode) that aired as part of NCIS season 6, the Office of Secret Projects was run by NCIS Special Agent Lara Macy, portrayed by actress Louise Lombard. The character was written out, and later murdered at the end of NCIS season 7.

Adam Jamal Craig portrayed rookie field agent Dominic Vail. The character was credited as a regular through the first twelve episodes of the show's run, thereafter appearing as a guest star.

Barrett Foa portrayed Eric Beale, the technical operator to the OSP. Originally credited as a guest star, he was upgraded to series regular after episode thirteen.

Hetty Lange was a guest character in episode one and thereafter a main character.


NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 aired alongside NCIS Season 7.

The season was originally planned to only be thirteen episodes. On October 7, 2009, after rating as the most watched new show, CBS ordered a full set of 22 episodes, which was upped to 24 episodes on November 4, 2009


NCIS: Los Angeles Season One - Episode List
Episode Number Title Airdate Notes
Series Season
1 1 Identity (episode) September 22, 2009. Having successfully recovered from his near-fatal shooting at the end of Legend Part 2 (episode), NCIS Special Agent G. Callen rejoins his team whose headquarters have since moved to a new building on the outskirts of Los Angeles. As Callen returns, the OSP team investigative the murder of a Naval Commander who was kidnapped by a drug cartel and eventually killed in a shootout between the cartel and members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The team soon discover that the Commander's actions might have jeopardized a highly-classified military operation against various drug cartels in Mexico and also put the life of his young niece in grave danger, forcing the team to race against the clock to find and save the young girl before it's too late but all is not what it seems....
2 2 The Only Easy Day (episode) September 29, 2009. The OSP team investigate a raid on a house belonging a drug dealer that a group of SEALs carried out with the case soon becoming very personal for Sam as the group are people that he originally trained. It seems to be a simple case but the team soon find that the double-crossing that took place at the house could run a lot deeper than originally thought and that it might be even involved a member of the Los Angeles Police Department who could also be a dirty cop. This was the second episode of the first season to air. However, this was the third episode of the series filmed. The presentation order of the episodes was reordered so that this episode would air before Killshot (episode) which preceded it in the production order.
3 3 Predator (episode) October 6, 2009. A routine training exercise which the Marine Corps are conducting ultimately ends in tragic circumstances when an MQ-1 Predator and Hellfire missile are hijacked and subsequently stolen, resulting in the death of a Marine. The OSP team investigate the murder and head into the hacking underworld to get answers and also retrieve before the drone can be used against America. This was the third episode of the first season to air. However, this was the fourth episode of the series filmed. The presentation order of the episodes was reordered so that this episode would air before both Search and Destroy (episode) and Killshot (episode). Also, the portion of the press release detailing the credits for the episode mistakenly listed the credits for the previous episode.
4 4 Search and Destroy (episode) October 13, 2009. OSP investigate when a Marine with PTSD arrives in Los Angeles with the Marine's appearance triggering a series of murders, prompting the OSP team to race and find the Marine although they soon find themselves clashing with a private security firm who are after the Marine too.
5 5 Killshot (NCIS: Los Angeles episode) October 20, 2009. While on his jetski, a man who is originally from North Korea is shot dead and the OSP team fear that the victim's classified secrets may have been lost but everything changes when the team discover a suspect: North Korean assassin, Lee Wuan Kai who appears to have a history with NCIS Director Leon Vance. This was the fifth episode of the first season presented. However, Killshot was the second episode of the series filmed. The presentation order of the episodes was reordered so that this episode would air after The Only Easy Day (episode), Predator (episode), and Search and Destroy (episode).
6 6 Keepin' It Real (episode) November 3, 2009. A Marine who had been leading the life of a wealthy playboy falls off the rooftop of a night club with the LAPD believing that it's a suicide. However, the Marine's family contact SECNAV who later tasks OSP with investigating the case but things change when OSP Tech Operator Eric Beale discovers that the supposed suicide is in fact a murder with the team searching for the Marine's killer with the help of a Secret Service agent.
7 7 Pushback (episode) November 10, 2009. A woman is found dead and a flash-drive containing photos is soon discovered with the OSP team getting involved when the flash-drive is discovered to contain photographs of Callen himself. Now the team must tackle their most personal case to date: finding who arranged for Callen's murder.
8 8 Ambush (episode) November 17, 2009. When a Marine is murdered with a camera at the fish aquarium capturing the killing, the OSP team investigate his death and they're stunned when they learn that the murder is connected to a case that NCIS Special Agent Mike Renko with the case leading the team to a dangerous militia group, Enhancing Law Enforcement- ELE with Callen caught in the middle while Hetty is in D.C., attending a Senate hearing.
9 9 Random on Purpose (episode) November 24, 2009. When a Chief Petty Officer with the United States Navy and who is also an engineer is murdered, the OSP team investigative but can't seem to find a motive whatsoever. However, they soon get a huge surprise when NCIS Forensic Abby Sciuto arrives in from Washington D.C. with news that the killing could be connected to a serial killer known as the Phantom.
10 10 Brimstone (episode) December 15, 2009. As Los Angeles prepares to celebrate Christmas, OSP investigate when a Marine is killed via his cell phone which explodes and the investigation leads them to a disfigured serviceman who may be the killer but all is not what it seems.
11 11 Breach (episode) January 5, 2010. OSP investigates when a Petty Officer dies when the stolen car he was in crashes into a strip club. During the case, the team discover a plot to extort intelligence secrets from various male Navy personnel while a terrorist is targeting vulnerable young men to fight his Holy War and one of his targets is a friend of Sam's.
12 12 Past Lives (episode) January 12, 2010. A sailor is executed in broad daylight, prompting the OSP team to investigate the circumstances of the murder while Callen goes undercover as one of his old aliases is brought back to life.
13 13 Missing (NCIS: Los Angeles episode) January 26, 2010. The OSP team's day at a seminar is interrupted when they learn of an emergency page concerning NCIS Special Agent Dominic Vail and as they search for clues into Dom's kidnapping, they discover that a group of ruthless South Americans could be responsible.
14 14 LD50 (episode) February 2, 2010. OSP investigate when two career criminals disguised as Marines are found dead and soon uncover information that there will be an auction where the weapon will be sold and be used to launch a bio-terrorist attack.
15 15 The Bank Job (episode) February 9, 2010. The OSP team investigate the robbery of a military convey in Iraq which leads them to a jihadist group who have hired a heist crew to reclaim their money which forces the team into a race against the clock to stop the raid from happening but the stakes are raised when Kensi is apparently shot and injured although all is not what it seems...
16 16 Chinatown (episode) March 2, 2010. An officer with the United States Navy commits suicide by hanging himself, prompting the OSP team to investigate with the case soon becoming intense when it's discovered that the victim's family are harboring many dark secrets as well as possible threats to national security.
17 17 Full Throttle (episode) March 9, 2010. A sailor with the United States Navy dies in an illegal street race and the OSP team enter the world of illegal underground street racing to find the murderer.
18 18 Blood Brothers (NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 Episode) March 16, 2010. A Marine dies in a drive-by shooting, forcing the OSP team to investigate, ultimately leading them to a weapons smuggling operation, notably AK-47s which have found themselves from Iraq into the hands of a dangerous street gang.
19 19 Hand-to-Hand (episode) April 6, 2010. A Marine and MMA fighter is found dead outside a nightclub with the OSP team suspect that it could be a revenge-killing, forcing Sam to go undercover to find the killer.
20 20 Fame (episode) April 27, 2010. A Naval officer with connections to a famous socialite dies after the car he was in falls off a cliff but evidence soon emerges, confirming that the officer was shot which confirms that the death is a murder. The OSP team soon go undercover as VIPs and head into the world of fame in hopes of finding the killer while Detective Marty Deeks adjusts to life as a liaison between NCIS and the LAPD.
21 21 Found (episode) May 4, 2010. After several months with no new leads, the OSP team jump into action when they learn of a new video which shows a group of terrorists threatening the life of a hostage who's revealed to be none other than missing OSP agent Dominic Vail.
22 22 Hunted (episode) May 11, 2010. Two days after saying goodbye to a member of the team, OSP finds itself investigating when a shootout at an airport leaves one person dead and many questions being asked as Callen and the team attempt to find the head of the terrorist organization while in light of tragic recent events, Hetty has second thoughts about her future as Operational Manager of the Office of Special Projects.
23 23 Burned (episode) May 18, 2010. A normal day for Callen soon goes horribly wrong when he learns that his cover has been blown, forcing him to go on the run while OSP finds itself struggling when their computers are hacked, resulting in them going offline. The team struggle to get back up and running and soon discover that the security breach comes from a shadowy intelligence dealer who has ties to an Eastern European mafia group with things later becoming intense when Eric discovers that the whole of NCIS has been compromised, forcing the OSP team into a race against time to stop the dealer before it's too late.
24 24 Callen, G. (episode) May 25, 2010. OSP races against time to stop a brutal, murderous cabal from launching a deadly nuclear war in the Middle East while Callen discovers some answers concerning his mysterious past and true identity.


  • From the Region 2 DVD:

"Off the Record, On the Hunt"- This hit series spins NCIS in all-new direction- undercover- in this set of 24 Season One episodes on 6 discs. The Office of Special Projects is an elite unit that uses high-tech surveillance and high-stakes action to apprehend criminals who threaten national security. With the ability to assume any identity to infiltrate criminal organizations, Special Agent "G" Callen (Chris O'Donnell) is the unit's top investigator- a reputation that nearly cost him his life in a mysterious shooting. Together with partner Sam Hanna (LL Cool J), a rugged ex-Navy SEAL, and a team of skilled specialists including forensics expert Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and OSP manager Hetty Lange (Oscar winner Linda Hunt), they take on cases from murder to espionage to stolen weapons- and the man who ordered the hit on Callen's life.

Special Features[]

  • CBS Promos- A series of TV promos advertising NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1. Also includes LL Cool J answering some fan questions, Chris O'Donnell being interviewed about his character, NCIS Special Agent G. Callen and also a CBS photo shoot featuring Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J that took place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
  • "No Crew Is Superior"- the music video for LL Cool J's song, "No Crew Is Superior".
  • "Making of No Crew Is Superior"- a behind-the-scenes look into the making of No Crew Is Superior which shows LL Cool J and producer Tricky Stewart talking about the song.
  • Commentary on "Identity", the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1 premiere episode with commentary from Shane Brennan, the creator and executive producer of NCIS: Los Angeles.
  • Inspired Television: NCIS LA- The producers of NCIS: Los Angeles discuss the show and its characters.
  • The L.A. Team- Meet the Cast and Crew- The cast and crew talk about the main characters and the show.
  • Inside the Inner Sanctum- The Set Tour- Production Designer Thomas Fichter gives a tour of the Office of Special Projects Building.
  • Do You Have a Visual?- Inside the Ops Center- The cast and crew talk about the Ops Center.
  • Lights.. Camera... Action!- The Stunts of NCIS: LA- The cast and crew discuss the various stunts that occurred during NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1.
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