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The Fifth Man is the third episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 as well as the 75th episode of the entire NCIS: Los Angeles series.


When a diner is attacked, resulting in the deaths of four people, all of whom were players of a new terrorist attack warning system called "Operation Wide Awake", OSP investigate and soon find themselves racing to save the fifth and final tester, a young autistic girl from suffering the same fate while Nell plays the game but soon discovers a potential flaw in it, one that could serve as a motive


Kensi after realizing Dr. Oliver Mathers is targeting Astrid.

Major Events

  • It's revealed that Kensi spent nearly a year living on the streets after her father died.
  • It's revealed that Nell has an IQ higher than any other person who works for NCIS.


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.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J A former Navy SEAL-turned-NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt Operations Manager 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.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects.
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.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Astrid Abbie Cobb A young girl with autism.
Mike Hoffman Myk Watford
Oliver Mathers Ian Alda A Doctor.
George Toretto Troy Winbush
Joseph R. Hepanta Wayne Lopez AKA "Construction Worker".
William LaMontley Roy Werner AKA "Rich Man".
Warren Blackstern Paul Keith AKA "Old Retiree".
Corey Danusville David Magidoff AKA "College Student".
Alton Ridgely Robert Parks-Valletta AKA "Waiter/Driver".
Mother 1 Ondrea J. Smith Cameo. In real life, Ondrea J. Smith is the mother of LL Cool J who plays NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna.
Mother 2 Julia O'Donnell Cameo. In real life, Julia O'Donnell is the mother of Chris O'Donnell who plays NCIS Special Agent G. Callen.
Mother 3 Jeanne D. Olsen Cameo. In real life, Jeanne D. Olsen is the mother of Eric Christian Olsen who plays LAPD Detective Marty Deeks.
Mother 4 Caterina Korn Broder Cameo. In real life, Caterina Korn Broder is the mother of Daniela Ruah who plays NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye.
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