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The Queen's Gambit is the third episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 8 and also the 171st episode of the entire NCIS: Los Angeles series.


As Kensi is left comatose in the ICU following the mission in Syria and with Hetty in D.C., Callen and the rest of the OSP team investigate an abduction case.


Callen and Sam upon finding Gabriel Mir alive.

Major Events

  • Kensi remains in a deep coma.
  • Deeks learns that Kensi will highly possibly suffer paralysis from her injuries.
  • Deeks proposes to Kensi while she remains in her coma.


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.
Owen Granger Miguel Ferrer NCIS Assistant Director.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Corbin Duggan Jackson Hurst Under Secretary of Defense
Julia Feldman Laura Harring Kensi Blye’s Mother
Shu Chen Lisa Maley

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Curtis Oleksiuk James Shanklin Secretary of Defense
Jasmine Garcia Alyssa Diaz
Gabriel Mir James Sayess
Bryson Khan Mayank Saxena AKA "David Allen"
Adams (The Queen's Gambit) Anne-Marie Johnson Doctor.
Summer Shannon Wilcox
Samantha Rogers Katherine Kamhi
Resident Micky Shiloah
Ben Mir Salem Mikhael
Young Worker Anthony Ma