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The Watchers is the twelfth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 3 as well as the 60th episode of the entire NCIS: Los Angeles series.


As OSP investigate the murder of a researcher with the Department of Defense, Hetty finds her ability to lead the team being called into question by the new NCIS Assistant Director.


Callen after his confrontation with NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger.

Major Events

  • NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger is introduced for the first time.


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.
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.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Owen Granger Miguel Ferrer Assistant Director for NCIS.
Vostanik Sabatino Erik Palladino Posing under the alias, "Roger McAdams".
Mia Bolton Katherine Sigismund
JT Sean McGowan
Joe Peter Jae
Juan Garcia E.J. Garcia
Ari Peretz Yaniv Rokah
Faton Hoxha Michael St. Clair
Male Model Matt Lewis
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