NCIS: Los Angeles

Episode 5.01 : Ascension

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TV Info

Episode Premiere

September 24, 2013




Drama, Action, Thriller

Show Period

2009 - now

Production Company

CBS Television Studios

Cast and Crew


Terrence O'Hara


Frank Military

Main Cast

Additional Cast

  • Aunjanue Ellis
  • Christopher Lambert as Marcel Janvier / The Chameleon
  • Timothy V. Murphy
  • Alon Moni Aboutboul


Deeks and Sam are being held and tortured. Michelle shoots Sam and Deeks, who are wired with squibs, to prove her loyalty to Sidorov. Sidorov makes a deal with Janvier for the exchange of the nuclear weapons. NCIS learns that the bombs are located on a ship. Janvier manages to escape after the exchange. Deeks and Sam are hospitalized.Sam leaves the hospital to help rescue Michelle who has acquired Sidorov's phone. Eric extracts information from it and reveals the location of the bombs. Sidorov escapes with Michelle as his captive before Sam and Kensi can save her. They find out Sidorov has a helicopter on its way to the roof and Sam and Kensi rush to the roof, but are outmatched and almost defeated until Deeks saves the day. Callen tracks Janvier to a hotel room and finds a mutilated Vaziri, but Callen is able to stop Janvier from escaping again.

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