NCIS: Los Angeles is a drama about the high stakes world of the Office of Special Projects (OSP), a division of NCIS that is charged with apprehending dangerous and elusive criminals that pose a threat to the nation's security.
By assuming false identities and utilizing the most advanced technology, this team of highly trained agents goes deep undercover, putting their lives on the line in the field to bring down their targets.
Special Agent "G" Callen is a chameleon who transforms himself into whomever he needs to be to infiltrate the criminal underworld.
His partner is Special Agent Sam Hanna, a former U.S. Navy SEAL who has seen action in both Afghanistan and Iraq, and a surveillance expert who uses state of the art monitoring equipment to look out for those in the field and feed them crucial information.
Assisting the team is Special Agent Kensi Blye, the exceptionally bright daughter of a slain Marine who lives for the adrenalin rush that comes with undercover work.
Operational Psychologist Nate Getz is adept at getting into anybody's head, profiling the target and monitoring agents' states of mind before, during and after missions.
Dominic Vail, the most recent addition to the team, is highly qualified but lacking in practical experience and Henrietta "Hetty" Lange oversees the 'backroom' support staff tasked with providing everything from micro-surveillance cameras to cars.
Armed with the latest in high tech gear and sent regularly into life-threatening situations, this tight-knit unit relies on each other to do what is necessary to protect national interests.
Season 5 premiered on M-Net on Thursday 12 December 2013, at 21h30. The season went on hiatus after Episode 20 (which aired on 24 April, 2014) to accommodate the run of Fargo and resumed with Episode 21 on Thursday 10 July 2014, at 21h30.
This was the first season to air on Mzansi Magic, airing Mondays and Tuesdays from 11 August, 2014. It was also the first season to air on M-Net Edge, with new episodes airing on Saturdays in a quadruple bill weekly.