NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
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An NCIS agent dies aboard an aircraft carrier at sea; the fearless four, undercover, fly to the ship, where they meet even more problems, but they eventually solve the crimes; Hetty joins them for Christmas underway; Nell catches Eric.


Jonathan Frakes


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen
Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye
Eric Christian Olsen ... Marty Deeks
Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale
Renée Felice Smith ... Nell Jones
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Karl Makinen ... Navy Command Master Chief Petty Officer
Aaron Hill ... Marine Lieutenant Abernathy
Ellary Porterfield ... Navy Petty Officer Smalls
Todd Kimsey Todd Kimsey ... XO (as Todd Grant Kimsey)
Chris Brochu ... Navy Petty Officer Simon Allen
Leonard Robinson ... Marine Staff Sergeant Jefferies
Shashawnee Hall ... Contractor Leonard Wall
Desean Terry ... Navy Petty Officer Lambert


The NCIS special agent afloat, Niles, aboard a fictitious aircraft carrier, USS Van Buren, dies of blunt-force trauma to the head aboard the ship in the Sea of Japan; one possible suspect is in the brig due to a fight in the crew's mess on the same day as the death; the fearless foursome fly to the ship aboard a CoD aircraft; G poses as the replacement for the dead agent, Sam as a Navy commander, Kensi as a Marine major, and Deeks as a computer contractor. Deeks gets into trouble but sees that Niles died elsewhere; the command master chief petty officer displays alarming behavior; the entire team chases a cocaine problem while more trouble brews; Deeks finds a pair of valve handwheels and runs into another problem; the whole team, including Eric and Nell, finish solving the crime. Hetty arrives aboard for Christmas, but Sam returns to Los Angeles in the back seat of a Super Hornet; Nell catches Eric under the mistletoe, then they head out in their tights and ears. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

18 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


CVN81 USS van Buren is a fictitious ship. although CVN81 will be the hull number of the fourth Gerald Ford-class carrier. The ship used in this episode is a Nimitz class Carrier. See more »


When interrogating the Master Chief, Callen asks to see his arms, ostensibly to look for track marks to prove cocaine use. Upon not finding any, Callen immediately believes that the Master Chief did not intentionally use cocaine. Depending on the form it is in, cocaine need not necessarily be injected, and therefore Callen is making a serious leap of logic. See more »


Santa Baby
Written by Philip Springer (as Phil Springer), Tony Springer and Joan Javits
Performed by Cynthia Basinet
Courtesy of Welcome To Dreamsville Records
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2 September 2018 | by slackersmomSee all my reviews

Since when can Navy personnel beat up a civilian contractor on an aircraft carrier with impunity?

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