This is a list of episodes for the second season of the police procedural drama NCIS: Los Angeles. The second season of NCIS: Los Angeles premiered on September 21, 2010 in the same time slot as the previous season and the eighth season of NCIS premiered before.
When one of their own disappears while undercover, the team must work alongside LAPD on a case involving human-trafficking, money laundering and drugs.
After a mysterious hit squad takes out a Special Agent on assignment, the NCIS team jumps into action before the next target is set.
The NCIS team jumps into action when video surveillance footage shows an ambush on a humvee transporting Marines in the desert. Meanwhile, Nate returns from his mystery assignment.
The team investigates the murder of a Marine who had top-level security clearance, and the corpse is missing a hand.
The team races against time to save a Naval Commander's daughter after seeing a video of her being buried alive.
Callen's ex-partner (Marisol Nichols) takes a Navy recruitment center hostage.
After terrorists kill a state department employee and a plastic surgeon, the team searches for the only witness who can identify the killers' surgically altered faces.
Wanted terrorists and top secret information are all involved in NCIS's investigation into the kidnapping and murder of a retired army Sergeant.
When a murdered antiques dealer's book of top-secret information goes missing, Hetty sends the NCIS team on a mission to find it.
Hetty and the NCIS team continue to search for an elusive book that has the attention of several foreign security agencies.
Kensi connects personally with a discharged Navy Intelligence officer suffering from post traumatic stress disorder who is the sole survivor of a deadly dispute being investigated by the NCIS team.
The NCIS team uncovers an experimental Navy tracking system when a body containing a top-secret residue is stolen from an autopsy room. Meanwhile, Callen challenges Hetty on the rock wall.
The team looks for the person responsible when classified pentagon documents are uploaded to a blog site.
Sam goes undercover as a prisoner to track down a terrorist group responsible for several bombings around the world.
After Callen catches a man breaking into his house, a former KGB operative leads the NCIS team to a shipment of counterfeit computer chips entering the United States.
Suspicious of an undercover venture involving a deal between corrupt cops and military personnel, Callen and Sam try to expose the illegal operation by posing as California highway patrol officers.
Deeks' morning routine is disrupted when he is shot during a convenience store robbery, leaving the NCIS team to investigate whether he was the assailants' intended target.
Sam resumes a former alias and boards a one-way flight to Yemen in hopes of tracking down a terrorist group's leader and rescuing the hostage son of a Saudi Prince.
NCIS investigates whether the life of a Venezuelan politician is in danger after a Navy Intelligence Commander who is responsible for tracking his moves suddenly disappears.
When an attempted robbery takes place at a secure facility on a Marine base, Kensi must determine what the thief intended to steal.
After a rocket engine expert is killed, NCIS tech operator Eric Beale goes undercover for the first time to ensure that the classified technology used to build satellites is safe.
Deeks resumes an old alias he is not fond of in order to protect his best friend and chief informant from a criminal group that wants him dead.
A Navy SEAL imposter's death gives the team a lead on a missing canister used to make deadly bombs.