NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )

Higher Power 

At a college a man steals an experimental electromagnetic-pulse weapon, which has the capability to render disastrous damage; Callen and company investigate the theft and a second one, and they figure out the case and provide a resolution.


Kevin Bray


Shane Brennan (created by), Joe Sachs | 2 more credits »




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
Leland Orser ... Professor Gareth Carlyle
Troy Evans ... Clarence
Arlen Escarpeta ... Chester Wilkins
Jackson Davis ... Seed Marshall
Ramon De Ocampo ... Bevan Tao
Barbara Keegan ... Mrs. Jones
Rachel Grate ... Sara Carlyle
Ian Nelson ... Patrick Quade


At a local college of engineering an unknown man in black steals a prototype weapon from the lab of a professor who, under contract with the US Department of Defense, specializes in nonnuclear electromagnetic pulses, which have the capability to render disastrous nonlethal damage; Callen and company investigate. G and Sam speak with the prof, who shows squirrelly behavior, and whom they catch in a lie, which leads to a major problem. Kensi returns to school. Eric meets Nell's family, and he finds a Gremlin but no pony. During a second break-in at the lab, someone grabs a second device, which can make the damage of the first one much worse. The team quickly put many pieces together, then they do some legwork, and the puzzle becomes complete; G and Sam do a task on a roof by night to bring the problem to an end. Back at the shop Hetty taps a keg, the gang toast and drink, Eric hands a gift to Sam, and Deeks hands one to Kensi. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama


TV-PG | See all certifications »






Release Date:

13 December 2011 (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?


Leland Orser and Troy Evans who appear in this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles: Higher Power (2011) as Professor Gareth Carlyle and Clarence the Security Guard previously worked together on ER (1994) as Dr. Lucien Dubenko and Frank the Desk Clerk respectively. See more »


Sara Carlyle: Unfortunately, the commission decided that EMP was a remote possibility. Nothing to worry about.
Kensi Blye: Our entire country runs on vulnerable electronics.
Sara Carlyle: But it would cost billions to protect us. My dad's research is good. It's just being ignored.
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References Columbo (1971) See more »

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