Where Do We Pick Up in the 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 10 Premiere?

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NCIS: Los Angeles returns in September with a heart pounding episode called β€œTo Live and Die in Mexico.”

Season 9 left off with fans wondering if Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), Kensi (Daniela Ruah), Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) survived an explosion. Their car was hit with a missile and burst into flames, so their fate was looking grim at best.

According to a new press release from CBS, the team survives β€” but barely.

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Adds 'Criminal Minds' Alum Esai Morales for Season 10

'NCIS: Los Angeles' Adds 'Criminal Minds' Alum Esai Morales for Season 10

The actor will play an important recurring role in Season 10.

In the premiere episode, things pick up exactly where they left off and we find the team "gravely injured and unable to communicate with the team in the U.S." so "Callen, Sam and Kensi, with an unconscious Deeks in tow, search for a safe way home as a cartel boss places a 'dead or alive' bounty on their heads."

Meanwhile, Mosely (Nia Long) and retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride (Gerald McRaney) are trying to help their missing colleagues by scouring every corner and getting in touch with every contact they have in Mexico and D.C.

Why We Need More Hetty in 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 10

Why We Need More Hetty in 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 10

The fan favorite was notably absent for some time during Season 9.

The question remains: Will they be able to reach and help their team in time?

NCIS: Los Angeles, Season Premiere, Sunday, September 30, 9:30/8:30, CBS

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