'NCIS: LA': Where the Departed Stars Are Now (PHOTOS)

Meredith Jacobs

As is the case with procedural dramas, the NCIS: LA team has changed a few times over the years.

In fact, the team as it was first introduced in the NCIS episodes that served as a backdoor pilot, "Legend," changed by the first episode. Lara Macy (Louise Lombard) was replaced by Hetty (Linda Hunt) as the Office of Special Projects' Operations Manager.

13 'NCIS: LA' Cases That Stay With Us (PHOTOS)

13 'NCIS: LA' Cases That Stay With Us (PHOTOS)

From horrific crimes to emotional moments, here are the episodes we can't forget so easily.

Though Sam (LL Cool J), Callen (Chris O'Donnell), Kensi (Daniela Ruah), and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) are a well-oiled machine going into Season 11, they have worked with others and lost people over the years.

Click through the gallery above to see what actors who have had at least major recurring roles on NCIS: Los Angeles are up to now.

10 Former 'NCIS' Franchise Stars We Want to See Return (PHOTOS)

10 Former 'NCIS' Franchise Stars We Want to See Return (PHOTOS)

After Ziva's return, there are other 'NCIS,' 'NCIS: LA,' and 'NCIS: New Orleans' characters we'd like to revisit.

NCIS: Los Angeles, Season 11 Premiere, Sunday, September 29, 9:30/8:30c, CBS