Ok I caught up with both, the LA ones were good as always. And they finally tied in with the 2-episode introduction that happened in NCIS last season. The Callen shooting for one, but also how the blonde head of the division that had some backstory with Gibbs was suddenly replaced by this gnomish hobbit-creature called Hattie. Maybe it's just me and I missed an explanation in previous episodes, but here atleast Hattie mentions her predecessor's transference to Vance. Ties up some loose ends.
About NCIS, I thought the assassin episode was really poor, a lot of what happened seemed so unnatural, but ep 8 with the blackout was great again and totally restored my faith in NCIS