NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )


A discharged Marine, who served as a staff sergeant in Iraq with an EOD unit, dies of a detonation of an explosive device in his cellphone; the Callen team investigate, find three fellow EOD Marines, solve the case, and catch the bad guy.


Terrence O'Hara


Shane Brennan (created by), R. Scott Gemmill (teleplay by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen
Peter Cambor ... Nate Getz
Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye
Adam Jamal Craig ... Dominic Vail
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale
Rich McDonald ... Stanton Olin
Assaf Cohen ... Tariq Barad Al-jabiri
John Siciliano ... Hastings King
Patrick Pankhurst Patrick Pankhurst ... Mister Ross
Caitlin Keats ... Kim Johnson
Ray Stoney ... Paul
Nikki Hahn ... Elly Johnson


At an ATM on a public sidewalk in Westwood, California, in the burbs of Los Angeles, a man dies of a detonation of an explosive device planted in his cellphone; the victim, Ross, previously served as a staff sergeant in Iraq with a Marine explosive-ordnance-disposal (EOD) unit; the Callen team investigate. When Sam visits King, one of Ross's fellow EOD Marines, King has just discovered a bomb under his truck; while G and Kensi watch, Olin, another fellow EOD Marine, sustains injuries in an explosion of his car, on which someone has written in Arabic on the rear window; the team research Tariq, yet another fellow EOD Marine and a Muslim, born and raised in Michigan, then Kensi flushes him out, and Nate chats him up. The team reach an agreement on the identity of the bomber; Kensi, G, and Sam meet one of the fellow Marines at his workplace, where they also meet, collar, and cuff the bad guy. Afterward Nate does a good Christmas deed. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

15 December 2009 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The last line said by Hetty, "Go home. Find a wench. Raise fat babies and live a good long life." is from The Three Musketeers. It was said to D'Artagnan played by Chris O'Donnell. See more »


Hetty produces a bottle of 'scotch' near the end of the episode. She identifies it as a Glen Garioch, which she pronounces phonetically (gah-rye-ock). Based on her extensive worldly knowledge and the story of how she obtained the bottle, she would know that the correct pronunciation differs from the spelling, it is pronounced Glen 'Gee-ree' (both syllables rhyming with 'bee') See more »


Nate Getz: Hey, listen to this. "In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God."
Special Agent Kensi Blye: Sounds like the Koran quote Olin put on his car.
Nate Getz: It's essentially the same, only this is from Thessalonians.
[realization dawns on Nate]
Nate Getz: Oh, boy.
Special Agent Kensi Blye: What?
Nate Getz: The bible was a gift from Olin.
[Kensi shrugs her confusion]
Nate Getz: Giving away prized possessions, it's a warning sign of suicide. Olin doesn't want to harm innocent people. He wants to punish himself and those in his unit out of some strange, twisted sense of penance.
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References The Three Musketeers (1993) See more »

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