NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )

Empty Quiver 

G and Sam, undercover as Chippies, continue to pursue certain dirty cops; they meet the head man and his goons, whom Eric IDs; G and Sam encounter a major problem and lose their bikes, but the team grab the bad guys and a chick physicist.


James Whitmore Jr.


Shane Brennan (created by), Dave Kalstein


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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
Sophina Brown ... Jennifer Grear
Ed Quinn ... Justin Marchetti
Connor Trinneer ... NCIS Agent Boyle
Johnny Sneed ... Manager
Mitch Longley Mitch Longley ... Paul Beane
Desiree Hall ... Dr. Delia Richards
Lewis Tan ... Hiro Yakuza
Ted Wallof Ted Wallof ... CHP Officer Smith


G and Sam, undercover as bears on bicycles for the California Highway Patrol (CHP), have infiltrated a group of dirty cops, who provide escort services for criminal activities, believed (but not yet confirmed) to be based among certain corrupt Marines at Camp Pendleton; one morning they find the dying ringleader, on a medical retirement from the CHP; the team check a possible connection within the CHP. Kensi and Deeks find a crime scene; with some effort G and Sam find the point woman, wounded, who gives answers, including a link to Camp Pendleton; G and Sam meet the bad guy and agree to do a job for him; Eric IDs him; while on that job G and Sam encounter a major problem, an 18-wheeler escapes, and they lose their bikes. Hetty receives word of an empty quiver, and Nell receives a video clip from the White House; G, Sam, Kensi, and Deeks visit a pottery factory, secure the empty quiver, and grab the bad guy and a chick physicist. Kensi and Deeks exchange promises. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

15 February 2011 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title "Empty Quiver" was named after a JAG episode which felt with a missing nuke See more »


At the beginning of the episode, Agent Hanna is shown kick starting his motorcycle, yet in the next scene it is clear that these motorcycles have no kick start and are, as most modern large motorcycles are, electric start. See more »


Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: [On the phone] Could you repeat that? "Empty quiver" indeed.
[to the everone]
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Empty quiver ladies and gentlemen.
Marty Deeks: What-what does "empty quiver" mean?
NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones: Empty quiver is a Pentagon term. It refers to the loss or theft of a functioning nuclear weapon.
Marty Deeks: They stole a nuke?
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