NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
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Hunted 

At the Van Nuys Airport, while two boys watch and record flight ops, a bizjet arrives with a prisoner, a shoot-out occurs, and the prisoner (the leader of the TaJ) vanishes; G and company get him, and G figures out the rest of the story.

Director:

Steven DePaul

Writers:

Shane Brennan (created by), Corey Miller
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen
Peter Cambor ... Nate Getz
Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye
Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
Yancey Arias ... Special Agent Rick Medina
April Parker Jones ... Susan Brosnan (as April Parker-Jones)
Ronald Auguste ... Mowahd Dusa
Mark Saul ... Ethan
Brian R. Norris ... Randy (as Brian Norris)
Everton Lawrence ... Ala a Din Keshwar
Nondumiso Tembe ... Linda Pierce
Taso Papadakis Taso Papadakis ... Guard
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Storyline

Two days after the burial of Dom, Director Vance tries in person to dissuade Hetty from resigning. At the Van Nuys Airport (west of Burbank and northwest of downtown Los Angeles), while two boys (aircraft fans) watch and record the flight operations, a bizjet arrives, three men emerge and meet another man (with a Suburban with black glass and a government plate), then an armed gang of thugs intervene, kill one Army MP in mufti and wound two other men, free a prisoner (Keshwar, the leader of the TaJ, who was supposed to be exchanged for Dom), and vanishes. Vance says, "There was a breakdown in the system somewhere". Callen and company join the Army CID in seeking Keshwar; G and Sam, teed off at the world, start tracing blood; Eric finds a needle in a haystack; Sam talks with him; in a cave Kensi finds cash and an explanation; Eric finds the van, which then explodes. G, Sam, and Kensi board a ship, lose Keshwar, and regain him, and G figures out the rest of the story. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: You're gravely mistaken if you think I would let the death of *one* agent influence my occupational choices.
Special Agent G. Callen: But you are... That's one of the things I love about you... Don't do this.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: I'm afraid... my decision... is final... Mr. Callen.
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Aftermath
13 January 2011 | by ttapolaSee all my reviews

A surprise continuation of the highly anticipated "Found" that turned out a bit of a letdown, this one starts *very* promisingly with an intense action sequence. Though the User Rating (7.4 at the time of writing) is lower than that of "Found" and thus suggests that this will not turn out to be a winner like "Missing".

The appearance of Leon Vance is a boost (considering that in Season 7 of NCIS he is often absent), but when the dreaded Enhance Button trope once *again* appears roughly ten minutes into the episode (minus commercials), one feels that we are once more into the clichéd, well-trodden path of factual errors and not-so-compelling search of a person. Why is NCIS Los Angeles searching someone every other week? Can't we have clandestine operations, big illegal arms/explosives/drug smuggling, murders, conspiracies and politic power play? This show is too formulaic and not nearly as funny as it thinks it is. Also, WHY do the show-runners of every other TV show think CGI explosions and smoke (both of which require a lot of FX programming skill) work on a TV budget? There is a rule they should not forget: "Do NOT get over-ambitious. Stick to what you CAN pull of as realistic."

BUT! Thanks to Linda Hunt and Rocky Carroll, there is at least one scene of genuine character drama. On the action front, the pace is unforgivably sluggish. The "climactic" action sequence once again is unimaginative and full of clichés. At least the plot includes one attempt at a surprise, though an experienced viewer can see it coming way too soon... In the end, yet another 6/10 by-the-numbers episode. At least the show is consistent...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2010 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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