A commander in Naval intelligence dies during a shootout involving others with the LAPD; Callen returns to duty. The gang find the pieces and put them together; Callen pitches a deal, and he and Sam find and return a missing girl.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Bobby J. Jenlow
Helen McGuire
Luis Perez
Emma Perez


A commander in Naval intelligence dies during a shootout involving others with the Los Angeles PD after a traffic stop; Callen returns to duty after recovering from his gunshot wounds incurred at the end of the pilot episode; the Office of Special Projects (OSP) has moved into different quarters. Director Vance says that the case of Callen's shooting remains open. The gang in LA find out about the victim, his sister, her daughter (who's missing), and a long-time best friend, who enters the scene and the action. Both Nate (the staff shrink) and Hetty (the operations manager) make constructive contributions. The team start putting the pieces together. Sam and Callen attend a party with fireworks, then they pitch a deal to someone who's someone else; the surprises multiply, and the atmosphere becomes tense, but Sam and Callen work things out and return the missing daughter to her distraught mother. Hetty spreads a blanket over Callen while he sleeps. Written by DocRushing

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22 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


As Callen and Sam are walking into Ops, Kensi is heard speaking (somewhat angrily) in a foreign language. She is speaking Portuguese, a language Daniela Ruah (who plays "Kensi") is fluent in. See more »


In one scene, Eric uses the civilian term "seven p.m." instead of the military time "1900 hours". See more »


Luis Perez: Who are you?
NCIS Special Agent G. Callen: Frank Hanley. I'm a lawyer.
Luis Perez: A lawyer needs a body guard?
NCIS Special Agent G. Callen: [Callen chuckles slightly] No. Oh, the big guy. Big guy's actually my client. Works in the Defense department. Civilian Analyst.
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References NCIS: Legend: Part 2 (2009) See more »

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We'll watch CSI: NY
11 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

After viewing 12+ seasons of NCIS with near-complete satisfaction, my wife and I decided to give NCIS: Los Angeles a try. We can justifiably compare the two series given that NCIS: Los Angeles is a spin off and, at least initially, shares the same producer, David Bellisario.

1. NCIS - Distinct, lovable characters; NCIS: Los Angeles - a sea of young, plastic people of the universe

2. NCIS - very high-quality photography; NCIS: Los Angeles - washed-out images with a brownish tint ({sarcasm} maybe it's going for the California-sunshine-in-the-camera-lens effect)

3. NCIS - lots of humor; NCIS: Los Angeles - beautiful people (i.e. the cast, Hetty Lange excluded) focus on coolness; humor would only interfere

4. NCIS - realistic; NCIS: Los Angeles - Sam Hanna tries to chase down a car on foot? A killer allows G. Callen to answer his mobile?

After only one episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, my wife and I will take a look at CSI: NY instead.

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