NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1, Episode 1

Identity (22 Sep. 2009)

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Callen returns to duty a month early. Director Vance asked them to investigate a Naval officer who was kidnapped and killed in some crossfire, fearing that his work on a sensitive project may be compromised.

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Having recovered well from his terrible gun wounds in the aftermath of the Rifkin case on the East coast, undercover master Special Agent G. Callen rejoins the new secret LA office of NCIS. His case remains active, but his first assignment is the shooting of naval intelligence commander Frank McGuire by his Mexican kidnappers, only apparently to prevent his escape. He was working against a Mexican drug cartel. Examining his apartment, computer use and his family showed him to regularly met his 'kidnappers', but is still victim of multiple crimes. Written by KGF Vissers

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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 »

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

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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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A questionable start.
22 September 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am astonished at this lackadaisical attempt at a series premiere! The introductory 'Legend' two-part episode on NCIS last season was ten times better than this, and I generally hate intro episodes! This incarnation of the NCIS franchise is supposed to be the undercover/special operations version, and yet they only played at going undercover. (I think I'll be a realtor today. How about you? Feel like playing the lawyer?) Still, I can see the potential for a good season if they can continue with some of the cutting-edge tech and gadgets they played with in 'Legend'. Sure it will make for an expensive show, but haven't they already put out the setup cash? One thing I liked and look forward to hearing more about is Callen's name. It's an interesting back story to the character and obviously something they plan to play up in the early part of the show. I find myself hoping that Hetty (WONDERFUL to see Linda Hunt on the show!) will take it upon herself to either research his original name, or assign him a nickname of her own.

Let's give this a few episodes' warm up and see where it goes.


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