NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1, Episode 2

The Only Easy Day (29 Sep. 2009)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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At a home in Malibu, California, three masked intruders steal a large sum of money; two men die; the LAPD requests help from the NCIS; Director Vance refers the case to the OSP in Los Angeles. Sam and the gang figure it out and work it out.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
LAPD Detective Douglas Grozen (as Rod Rowland)
Kurt Holgate
Navy Seal Morris Raspen
Coroner Rose Carlyle
Navy Seal Gail Ramirez
Sheriff (as Barry Levy)
Albert Garcia ...
LAPD Detective Mekowitz


At the seaside home of a drug dealer in Malibu, California, near Los Angeles, three masked intruders steal a large sum of money; two men die; the thieves arrive from the sea and return to it; video footage suggests a military background; the Los Angeles PD requests help from the NCIS; Director Vance refers the case to the NCIS Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles. Sam recognizes SEALs and identifies one of them as Senior Chief Petty Officer Holgate; Nate says that Holgate is on temporary additional duty to a federal joint task force in Los Angeles; Sam and Callen visit the federal building, and Sam sees Holgate. The team learn that one of the dead was an undercover cop of the LAPD; the body of the fourth member of the SEAL team washes ashore nearby; Sam chats with a second undercover LAPD cop. Sam and the gang find the missing people and missing pieces and figure out everything; then they make a plan, carry it out, and grab the "baddest" guy of all. Written by DocRushing

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As G. and 'Sam' exit Sam's car on the beach front, there is a boom mic reflected in the rear driver's side body pillar and glass. See more »


NCIS Special Agent 'G' Callen: It's still not fun. Although I do appreciate him taking a bullet for me. Really trying to give up getting shot so much.
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7 October 2009 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I love NCIS. Here in Australia, two episodes of NCIS: LA has aired - "Identity" and "The Only Easy Day". Both times I've been left wanting more and more. I think this show is a winner in my book - great cast, good writing and interesting characters.

I am going to take this chance to address some of the issues that OTHER people seem to have with the show. "It's not enough like the original NCIS!" That's what I hear the most when people consider the negatives of the show. Think about it, people! If this show was a clone of NCIS just set in LA - it would be boring! It would be the exact same show, different setting. People say that characters are humourless - wrong! The chemistry between LL Cool J and Chris O'Donnell is electric. If you disagree, try opening your eyes and ears whilst watching the'll notice a difference, trust me.

Finally, "Where is Special Agent Macy"? This annoys me. A Lot. Seriously people, When JAG aired "Meltdown" and "Ice Queen" which introduced us to the NCIS team, Special Agent Vivian Blackadder was on the team. When NCIS started she wasn't and was replaced by Kate Todd. Anyone complain then? No. Things change people, casts changes, characters change, the human body changes during puberty for crying out loud. Accept it! Things-can-change! As for the episode, "The Only Easy Day" I loved it. LL Cool J was awesome in the episode as he, a SEAL himself deals with fellow SEALS killing a drug dealer. Cool J's character of Hanna showed great development in this episode and I really am growing to love him. It was nice to see Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Dom (Adam Jamal Craig) do more field work this episode and both characters developed nicely, as has the lovable, quirky operation psychologist Nate (Peter Cambor). I will single out one character this episode - Hetty (Linda Hunt). Hetty is definitely NOT Gibbs or Director Vance. She's fairly kind, has sly humour and gets the best from her team. There is something about her that makes you warm whilst watching her, she is a great addition to the show, even if she does look like a toy doll.

All in all, after two episodes of NCIS: LA I've been loving every minute of it. I can't wait for next week's episode. 8/10

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