NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1, Episode 2

The Only Easy Day (29 Sep. 2009)

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Sam identifies suspects in an assault turned deadly at a drug dealer's residence as SEALs. Sam takes things a little personally since he's a former SEAL.



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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


MO from sea suggests the break-in and murder, recorded on security cameras, on a drug-dealer and his house guest, an undercover LAPD, indicates the culprit are SEALs. LJ recognizes from hand signals Kurt Holgate, whom he trained for a mission in Bosnia. Holgate's other SEAl teammate Ramirez was shot weeks earlier, apparently in a failed gang shop hold-up. Their junior SEAL team mate Morris Raspen is missing, fourth and last Timothy Jackson washes up later, also shot expertly. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Agent Hanna and the suspect finish fighting by pulling guns on one another, Hanna pulls a Glock 22. The camera pans to Agent Callen. When it returns to Hanna, he is holding his service pistol (a SIG Sauer P228). See more »


Operational Psychologist Nate Getz: What is the world coming to when drug dealers aren't even safe in the comfort of their own fortified homes?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Your, uh, psychological analysis is an invaluable asset to our team, Nate.
Operational Psychologist Nate Getz: Thanks Hetty.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: But your stand up needs some work. Save it for Mic Night.
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References JAG (1995) See more »

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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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