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"NCIS: Los Angeles" The Only Easy Day (2009)

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NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1: Episode 2 -- The murder of a drug dealer turns personal for Special Agent Sam Hanna when he discovers his former Navy Seal comrades are involved.


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Original Air Date:
29 September 2009 (Season 1, Episode 2)
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen

Peter Cambor ... Nate Getz

Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye

Adam Jamal Craig ... Dominic Vail

Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange

LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna

Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale

Rodney Rowland ... LAPD Detective Douglas Grozen (as Rod Rowland)

Matt Battaglia ... Kurt Holgate

Brian Gross ... Navy Seal Morris Raspen

Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Coroner Rose Carlyle

Seidy Lopez ... Navy Seal Gail Ramirez

Whitney Anderson ... Waitress

Barry W. Levy ... Sheriff (as Barry Levy)
Albert Garcia ... LAPD Detective Mekowitz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Cory Patt ... Detective

Kinga Philipps ... Heather

Episode Crew
Directed by
Terrence O'Hara 
Writing credits
Shane Brennan (created by)

R. Scott Gemmill (written by)

Produced by
David Bellisario .... producer
Shane Brennan .... executive producer
R. Scott Gemmill .... executive producer
Gil Grant .... consulting producer
John Peter Kousakis .... co-executive producer
Matt Pyken .... consulting producer
Lindsay Sturman .... supervising producer
Rick Tunell .... co-producer
Erik Whitmyre .... associate producer
Original Music by
James S. Levine 
Cinematography by
Victor Hammer (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lee Haxall 
Casting by
Susan Bluestein 
Jason Kennedy 
Production Design by
Thomas Fichter 
Art Direction by
Anthony D. Parrillo  (as Anthony Parrillo)
Set Decoration by
Michele Poulik 
Costume Design by
Darryl Levine 
Makeup Department
Rhonda O'Neal .... key hair stylist
Trefor Proud .... makeup artist
Brooks Stenstrom .... hair stylist
Production Management
Christopher J. Molnar .... post-production supervisor
Rick Tunell .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric A. Pot .... first assistant director
Ellie Smith .... second assistant director
Christopher Wolfe .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Mike Brooks .... construction coordinator
Jill Carvalho .... set dresser buyer (as Jill S. Coverdale)
Scott Cockerell .... set dresser
Lance Larson .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Steven B. Melton .... property master
Randy Molique .... on set dresser
James Addink .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Ron Licari .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Jeff Ozimek .... set designer (uncredited)
Trevor A. Rudolph .... set dresser (uncredited)
Krista Schoenbaum .... construction assistant (uncredited)
Gaylene West .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wilson Dyer .... sound supervisor
Chris Elam .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Haire .... sound re-recording mixer
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
Andrew Morgado .... adr mixer
Phillip W. Palmer .... production sound mixer
Kevin Fisher .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Robin Harlan .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Patrick Martens .... boom operator (uncredited)
Sarah Monat .... sound (uncredited)
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Donald Frazee .... special effects supervisor (as Don Frazee)
Visual Effects by
Dylan Chudzynski .... visual effects (uncredited)
Paul Le Blanc .... computer graphics playback (uncredited)
R.A. Rondell .... stunt coordinator
Bill Young .... precision car coordinator
Robert Alonzo .... fight coordinator (uncredited)
Robert Alonzo .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Brennan Dyson .... stunt double: LL Cool J (uncredited)
Jeremy Fitzgerald .... stunts (uncredited)
Shauna Galligan .... stuntwoman (uncredited)
Scott Hubbell .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Scott Hubbell .... water safety (uncredited)
Matt Leonard .... stunts (uncredited)
Eric Linden .... stunt double: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)
Marco Morales .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Alessi .... grip
Matt Cohen .... computer/video engineer
Todd Csernecky .... best boy electric
Kathleen Farry .... second assistant camera: a camera
Frederick Iannone .... camera operator: "b" camera (as Fred Iannone)
Ryan 'Sparks' Lynch .... set lighting technician
Russell McElhatton .... camera operator: "a" camera
Luca Mercuri .... assistant camera
Tony Bendt .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Matt Gulbin .... grip (uncredited)
John Scott Mills .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
Jacqueline J. Nivens .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Meredith Fordney .... casting assistant
Anthony J. Kraus .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Ghisays .... costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Chris Tracy .... post-production coordinator
Eric Wilson .... assistant editor
Patrick Woodard .... colorist
Jacob Tillman .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Tony Salome .... location manager
Danny Sconyers .... assistant locations manager
Dorion Thomas .... key assistant location manager
Roger Fath .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jordan Schmidt .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Josh Klein .... composer: additional music
James S. Levine .... composer: theme music
Chris The Glove Taylor .... song production
Mark Wike .... music editor
Josh Hertz .... assistant music editor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dawn Ballou .... driver
David Bassett .... transportation coordinator (as Dave Bassett)
Brenda Ryan .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Christopher Billig .... main title design
Royce Binion .... stand-in: LL Cool J
Erin Broadhurst .... assistant to executive producer
Tim Clemente .... consultant
Russell Dague .... production coordinator
Jimmey Donchey .... script coordinator
Jamila Farwell .... production assistant (as Jamila E. Farwell)
Tom Holzhauer .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dave Kalstein .... story editor
Matthew Klipper .... production accountant
Justin Maradiegue .... multimedia coordinator
Chad Mazero .... assistant to executive producer
Dana M. Michaelsen .... first assistant accountant (as Dana Michaelsen)
Dana Scanlon .... assistant to executive producer
Laura Starks .... assistant production coordinator
John Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
Diana Valentine .... script supervisor
Speed Weed .... executive story editor
Daniel Beck .... stand-in: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)
Vanessa Gibson .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Peter Kelley .... acting coach: Chris O'Donnell (uncredited)
Adam Rex .... production assistant (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... aerial coordinator / helicopter pilot (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shane Brennan  creator

Lori Seaman .... stunt driver (2009)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles A. Vogeler .... 24 frame video operator (2009)
Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Boom mic visible: 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:You're telling me that you went unarmed into the home of a drug dealer knowing you were outnumbered and outgunned?
Navy Seal Morris Raspen:It was a little improvised. Besides we knew they had weapons, we could just take theirs.
Operational Psychologist Nate Getz:[From observation] Gotta love SEALS.
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Give it a chance, people!, 7 October 2009
Author: dagget_says_hi from Australia

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

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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