A Marine corporal, Brandon, with PTSD (assigned to the supply depot at Camp Pendleton after returning from Iraq) dies by falling 227 feet from a party on the roof of a hotel in Los Angeles; the LAPD rules the death as a suicide; due to connections the SecNav causes the Callen team to investigate; Eric soon shows that the death is a homicide. Eric, G, and Sam figure out that Brandon took part in laundering high-quality counterfeit $100 bills; G and Sam meet Natalie, a hot-chick agent of the Secret Service. Alex, Brandon's buddy and bunkmate, walks away from the site where Alex's car takes a long drive off a short pier at San Pedro; G and Sam catch Alex back on the roof of the hotel. Kensi meets a businessman and initiates a deal, then she tends a bar and brings in G. Work and surprises ensue, and the gang gather the pieces and put them together as they go; Natalie gets her counterfeiter, and the gang get their murderer. Natalie and G have a closing chat. Written by
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The armored truck shown near the end of the episode has "ordinary" California license plates. It should have commercial plates. Even though they're fictitious numbers, they should be the right style of fictitious numbers. See more
NCIS Special Agent G. Callen
And we're investigating because...?
NCIS Special Agent Dominic Vail
Valdivia's family is tight with their congress man.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange
The congress man calls Sec Nav. Sec Nav calls the Commandant of the Marine Corps who calls Director Vance. It's the proverbial Pentagon shuffle.
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