NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 1, Episode 8

Ambush (17 Nov. 2009)

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While Hetty is attending a Senate hearing in D.C., the investigation of a murdered Marine Lance Corporal leads the NCIS team to stolen anti-tank missiles and a dangerous militia group.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm Tallridge
Marine CPL Scott Reilly
Owen Beckman ...
Steven M. Gagnon ...
Capitol Policeman


Special Agent Mike Renko got an informant in the militia Enhancing Law Enforcement (ELE), which fights illegal immigration ruthlessly. It was Marine reserve lance corporal Edward Mackaye, just garroted in the Caprillo marine aquarium. He was investigating the theft of exchangeable nuclear war heads. Chief suspect is Camp Pendleton corporal Scott Reilly, acquainted with ELE founder Malcolm Tallridge and his deputy John Bordinay. Reilly is apprehended on the beach where he passed over 6 stolen missiles. Cullen plays a fellow convict so they can bond in a staged escape. Tallridge's own paranoia and cruelty prove paramount. Written by KGF Vissers

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When Kensi uses the laser attached to the M4 Carbine to signal Callen and Sam using Morse code, she uses the laser pointer to 'flash' on G's head. However, when the views zoom in to show the scene through the scope, the lines indicating where the gun is aimed is about a foot above and half a foot to the left of the laser is aimed, indicating either the scope is not dialed in, or the pointed isn't adjusted for range. Either mistake would make the device useless, meaning the scope isn't able to function properly, or the laser dot wouldn't show the proper trajectory. See more »


Nate Getz: [as Kensi is interrogating a suspect] Should she be allowed in there with him? I mean, he's *huge*.
Special Agent Mike Renko: Riley's bigger and stronger, but she's meaner.
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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