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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Did You Know?


During a hand combat (fight) scene in the parking lot between Special Agent Kensi Blye and Private Scott Riley when Kensi is pushed to the ground lying prone, you can see a protective pad in her lumbar region; she is also not carrying a sidearm. Later, during the same fight/foot chase scene she arrests the Private and is now carrying a holstered sidearm on right rear belt. See more »


Leon Vance: I'll take care of it, Hetty. I promise.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Some promises, you *can't* keep, Leon.
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References NCIS: Legend: Part 1 (2009) See more »

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