A discharged Marine, who served as a staff sergeant in Iraq with an EOD unit, dies of a detonation of an explosive device in his cellphone; the Callen team investigate, find three fellow EOD Marines, solve the case, and catch the bad guy.



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Stanton Olin
Tariq Barad Al-jabiri
John Siciliano ...
Hastings King
Patrick Pankhurst ...
Mister Ross
Kim Johnson
Elly Johnson


At an ATM on a public sidewalk in Westwood, California, in the burbs of Los Angeles, a man dies of a detonation of an explosive device planted in his cellphone; the victim, Ross, previously served as a staff sergeant in Iraq with a Marine explosive-ordnance-disposal (EOD) unit; the Callen team investigate. When Sam visits King, one of Ross's fellow EOD Marines, King has just discovered a bomb under his truck; while G and Kensi watch, Olin, another fellow EOD Marine, sustains injuries in an explosion of his car, on which someone has written in Arabic on the rear window; the team research Tariq, yet another fellow EOD Marine and a Muslim, born and raised in Michigan, then Kensi flushes him out, and Nate chats him up. The team reach an agreement on the identity of the bomber; Kensi, G, and Sam meet one of the fellow Marines at his workplace, where they also meet, collar, and cuff the bad guy. Afterward Nate does a good Christmas deed. Written by DocRushing

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15 December 2009 (USA)  »

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The last line said by Hetty, "Go home. Find a wench. Raise fat babies and live a good long life." is from The Three Musketeers. It was said to D'Artagnan played by Chris O'Donnell. See more »


Nate Getz: [Referring to his tie] Should I get it dry cleaned?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Well that's an option.
Nate Getz: Soda water?
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: I'd recommend either donation or incineration. Not in that order.
Nate Getz: You don't like the tie? It - it was a gift.
Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange: Obviously not from a loved one.
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References The Return of the Musketeers (1989) See more »

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