NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 3, Episode 3

Backstopped (4 Oct. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery
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A Marine staff sergeant dies in an explosion of an SUV; Callen and company investigate; Hunter makes changes; Sam and Deeks find a runner and a bomb; the team find the bad guy; three more bombs explode, but the gang escape; Hetty returns.



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Episode credited cast:
Calvin Winslow
Charles Redman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marine Sgt.Marcos
Leyna Nguyen ...


On a freeway during a morning commute a Marine staff sergeant, Marcos, dies in an explosion of an SUV; Callen and company investigate; Marcos was a combat engineer who specialized in demolition. TV-news footage reveals nearby a suspicious car, which leads to Winslow, a person of interest. Hunter makes changes; G speaks with her. Sam and Deeks encounter a runner and a bomb; the man talks, but Nell and the guys catch him in his lies, then he tells about four bombs and one target; G and Kensi check out an empty pad, and Sam uses duress to negotiate a deal; Winslow hires a professional to fix his devices; G has another chat with Hunter. A good plan takes an unexpected left turn, but a remorseful man speaks up; then three bombs explode, yet all the gang escape. Nell abruptly discovers Winslow's missing girlfriend, who disappears, as does Hunter. Hetty returns to her office, where she invites G to sit down, then she starts to tell G what she knows about his background. Written by DocRushing

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Marty Deeks: Backup for the backup. That's fantastic. Do we have a plan here?
Lauren Hunter: Hold until Sam has located all four devices, and disabled them. Then move in.
Marty Deeks: Simple plan. What could go wrong?
Nell Jones: Plenty.
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