A separated Marine attacks and beats a Japanese man tourist, who dies later; Callen and company investigate; the Marine tells a long story, which eventually becomes confirmed; the team, using extreme tact and discretion, achieve their goal.



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Episode credited cast:
Connor Maslin
Akio Tanaka
Maeko Tanaka
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A Marine, Maslin, administratively separated without an honorable discharge, attacks and beats a Japanese man tourist, who dies later; Callen and company investigate; G and Sam realize that they're not the only people looking for him; Kensi and Deeks also turn up nothing. With Eric's help, G and Sam find Maslin plus some bad guys with bad wheels without plates; Maslin tells a long story, which the team at first fail to verify; G and Sam meet a highly respected Japanese businessman visiting Los Angeles; next the US Department of State requests that the NCIS withdraw from the case. The team begin to gather confirmation, and Kensi offers housekeeping services, but nobody buys; Deeks gains an advantage. Hetty advises the team to become modern ninjas, so every member of the team takes on a new role, providing services to a departing aircraft and its cargo and passengers. Everything goes according to plan, a couple become reunited, and a Marine sees a better future. Written by DocRushing

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Early on, Sam and Callen see a car staked out at a subject's house. Sam says they are probably not looking for "a Thomas guide". This refers to Thomas Guide map books, one of the most popular and detailed maps available for the Los Angeles area for decades. Following a corporate buy-out and in the wake of digital mapping and GPS systems, the Thomas Guides have largely disappeared, at least in their traditional spiral bound volume format. See more »


When the team are reviewing the CCTV footage from the city morgue, the display incorrectly shows "LADP City Morgue" instead of LAPD. See more »


Akio Tanaka: [In Japanese to his cellphone] Maeko. Good morning. There is an American Policeman here who would like to talk with you... No, I don't know why... Humor him.
Sam Hanna: [In Japanese] You wish I was just a cop.
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