A TV reporter accompanies a group of ATF agents on a raid of suspected gunrunners; on the deck they find the bodies of five civilian men, already dead, two of whom (career criminals) wear authentic uniforms of the US Marine Corps and bear counterfeit ID cards; Director Vance orders the Callen team to investigate. G and Sam find dead birds and squirrels; Eric and Kensi find telephone traces and a street address, which allow the team to meet Esther, a sweet elderly retired researcher in biological warfare, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Esther tells about her recent work, believing that she serves her country; she tells also about her two "Marine" drivers, who take her to and from a lab, where she recently isolated a protein responsible for botulism. The team find someone who provides answers; Sam goes undercover and attends a party and breaks it up; G musters a number of helpers, who catch the bad guys; G and Kensi go shopping; G and Sam take matters in hand.
Did You Know?
Callen and Sam in the process of interrogating a suspect they mention to him that they know some Mossad agents. Could they be referring to Ziva David. But if NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles time lines are the same at the time this episode aired Ziva had already denounced Mossad. See more
Special Agent G. Callen
I like my job because I never have to do press conferences.
Special Agent Kensi Blye
Well, it's true, you do have a face that's better for radio.
References The Dirty Dozen