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In downtown LA a lone armed woman seizes a Navy recruiting station; G recognizes her as his former partner while undercover for the CIA; she asks for his help and gets it; the team find the bad guy responsible plus the rest of the story.


Dennis Smith


Shane Brennan (created by), Joseph C. Wilson




Episode cast overview:
Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen
Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye
Eric Christian Olsen ... Marty Deeks
Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Marisol Nichols ... Tracy Keller (Rosetti)
Renée Felice Smith ... Nell Jones
Stephen Snedden ... FBI Special Agent John White
Andrew Ableson ... James Thomas Mason
Parry Shen ... Ty
Matthew Grant Godbey ... LAPD OIC Dan Evans
Leyna Nguyen Leyna Nguyen ... ZNN Reporter


At a federal building in downtown Los Angeles, California, a lone woman, armed with a shotgun, seizes a Navy recruiting station and takes all hands as hostages; G recognizes her as Tracy, his former partner, using an alias, which they used while undercover for the CIA; G, Sam, Kensi, Nell, and Deeks all speed to the site. With the consent of the LAPD cop in charge, G goes inside the building and talks with Tracy, who concedes that her purpose is to get in touch with him; she says that she's undercover for someone in the private sector, that a white-supremacist group has chased her, and that she needs his help. Kensi and Deeks go elsewhere and find the body of an agent of the FBI. Tracy discloses more, G makes a plan, and, following it, they escape to the boathouse, where they meet Sam; Tracy reveals more, then the team make another plan and pursue it; eventually they grab the illicit arms dealer behind the whole thing, then they learn the rest of the story. Written by DocRushing

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Eric describes the site of the hostage situation as a Navy "recruitment center", whereas such an office is properly known as a Navy "recruiting station". See more »


Special Agent Kensi Blye: Is he going to be okay?
Special Agent Sam Hanna: You worry about Deeks. G's cool.
LAPD Detective Marty Deeks: What? I'm cool too.
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Easily the worst episode ever!
28 September 2011 | by gemellSee all my reviews

What on earth were the producers thinking of? After a nearly flawless first season, season two, which I am now watching on DVD, is sucking big- time. The Nell Jones character is just flatly unbearable. The "Standoff" episode contains some of the most cringe-inducing writing ever seen on this show. The incomparable Linda Hunt is still the heart and soul of the show for me, and I love the Callen-Hanna chemistry. Marty Deeks is great, too, but there were some bad casting changes in season two that have not helped it at all. I hope it gets better, but I'm not holding my breath. Used to love the show; now, not so much. Suggestions for a future plot line: stuff Little Nell into a giant catapult and shoot her into the sun. Nobody cares.

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19 October 2010 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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