NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
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G decks a man, who is the new assistant director, and who briefs the next case. A man dies of a gunshot, said to be self-inflicted, by his wife's firearm; both have worked for a think tank under contract to the DoD; the team solve the case.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... G. Callen
Daniela Ruah ... Kensi Blye
Eric Christian Olsen ... Marty Deeks
Barrett Foa ... Eric Beale
Renée Felice Smith ... Nell Jones
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Miguel Ferrer ... Owen Granger
Erik Palladino ... Roger McAdams
Katherine Sigismund ... Mia Bolton
Sean McGowan ... JT
Peter Jae ... Joe
Matt Lewis Matt Lewis ... Male Model (as Matthew Scott Lewis)
E.J. Garcia E.J. Garcia ... Juan Garcia
Yaniv Rokah ... Ari Peretz


During a late-night operation the team respond to an agent-needs-help message from Hetty's cellphone; Nell says that the call came from the boatshed, and that someone has disabled their eyes there; inside the shed G finds a stranger and decks him, and the others cover the scene with drawn arms, then they meet Owen Granger, the new assistant director, who introduces the next case. Brent Bolton has died from a gunshot wound, said to be self-inflicted, by a piece registered to his wife, Mia; they both have worked as employees of a think tank under contract to the US Department of Defense; they both also have been the subjects of open cases at the NCIS. The team learn about several people who are different people; Mia helps; they check out the cutting of hair and the shredding or nonshredding of documents and objects; then they find out how Brent died, but they lose one of the bad guys. Granger says that he did not join them to make friends; he speaks truth. Written by DocRushing

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Release Date:

3 January 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The name of the document destruction company "Steel Tower" appears to be a reference to real world data storage and document destruction company "Iron Mountain" See more »


G. Callen: Nell is an I*ntelligence Analyst - not an agent. If someone's going undercover, it should be one of us.
Assistant Director Owen Granger: It's a think tank, Agent Callen, not a cartel. Miss Jones has the training. And besides having an IQ? that's higher than your combined credit scores, Miss Jones was actively recruited by Brendell Research along with other think tanks before winding up here. It's what we call a "no brainer."... Keep me updated.
[Granger starts to leave. As he passes Kensi]
Assistant Director Owen Granger: Agent Blye, I'd like to speak to you ...
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References Twilight (2008) See more »

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28 February 2013 | by ctb77092See all my reviews

My comment cover the first about 5 minutes of the episode. Granger states Nell's IQ is higher than your (Kensi. Callen, Hannah, and Deeks) combined credit scores, this completely impossible since credit scores start in the 500's and continue into the low 700's and since genius IQ is 180. The agents combined credit scores would total between 2000 and 3200 over 10X genius IQ. Major goof. The premise for the episode was interesting. i enjoyed the show after I disengaged rational thought. I found the idea of someone testing other people who were armed and using line ammunition without precautions against accident of questionable sanity. I enjoy the shows high tech gadgets and the idea of real time control of reactions by those with the greatest information to be thought provoking. I am not a critic, I found this goof to be unbelievably obvious.

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