An eclectic group of four apparently unassociated men, all invited to a meeting, die in an explosion of an otherwise empty diner in Pasadena, California, in the Los Angeles area; all four took part in a program of the Office of Naval Intelligence, which had recruited high-IQ people to play a strategy game; Mathers, the man in charge of the project, tells G and Sam that a fifth man, Hoffman, did not attend the meeting; at Hoffman's pad Kensi and Deeks find the dead body of someone else while a teenage girl, Astrid, slips away; yet another man dies; the team locate Astrid, and Kensi chats with her on a cellphone; Mathers disappears; the team nab Hoffman, who describes Astrid, then the team figure her out; Nell, while playing a game for Hetty, describes a problem; G and Sam meet an official from the Pentagon; the team find Hoffman and Astrid together, and they finish putting the pieces together, then Kensi gets a new poker partner, and Hetty makes a threesome.
Did You Know?
In the casino when approaching the suspect, The four agents pass a table of 4 women that have a comment about each agent, These four women (Ondrea Smith, Julia O'Donnell, Jeanne D. Olsen and Catarina Korn Broder) are their IRL mothers. See more
When Deeks enters Hoffman's roman, he does it from the left side of the corridor. When Kensi,after chasing Astrid, came in the room, she comes from the right side (as she entered the building from the fire escape). See more