NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
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In the Line of Duty 

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Callen and Sam are sent covertly to the U.S. Consulate compound in SFAX, Tunisia to collect and retrieve key evidence after an assassination attempt on an U.S. Ambassador.


Karen Gaviola


Shane Brennan (created by), Tim Clemente


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
Miguel Ferrer ... Owen Granger
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Julie Chen Moonves ... Ambassador Nancy Kelly (as Julie Chen)
Don Franklin ... Capt. Alan Beck
Joe Nieves ... Agent Brad Reese
Maz Siam ... Munir Al Zarzi
Paul Tassone ... CIA Agent Walter
Jay Pickett ... Navy Commander Tom Harris
Delpaneaux Wills ... Security Detail Leader Ray




The US consulate in Sfax (Tunisia) is attacked just as the ambassador is about to leave. The ambassador is taken to safety but some men are killed including a Naval officer whom Sam knows. When Sam learns of this he wants to find the ones who did this so he and Callen go to Tunisia to check the scene even though the area is hot. Kensi and Deeks go to speak to the man's CO who's not happy about what happened and wants them to get the ones who killed him. Later they learn the CO lied about certain things and when asked he refuses to reveal it. Later they learn that the ones they are looking for are trying to get into the country. They think they're going after the ambassador. But when they go over things again they think that the ambassador was not the target. Written by

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Action | Crime | Drama


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Don Franklin (Capt Beck) was in 3 episodes of NCIS as character FBI Agent Ron Sacks. See more »


References The Waltons (1971) See more »

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I am Tunisian and this episode is so ridiculous !!!!!!!
6 August 2018 | by ma_issaSee all my reviews

I like the serie so much but i am dissapointed after watching this episode. all the information are COMPLETELY WRONG Tunisia is not Afghanistan did any one of the producers or the actors have an idea about my beloved country ???? now thats the question for me. So please if you want to have good job do an effort and do research about the countries that you want to involve in your show. SHAME ON YOU

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Release Date:

19 January 2015 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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