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Warrior of Peace 

Callen's father is apprehended as part of an exchange for two American photographers being held hostage in Iran.

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Shane Brennan (created by), Andrew Bartels | 2 more credits »
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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
Nia Long ... Assistant Director Shay Mosley
Linda Hunt ... Hetty Lange
LL Cool J ... Sam Hanna
Daniel J. Travanti ... Garrison
India de Beaufort ... Alexandra Reynolds
Ravil Isyanov ... Anatoli Kirkin
Andrea Bordeaux ... Harley Hidoko
Drew Waters ... Brian Bush
JB Blanc ... Anzor Daudov
Ryan Kelley ... Jesse Smith
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Callen's father is apprehended as part of an exchange for two American photographers being held hostage in Iran.

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Action | Crime | Drama

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English

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25 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Kensi said the team would not infiltrate Iran as part of a sci-fi film crew. Beal was referring to the fake movie called "Argo (2012)", which would be made into a real movie by the same name, the premise of which centered on the CIA's real-life attempt to extract American personnel from the embattled embassy in post-revolutionary Iran in 1980. See more »

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Not good
5 April 2018 | by komad_kruhaSee all my reviews

When Russians demand extradition of Callen's father, Callen decide to stop it by offering them another person; Anatoli Kirkin. Deeks warns Callen and the rest of the crew that, if extradited, Anatoli will be tortured and killed. To that Callen points out that Anatoli also got people killed. Team seems to be fine with it, so Deeks shrugs his shoulders, plays along and the manhunt begins.

Episode Warrior of Peace superficially tackles very serious moral subject: justification for violence.

What right did Callen had to randomly choose Anatoli to be tortured and killed? What gave the rest of the team the right to engage? Who gets to decide, and on what grounds, whose life is more important? Are there any consequences for such behavior? Are there any moral dilemmas or repercussions for those involved?

The fact that someone else is a bad person does not justify me being a bad person. The fact that someone else has stolen does not give me the right to steal. The fact that someone else has killed does not allow me to kill (that person or another). That is not how the justice works, and should definitely not be the way police (or any other government officials) should behave. Unfortunately argument: he is bad, so I can do this or that, or they are bad, so we can do this or that, or that country is bad, so ours can do .... has been used so many time and has resulted in violence, injustice and harm. Therefore it is kind of worrisome the superficial and uncritical approach on this interesting and timely issue.

The episode did not provide any answers, and it failed to use this morally challenging situation for character development, tension building, unexpected plot development or to motivate viewer to reevaluate his/ hers personal stances on violence and justice. Instead, it proceeded with black and white solution that was obvious from the very beginning, cheap humor at the expense of gay people, and was, all in all, very boring.


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