NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 3 Episode 9


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary


A joint CIA-NCIS operation gone wrong leaves an undercover Sam missing in Sudan, forcing Callen and the rest of the team to look for him before all is lost.

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  • What a SOB!

    Gosh... I really did not like Sam Hanna in Betrayal (S3E09) episode. Sam acts like a real son of a bitch with respect of Jada, and NCIS's blackmail to force the Somali girl to testify against his brother otherwise she is deported to Sudan where she will be killed is a behavior by real assholes.

    Sam was one of my favorite characters, but here I do not like him at all. Callen also misbehaves proving to not care of the Somali men, women and children slaughtered by the Somali's ex-Governor.moreless
  • One of the best they've done! I love it when NCIS: LA goes international!!!

    This episode was nothing short of spectacular! There was suspense instilled from the very first scene onwards, and the whole storyline was spectacular!

    I really enjoyed every minute of it. Sam was just great in this episode, and in many ways, and th w whole episode was spectacular!

    I don't want to give too much away, but I have to highly recommend this episode as one of the best NCIS: LA episodes of all time! Lots of great moments! And I also loved the last scene, so this episode was literally spectacular for the first moment up until the very last moment!moreless
  • 309

    The executive producer of the show teased this episode as being "crazy" and it definitely lived up to the hype as it was the season's strongest installment, yes, awkward LL Cool J song at the end and all. It had a very intriguing story that really played out like a big budget war movie rather than a hour long NCIS episode. And then the end that will have us all talking at the water cooler tomorrow (in the rare event people talk about CBS dramas in your office as opposed to sports.)

    Great episode though. Hopefully the ratings deliver.moreless
Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

NCIS Special Agent G. Callen

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna

Daniela Ruah

Daniela Ruah

NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye

Eric Christian Olsen

Eric Christian Olsen

LAPD Detective Marty Deeks

Barrett Foa

Barrett Foa

Tech Operator Eric Beal

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Callen: You got some people worried. Do you think about picking up the phone, maybe an e-mail?
      Sam: "Hi, Mom, I'm okay"?
      Callen: Yeah, something like that.
      Sam: Things got a little hot. I couldn't take any chances. You know I still love you, right?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: November 15, 2011 on Global
      Australia: January 30, 2012 on Ten
      United Kingdom: February 26, 2012 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Germany: April 19, 2012 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: January 17, 2013 on AXN
      Finland: July 28, 2014 on Jim


    • Sudanese soldier: It looks like a Tarantino movie, eh?
      The Sudanese soldier filming the torture, when saying this shortly before the captured and unconscious CIA agent is killed, while passed out, is referencing a series of films made by Quentin Tarantino that usually show and almost glamorize the more inhumane aspects of human nature (i.e., extraordinarily violent and despicable). Examples of Tarantino films include Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Bastards, and the Kill Bill movies.

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