NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 11

Breach

7
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jan 05, 2010 on CBS
6.2
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When a Petty Officer in the linguistic unit is murdered at a strip club, the team is assigned to find out if this is a coincidence or a breach. The investigation finds a connection to Sam and his past. Hetty takes a closer look at the team and how they are handling the pressures of the job.

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  • Good episode tonight.

    7.3
    NCIS: Los Angeles has been mostly a mixed bag for me. Some episodes have been interesting, with some good action sequences and such, and some have just been really, really dull with generic plots that have been done a dozen times before on cop shows. This episode sort of fell in the middle for me. While I was thoroughly entertained by it, the action was pretty low outside of an attempted drive-by and a very brief stand-off at the end. I understand that it is not feasible or realistic to have a huge shootout every week, I also understand that this is a television program and the viewer is supposed to suspend their reality just a little bit.



    The ending was also a very sweet, very sincere moment, something the NCIS franchise has been able to do over the years. That was a different ending than most Los Angeles' have had this season, but definitely a good one.moreless
  • When a Petty Officer who is part of a high level encryption group is killed in a strip club the team mobilizes to find out what happened. What they turns up involves terrorism, infidelity, trafficking, blackmail, and a host of other illegal activities.moreless

    8.5
    We get to see inside some of the agents psyche in this episode. We have Nate the workaholic. The ME was charming and not subtle in the least about her intentions with him. Sam has a soft spot in certain circumstances and when people disappoint him he works out the anger in a physical way. It's nice to see them bring out these qualities in the characters as it makes them more real. G really does care about his friends even if he doesn't think he has any.



    If I had to say any one thing it would be the fact that the episode seemed a little uneven. There was a lot going on for even a one hour plot which is why there really was no ending to tonight's story. The CIA has Yassan, Deng Oyat is on his way back to The Sudan, and Dallas get to go back to doing his thing. In other words no real resolution. We're out of time we need to wrap this up. Poof... Thanks for playing.



    The action was a little slow as they were trying hard not to tell the audience anything until the end. Keeping things on a suspenseful level throughout. Who was doing what with who and why? I think terrorism has been a pretty regular plot line for NCIS:LA.



    Enjoyable episode but a little slow to form and really didn't end for me. The making nice at the end really doesn't do it for me as far as making up for that. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Slight improvement on last week, but still not as great as the one before that.

    8.5
    This was quite definitely an improvement as I thought last week's episode was one of the worst ones, but in my opinion, it was only a slight improvement.



    The storylin started off quite interesting, but there were some annoying moments. I was quite confused at some points with that kid that Sam was with, and I thought they placed a good story that they could carry on for several episodes into just one, and that made it rushed and crammed. Personally, I think that this storyline shouldve been spaced out better.



    The ending was very intersting, and I think they executed the last few scenes very well, and that made it enjoyable for me to watch. Overall, a good episode, but not stunning or spectavcular. I wouldn't recommend it too highly, but for a huge fan, it is not a bad episode. At all.!moreless
Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange

Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

NCIS Special Agent G. Callen

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna

Peter Cambor

Peter Cambor

Operational Psychologist Nate Getz

Daniela Ruah

Daniela Ruah

NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye

Adam Jamal Craig

Adam Jamal Craig

NCIS Special Agent Dominic Vail

Henri Lubatti

Henri Lubatti

Safar Jaddalah

Guest Star

Jana Kolesarova

Jana Kolesarova

Katya Vitkoya

Guest Star

J.R. Bourne

J.R. Bourne

Dallas

Guest Star

Barrett Foa

Barrett Foa

Tech Operator Eric Beale

Recurring Role

Kathleen Rose Perkins

Kathleen Rose Perkins

Coroner Rose Carlyle

Recurring Role

Ronald Auguste

Ronald Auguste

Mowahd "Moe" Dusa

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In the episode, Sam reported that he was involved in the Pan Sahel Initiative. He explained that he went into the Sudan to rescue aid workers and Moe's father was killed and Moe was injured during the firefight. Sam brought him to the United States. The Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI) was a U.S. State Department in the northern African countries of Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Chad. US Special Forces were assigned to protect the borders throughout the region. They were to prevent weapon smuggling, drug trafficking and terrorist activities.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • (Callen walks in)
      Hetty: I already sent the others upstairs.
      Callen: Good morning, Hetty.
      Hetty: Well that's a matter of perspective, Mr. Callen. Uh, I've been doing some accounting and I came across an anomaly in your expenses. This is a fourteen hundred dollar restaurant bill from Matsukisa.
      Callen: Um-hmm, that's from the Miygomi case.
      Hetty: (astonished) You mean it's not a mistake? You actually spent fourteen hundred dollars on raw fish!
      Callen: Not me, my alias Tony Z did.
      Hetty: Ah, ah...and is Tony Z going to reimburse me?
      Callen: Well, you'll have to talk to him about that.
      Hetty: Uh-huh.
      Callen: Hetty, when I go undercover as a beach bum, I eat off the Kogi truck. When I'm going after a high roller, I've got to hit it a little harder.
      Hetty: Try ordering soup, player.
      Callen: I'll tell Tony that.
      Hetty: You do that.

    • (They open a refrigerator and a body falls out)
      Sam: Well, he's clearly past his expiration date.

    • Hetty: Thirty–two hours.
      Nate: Excuse me?
      Hetty: You had thirty-two hours of overtime last week.
      Nate: Oh, yeah, yeah, it was a busy one.
      Hetty: Apparently, you've had a lot of busy ones, you have seven weeks of unused vacation time owing.
      Nate: I do?
      Hetty: Were you planning on sailing around the world?
      Nate: No, just busy. You know working, just a lot.
      Hetty: Yes, we established that back at the start of the conversation.

    • Moe: I still remember the first time you took me to the sea.
      Sam: The Gulf of Aden, you were eight.
      Moe: I'd never seen so much water. The ocean made you feel safe.

    • (Hetty has just told the team that they have to back off the case-immediately)
      Callen: We're putting together a good case here, a big one.
      Sam: Hetty, Safari's up to something, we can't stop now.
      Hetty: This is coming from "on high". When I say "on high", I mean those with the political venom to end the careers of each and every one of us, including Director Vance.
      Kensi: I can't believe this, all we need is a little more time.
      Hetty: I know, I know. If I may slip into the vernacular, "It Sucks". But when you hear from again in an hour or so, you will shut this down.

    • (Hetty is typing on an old typewriter, Callen walks up)
      Callen: Is this another money saving cut back or are you writing your Hollywood tell all memoir.
      Hetty: It's a eulogy for an old friend.
      Callen: I'm sorry.
      Hetty: This was his typewriter, it seemed fitting, almost poetic, three hours ago. Now it just seems like a lachrymose act of folly.
      Callen: Well, I can't help you there… Lachrymose intolerant.
      Hetty: You would have liked him. He was the perfect combination of scholar, solder and scoundrel.
      Callen: Was he a romantic friend?
      Hetty: No, no. I'm afraid he was married to his job, he worked for an intelligence service in England. Never married, no children, but a stellar career. He died alone in his office, filling out paperwork. Something you'll never have to worry about.

    • Callen: How about Saturday? There's a Rembrandt exhibit at the Norton Simon Museum. I'll pick you up at eleven.
      Hetty: Rembrandt, Mr. Callen?
      Callen: Don't get too excited, I just go there to meet chicks. And essentially, you'll be my wingman.
      Hetty: I'd relish the assignment if only it were true.

  • NOTES (2)

    • International Air Dates:
      Sweden: February 23, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: March 1, 2010 on TV3
      United Kingdom: March 22, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Germany: September 18, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: October 27, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: January 21, 2011 on AXN
      Slovakia: August 11, 2011 on Markiza

    • Music:
      Man Up by The Blue Van

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