NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 2 Episode 16

Empty Quiver

5
Aired Tuesday 9:00 PM Feb 15, 2011 on CBS
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Callen and Sam go undercover as CHP officers in order to expose an illegal military hardware operation involving the cops and military personnel.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • NCIS have to recover a nuclear warhead.

    7.0
    This was a very average episode for a case where NCIS have to recover a nuclear warhead to save so many lives and compared to some of the other episodes this was a disappointment This episode had some good parts like the big shootout where for a second we was made to believe Sam was shot and from the shootout point the episode got better.
  • Such a disappointment after the last two sensational episodes. This one is ridiculously overrated.

    9.0
    This episode really didn't do anything for me, and alongside 'Archangel', it would be hthe worst episodes of the season. The case had a few strengths, and I really enjoyed the scene with all the shooting and the truck, but the rest of the case was dull, at best.



    I am enjoying the growing dynamics between Marty and Kensi, but they weren't funny at all, tonight, which was a huge let down. Their relationship is interesting, but 'Empty Quiver' didn't do much to develop it.



    All up, this was a let down for me, because the last two episodes, 'Lockup' and 'Tin Soldiers' were so great. I just hope that we return to some great form next week, becasue this season has overall been brilliant, and I would like that to continue.



    I don't recommend this episode, but I highly recommend you watch the last couple.moreless
  • 2/15

    7.0
    NCIS: Los Angeles aired tonight. A solid episode here, and I hope that we get to see Callen and Hannah go undercover as Super Troopers again somewhere down the line.



    The episode was highlighted in my mind by the shootout scene on the highway between G and Sam and the bad guys. Whoever did the score for that scene had the perfect music and they did a good job of creating the feeling of "how are they going to get out of this." Well-done scene that could have been ripped from a big budget action flick.



    Good NCIS: LA here today. The show has been arguably CBS' best Tuesday night drama this season in my eyes.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

Sophina Brown

Sophina Brown

Jennifer Grear

Guest Star

Ed Quinn

Ed Quinn

Steve Brenner/Justin Marchetti

Guest Star

Connor Trinneer

Connor Trinneer

NCIS Agent Boyle

Guest Star

Jeronimo Spinx

Jeronimo Spinx

NCIS Agent Thompson

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Sam: Banter's the crux of our partnership, G. Without it, we'd just be two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
      Callen: We are two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
      Sam: Some people seek a higher meaning.
      Callen: Others play the hand they're dealt.
      Sam: When did the glass become half empty?
      Callen: Was it ever half full?
      Sam: That's better.

    • Kensi: Oh hey, guys! What did Eric do with the video?
      Sam: He shut down the Internet.
      Kensi: (looks astonished) What....the WHOLE Internet?
      Sam: (matter-of-fact) Yeah.
      Deeks: Even Twitter? Whoa.

    • Hetty: What did you just do?
      Eric: I used a VNC controller to piggyback the upload with a Trojan and corrupt the streaming data packets by initiating stack buffer overflow.
      Hetty: (pause) In English, Mr. Beal?
      Eric: Oh...I broke the Internet.
      (Nell punches Eric's shoulder)

  • NOTES (3)

    • The title "Empty Quiver" is a United States military term that refers to "the seizure, theft, or loss of a nuclear weapon or nuclear component". It has also been used as an episode title on the NCIS: LA forerunner show JAG in its eighth season, also dealing with a stolen nuclear weapon.

    • Music:
      Running Up That Hill by Placebo- plays when Callen and Sam are fired upon on the highway.

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 15, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: March 20, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: May 24, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Sweden: October 9, 2011 on TV6
      Germany: October 13, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: February 23, 2012 on AXN
      Finland: June 10, 2013 on Jim

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