NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 17

Full Throttle

6
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 09, 2010 on CBS
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The team investigates the death of a sailor involved in illegal street racing. The situation becomes more concerning when they realize that he had classified Navy equipment with him.

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  • Quite an original storyline!

    10
    This was a highly interesting episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, as it certainly seemed quite unique and unprecedented. This type of episode has not been seen in its parent show, which is what I like to see!



    I thought the backline story with Callen and the Driving School was absolutely hilarious! They really did an excellent job with that, just to make it that much more interesting!



    I also loved the case, as it was very different. But I hated the ending, as I thought they got the wrong ending with this case, even though it was quite impossible to predict!



    Eric's vehicle was also hilarious, and Hetty riding it at the end was also remarkable! I loved that, and I hope there are more funny moments like this!



    Overall, I would highly recommend this episode. One of the better ones, for sure, and I can't wait to see more!moreless
  • A Naval Administrator who worked for some top secret intelligence project dies in a fiery car crash during illegal street racing. G gets his third ticket in a very short time and must attend the "fun" driving school for sixteen hours or two days.moreless

    6.5
    Another very inconsistent episode. Personally I think G should have taken the model up on the trip to the Bahamas! That was the most exciting and promising that happened in this episode.



    Failure with this program is becoming the norm. I like the characters, the actors, and in most cases the stories. The problem is they are trying to hard to be high tech and all they are really doing is making a number of the scenes awkward and just plain cardboard.



    In this episode we get into the world of illegal street drag racing. Without giving away the ending overall it was pretty lame and not worthy of a NCIS episode. I really think they are trying to hard to be clever. In this case they outsmart themselves if anyone.



    The highlight of the episode was seeing Diohen Laohman (Dollhouse's Sierra) as the street racer TokenOne (Lightning Bolt) and the dead Navy mans lover. Everyone else and the plot line sort of lost it at times. The guys with the gas. The final chase. G trying to be funny. Just everything in general. Sort of disappointing.



    I really hope these episodes get better. As I have said before the pieces are all in place and they have had some good episodes early on. They just need to break out another one. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Full Throttle

    7.0
    Sierra from Dollhouse. Seeing her here was just so out of character. Maybe she wanted to be on a show more than 2 people watched?



    This was a decent NCIS: Los Angeles, but the show is just a little bit formulaic at this point. I did like G Callen at traffic school though. Usually the comedy extends to the first five minutes and not much else, but here that made a humorous B storyline for the episode. Very Burn Noticey (and yes, that is an adjective), which is never a bad thing.



    Once again the chases were the highlight of this episode. Now the show needs to work on everything between the chases.moreless
  • A Navy gadget-guy is blown up in an illegal street race.

    7.0
    I love most TV shows and movies with fast cars. So I really, really wanted to like this episode. But for the most part, I felt like I saw this all already- Fast & the Furious movies. Sorry guys, but Vin and Paul do it so much better. It's bad enough that movies are running of original ideas, we don't need TV shows borrowing from them too.



    This was a lackluster episode, broken up by the humorous driving school scenes. In order to survive, this show needs better writing and more original ideas. And soon. And stop relying on the action scenes, they only get you so far. Finally, Nate was once again horribly underused.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

Peter Cambor

Peter Cambor

Operational Psychologist Nate Getz

Daniela Ruah

Daniela Ruah

NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye

Barrett Foa

Barrett Foa

Tech Operator Eric Beal

Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman

Allison Pritchett/Allysia Takada

Guest Star

Scout Taylor-Compton

Scout Taylor-Compton

Angela Rush

Guest Star

Jake McLaughlin

Jake McLaughlin

Keith Rush

Guest Star

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