NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 20, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Sam: I guess they are still working on your office.
      Nate: Yup.
      Sam: Know when it's going to be ready?
      Nate: I don't know.
      Sam: Who knows?
      Nate: Hetty.
      Sam: You wanna ask her?
      Nate: You're armed, you ask her.
      Sam: You're the psychologist.
      Nate: Look, I've been trained to profile suspects and brief you guys on operations. And with three years of college, not to mention two more years to get my masters and doctorate and when it comes to Hetty ..... Clueless.

    • Callen: He's a bureaucrat, Sam thinks I have a deep-seated suspicion of them.
      Director Vance: I'm a bureaucrat, Agent Callen.
      Callen: I don't have a deep-seated suspicion of you, uh, Director.

    • (Callen, Sam and Jimmy dive for cover behind a car from an assassin firing at them)
      Sam: You want to peek your head over and take a look?
      Callen: I'm good.

    • Kensi: (about a married couple they are protecting) They're going all married couple on us.
      Nate: They're kissing?
      Kensi: Fighting, Nate.

    • Dominic: Oh sh…. Oh.. Uh, guys, I think I lost a button.
      Sam: You lost a button?
      Dominic: Camera button.
      Nate: Whoa, whoa, you lost Hetty's camera button?
      Sam: (shaking head) Where'd you lose it?
      Dominic: If I knew then it wouldn't be lost.
      Callen: Well, it's got to be around here somewhere.
      Sam: We've got to find that button.
      Nate: How could you lose Hetty's camera button, I mean…
      Sam: (pointing) Just look under there
      (Callen, Sam, Nate and Dominic begin looking around the scene)
      Dominic: Oh, nooo, Hetty's going to kill me.

    • Hetty: And the duress word is...?
      Dominic: Uh, uh...
      Hetty: He who hesitates... is lost, Dominic. In your line of work... dead.
      Dominic: Uh, "shadows."
      Hetty: And with the utterance of that single word the cavalry will race to the rescue. Let's hope they don't get caught in traffic.

  • Notes

    • The plot line of this episode concluded in the NCIS episode "Endgame."

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 28, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: November 4, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: December 8, 2009 on TV3
      Norway: January 4, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: August 7, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: September 8, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: December 3, 2010 on AXN
      Slovakia: July 12, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions