NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 14


Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 02, 2010 on CBS
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When a group of men are killed, wearing Marine uniforms, in a laboratory, the team is assigned to investigate to determine what they were making and how they got the uniforms.

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  • Botulin toxin

    A botulin toxin is about to be released in a LA mall and the NCIS team do not know where it is. They randomly pick two malls and it is there in one of them. YEAH LOL the chances of that being possible are miniscule. So once again only in Hollywood is that possible. Of course there is the cliche diving to save the bottle before it breaks. Note to writers how about making it a bit more realistic.moreless
  • Sam is still having problems with Dom's disappearance. Five men are found dead from a deadly toxin. An older woman is found to have helped perfect the toxin. G, Sam, and the team must infiltrate and stop the sale of the toxin to the open market.moreless

    Overall not a bad episode. The acting was fine, but there were a lot of holes in the story and in the end only sheer luck really save the day. Usually you find with these shows the expertise is what gets them through. In this case it was flying by the seat of their collective pants. Not that there was a lack of action. Just the opposite, but action for actions sake is not always good. I like how the team is working together. They are looking to at least temporarily replace Dom, but Sam is not helping as he is having trouble moving on which is understandable.

    The case was interesting and using the woman with the failing faculties was a nice twist. I guess the Dutchman didn't see the authorities making that connection or he never would have let her live. That was what eventually did him in.

    The sequence at the end was a mess, but exciting. The gun shots, stabbings, screaming, and then the chasing around the mall was pretty fast paced. It all did leave one speculating on the reality of such an operation and how it might really go.

    I did enjoy the episode and suppose it should be left up to the individual to decide on the quality. I'm wondering now if they will replace Dom and with who. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Just sort of there.

    NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles are known for their banter in the opening scene, usually lasting about 5 minutes, and then the crew gets down to business after that. But when the jokes were not there to start the show off, and the annoying chemical drug fare storyline was the mystery planned for today, you knew you were not in for a particularly engaging episode.

    I am not writing this show off, as it is still doing monster numbers for the network, but when NCIS ends its run will the viewers stick with this program? I have my doubts about that. The show really needs to add another female.moreless
  • Wow! I absolutely loved it!

    This was another sensational episode, in my opinion, and it was the second consecutive amazing episode. The storyline to this was quite unique and very intriguing, but it did remind me of 'SWAK', from its parent show.

    I thought the storyline was sensational, but I was expecting a little more about Dom. However, the case was brilliant, and I loved Sam as a undercover businessman! Great role!

    The episode also had its fair share of funny moments, such as Hetty appeareing on that spy-cam. Quite freaky indeed!

    Overall, it certainly is an episode worthy of watching again! If the show continues like how it has been going in the last two episodes, I'm sure it will be extremely successfull. It's only a matter of time!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

Barrett Foa

Barrett Foa

Tech Operator Eric Beale

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Hetty: You owe me some paperwork.
      Sam: Oh, I already dropped that report off.
      Hetty: Mm-hmm. Everyone received a list of potential new recruits and everyone has returned his recommendation, except you.
      Sam: We don't need a new recruit. Dom is missing, not dead.
      Hetty: I'm not trying to replace Agent Vaile, I'm trying to give the team the support it needs until his return.
      Sam: This isn't an office job, Hetty. We don't need a temp.

    • Hetty: I'm sorry I bothered you with this.
      Sam: You're not bothering me.
      Hetty: My mistake, my experience has been that your need to get in the last word is a sign of annoyance.

    • Hetty: Forgot diamonds, in this business, plausible deniability is a girl's best friend.

    • Hetty: Nevertheless, I want his input, if only to begin to move him forward. Maybe you could give him a little nudge.
      Callen: Big guy does not like to be nudged. (She looks at him) I'll be gentle.

    • Kensi: (About him and Sam) You know each other pretty well, huh.
      Callen: Oh, we should. We've been together longer than most married couples in this town.

    • (Sam stabs Callen with a pen needle)
      Callen: You know I hate needles.
      Sam: It's the antidote, G; I just saved your life.
      Callen: I don't even get a warning.
      Sam: Oh, now I got to warn you to save your life.

    • Callen: The FBI's doing a press conference announcing the arrest of Troyger and the others.
      Kensi: And stealing our credit, that was all us, Sam and you and me.
      Callen: I like my job, because I never have to do press conferences.

    • Hetty: The Koi fish in that fountain went belly up from the botulimin. Oh dear, when one so rarely uses that phrase literally. Anyway, the mall has billed us $72,000.
      Kensi: For fish?
      Hetty: Yes.
      Kensi: (to Callen) Do you know what I could buy with that?

    • Callen: You know in nursing homes they only have tea in bags, so it just tastes like paper. When the time comes, I'll bring you the good stuff. Smuggle it in if I have to.
      Hetty: Go in undercover? As an orderly?
      Callen: Whatever you need.
      Hetty: Mm-mmm. Oh, you know it's not loneliness I fear...
      Callen: But you are scared of something.
      Hetty: Yes, spilling everything I know, all my secrets being blathered out in a world that should never hear them. So, when the time comes, as you put it, there's something you can do. You can smother me with a pillow, make sure its synthetic, I'm allergic to feathers.
      Callen: Okay.

    • Eric: Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Dutchman. AKA Jacobus Troyger, AKA Sebastian Boon, AKA Jurgen Vanderveer, AKA yada yada yada. The guy's got more aliases than Callen.
      Sam: Somehow I doubt that.

    • Callen: Hetty, honestly, I'm fine.
      Hetty: Asset protection is part of my responsibility and you are an asset. When you're not being a pain in the asset. Now, open wide.
      (She sticks a tongue depressor in his mouth)
      Callen: Ah... (gags) What was that for?
      Hetty: It's a healthy gag reflex. It's the first thing to go in botulism poisoning (Sam's laughing) Stop laughing, you're next.

    • Callen: Sam sees the glass as half full, I see it as half empty; that's why we make a good team. Kensi, on the other hand, just drinks right out of the bottle. Nate wonders why it has to be glass and Eric usually breaks the glass by putting his feet up on the table.

    • Hetty: Sam's been reluctant to weigh in on the selection for a temporary agent.
      Callen: Sam doesn't play well with others and he doesn't like to share his toys.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 2, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 12, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: May 18, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: June 7, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: October 9, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: November 17, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 11, 2011 on AXN
      Slovakia: September 8, 2011 on Markiza