NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 06, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: Eric says that the hacker posted the video at 10:23. However, if you look at the map he has on his screen while saying this, it is timestamped 9:23:07.

    • Goof: It is stated by Sam that it will take 20 minutes to get a F-22 Raptor from Edwards AFB up and across to intercept the Predator UAV, which Callen states is too long - yet they have time to drive across LA to a Marina on the coast somewhere to stop it in person at the controls - which even in light LA traffic will take a lot longer than 20 minutes.

    • Both Callen and Hanna speak Arabic.

  • Quotes

    • Kensi: I'm the best first date girl in town, I mean I bring my A game; funny, flirty, charismatic, tasteful.
      Sam: Like me.
      Callen: And the second?
      Kensi: The second date, antsy, bored, distant, impatient, irritable.
      Sam: Like G.

    • Hetty: Few men know how to deal with a smart, strong independent woman. They say they want a soul mate to share their dreams and their hopes with; but all they really want is a substitute mommy.
      Nate: Okay, as a professional psychologist, I have to completely…
      Hetty: (interrupting) Nate, sit down!
      Nate: Cool, I'm going to sit.

    • Hetty: George Hamilton once told me that what men really love is a woman that plays hard to get… or was it Frank Sinatra?
      (Eric whistles)
      Nate: Saved by the whistle.

    • (Hetty handing out papers)
      Callen: Mission briefing?
      Hetty: Sexual harassment guidelines, there's a seminar next week, it is mandatory even for you, Mr. Callen.

    • (Footage of the UAV attack)
      Sam: How fast can we get that footage off the web?
      Eric: With or without the cooperation of's legal department? (Sam looks at him) Okay, cutting through the legal tape…. I just crashed their entire server.
      Hetty: (yelling from her office) Idiot hackers!!!
      Eric: Uh-oh
      Callen: Sam, I think we are due in the boathouse.
      (Callen and Sam walk away, passing Hetty walking in)
      Sam: Hi, Hetty
      Callen: Eric did it.
      Hetty: I was just watching that viral video with the cats and the trampoline and the site just froze up and crashed on me. Did you have anything to do with that?

    • Sam: So, what are we this time, a couple of salesmen who got lost, maybe some guys looking for an old college buddy?
      Callen: How about we're two armed federal agents trying to apprehend a terrorist?
      Sam: Oh, yeah.

    • (Hetty walks up with a shirt)
      Hetty: Is that blood, Mr. Hanna?
      Sam: Mostly.
      Hetty: Yours?
      Sam: Other guy's.
      Hetty: Can we bill him?
      Sam: Not anymore?

    • Jenson: I don't get close to people on the job. Trust me, you open that door up and you're asking for a needy, whiny slacker of a colleague.
      Callen: I know exactly what you mean.
      (After Jenson leaves)
      Sam: I don't whine, I'm not needy and I don't slack.
      Callen: Two out of three ain't bad.

    • Callen: Bad news is our only lead in this case is dead. Good news is you're off the hook for date number two.
      Kensi: Sure hop on the Kensi abuse train while there's still room.

    • Callen: (to Sam) You know your ears wiggle when you're trying to avoid a conversation? It's kinda of adorable.

    • Kensi: (as Razor Mantis) I will consider answering your question once the guy to your left stops IM-ing you about my bra size.

    • Hetty: (referring to the hackers) These guys have spent more time with their World of Warcraft avatars than real women who aren't called "Mom".

    • Nate: Whoa, what happened?
      Callen: Kaleem's dead.
      Nate: How?
      Callen: Shot.
      Sam: Blown up.
      Dominic: You guys are thorough.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      Never Be Your Baby by Will Dailey

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 14, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: October 28, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: November 24, 2009 on TV3
      Norway: December 21, 2009 on TV3
      Latin America: March 10, 2010 on A&E
      Germany: July 31, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: August 25, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: November 19, 2010 on AXN
      Slovakia: June 30, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions