NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 2 Episode 21

Rocket Man

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Apr 12, 2011 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Eric's going undercover for the first time to make sure that classified technology remains secure after a rocket engine expert ends up dead in a test chamber.

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  • Eric undercover!

    This was certainly a very unique episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, with Eric going undercover, whidch is perhaps why I enjoyed it so much, as I am a fan of different types of episodes!

    The storyline was quite great, with everything from the start to the end being very enthralling. A little bit hard to follow at time, but as a whole, very enjoyable!

    Furthermore, there were a few funny moments inserted throughout the episode which made it much more interesting, and the whole episode combined and gelled together very well!

    I'd definitely recommend this episode! Full of suspense, action, coemdy and the Unexpected! Great work guys, keep it up!moreless
  • 4/12

    NCIS: Los Angeles has been quite enjoyable for me this season, but this episode felt like a bit of a letdown in my mind. Giving Eric a mission was a nice change of pace, but they almost seemed to forget about the case halfway through. You had Eric narrowly avoid death, but then they just chatted for 15 minutes without even really touching on the issue at hand. That irked me a little bit.

    A little too many plot holes in this one, and a little too much emphasis on the "nerds" in the office and not on the agents in the field. Pretty mediocre episode in my eyes.moreless
  • Eric goes undercover!! Satelite technology, espionage - but the story belonged to Eric Beale.

    Loved this episode. Our favorite geek has to go undercover and he knows he's not cut out for it. He does really well though despite being terribly nervous. The bad guys try to kill him though and he comes out of it a little older and wiser and realising that he can do the job without losing his head.

    This ep involved satellite tech and espionage, and I had a hard time picking out the bad guy from all the characters. Hetty had the line of the show with 'relax it's not rocket science - only - I guess this time it is rocket science.' Kensi and Deeks get more banter in, and Sam is undercover in a role that he hates and gets teased for it. Overall I think this was Eric's episode. I've come away from this LOVING that awkward geek Eric Beale and I hope there are lots more episodes with him getting involved in more than the tech capacity. Honest he's adorable! Just wish he'd lose those awful glasses!moreless
  • Great Show

    I have really gotten to enjoy this series. the acting is always good, all play their parts so 'real.' Plus the story is something that could actually happen in the U.S. You just never know anymore.

    - Espionage, murder (but a horrible way to die), a very close call for the office guy on his first agent trip, and, of course, greed - wanting money so much it doesn't matter who gets hurt.

    - It had just about everything you would expect.

    - The writers of this series need to give themselves a slap on the back for a Job Well Done. - Now those with NCIS with Gibbs need to observe what is being done for this show.

    A Job Well Done!moreless
Chris O'Donnell

Chris O'Donnell

NCIS Special Agent G. Callen

LL Cool J

LL Cool J

NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna

Linda Hunt

Linda Hunt

Henrietta 'Hetty' Lange

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 Beale

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Kensi: (regarding Holt, who is a suspect at the time) He reminds me of every guy who looked me in the face and said, "I'll call you."
      Deeks: Ladies see through that? (Kensi shoots him a look) ...Really?

    • (While watching a house before Eric arrives to do his undercover op)
      Deeks: So this guy fancies himself as an artist. Not exactly Rodin, is he?
      Kensi: (putting aside her binoculars) Coming from a guy who decorates his living room with a portrait of dogs playing poker?
      Deeks: It's intentional. And I'm fully aware of the kitsch factor; it's a statement of irony.
      Kensi: (sarcastically) Is that what you tell the girls when you take them back to your place?
      Deeks: (loftily) Just the art history majors.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: April 12, 2011 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 24, 2011 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: June 28, 2011 on Channel Ten
      Belgium: September 29, 2011 on VT4
      Sweden: November 13, 2011 on TV6
      Germany: November 17, 2011 on SAT 1
      Czech Republic: March 29, 2012 on AXN
      Finland: July 15, 2013 on Jim