NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 4

Search and Destroy

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Oct 13, 2009 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • (Citidential Agents have invaded the home of Flynn's girlfriend)
      Citidential Agent: But he killed one of our own. You know how that feels.
      Sam: And I also know about the rules of engagement and a code of conduct. Now get out of here before I forget.

    • Callen: Hey Eric, why don't you make Hetty one of your Facebook friends?
      Eric: She's friend number 251, she writes me everyday... In Greek.

    • (Discussing Flynn)
      Nate: All indicators point towards a psychotic break. My guess is undiagnosed PTSD, complicated by his upbringing.
      Callen: What about his upbringing?
      Nate: Possibly abuse in foster homes, probably didn't know his parents or where he came from. Childhood like that can cause major psychological….
      Callen: (interrupting) I get it!

    • Callen: So, you don't have squat.
      Nate: I'd say it's more of a broad spectrum of possibilities.
      Sam: Yeah, that's what they call squat.

    • (Hetty giving Callen his wardrobe for the mission)
      Callen: I thought we were going all black?
      Hetty: Well, sometimes damaged goods can actually be more valuable because of their unique qualities.
      Callen: Is that right?
      Hetty: Umm, it's a thought.

    • Kensi: So, Caldwell takes Amini out and sets up Flynn to take the fall. Then tortures his foster brother, Chad Ellis, to death.
      Sam: Shrinks have a term for someone like that, Doc?
      Nate: Yeah, really screwed up.

    • Vance: Eric.
      Eric: Director.
      Vance: Congratulations on the milestone.
      Eric: Aw, thank you. (chuckles)
      (Callen and Sam stare at Eric)
      Eric: It's Facebook, he's friend number five hundred. He was kinda honored.

    • (Hetty walks up to the group with a shirt)
      Hetty: What is this, Mr Callen?
      Callen: Uh, that is a knit combed cotton.
      Hetty: With a bloodstain.
      Callen: I would never bleed on your wardrobe, it had to be a bad guy.
      Hetty: Good, bad or ugly, I don't care. The point is you neglected to tell me about it and now it's set long enough so that it might be permanent.
      Sam: Hetty, it's just a shirt.
      Hetty: No, no, no, no, this is not just a shirt. This is a Saville Row one hundred percent polished Egyptian cotton hand stitched with pearl buttons. That thing you're wearing is just a shirt.
      Sam: Yeah, but it's a comfy shirt.
      Hetty: (to Callen) Your new color scheme is black.
      Callen: I can live with black.

    • Eric: A few months ago he friended her. Uh, for you older guys that's the lingo for when someone asks you into their friends list.
      Sam: What's the lingo for when someone smacks you with a flip flop?

    • Callen: (About an origami Sam made) Is that a frog?
      Sam: It's a swan.
      Callen: From where, Chernobyl?

    • (Entering a tattoo parlor)
      Callen: What was your first like?
      Sam: Talkin' tats, right?
      Callen: Yeah, talkin' tats.
      Sam: San Diego, 16, nervous as hell, didn't really know what to expect. Afterwards I just kinda felt like a man, y'know? I don't know how else to explain it.
      (Sam licks his lips and smiles)
      Callen: We're talking tats, right?
      Sam: Yeah.

  • Notes

    • International Air Dates:
      Australia: October 21, 2009 on Channel Ten
      United Kingdom: October 28, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: December 1, 2009 on TV3
      Norway: December 28, 2009 on TV3
      Germany: July 31, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: September 1, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: November 26, 2010 on AXN
      Slovakia: July 7, 2011 on Markiza

  • Allusions