NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 15

The Bank Job

5
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 09, 2010 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Agent Kensi Blye is shot at a local bank and the shooters are now holding the rest as hostages.

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  • Clever concept

    9.5
    The way this episode turned out was a surprise. At first, you think that the writers cheated you by having it all part of an op., but it's better than if it were a real robbery. With Dom gone at this time, it would not make sense to injure or kill off a main character. The plot was original and still suspensful. The beginning was very convincing, and I liked how they built up that mental question mark when Kensi was shot and the people and nobody did anything. I also thought that the resolution was satisfying. They had that cliche 'we got you' moment. This was a great episode to me.moreless
  • The Bank Job

    7.8
    Wasn't there just an episode of Leverage called "The Bank Job?"



    While nobody said, "Let's go steal ourselves a bank!" tonight, this was still a great episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, probably one of the best so far in the show's freshman season. NCIS: Los Angeles was in a position where it could not fail. It was a spin-off of the most popular show on TV, and had a time slot immediately following it. Not being renewed was not possible. But now the show is really starting to warrant the massive ratings it has been getting. It began last week with the enticing episode featuring the disappearance of Dom and now we had an action-packed episode with a bank robbery, or so we thought.



    Anyway, great episode and hopefully the show can keep riding this momentum.moreless
  • Kensi is shot multiple times in a bank holdup and then the story goes back 24 hours. A jihadist group has stolen approximately 5 million dollars to pay for a premiere bank heist team to secure their 50 plus million from being frozen in an LA bank.moreless

    7.5
    A well acted poorly scripted episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. It seems with this show either the acting is a little off or the plot is poorly done. In this episode without giving away the story, they have the show start with a scene from the end where Kensi gets shot three times and then they cut to 24 hours earlier to set up the story.



    Actually if the acting and the rest of the story hadn't been as good as it was this would have received my lowest score of any NCIS: LA episode yet. This show has great potential, but for some reason just has not found its stride yet. They could have done the scenes in sequence and it would not have distracted at all from the story. The way they did it you end up spending the whole time watching wondering what is going to become of Kensi. I have other thoughts about the sequencing as well but that would give away the plot. You know she isn't dying so what gives. No suspense! Just poor writing!



    I like the overall premise of the story otherwise and you have to wonder about people who do anything for money. Even stranger what some American's will do to be treasonous to their own country. Of course there certainly have been enough of them lately and this show doesn't seem to shy away from controversy. Matter of fact they seem to like to create it if they can.



    So a very strange story line with some out of sequence work that is a little suspicious. Nothing like trying to create drama where there is none. The acting otherwise was quite good and worth seeing. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Quite clever! I've been pretty happy with the last few episodes!

    9.5
    The last hthree or four episodes have been sensational, and while this one was a little below it, I still found it to be amazing!



    The stroryline in this one was absolutely great! It was so suspenseful after the first sceene, and I was really happy with the way they developed it. I saw none of that cooming! Absolutely unbelievable!



    I thought that the episode had a lot of great points, and I think I would love to watch this again. I would highly recommend it, as this one and the last couple are definitely at NCIS quality, and hopefully they will head further uphill from here! Keep it up, NCIS: LA!!!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 Beal

Devon Sawa

Devon Sawa

LAPD Detective Matt Bernhart

Guest Star

Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman

Damien Salerno

Guest Star

Mac Brandt

Mac Brandt

Mick Benelli

Guest Star

Brian Avers

Brian Avers

NCIS Special Agent Mike Renko

Recurring Role

Featured Episode Clip

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (They enter the office, seeing a box with a snake on the desk)
      Sam: Whoa, not cool.
      Callen: Definitely not cool.
      Sam: You want me to handle this?
      Callen: Knock yourself out.
      (Examines the box)
      Sam: It's stuffed, it's a king cobra, it's venom could kill a grown man inside fifteen minutes.
      Callen: I thought those things were bigger.
      Sam: Yeah, not so big until he stretches out and locked on to your butt.

    • Callen: You really have a GSA class six safe in your den?
      Sam: Told you I have to keep my valuables safe.
      Callen: What valuables?
      Sam: (laughs) I have a mint condition Patrick Ewing rookie card, a football signed by the 1986 New York Giants and the entire run of the Silver Surfer comic book series. Plus, a couple of tickets for the Lakers-Nicks tomorrow night. And they're both spoken for.
      Callen: What else?
      Sam: What do you mean, what else? Why does there have to be a what else?
      Callen: Because that was way too easy. (Sam laughs) And because that is your 'I'm hiding something' laugh.
      Sam: There is nothing else.
      Callen: There is definitely something else.
      (They pull up in front of a suspect's home)
      Sam: We're here.
      Callen: That can't be it.
      Sam: Conversation's over.
      Callen: Is this a Navy SEALs thing?
      Sam: I'll show you a Navy SEALs thing.
      (They get out of the car)
      Callen: I'm waiting.
      Sam: I have a Michael Jackson glove, from the Bad tour in '87. He threw it out in the front row of the Madison Square Garden show.
      Callen: One of those white gloves?
      Sam: He was the King of Pop, G.
      Callen: Yeah. With the sequins?
      Sam: The King of Pop.
      Callen: Why was it just one glove and not two?
      Sam: If you have to ask, you just don't get it.

    • (Eric is discussing the planned bank heist)
      Sam: Then why pay a heist crew? Why not hire a hacker?
      Eric: Because banks have unique security protocols for funds frozen by the FBI. You have to have physical access to the actual terminal to move the money.
      Callen: But that's never stopped you before.
      Eric: Well, most hackers don't have access to the toys that I do. I can make us all very wealthy in about two minutes. (Sam & Callen stare at him) I mean if you wanted me too (They keep staring) Not that you would want me to, not that I would want too. I'm just saying, you know.

    • (Benelli just escaped, Nate had been listening)
      Kensi: What's the prognosis, Doc?
      Nate: Well, Benelli's entire value system is based on the use of violence. The threat of Salerno finding him will be too much to bear. He's gonna run back to his boss and beg for his life.
      Kensi: Good thing, I tagged him before he woke up from surgery.
      Nate: GPS and audio, taped under the shoulder bandage, that was smooth.

    • (Discussing using Kensi to flirt with the bank's inside man)
      Kensi: Am I the only one who wonders why there's a suspect in every case who happens to be a bachelor?
      Nate: Well, seeing as how criminals tend to be male with anti-social proclivities…
      Kensi: And also wonders why that always seems to be the vector that we go after first.
      Hetty: The lowest hanging fruit is the easiest to pick, Agent Blye.

    • (Sam offers Callen a ticket to the game)
      Callen: I thought those were spoken for?
      Sam: I wanted to see how you'd handle the Michael Jackson glove situation.
      Callen: With the sequins?
      Sam: Yeah.
      Callen: And?
      Sam: And, I am cutting you a break, again.
      Callen: I like you cutting me a break.
      Sam: Very nice. I'll even let you wear the glove.
      Callen: Gonna take a pass on that one.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: February 9, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 19, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: May 25, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: June 14, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: October 16, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: November 24, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2011 on AXN
      Slovakia: September 15, 2011 on Markiza

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