NCIS: Los Angeles

Season 1 Episode 16


Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 02, 2010 on CBS



  • Trivia

    • Goof: In the scene where they are showing the mug shot of Robert Tang, there are two pictures in the mug shot. In the frontal view, he has an injury on his right cheek, but in the side view, the same injury is shown on his left cheek!

    • "Hiragana" is a type of Japanese letters. It is unlikely that a Chinese gang would name themselfs after a Japanese term.

  • Quotes

    • Callen: Kensi, check out the home...and bring Nate.
      Nate: You're actually letting me out again?
      Callen: On a short leash.
      Kensi: And a muzzle.
      Sam: (to Kensi) Clean up after him.
      Nate: (to Eric) You want a piece of this too?
      Eric: Um-uh...Don't let him hump your leg.

    • Sam: What are the chances this isn't a suicide?
      Eric: I'd say about zero percent.
      Callen: What do you know that we don't?
      Eric: Mmm.. The words to every TV theme song.

    • Kensi: Relationship gone sour?
      Nate: Well, It's been known to happen. Of course, you have to be in a relationship first.
      Kensi: Was that aimed at me?
      Nate: I'm just bustin' your …… chops, chops. Like partners do.
      Kensi: You're not my partner.
      Nate: Right.
      Kensi: Don't make me get the muzzle.

    • Callen: You alright, big guy?
      Sam: You know what today is?
      Callen: Wednesday?
      Sam: It's Tuesday.
      Callen: You sure? Feels like a Wednesday.
      Sam: Five weeks to the day since Dom went missing and we're here picking through roadside trash 'cause some distraught meatball offed himself.
      Callen: Sam, if we had something new to go on, anything new, anything at all, we'd be on it twenty-four seven. You know that, but we've got nothing.
      Sam: And it's gonna stay that way as long as we're out here wasting our time with this sort of thing.
      Callen: This isn't a waste of time. The security of the men and the technology on that submarine remain in question. Besides that, Calvin Lee had a family, at the very least, we're gonna give them closure. That's the same thing we're gonna do for Dom's family, someday.

    • (Watching the video of Calvin's suicide)
      Eric : Maybe he's throwing his gum out?
      Callen: Yeah, 'cause you wouldn't want to choke on your gum before you strangle yourself to death.
      Eric: I don't know.
      Sam: Clearly!

    • Callen: You know what I like about metal furniture?
      Sam: Who you kidding, G? What do you know about designer furniture?
      Callen: I dabble in things.
      Sam: You do things, you break things, you don't dabble in things. (Callen glares at him) You don't.

    • Nate: Hetty, can I ask you a...?
      Hetty: (interrupting) No!
      Nate: You didn't even know what I was going to ask you.
      Hetty: Will it cost me money?
      Nate: Uh, I don't think so.
      Hetty: Does it involve any legal issues?
      Nate: No, no, no. I just want to ask you a hypothetical question.
      Hetty: Oh. You mean, like a riddle?
      Nate: Sure.
      Hetty: Ask away.
      Nate: Have you ever known an Operational Psychologist who became an agent?
      Hetty: (Looks at him, staring, Nate begins to walk away) Kerwood Ames, a brilliant man. He pioneered several profiling techniques.
      Nate: Wow! Is he still with the agency?
      Hetty: No, he was killed in his second week on the job. Or was it his second day?
      Nate: Oh.
      Hetty: Ames had a gifted mind but he tended to think logically, invaluable for a scientist, not so much for an agent. Choices they make on the street don't always seem to make sense to the untrained eye, which is probably what keeps them alive. Why do you ask?
      Nate: Uh, uh. Just curious.
      Hetty: Admirable quality, curiosity, unless, of course, you're a cat.

    • (At the boathouse with two suspects in custody, nursing injuries)
      Callen: That guy got me in the face. And I'm not even going to tell you where the guy upstairs got me.
      Sam: The guy in the hospital bit me.
      Hetty: (comes walking in) I see the Ice and Aspirin Club is at it again. Every time I come here, I feel like I've stepped into a damn Hardy Boys novel. I gather that, uh, you couldn't talk your way out of this one.
      Callen: Yeah, we had a little bit of a language barrier.
      Hetty: And an "I want you dead" barrier. (Hetty gives each of them an ice pack)

    • Kensi: (to Nate) You know, you're not that bad a partner, after all.
      Nate: Really? 'Cause I asked Hetty if Operational Psychologists have ever become agents.
      Sami: Uh, no.
      Callen: No, no, no.
      Kensi: No, I'm sorry. I so, take it back.
      Nate: I know I'm logical, but I'm also intuitive, self sufficient, hmmm.
      Callen, Sam & Kensi: (in unison as they walking away) NO!

    • (Sam is quizzing Callen on why he was late)
      Sam: You don't have a TV, you don't read the newspaper, you clearly don't spend any time getting ready.
      Callen: Maybe I was working out.
      Sam: Huh, you don't work out.
      Callen: I run.
      Sam: Yeah, when people are shooting at us!
      Callen: You know what? I slept in.
      Sam: With who? You barely sleep.
      Callen: There's nobody.
      Sam: Come on, I think it would be great for you to be in a relationship.
      Callen: Sam, how many times do we have this conversation--you're my partner, not my mother.
      Sam: (makes a woman's voice) I just want you to be happy and find a good girl.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      Walking in L.A. by Missing Persons

    • International Air Dates:
      Canada: March 2, 2010 on Global
      United Kingdom: April 26, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Sweden: June 1, 2010 on TV3
      Norway: June 21, 2010 on TV3
      Germany: October 23, 2010 on SAT 1
      Finland: December 1, 2010 on Nelonen
      Czech Republic: February 18, 2011 on AXN
      Slovakia: September 22, 2011 on Markiza

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