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Ambush is the eighth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season 1.

Synopsis

When a Marine reservist is brutally murdered in an fish aquarium, OSP investigate and are stunned to discover that the death is connected to a case their colleague, NCIS Special Agent Mike Renko has been working with the case leading Callen, Sam, Kensi, Renko and the rest of the OSP team to a dangerous militia group, Enhancing Law Enforcement or ELE. As the team scramble to arrest the members of the group and retrieve six stolen anti-tank missiles while preventing ELE from launching their next attack against illegal immigrants, the whole situation soon escalates into a highly tense stand-off with a lot at stake and has Callen caught in the middle while Hetty is in Washington, D.C., attending a Senate hearing.

Plot

Callen in the prison van.

Major Events

  • Mike Renko returns to OSP.

Episode Name Origin

  • The name "Ambush" refers to the supposed ambush of the militia group during the episode.

Trivia

  • Enhancing Law Enforcement would later be mentioned in the Season 3 episode, Touch of Death (episode).
  • During the episode, Hetty remarks to Director Leon Vance that the last she'd heard was that Macy was working out of a Quonset hut in Djibouti, although this was later contradicted in the NCIS Season 7 episode, "Patriot Down" where it was revealed that prior to her murder, Macy had been working with a task force in Marseille, France.

Cast

Series Regulars

Name Portrayed by Role
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell An NCIS Special Agent in charge of the Office of Special Projects field team and who is partnered with fellow NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna.
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah An NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects and who is partnered with NCIS Special Agent Dominic Vail.
Nate Getz Peter Cambor Psychologist with the Office of Special Projects.
Dominic Vail Adam Jamal Craig An NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects and who is Kensi Blye's partner.
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt The Operations Manager for the Office of Special Projects.
Sam Hanna LL Cool J An NCIS Special Agent with the Office of Special Projects and who is partnered with NCIS Special Agent G. Callen.

Recurring Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Eric Beale Barrett Foa An NCIS Tech Operator with the Office of Special Projects.
Mike Renko Brian Avers NCIS Special Agent.
Leon Vance Rocky Carroll Director of NCIS.

Other Cast

Name Portrayed by Role
Malcolm Tallridge Michael Reilly Burke Founder of Enhancing Law Enforcement (Militia Group).
John Bordinay Richard Brake Second-in-command of Enhancing Law Enforcement (Militia Group).
Jay Owen Beckman A member of Enhancing Law Enforcement (Militia Group).
Scott Reilly Brian Letscher Private in the United States Marine Corps.
Desmond Steven M. Gagnon U.S. Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF) and also a friend of Hetty's.
Thompson (Ambush) Jeronimo Spinx NCIS Special Agent.
Congressional Staffer Jennifer Chang Uncredited role.
Capitol Policeman Cory Tucker Uncredited role.
Jamie Fred Salmon Uncredited role.
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