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NCIS: Los Angeles: Red, Part 1

As the NCIS: LA team begins to investigate the murder of a suspected arms dealer named Rachmed Santoso in Griffith Park, they are informed that the weapon used to kill Santoso was also used to kill Gunnery Sergeant Edward Tyler in Idaho less than 48 hours later. Hetty orders Kensi and Deeks to look into Santoso's murder here in LA, and dispatches Sam and Callen to Idaho, where they rendezvous with the NCIS: RED team, a mobile unit of agents who are constantly on the move for work. The RED team is led by Special Agent Paris Summerskill and consists of the following: Logistics Officer Danny Gallagher, Tech Assistant Kai Ashe, Special Agent Claire Keats, and Special Agent Dave Flynn. Once Sam and Callen arrive, they work with the RED team to discover the reason for Tyler's murder. After locating Tyler's cell phone, they discover that he accidentally recorded a video of a man named Robert Spears, whom they suspect to be their killer. Sam, Callen, and the RED team return to LA and track Spears to Burbank airport, where they engage in a firefight with his crew of suspected terrorists. Spears manages to escape in the terminal, but they apprehend another terrorist, Ari Yousef Sayed. Later, Hetty informs Paris that Roy Haines will be joining the RED team, and based on Paris' reaction, it's clear that they have history.

Meanwhile, Kensi gives Deeks a special box and tells him that it's a belated birthday present. Deeks, however, is skeptical and fears that she might be trying to trick him. He doesn't quite get around to opening the box, but he is very curious as to what's inside.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x18
Airdate: Tuesday March 19th, 2013

Director: Tony Wharmby
Writer: Shane Brennan

Alternate Airdates:

CA (Global) Mar 19, 2013
UK (sky 1) May 05, 2013
AU (ten) Jun 04, 2013
Hungary Oct 07, 2013


Guest Stars
John CorbettJohn Corbett
As Intelligence Analyst Roy Haines
Kim RaverKim Raver
As NCIS Special Agent Paris Summerskill
Scott GrimesScott Grimes
As NCIS Special Agent Dave Flynn
Edwin HodgeEdwin Hodge
As Technical Assistant Kai Ashe
Gillian AlexyGillian Alexy
As NCIS Special Agent Claire Keats
Kenneth MitchellKenneth Mitchell
As Logistics Officer Danny Gallagher
Miguel FerrerMiguel Ferrer
As NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger
Omid AbtahiOmid Abtahi
As Ari Yousef Sayed
Sterling SuliemanSterling Sulieman
As Gunnery Sergeant Edward Tyler

Co-Guest Stars
John OldhamJohn Oldham
As Robert Spears
Vanessa Vander PluymVanessa Vander Pluym
As Foxy Lady
Main Cast
Chris OChris O'Donnell
As Special Agent "G" Callen
Daniela RuahDaniela Ruah
As Special Agent Kensi Blye
Eric Christian OlsenEric Christian Olsen
As LAPD Detective Martin A. "Marty" Deeks
Barrett FoaBarrett Foa
As Tech Operator Eric Beal
Renée Felice SmithRenée Felice Smith
As Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones
Linda HuntLinda Hunt
As Operational Manager Henrietta "Hetty" Lange
LL Cool JLL Cool J
As Special Agent Sam Hanna


The episode begins with a car crash in Moscow, Idaho. A man stumbles out of the car and walks up to a public phone to make a 911 call. Another car stops at a distance and a man walks towards this guy. The guy tells the 911 operator that his car crashed and that someone is after him. His voice is barely audible because of the wind and heavy snow. The mysterious man draws a gun and shoots the guy. He then pulls out things from his pockets and scatters it around the dead body. He leaves. The car explodes. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorShane Brennan
Executive ProducerShane Brennan  |  R. Scott Gemmill  |  John Peter Kousakis
Co-Executive ProducerFrank Military
Supervising ProducerCheo Hodari Coker
ProducerDavid Bellisario  |  Dave Kalstein  |  Rick Tunell
Co-ProducerJoseph C. Wilson  |  Erik Whitmyre
Consulting ProducerJoe Sachs  |  Gil Grant
Associate ProducerChristopher J. Molnar  |  Chad W. Murray (1)
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorRobert Florio
CastingJason Kennedy (1)  |  Susan Bluestein
Unit Production ManagerRick Tunell
First Assistant DirectorJoe Lotito
Second Assistant DirectorSuzanne Saltz
MusicJay Ferguson
Music SupervisorMark Wike
Costume DesignerDarryl Levine
HairstylistBrooks Stenstrom
Key GripJerry L. Marshall
Set DecoratorMichele Poulik
Location ManagerJason Savage
Transportation CoordinatorDavid Bassett
Property MasterSteven B. Melton
Construction CoordinatorMike Brooks (1)
Production AssistantAdam Rutter
Production Sound MixerDavid M. Schneider
Script SupervisorDiana Valentine
Production CoordinatorLaura P. Napoli
Script CoordinatorJimmey Donchey
Assistant EditorMarissa Mueller
Re-Recording MixerChris Elam  |  Chris Haire
GafferDavid B. Jarrell
On-Line EditorJacob Tillman
Director of PhotographyVictor Hammer
Production SupervisorRussell Dague
Art DirectorAnthony D. Parrillo
Post Production CoordinatorDillon Gemmill
Executive Story EditorJordana Lewis Jaffe
Visual Effects SupervisorRobert Konuch
Main Title DesignJohn McKnight
Production AccountantMatthew Klipper
"A" Camera OperatorRuss McElhatton
Sound SupervisorWilson Dyer
AssistantErin Broadhurst  |  Chad Mazero  |  Dana Scanlon
Casting AssociateMeredith Fordney  |  Krysti Baxter
Special Effects SupervisorDon Frazee
ColoristPatrick Woodard
Visual Effects ArtistRussell Welch
Sound Effects EditorKevin Fisher
Technical AdvisorAlan Burghard
Makeup ArtistChris Burgoyne
"B" Camera OperatorScott Browner
ADR SupervisorJay Keiser
1st Assistant AccountantDana Michaelsen
ThemeJames S. Levine
Multi Media CoordinatorJustin Maradiegue
Lead CompositorJeff Olney
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