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As the courtyard is being transformed with holiday decorations, the NCIS team races to solve the murder of a Marine by an exploding cell phone and to find the remaining men of his former EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) unit before another deadly explosion kills someone else.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Production Number: OSP-110
Airdate: Tuesday December 15th, 2009

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky 1) Mar 15, 2010
NL (Veronica) May 09, 2010

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (20 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Barrett Foa
As Tech Operator Eric Beal
Assaf Cohen
As Tariq Barad Al-jabiri
Caitlin Keats
As Kim Johnson
John Siciliano
As Hastings King
Nikki Hahn
As Elly Johnson
Patrick Pankhurst
As Mister Ross
Ray Stoney
As Paul
Rich McDonald
As Stanton Olin
Main Cast
Linda Hunt
As Henrietta "Hetty" Lange
LL Cool J
As Special Agent Sam Hanna
Chris O'Donnell
As Special Agent "G" Callen
Daniela Ruah
As Special Agent Kensi Blye
Peter Cambor
As Operational Psychologist Nate Getz
Adam Jamal Craig
As Special Agent Dominic Vail


A young man, in downtown Los Angeles bought a latte and a muffin and approached a streetside ATM, intent on withdrawing some money when his cell phone rang, prompting him to answer it. He said a confident hello into the phone and was answered by an ear shattering explosion which killed him instantly. The ATM camera caught the explosion and subsequent death as did a store camera just across the street. Passersby reacted by screaming and running away from the scene, running for their lives. A man lurking nearby, maybe half a block away, wearing a hoodie and still clutching the phone that he had used to call the dead man's cell phone took one last look at the tragic scene he'd just caused, turned on his heel and sprinted away to disappear into the milling crowds...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorShane Brennan
Executive ProducerShane Brennan  |  R. Scott Gemmill
Co-Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis
Supervising ProducerLindsay Sturman
ProducerDavid Bellisario
Co-ProducerRick Tunell
Consulting ProducerMatt Pyken  |  Gil Grant
Production DesignerThomas Fichter
EditorRoy C. Poole
MusicJames S. Levine
Director of PhotographyVictor Hammer
Warning: NCIS: Los Angeles season 1 episode 10 guide may contain spoilers
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