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NCIS: Los Angeles: Dead Body Politic

The team investigates the tragic death of a U.S. senatorial candidate's staffer who is run over crossing the street. The high-profile case becomes a matter of national security as the agents must determine whether it is an isolated tragic incident or a politically connected plot that might put others in danger.

Source: CBS

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x4
Airdate: Tuesday October 23rd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Oct 30, 2012
UK (sky 1) Jan 27, 2013
Hungary Mar 25, 2013

  • Currently 8.4/10
8.4/10 (5 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Miguel Ferrer
As NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger
Brian Howe
As Jack Caldwell
David Chisum
As Andrew Ryan
David Del Rio
As Clay Everhurst
Jae Suh
As Lisa Tran
Jonah Wharton
As Waiter
Rachel Ticotin
As Monica Tenez
Robyn Cohen
As Rebecca Collins
Sam Anderson
As Senator Dick Osborne
Sean Marquette
As Ed Mosker

Co-Guest Stars
Kent Shocknek
As News Anchor
Cara Kinkel
As Campaign Intern #2
Josh Winot
As Sketchy Guy #2
Martin Thompson (1)
As Political Analyst #2
Nayo K. Wallace
As Political Analyst #1
Sarah Domin
As Campaign Intern #1
Sergio Enrique
As Sketchy Guy #1
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
Eric Christian Olsen
As LAPD Detective Martin A. "Marty" Deeks
Barrett Foa
As Tech Operator Eric Beal
Renée Felice Smith
As Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones


The episode begins with Clay talking on the phone with Tom telling him that he wants to talk to Monica. He tells him that he doesn’t like the neighborhood as it feels like a war zone. As he is about to cross the road, he is run over by a car; it looks like a hit and run. Two people from the pizzeria Clay had just visited, witness the accident. Next, Callen, Hetty and Sam are working out and Nell realizes that Hetty is a political”junkie’. She is about to discuss about the Presidential debate that will be held tonight and she says that she will if she is in front of the TV. The group warns Nell against discussing politics with Hetty. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorShane Brennan
Executive ProducerJohn Peter Kousakis  |  R. Scott Gemmill
Co-Executive ProducerFrank Military
Supervising ProducerCheo Hodari Coker
ProducerDave Kalstein  |  David Bellisario  |  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
Costume DesignerDarryl Levine
HairstylistBrooks Stenstrom
Key GripJ.C. Cole
Set DecoratorMichele Poulik
Location ManagerJason Savage
Transportation CoordinatorDavid Bassett
Property MasterSteven B. Melton
Construction CoordinatorMike Brooks (1)
Production AssistantKelly N. Stephens
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 SupervisorDylan Chudzynski
Main Title DesignJohn McKnight
Production AccountantMatthew Klipper
"A" Camera OperatorRuss McElhatton
Sound SupervisorWilson Dyer
AssistantChad Mazero  |  Dana Scanlon  |  Erin Broadhurst
Casting AssociateKrysti Baxter  |  Meredith Fordney
Special Effects SupervisorDon Frazee
ColoristPatrick Woodard
Sound Effects EditorKevin Fisher
Technical AdvisorOsama Shofani
Makeup ArtistChris Burgoyne
"B" Camera OperatorScott Browner
ADR SupervisorJay Keiser
1st Assistant AccountantDana Michaelsen
ThemeJames S. Levine
Multi Media CoordinatorJustin Maradiegue
Warning: NCIS: Los Angeles season 4 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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