NCIS Los Angeles s10e18 Episode Script

Born to Run

1 Careful.
(both grunting) Very careful.
Watch the hydrangeas.
I said careful.
Holy mackerel.
Gentlemen, please.
This is a brand-new car.
We know, Mrs.
Bunny.
Uh, we know.
(laughs) No.
Sí.
Muffy? It's broken, actually.
And it would cost more to repair it than replace it, which is why I am throwing it out.
(chuckles) And as for my name, "Bunny" beats the pants off of "Babs" or "Barbie," the only other two choices my teacher gave all the Barbaras in my class.
And yes, you're right.
Muffy is a ridiculous name for a grown woman.
She's also the person who sang your praises and the reason I hired you.
Uh, w-we're really sorry, ma'am.
We didn't know you spoke Spanish, Mrs Bunny.
It's fine.
I've moved on.
(Bunny chuckles) Just get that thing out of my sight without damaging my car or my driveway.
Okay.
(grunts) (both grunting) Uno, dos, tres.
Uno, dos, tres.
(screaming) BUNNY: What is it? Is it paint? What's that smell? Is it a squirrel? Is that a dead squirrel? Is that a family of dead squirrels?! No, Mrs.
Bunny.
It's not a squirrel.
NCIS: LA 10x18 Born to Run (sighs) Hi.
Huh.
What are you doing here? Oh, well, good morning to you, too.
Seriously, how do you even you know where Eric and I live? Your housewarming party.
(chuckles): You were a no-show.
Your address was on the invite.
Okay, let's try this again.
Uh, hi.
What are you doing here? I thought we could get breakfast.
Coffee? Good coffee? I know you can't say no to good coffee.
Sydney, what are you doing here? Let's start over.
(sighs) I am just a girl standing in front of a Nell No.
Do not do that.
Do not manipulate me by way of Notting Hill.
- So unfair.
- (sighs) Do you want good coffee or not? (sighs) - Come on, don't overthink it.
I mean fine.
But you're buying.
Okay.
Great.
'Cause you are driving.
Mm.
Mm-hmm.
CALLEN: 26.
(exhales) 28.
29.
Doesn't count if you're only counting.
I'm sorry.
I'm just amazed.
Why? My form? No.
That I continue to learn things about you after all these years.
How you're so good at defusing bombs and diving for cover, things that require real skill and coordination, and yet you're such a horrible dancer.
(chuckles) You think I'm bad on the dance floor? You? You dance like a spunky kid mainlining Smarties.
I got moves.
Well, yeah, technically your body was moving.
I'll give you that.
It was Kensi and Deeks' wedding.
I was having a good time.
So good that the videographer is gonna have to cut around you.
You don't know what you're talking about.
- Michelle loved the way I danced.
- Really? - Trust me.
- Uh-huh.
Or did she just love you? Am I, uh, interrupting something? No, no, no, no.
Callen was just giving me his unsolicited opinion.
Again.
(chuckles): Oh, wow.
I didn't realize how sensitive Sam was about his dance moves.
(laughs) You were criticizing Sam's (clears throat) Wow.
You are a brave, brave man, Grisha Callen.
Hmm.
What did you think of me out there? Mm-hmm.
Yeah.
I'm sorry, what-what did what did I think? Um If I'm being totally honest, I think we have a case that needs our immediate attention.
Shall we? Let's go.
Good deflection.
Cuts like a knife, baby.
You know I can see you, Beale.
Yeah.
Copy that.
Don't talk about brave.
Nice and easy.
We just stick with the plan.
You know, I was thinking, I really don't think that we need a plan.
Yeah, we do, because when the time comes, this is gonna be the hardest thing you've ever had to do.
Yeah, I disagree.
Well, listen, don't worry.
You're not alone in this.
It's gonna test both of our wills.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm good.
I know that you're strong and you think you can do this, but when the time comes Uh-huh.
you're not gonna be able to keep your hands off me.
I'm pretty sure I will.
Listen, I'm adorable.
You're gonna want to jump my bones.
- Mm, not if you keep this up.
- But this is a place of work.
It is a place of work.
That's what I'm trying to say.
It's not appropriate.
- We got to keep the love on lockdown.
- I really need to - Got to lock it down.
- Listen, look at me.
- Mm-hmm.
Look at me.
Look at me.
We just spent the whole weekend in Malibu, right? - Right.
As husband and wife.
Mm-hmm.
Naked in the sun.
Beautiful.
(whispers): Everything has changed.
Has it, though? Yes.
No.
- No.
- Yes.
Wait, don't speak.
- No.
- Yes.
- No.
- Yes.
- No.
No.
- Uh-huh.
Kens, Deeks.
How was the 'Bu? I would say it was life-changing.
And I would say it was as beautiful as always.
Oh, yeah.
They're married.
Mm-hmm.
Where's Nell? Hmm? Oh, she had an appointment.
Wait.
Was that last week that she had that appointment? Oh, that's right.
Yeah, no, she does not have an appointment.
So I actually have no idea where she is.
Huh.
You know what? I'm just going to, um bury these feelings of panic and dread that I'm experiencing and, um and-and fill you in on the case.
Perfect.
Okay.
DEEKS: Great.
Just gonna push them down.
'Cause that-that always works.
KENSI: Eric! Case.
- Huh? Yes.
(clears throat) SAM: Please.
ERIC: Early this morning, uh, two workers found a dead body outside a home in Hancock Park.
Just lying there in the street? No, in a dumpster.
I didn't tell you the body was in a dumpster? The body was in a dumpster.
Sorry, I'm a little distracted by this whole Nell thing.
It's Did she have an appointment? Eric.
Right.
(clears throat) Uh, Mason Walker.
Uh, he was handling access control for a Department of Defense envoy in Los Angeles.
They were meeting with various submariners and, uh, naval-naval-naval naval engineers and submariners, um, to discuss the military's next phase of submarine warfare defense.
SAM: The U.
S.
needs to counter Russia's new Yasen class of submarines.
Supposedly, they can launch a missile that can bob and weave through our naval missile defense system.
And deliver deadly nuclear warheads on unsuspecting targets.
Yeah.
That.
We should get somebody on that stat.
Well, hence the DoD envoy.
Walker was guarding the war room last night when he was abducted.
CALLEN: I'm guessing whoever did this was not after Mason Walker.
They also stole a hard drive that contained everything the team had been working on.
Where's the command envoy now? ERIC: Um, Commodore Cindy Kang is waiting for you at the boatshed.
Tell her we're on our way.
Yeah.
(sighs) (music playing quietly) Ugh.
God.
Mm-hmm.
You think this is good coffee? It's better as a doughnut chaser.
All right, where have you taken me? This is my spot.
Wanted you to see it.
Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm.
You come here a lot? Oh, yeah.
All the time.
Okay.
What's up, Cool Rick? He's shy.
Yeah.
Sydney, I I think this is a really nice gesture, and I think I would like to spend more time with you on a regular basis, but right now I'm super late for work, so Really? What time is it? Um Ooh.
Yeah, no, no, I'm insanely late.
Oh, no, I think that's fast.
Wh-What's your phone say? No, no, still insanely late.
Really? Um Let me see.
What are you doing? Don't do that.
What are you doing? Don't do-- Oh, my God! Sydney.
Wait, tha-that's my phone.
I-I need my phone back.
Sis, um, I need a favor.
A small favor.
Tiny.
(chuckles) Oh, Special Agents.
Did you hear something? No.
Yoo-hoo.
KENSI: Was that a "yoo-hoo"? Affirmative.
DEEKS: Guys, I can't deny a good yoo-hoo.
- Yes, you can.
- No, it's like a more appropriate catcall.
SAM: Deeks I can't.
I just can't.
Okay.
Special Prosecutor Rogers, what can I do you for? As part of my efforts to rein in the chaos that has become status quo in this office, I am conducting performance reviews today.
It's March.
It's the end of the first quarter.
(laughter) KENSI: He's joking.
SAM: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
You're funny.
He's very funny.
Thank you, Agent Hanna.
I also feel like we've developed a whimsical shorthand, which is one of the things I hope to cover in our timed, individual conversations today.
And this is mandatory? Mandatory quarterly reviews, that's correct.
Detective Deeks, you're up first.
No Aww Tough one, babe.
Yeah, we gotta go talk to the commodore.
And you are the one that can't ignore a good "yoo-hoo.
" You can't.
You just can't.
Mm-mm.
Sorry.
Really? Yep.
Now? Yep.
Here? (groans) Mm-hmm.
KANG: We're not so much an envoy as we are a brain trust.
The idea was to get the brightest naval engineers in one room, throw some ideas at the wall and see what would stick.
Were you getting anywhere? Yes.
We were on our way to a clear plan for how to defend ourselves against the Russian Yasen class of submarines.
And that was all on the hard drive? Walk us through last night.
We worked late, as per usual.
Where were you all set up? An office building in Westwood.
Everyone around us is civilian.
We called it at around 0200 and were back at our hotel maybe 25 minutes later.
- And the security guard stayed behind? - Correct.
Mason Walker.
Lovely fellow.
His shift was supposed to end at 0900.
By then, his body was in Hancock Park.
Where's the rest of your team? Back at the hotel, getting some rest.
We were already running on fumes before this happened.
What is it? I haven't been able to get in touch with one of our engineers.
Andre Martinez.
I'm worried something may have happened to him.
Or that Or that he was the one responsible? How well do you know him? I don't.
He was a résumé before I met him last week.
But he's young, he's intelligent and I'm concerned he may be dangerous.
SAM: Hmm.
CALLEN: All right.
Well, until we know more, I'm gonna have NCIS pick up the rest of your team and bring them here for their own safety.
Thank you.
And good luck.
Thank you.
NELL: You know, this is just like the froyo incident that shall not be named.
That was, like, a million years ago.
Mom punished me, I said I was sorry, and you need to let it go.
How can I, when you keep forcing me to live it out in reruns? Just be cool for, like, one second, okay? Be cool? You want me to be cool? Okay, yeah.
Uh, how about you give me my keys back? No, I know, why don't you not go and destroy my phone? And then not go and destroy your phone? And, hey, what are you looking for? We are standing here in the middle of a donut diner parking lot.
No one else is here except that rando over there, and-- Wait a second.
Didn't we, like, go to school with him? Didn't you, didn't you have a major ow.
Did anyone follow you? I don't know.
I couldn't tell.
Okay, Boxcar Children.
What's going on here? Uh, we need to go.
NELL: As in the royal "we"? No, no-- I'm not going anywhere with you.
SYDNEY: Nell, we don't have time to explain.
Do you remember Andre Martinez? NELL: I mean, kind of.
Hi.
Go Knights.
Well, someone is trying to kill him.
Please.
I need your help.
ROGERS: Helps me keep track.
Once we get started, the time just flies, and I really try to keep these conversations to an hour.
(chuckles): Oh.
You think we're gonna do this for an hour? Detective Martin Deeks, without further ado what does it say about you that you've spent the last decade with one foot in LAPD and one foot in NCIS, without really being able to commit to either side? Wow.
I gotta be honest, I did not expect this level of insight from you, Rogers.
Martin? Can I call you Martin? "Deeks" feels so bro-ey.
Huh.
Martin, you have the floor.
So we're doing this, then, are we? We are.
All right.
(clears throat) I mean, if I were to really take a deep dive into my soul to answer that question, I'd have to probably go back to when I was a kid.
You know? I was about seven years old.
Yea high, tufts of blonde hair.
And there's this girl, Jodi Barnes.
She smelled like vanilla and popcorn and I used to chase her at recess and lunch like it was my job.
And there was this one morning.
I showed up to school and she, she wasn't there, you know? And it was, like, a-- it was a Tuesday, and it was a weird day for no-- yeah ERIC (whispers): Deeks.
- In the middle of something? - Yeah.
I'm in the middle of something with Rogers and it's important and my clock is ticking.
Why, what's up? Official business.
(whispers): Official business? I got to go.
I'll be right back.
Can you just-- can we pause it or something? I don't want to-- Okay.
Sure.
Okay, Beale.
What's up? I'm worried about Nell.
She's not answering her phone.
Maybe she's on the other line with her best friend who just got dumped.
Okay, but I can't locate her phone.
Maybe she didn't charge it last night.
Okay, but I can't turn on her phone.
Maybe she dropped it in the toilet.
Listen, Beale, there are simple explanations for all these things.
Okay, but the last time I could locate her phone, it was at a donut shop.
Which is significant because Because Nell hates donuts.
What? Yeah.
She calls them the dregs of the dessert world.
That seems a little harsh.
Deeks, the Penelope Jones I know and love would never go to a donut shop on her own volition.
When's the last time you talked to her? She texted me at 8:29.
What does it say? It says "Running late," with an exclamation point.
Yikes.
Should we tell Rogers? No, I-I don't want to get her in trouble.
Okay, I'll help you out.
You will? Thank you.
Of course I will.
Rogers, something came up.
But listen, this is not good-bye.
This is "I'll see you soon.
" I'll bring him right back.
Okay.
How you doing? Pretty well, thank you.
Agent Callen.
Oh.
Agent Hanna, Agent Blye, we're from NCIS.
Well, how can I help you? We are investigating a crime that may have taken place in one of your suites last night.
Hey, can you keep your voices down, please? This is a renter's market.
What, are you trying to drive me out of business? Depends.
You gonna help us out? Well, I can tell you now that no one broke in here last night.
How you doing, sir? Have a good day! You got any security cameras? Well, they were on my wish list, but, uh, Santa thought I was too naughty.
Do not do that again.
Oh.
I thought we had a No.
You thought wrong.
CALLEN: Was anyone working this desk through the night? - No, sir.
No.
No one is here past 6:00 p.
m.
Well, how do people access the building after hours? Well, each employee is assigned a unique keycard.
Great.
Can we see the log of everyone that came in and out after hours? Okay.
(phone ringing) It's Deeks.
Hey, you're on loudspeaker.
Eric and I looked into Lieutenant Andre Martinez, the missing engineer.
You find anything good? Yep.
To the tune of $100,000 deposited into his bank account this morning.
Suspicious.
Right? SAM: Can you trace that deposit? Uh, I'm trying.
Uh, hey, guys, uh, just a totally random side note, I'm just wondering if you-- i-if you guys, um, had any luck, uh, getting in touch with Nell, 'cause, uh, Deeks seems to be pretty worried about her.
Yeah, I'm-- what was-- what he said.
I was w-worried about her.
Mm-hmm.
I am sure there's a perfectly good explanation as to why she is late.
Y-Yeah, no, no, totally.
That's, that's what I keep telling Deeks.
Hey, guys, we'll call you back.
Well, actually, it was very quiet here last night.
Only two people used their keycard after hours.
You know, it's actually the same person.
Once at 3:14 a.
m.
and another time at 4:47 a.
m.
You got a name? Yeah, it was an Andre Martinez.
Does that help at all? Yes, it does.
Can I see that? This is Thank you.
You're taking it? We'll get it back to you.
I didn't give an affirmative.
Okay.
We need Eric to profile Andre Martinez.
He's working on it.
Then when he's done with that He's gonna find him.
We know.
Which means: Callen, you're up.
We're in the middle of a case right now.
You and I both know that there is a lull in the investigation.
You are waiting for information to come in so it can inform your next move and I'd like to take advantage.
Meet me at the couches.
It'll be fun.
Can't wait.
Hey.
How bad was it? Not bad.
Incredible.
So, incredibly bad.
I don't know how to explain it.
So bad you can't find the words.
DEEKS: If I have one piece of advice, it's to savor every minute of that hour, because that man is a gift.
Are you okay? (whispers): I feel great.
Guys, I need to show you something.
Upstairs.
Oh.
Sorry there, Rogers.
Duty calls.
What's going on? Beale.
She didn't have an appointment.
Unless the appointment was with him.
And if that's the case, that opens an entirely different realm of possibilities that I haven't even considered until this very moment.
Beale.
Yeah? English.
It's more of a show, not tell situation.
Okay.
Why are we looking at a photo of Nell? And Sydney.
That's actually pretty cute.
They're getting along, kind of.
I thought you were investigating Andre Martinez.
ERIC: That's what I'm The guy in the picture with Nell is Andre Martinez.
KENSI: What? When was this picture taken? Three hours ago.
And I have no idea where they are now.
This is gross.
Why are we here? Because I've been avoiding security cameras and traffic cameras and satellite cameras until I can figure out what the hell is going on here.
Okay, that makes sense.
All right, Andre, if you're in so much danger, please remind me why we can't go to the authorities or at least NCIS? Because the authorities are the ones trying to kill me.
And if there's something rotten at the DoD, then NCIS may also be compromised.
NELL: Okay, so why do you trust me? You were always nice.
You lent me a pencil in Calc BC once.
SYDNEY: Hey.
You never told me you two were in a class together.
Oh, control your emotions.
It was a pencil, and it was a million years ago.
ANDRE: Look, someone attacked me in my hotel room this morning.
I don't trust my team.
All right, you you've got to help me out here.
Why would somebody be after you? I'm not sure.
I just know I need to keep moving.
You have to trust me.
I mean, technically, no, I-I don't have to trust you.
(laughs) Nell, please.
Do it for me.
That's not helping.
That's definitely not helping.
(sighs) Okay.
Wait, where are you going? What are you doing? NCIS is gonna be looking for my car, either because you're in it, or because I didn't show up at work today, so now, we have to ditch it.
Yeah.
Hey.
You guys coming? - Thank you.
- Yeah.
(sighs) Wait, we're walking? In L.
A.
? (exhales in disgust) This is gross.
There has to be an explanation for this.
- Of course there is.
- Obviously.
Really? Nobody else is gonna say it? I mean, it hasn't occurred to anybody else that Nell Jones is Keyser SÃze-ing us? For a decade? For a decade.
No, Deeks.
You're the only one that's twisted enough to think like that.
- But now I planted the seed, didn't I? CALLEN: Okay.
We need to piece together what happened this morning between 3:00 and 8:00 a.
m.
And why Andre Martinez went back to the office after everyone went home, twice.
And who killed Mason Walker, the guard manning said office.
DEEKS: And, finally, why our very own Nell Jones was hanging out with Andre Martinez this morning, if, in fact, she was not Keyser SÃze-ing us.
KENSI: Huh.
- What should we do about Rogers? We're investigating this from all sides.
I don't think we tell him about Nell until we have something concrete.
KENSI: Mm-hmm.
Because there has to be an explanation for it.
(siren whoops) This is it, this is the end.
Oh, God.
Okay.
(clears throat) Whoa.
NELL: You all right? Yes.
Thank you.
I'm so sorry to be putting you in the middle of this.
Look, as soon as we get somewhere safe, you are telling me everything.
Understood, of course.
No, I don't know what I would do without you.
That's that's very sweet.
What? (scoffs) (indistinct chatter) How you holding up? Morale's not great.
We not only lost someone, we lost a lot of ground.
If that hard drive somehow ends up in Russian hands We appreciate what's at stake.
Tell your people we're trying everything we can to recover it.
I will.
What about Andre Martinez? He's MIA, isn't he? Well, he can run, but he can't hide.
SAM: We did find $100,000 deposited into his bank account this morning.
I had a bad feeling about that kid.
We all did.
We'll be in touch.
She's trying too hard.
Keeps breaking eye contact with us.
Almost as if she wants us to think this is about Andre Martinez.
Call me if the commodore leaves.
Don't let her out of your sight.
I've got Andre Martinez's cell phone activity, his hotel room Agent Blye.
Rogers! Can I steal you away, Agent Blye? Oh.
(laughs) Yeah.
Take me, take me.
Wasn't me, it was the one-armed man.
(laughs) Yeah, that didn't feel right.
A-After you, we can go and talk about how awkward that was.
Yes, let's.
Mm-hmm.
(clears throat) Why are we here? Because I need Andre here to tell me everything that happened this morning.
And because after he does so, I'm probably going to need some time and space to just clear my thoughts.
It was a rhetorical question.
(scoffs) Okay.
Andre, are you ready to talk? I think you deserve that much.
Well, thank you.
So, let's start at the beginning.
DEEKS: So, the DoD envoy finishes work, heads back to the hotel.
Commodore Kang has them getting there at 2:30 in the morning.
- All right.
That checks out.
That's when everyone checked into their rooms including Andre Martinez.
So we just got to figure out what happens next.
Yeah.
I was already asleep when my phone rang.
It was the commodore, asking me to go back to the office and check on the hard drives.
That didn't strike you as strange? She's my boss; I didn't question it.
I called a Lyft.
ERIC: So, after the call from the commodore, Andre Martinez gets in a Lyft and goes from the hotel back to the building.
Yep, security log.
Keycard 3:14 a.
m.
Uh-huh.
And then he gets back into a Lyft, goes from the building back to the hotel at 3:42 a.
m.
So why go to the building twice? ANDRE: When I got to the hotel, I realized my keycard was gone.
Did you maybe leave it at your office? No, I'm pretty sure it was stolen.
How? The only other person you saw was your Lyft driver.
Exactly.
Who just happened to be in a deserted business district at three-something in the morning.
You think he was waiting for you.
Have you ever seen a Lyft driver get out the car and open the door? Oh, hell no.
I would have one-starred that ride.
(chuckles) And then Martinez and Commodore Kang talk again at 4:02, but this time, Martinez calls her.
And the commodore didn't mention either one of these phone calls? Nope.
Commodore Kang was great.
It was 4:00 in the morning, but she was so helpful.
We hang up, and the next thing I know, someone's at my door-- I assumed it was her.
It was some guy I'd never seen before.
Who gave me this, this and this.
Okay.
I don't think he expected me to fight back.
I got a few good punches in before he took off.
You have to understand, I don't know the other people on my team; we all just met.
One of them could have set me up.
And Andre Martinez falls into a black hole until he pops up again at the donut shop with Nell.
And Sydney, don't forget that Sydney is there.
Yeah, maybe Sydney's to blame for all this.
Yeah Hey, maybe Andre Martinez is connected to her.
(monitor beeps) Hmm.
Oh, my God.
Not yet--! Wait, hold on.
Uh, I need you not to f-freak out.
What? What? Why would you say that? Now I'm freaking out based solely on the fact that you told me not to freak out.
Because Andre Martinez might actually be connected to Nell.
At the lips.
(exhales) Don't freak out.
(exhales) What is happening? I have to get a message to my team.
I don't think it's safe to contact NCIS.
NELL: I don't know how much longer we can keep this up.
(sighs) And I'm not contacting NCIS, I'm contacting my people.
I trust them.
Must be nice.
I can't work this case on the run.
Harrison Ford did it.
(chuckles) That's not helping.
That's definitely not helping.
NELL: Look, it's the only way we're going to truly know who's after you and keep us all alive.
- Alive? - And hopefully out of jail.
Jail? Uh-uh.
(cell phone ringing) Mm.
What's up? What's the word? Oh.
All right, well, thanks for the heads-up.
We're on our way.
Commodore Kang's on the move? She went out for some fresh air.
And didn't invite any of her team to join her.
You don't say? - You sure this is gonna work? - Uh, nope.
But you're pretty sure it'll work? Nope.
(clears throat) But it's worked before? No.
Do you see how impossible she is? Show a little respect.
Artists are supposed to be difficult.
Oh.
Thank you.
Why don't you just ditch her? Believe me, I've tried.
Girl has so much toxic energy.
Yeah, well, she's also my sister.
So So you're like, stuck.
That sucks.
Hey, I am standing right here.
I can hear everything you're saying about me.
I know.
"Suicide is painless.
" Are you sure this is gonna work? Asked and answered, my friend.
Hayley, thank you.
You, your car and this here can of hot pink spray paint have been, uh, real life-savers.
Now, please, go forth and drive.
Preferably three times around the block at La Cienega and Melrose.
Cool? Gnarly.
Hey, uh, can I ask you a question? Yeah, shoot.
You're leaving a message for your boyfriend, right? Right.
Are you sure you don't want to just text him? Because that's how everyone does it now.
You make a really good point, Hayls.
And I totally would, but if my friend's envoy's been compromised, then the DoD is gonna be, like, all over everyone and everything.
But? But if Eric finds this, then he can help us.
So long as he doesn't also find out you kissed Andre.
(sighs) Okay.
DoD, oh! Is that like, denim on denim? Gross.
Yeah, right.
Just get in the car.
Get in the car.
Everyone in.
Go, go, go, go, go, go.
CALLEN: Maybe Commodore Kang really is just out for a walk.
Maybe she isn't.
There's someone in the driver's seat.
Yeah.
(phone camera clicking) I'll send a picture to Eric now.
You know what this means? What? She lied to us.
I hate when they do that.
It is the worst.
The woman Commodore Kang is meeting with is named Natasia Yashnova.
She's a Russian national and her father has ties to Putin and the KGB.
So the Russians might be after the missing hard drive.
Or the Russians already have the missing hard drive.
So, basically, our worst fears confirmed.
(exhales) Maybe Andre Martinez has nothing to do with it being stolen or Mason Walker's murder, or the 100K being deposited in his account.
Or Andre Martinez is also working with the Russians.
You know it's thin, but there is a silver lining.
Kensi.
My girlfriend is on the run with a suspected traitor.
It's not that bad.
And murderer.
It's not great.
And I have hard evidence proving their relationship is more than platonic.
You're having what the kids call "a rough day.
" I'll take a microscopic sliver of a silver lining at this point.
Okay.
Andre Martinez is a loose end.
Something that Commodore Kang will not leave untied.
Exactly.
That's my sliver? If he's still alive and we find him, then we can use that to find Nell.
Boom.
Well, then I should tell you that Andre Martinez is alive, he is with Nell and I know exactly where they are.
BOTH: What? - No.
You just - You've been holding out on us? (both overlapping) Guys, it's complicated.
This is a very complicated case and I have complicated feelings about it.
Eric, where is Andre Martinez? Have you located him? Yes, he's in Malibu Creek State Park, at the old MASH site.
Excellent work, Eric.
Truly top-notch.
Yeah.
Thank you.
How did you know this, exactly? Nell sent me a message.
In hot pink.
Oh, that tracks.
What?! (engine starts) CALLEN: Something's up.
No kidding.
Let's roll.
(tires screeching) Callen, you guys stay with Natasia and Commodore Kang.
Deeks and I are gonna find Andre Martinez.
Eric located him at Malibu Creek State Park.
Okay, will do.
Bye.
Heading out to find the elusive Andre Martinez? That we are.
Well, no huge rush, no need to push the speed limit getting there; safety first.
Good to know.
Why is that? I just spoke to Commodore Kang, and she also happens to be headed out to Malibu Creek State Park.
What are the odds? So, to clarify, y-you spoke to Commodore Kang? A-And gave her Andre Martinez' location? At the old MASH site, yes.
Oh He did not.
Oh, my God, oh, my God, oh, my God.
Agent Blye, Detective Deeks, what, exactly, is the issue? Nell is not actually home sick today.
Okay? She has been with Andre Martinez since 8:30.
8:30 this morning, more or less, and the only reason we didn't say anything is because we didn't really know how to process that ourselves.
And also, you probably shouldn't have told Commodore Kang what their location is, because it seems like she's in bed with the Russians.
But now that I have told Commodore Kang The Russians are probably headed straight to Nell, her sister Sydney and Andre Martinez.
And we have no way of warning them.
KENSI: That's it, Callen just confirmed that Commodore Kang and Natasia Yashnova are on their way to Malibu Creek right now.
Excuse me.
Good news is that Sam and Callen can handle those two.
I said excuse me.
Yeah, but we have no idea how many Russians they're working with, and how many of them are gonna surprise Nell, her sister Sydney and Andre Martinez.
Agent Blye and Detective Deeks! Yes.
Are you to tell me that you and your team purposefully withheld vital information from me, and because of that withholding, I inadvertently put Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones in harm's way? Yes, sir.
What do I have to do to convince you that I am here as an asset, that we are on the same team? Look, Rogers, you have to understand I don't have time for explanations and neither do you.
Kensi, get to Malibu as quickly as you can, and Deeks, I want you up at Ops with Eric.
Rogers, I don't think I should-- - Understood.
Be safe.
- Yeah.
CALLEN: You think they're meeting anyone else? If they are, they haven't arrived yet.
Well, let's take care of them before they do.
You read my mind.
ANDRE: How much longer until we get there? NELL: Uh, a mile, maybe two.
We're getting close now.
SYDNEY: You guys, I know we're here under not-fantastic circumstances, but you have to admit this place is gorgeous.
It's not bad.
If I lived in L.
A.
, I'd come here all the time.
Oh, are you thinking about moving out here? Really? Like when all the people trying to kill you thing is over? Come on, guys.
This hill ain't gonna hike itself.
Commodore Kang.
That's quite a walk you're taking.
Agent Callen.
Don't worry, everything's fine.
What are you doing here? What am I doing here? (chuckles) Sam, did you hear that? She wants to know what I'm doing here.
Surprise.
Expected more out of you.
(grunting) (grunts) (chuckles) Looks like you guys have been busy.
Not busy enough.
Their friends still haven't arrived yet.
You ready to tell us where they are? You know that cooperation does go a long way at sentencing.
Actually, who am I kidding? Murder and treason? I can't even help you now.
(motorcycles approaching) Motorcycles.
That must be how the Russians are getting up to the MASH site.
These trails are too narrow for our cars.
(chuckles) Even Sam can't outrun a bike.
You know what? I got an idea.
Excuse me.
I'm Special Agent Kensi Blye, NCIS.
I need your horse.
You're kidding, right? No.
You know what? I realize this is your beautiful baby, but we need to borrow him.
No.
It's for a federal emergency.
Seriously? Seriously.
Ma'am, get off the horse.
SAM: Come on, come on, come on.
Let's go.
Thank you.
All right.
Meet me at the trail head.
Thank you.
KENSI: Let's go.
CALLEN: Yeah.
- Only in L.
A.
SAM: Follow us, ma'am.
CALLEN: Meet you there.
KENSI (over comm): Eric, how much further until I'm at the MASH site? Uh, less than three miles.
You're making good time.
What about the Russians? I can't hear them anymore.
We've got eyes on two of them.
They're both due east.
Two, huh? Yeah, I can handle two.
Wait a minute, do I hear galloping? Are you on a horse? (breathing heavily) And now? And now we wait.
(exhales) (motorcycles, horse approaching) Is that a motorcycle? No.
I'm getting horse hooves loud and clear.
One of those things would be okay, maybe, but both at the same time coming from different directions? Definitely not.
What do we do? The only thing we can do.
We run.
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go.
(gunshot) (motorcycle revving) Hyah.
- Federal agents.
Stop! NELL: Whoa-- Callen, Sam.
You made it.
Got here as fast as we could.
(Nell sighs) How you holding up? Andre is innocent.
Please tell Eric the kiss meant nothing.
- This is all Sydney's fault.
- Oh, well (motorcycle approaching) Hold that thought.
Oh, God.
Come on.
Tires.
Aww Oh, really? Come on.
Seriously? - Get up.
KENSI: I had him.
I was gonna go two for two on a horse.
Hey, Sydney.
- What's up? - So, Andre, these are my people.
Kensi-- she's essentially a goddess from Themyscira.
(scoffs) (horse snorts) Callen-- once a lone wolf, now he's more of a lion, and we are his pride.
And Sam-- former Navy SEAL, decorated NCIS agent.
And the man can really make moves on the dance floor.
See? Nell likes the way I dance.
I like your dancing, too.
Why, what's going on? No reason.
You must be Andre Martinez.
We have been looking all over for you.
Thank you.
All of you.
But, Sydney, Nell Oh.
especially you guys.
Well, you should really think about moving to L.
A.
We could do this stuff all the time.
Oh, God.
Hey.
Hey.
(sighs) So, you definitely saw the kiss.
Sorry, kiss? I mean, Callen and Sam told you, right? Sure, he was kind of cute, but believe me, he tasted like a doughnut.
I swear, it meant nothing.
Promise? Eric, do I joke about the doughnuts? I missed you.
I missed you, too.
Oh, my gosh, I have so much to tell you.
- Tell me everything.
- Okay.
Where to begin? Well, for starters, Sydney straight-up kidnapped me.
What? No.
And then she straight-up killed my phone.
Yeah, it was death by iced water.
You know, if I did not know, from a technological standpoint, that your phone was obliterated, I would not believe you.
Oh, God, you know what? It really pains me to say this, but it was kind of fun hanging out with Sydney today.
Oh, no, I think she might be cool.
Hmm.
- Must run in the family.
- Stop it.
Come here, come here.
(indistinct chatter) DEEKS: Rogers! You made it.
What are you drinking? - Uh, chardonnay.
- Oh.
Now the party's getting started.
ROGERS: Well, I received your invitation and thought it would be rude of me to not show up.
Well, we are glad that you did, because we wanted to say that you are one of us now.
SAM: And we're sorry if we ever treated you any differently, huh? Apology accepted.
I'm just glad everybody's safe, the case is closed, Andre's name is cleared and that hard drive is back where it belongs.
What about Commodore Kang? Oh, that bitch is going down.
(laughter) To Rogers.
ALL: To Rogers.
I'll drink to that.
Welcome to the team.
You are too kind.
Really.
But, Agent Callen, you know you can't charm your way out of your review.
(sighs) To Rogers.
(laughter) DEEKS: There we go.