NCIS Los Angeles s13e08 Episode Script

A Land of Wolves

1 Okay.
Okay? Okay? Late start for Senior Chief Hanna, so famous for his "seize the day" proverbs.
What was the one you and my dad always talked about? "Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes up, "and it knows it must outrun the fastest lion "or it'll be killed.
"Every morning in Africa a lion wakes up, "and it knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle "or it will starve.
But it doesn't matter whether you're the lion or the gazelle.
" "When the sun comes up, you better be running.
" Come here.
- Good to see you, Sam.
- Good to see you, too.
When'd you get in, Aliyah? Little bit ago.
Just getting my bearings.
I would have come in and said hello to you earlier, - but you looked a little preoccupied.
- Mm-hmm.
Only easy day was yesterday, huh? Mm-hmm.
Words I live by.
But I had good teachers, so How's your old man, anyway? Still upset about the career change? He would prefer if I stayed in the Navy forever and kept climbing, but, uh, I was ready for something new.
Besides, I think civilian life suits me better.
Well, Master Chief De León is one of the strongest people I know.
You'll make it through.
You're a hero, Aliyah.
We're honored to have you here.
Hmm? So, when do you meet the admiral and talk about your temporary additional duty? Any minute now.
Thought I'd check this place out while I waited.
Oh, it looks like his ears were burning.
To be continued, then.
Welcome to OSP.
The Spanish Conquistadores actually named them the Tarahumara, but they called themselves the Rarámuri, which means "those that run fast.
" And, boy, did they ever.
The fastest runners on the planet, no small part to these bad boys.
Allow me to officially introduce you to the huaraches.
This, right here The purest form of running.
Just you and Planet Earth, au naturel, and that's the thing about running shoes is the typical running shoe has so much cushion, it's just an ACL tear waiting to happen.
Right? But not with these bad boys.
In fact, when you are 100%, when you got those legs back, I'm gonna buy you a pair.
Oh, God.
Okay, well, I guess I'm still acclimating to them.
Okay, Marty Prefontaine, I think I'm good with my Nikes.
But don't come crying to me when you get the bunions.
I'm sorry, but have you seen your feet? - Yeah, they're not great.
- Mm-mmm.
- Everything all right? - Um Kensi's late.
Really? Deeks, that's great.
Congrats! Oh, no, not-not that kind of late.
She just - she hasn't checked in yet.
- Oh.
Good morning.
Why do I suddenly feel like there's nothing good about it? Admiral.
- What's going on? - Agent De León.
Agent Hanna, where is your partner? He had to take care of some personal business.
I know that.
I'm the one who gave him personal time.
He may have mentioned reconnecting with his sister, but that's really none of our business, is it? What about Rountree? Also with his sister.
I'm guessing that Callen and Rountree's absence is not the reason you're calling us this early.
This morning I received word from Border Patrol that they had found five bodies in a remote part of the Jacumba Wilderness Area near the U.
- Mexico border.
They had all been shot.
Among the bodies was one of Raul Fuentes.
Cousin of Benny Gomez.
Benny Gomez isn't that the Marine that Kensi's investigating.
That's right.
NCIS believes that Gomez, who's based out of Pendleton, has been working with his cousin Raul and the Campo Cartel - on a human smuggling ring.
- So was she there? Possible.
We don't know.
H-How do how do-how do we not know? - Did you speak to her this morning? - No, I-I didn't hear Did anyone hear from her this morning? No.
And we have no means of tracking her right now.
Well, what about her sat phone? An op of that nature wouldn't allow it.
- Too risky if she got caught.
- I'm sorry, - who-who are you? - My name is Aliyah De León.
Agent De León is TAD until we are no longer shorthanded.
The only thing that matters right now is where is Kensi.
And the safety of Agent Blye is why we're all here.
But if you can't remain calm, you're going nowhere near this.
I'm calm.
Send me the location.
I have already secured a warrant for Gomez and a chopper, which is standing by to take the team to the crime scene.
Should I go with him? No, you and Aliyah pay a visit to Benny Gomez, see what he knows.
What about Ops? I know how to run these systems, Ms.
It's just that I prefer some semblance of a chain of command.
But seeing as how other members of this team take sabbaticals whenever they damn well please, I have no choice.
Let's get to work.
Thank you.
Thank you.
I know.
- I got him.
- Agent Hanna, I should not need to remind you of what happened the last time this team was anywhere near Mexico.
I'm clear.
Rosa Are you? You wouldn't be here if you were.
You would have left me here to die.
Maybe I'm one of the good ones.
No such thing.
Who are you? My name is Kensi.
I'm an American federal agent.
I'm here to stop a lot of bad people.
- In the cartel? - Yeah.
Did they find out who you really are? I don't know.
But I'm not gonna wait around to find out.
Did we lose them? Rosa, get down, get down.
Get up.
Move, move, move, move.
I'm right behind you.
Been quiet, Agent Namazi.
Was it my backseat driving? Just going through some scenarios in my head.
I get it.
I mean, you guys are like family here.
Having one of your own missing and having an agent you barely know go out into the field with you It would jar me, too.
I know your record.
I trust you.
She'll be fine.
Sounds to me like Agent Blye has been in tight spots before.
Oh, yeah.
This ain't her first rodeo.
And that's the life we all signed up for.
I know firsthand that sometimes that can be a lot.
Yeah, it can be.
So, I'm on your turf.
How do you want to play this? I'll take the front.
You take the back.
Let's do it.
Lance Corporal Gomez, NCIS.
We want to ask you a few questions.
We have a warrant.
We will come in with force if necessary.
Benny Gomez? Federal agent! Hey.
Teamwork makes the dream work.
I got to be honest.
I can't make anything out of this.
For all we know, Kensi wasn't here.
Or she was, and now the cartel got her, or-or Kessler - Kessler? - What? Dude, you're spiraling.
What's NCIS's interest in this? A man found here is connected to a case that we're working.
What else can you tell us about the crime scene? Several bodies, some shot in the back, probably while running away.
56 brass.
CS gas canisters.
You know, nothing out of the ordinary.
I'm sorry, so this is just considered ordinary? Well, this whole area is a hotbed for cartel activity.
They come into this wilderness to circumvent our checkpoints.
It's a migration corridor.
Drug smugglers' highway.
If it's illegal, it's here.
So then just a garden-variety cartel slaughter, then? Look, I've got limited resources.
My people are stretched out over hundreds of miles on uninhabitable borderlands.
Remote corners, they might not see an agent for a week.
If you get hurt out here, abandoned, you got a slim chance of survival.
I see more dead bodies than I ever want to remember.
I-I think what he's trying to ask is if that's your official theory.
This was cartel.
It's not theory.
It's reality.
I mean, I wish I had more specifics, but I rarely do on cases like these.
If it's not a turf war, it's a shepherd playing God with his sheep.
Feel free to look around.
Scene's been processed.
Not sure what you think you're gonna find.
If she's out here, we're already behind.
It's ATV tracks.
Your men come out here on ATVs? Not recently.
These are recent Less than 24 hours.
Did your men track these? They tried.
They run out about 20 yards from here.
What is that? None of the bodies were recovered over here.
This was someone else.
That handprint That could be Kensi's.
Or it could be totally unrelated.
Yeah, but if it's not, she doesn't have long out here.
We need to get in the air, make up for lost time.
How do you feel? That was a really nasty fall.
How is your arm? My arm? It'll be okay.
Sorry, Rosa, sweetheart.
You're gonna have to stay off of it, okay? I'm gonna put this on you.
We clean up nicely, you and me, huh? Do you think anyone else made it out? I don't know.
I don't know.
The older man.
He had been watching over me since La Bestia.
He said that I reminded him of his daughter.
She'd finally made enough to pay his way, and they were going to build a life together.
In New York City.
Is that where you wanted to go? No.
Los Angeles.
Before my mom died, she wanted to go there for me to work and send send money so I could leave.
I'm so sorry.
Sometimes things don't work out the way you want them to.
Are you a mother, Kensi? I want to be.
Just haven't been that lucky.
Like you said, sometimes things don't work out the way you want them to.
Well, I hope your luck changes.
Um Do you trust me? I'm gonna go on a scout, okay? It's okay.
I You're gonna stay here and you're gonna rest your foot, and if you hear a noise If you hear anything at all You stay quiet.
No matter what.
I will come back for you.
I'm gonna come back for you.
I will come back for you.
Agent Namazi, give me a sitrep.
House is clear.
Seal Beach PD is en route.
We've, uh, secured Lance Corporal Gomez, but he's not talking.
He should consider his options given he just tried to kill us.
You both okay? We're fine.
We tag-teamed him.
Make sure you get Gomez to talk before Seal Beach PD arrives.
Any updates on your end? Nothing coming out of the cartels.
Doesn't mean that they're not involved or that they don't know what happened to Agent Blye.
And we've confirmed this has nothing to do with David Kessler? Kessler is very self-indulgent.
If it were him, we'd know.
He wouldn't be able to help himself.
Where are Sam and Deeks? They just lifted off moments ago.
They'll be running an air-to-ground search over the entire area.
I'm sure they'll find her, sir.
I have every confidence in Agent Blye's ability, but finding her when we have no idea where to look would be like finding a grain of salt in a sandbox.
Did you hear something? Yeah.
That's the sound of you violating my civil rights.
You guys want to take me to jail? - Come on, let's go, then.
- Shut up.
Or what? You're gonna sic your girlfriend on me again? What are we gonna find in there? No idea.
- What's happening? - Stand by, sir.
Agent Namazi, talk to me.
Federal agents.
- You good? - Yeah, groovy.
You? Well, I wish it weren't the case, but it's nothing I haven't seen before.
We should see what they know.
This is the group that came in with Kensi.
They might know what happened to her.
Soldiers who hunt people Go on ahead.
Got to take a leak.
Did y'all just hear that? Yeah.
Legion and I got it covered.
Head back to camp.
Tell the others.
Copy that, Ghost.
On my way.
Sam and Deeks have any luck? They have yet to pick up the trail.
No word from Kensi? Nothing.
I assume the soldiers that hunt people aren't - actual deployed military.
- That would be correct.
The DoD does have some active duty and National Guardsmen providing logistical assistance at the border.
However, it's not heavily concentrated in California.
Even so, federal law prohibits U.
military from being involved in domestic law enforcement.
If there are soldiers there, they're not ours.
Or they are ours and working on their own? Unlikely, but not impossible.
If the other Marines who are involved with Gomez caught wind that they were compromised They could be out there trying to clean house and shut it down before it gets any worse for them.
And if they couldn't do it themselves, then they might have gotten some help from some bad apples at ICE or Border Patrol.
There's a sobering thought.
Either way, we need to let Sam and Deeks know.
I'll make sure they know.
What does Gomez say about Kensi? He might be the key to this.
Nothing yet.
But I agree.
Remember what I said, Agent Namazi.
Get Gomez to talk before he leaves your custody.
Exigent circumstances.
One of our own is on the line here.
Yes, sir.
We're on our way.
Sounds like these soldiers who hunt people may be independent operators.
I'm still trying to figure out if they're cartel or some organized militia or just rednecks out killing people for fun.
I got to be honest, those are all terrible options.
The sooner we find out what Gomez knows, the sooner we can narrow it down.
I'll keep you posted.
I mean, it could be Benny's buddies.
Trained Marines feeling like they're backed into a corner? They'd be dangerous.
Something to look out for.
Yeah, well, at this point I'd go for anything to look out for.
Yo, real talk, do you think this Border Patrol agent's right? That she'd have a slim chance of survival out here? If we were talking about the average person? Yeah.
But that's not what we're talking about.
Knowing Kensi, she built a house by now, with a Zen garden.
Hey, whoa, whoa, come on.
She's just a kid.
She's not just a kid.
She's committing illegal acts.
Bringing in drugs to poison our own.
Come on, Ghost.
We're already in way over our heads on this one.
Not now, Legion.
Secure the perimeter.
Now, I'm gonna ask you this question one last time.
Your answer to it's gonna determine what happens next.
Where's your smuggler? Okay.
Have it your way.
No! Stop! Help! Kensi! - You speak English, huh? - Kensi! Is that her name? Kensi? Is that her name? Let her go! Is that how you get off Hurting helpless little girls? Yeah, well, what a good soldier you are.
I wouldn't do that if I were you.
Oh, yeah? Why not? 'Cause I'm a federal agent.
Federal agent.
That's very impressive.
I'm glad you think so.
Now, why don't you hand me the gun, and get down on the ground.
You first.
I want my lawyer.
Not some JAG joker.
I want a real lawyer.
Oh, okay.
How are you gonna pay for that? With your blood money? JAG lawyer sounds pretty good right about now, doesn't it? Especially when you're looking at a minimum of ten years for the smuggling.
And then What is it for aiding in the kidnapping of a federal agent? Well, at that point, you're just a Netflix death row documentary.
Get my lawyer.
You're embarrassing yourselves.
Okay, okay, save your breath.
Prison talk clearly doesn't mean anything to this tough guy.
Agent Kensi Blye.
She's missing.
I'm not talking without my lawyer.
How about you just listen? He knew he was in trouble, so he had to get her off his tail.
Unfortunately for him, that still leaves the Campo Cartel.
Ooh, Pedro Silva Very scary dude.
Well, human smuggling is good business.
But I wonder what's gonna happen when Pedro finds out that his American connect is snitching to the Feds.
Oh, yeah, doesn't he skin people alive? - Ooh.
- Wonder what he'd do when he finds out that you have been talking to us.
No lawyer I know can save his skin from that.
- Ooh, you went there.
- I had to.
It's a perfect setup.
Yeah, it's perfect.
My cousin.
He asked me if I wanted to make some money.
Under the table.
And? What kind of deal can you offer me? He wants a deal? For that lame little tidbit there? Man, I'm done with this fool.
He can take his chances in prison.
All I had to do was recruit a few of my friends at the base.
We we took turns picking some cargo up and stashing them in the house until someone came and got them.
Because we're military, Border Patrol never questioned us or pulled us over.
I didn't know she was a federal agent.
And I sure as hell don't know where she is now.
And that's the truth.
When was the last time you saw her? A couple days ago.
Uh we were supposed to meet this morning.
When I got there, there was no one in the spot, and Raul said if they ever ain't there, that meant that something bad happened, and I figured once you two showed up, something went down.
We just spoke with Gomez.
Can you patch Sam and Deeks in? Go ahead.
We're all on.
Okay, so Benny doesn't know anything about Kensi's whereabouts, but he admitted to everything else.
I mean, that, coupled with Kensi's evidence, should make a strong case against the Pendleton ring.
His buddies don't know that they're busted yet, so whoever the soldiers are, they're not the Marines.
Damn it.
Thanks, guys.
- Keep digging.
- Have Agent Castor handle Gomez's transfer.
You two come back to Ops.
Got it.
We're on our way.
So Benny Gomez is a dead end.
We're gonna find Kensi, Deeks.
Yeah, just because you keep saying that doesn't make it true.
We're gonna find Kensi.
But you got to keep your head on straight.
No, I'm good.
- Come on.
- Yep.
What is that? Sam.
Two o'clock.
Take us down.
Take us down! Copy that.
Somebody left this on purpose.
For us.
That's Kensi's knife.
"11 Militia.
" Good job, Kensi.
That's my Bear Grylls survivalist ninja.
All right, guys, I'm gonna need satellite coverage of this area for the last 24 hours.
Putting in a request for that satellite imagery now.
That fire's recent.
Means she's close.
Kensi left a message: "11 Militia.
" I never heard of these guys.
Find out who they are.
We need info as quickly as possible.
We'll be standing by.
I'm gonna check the perimeter.
Look, I signed up to secure the border, but this What are we gonna do with these two? This isn't the old group.
We don't just find the illegals and call the Border Patrol anymore.
This is war.
For our freedom, for our way of life.
And all wars have casualties.
The sheep dog protect the sheep from the wolves.
And the wolves are at our doorstep.
If we give them an inch, - they'll take everything.
- And what if she actually is a federal agent? Federal agent? Bringing dangerous people into our country.
I call that treason.
And the punishment for treason is death.
Anything? No.
Let's talk this through.
- We know these border militias.
- Yep.
We know their MOs.
All right, track the migrants, seek to apprehend them.
Things went south, Kensi got caught in the crossfire, got away.
That makes her a loose end.
Yeah, they chase her down on ATVs, and if she's injured, then they have the advantage.
They may have taken her on an ATV, but if so, they need to refuel.
They got a camp out here.
So we jump back in the chopper, we search for her? She could have gone in any direction.
We don't know which way.
Until then, we'll just be flying blind and wasting fuel.
All I know is that every second that we stand here is a second she doesn't have.
We don't have time for this.
- Go ahead, Sam.
- What is the holdup? I am rattling as many cages as possible.
What does that mean? It means, Agent Hanna, that, while our small agency often provides you with the luxury of gallivanting under the radar, I am left without the clout that I sometimes need.
Okay, so, I've been scouring encrypted messages on Telegram, and remember The Sons of Our Fathers? How could we forget? They disbanded after we put away Devon Walker.
Damn straight they did.
However, some of the more radical elements regrouped, and they moved from Arizona to California, and - they changed their name.
- Don't tell me.
Don't tell you what? Yup.
The 11.
After the 11 states of the Confederacy.
Morons masquerading as G.
Joes, clinging on to some fairy tale.
Aw, geez, look at that guy.
If he got an order to haul ass, he'd have to make two trips.
So, they've been recruiting in quiet.
Encrypted chats.
No press.
That's why we didn't know about them.
Meet Rebecca Gordon.
Their leader.
She was second in command to Devon Walker.
Has a crazy long rap sheet Assault with a deadly weapon, intimidation, harassment All involving immigrants.
Shawna Forde copycat.
We could have another Arivaca waiting to happen.
Oh, you got to be kidding me.
Here we go.
Last year, Rebecca bought an old cabin near your current location, Sam.
- Sending you the GPS coordinates now.
- All right.
- Agent Hanna.
- Yeah? I will activate a REACT team, but it's gonna take them a while to reach you.
You and Deeks are on your own for a bit.
We'll go on foot.
We don't know how many we're dealing with.
We need the element of surprise.
Deeks, I'll fill you in.
Come on.
It's one thing to secure the border.
That's why I came down here.
They're here illegally.
Something's got to You okay? What are they going to do, Kensi? I don't know.
I doubt they know, either.
Okay, um, do you think you can move? - Mm-hmm.
- Yeah? Okay.
All right, so I need you to do this for me.
Push your back into mine.
I'm gonna do the same thing, and then we're both gonna help each other stand.
Okay? One, two, three.
Push up, up, up, up, up, up.
All right, good.
Okay, okay, okay, hold on, hold on, hold on.
Hold on.
Hold on.
All right, walk with me.
Walk with me.
Step, step, step, step, step.
Okay, walk with me.
Walk with me.
Who do you think profits from sending them over? Little faster, come on, we got this, okay? Huh? All right.
Okay, Rosa, keep an eye on the door, okay? You got to be kidding me.
Have you lost your damn mind? How long do you think you can sustain this? - As long as it takes.
- Okay.
Until we get control back.
what ruined us before, right? Wrong.
Lack of action is what cost us everything.
This ends now.
They're gone.
Come on.
I - I I - Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I can't, I can't.
I'm sorry.
It's over.
No, no.
No, it's not over.
Come on.
I got you.
Come on, let's go, let's go.
Come on.
We got this, we got this, we got this.
Three, two Freeze.
Freeze! You kill a federal agent, there is no place on earth you'll be able to hide.
Got 'em.
End of the road, ladies.
What is this? No more hostages.
If you shoot them, you're gonna leave ballistic evidence.
Just tie 'em up for a few days.
Let the animals and the el Federal agents! Drop your weapons! Kens.
Drop your weapons! On the ground now! Drop it! Hands behind your head.
Lose the rifle.
Lose it! Lose it! And the pistol.
Turn around, put your hands on your head.
You good? I'm good.
- You okay? - Is it over? It's over.
Come here.
It's over.
Thank you, Kensi.
You found me.
We're always gonna find our way back to each other one way or the other.
Oh, my God, baby, we need to get you to a hospital.
It's okay.
It's just a flesh wound.
- Is it? - Yeah.
Baby Hey.
This is Rosa.
Martin Atticus Deeks.
How are ya? You're okay.
- You're okay.
- We're gonna get you home.
- Hey.
- That was a hell of a day today.
Thank you for filling in.
Couldn't have done it without you.
Anytime, Sam.
You guys got a good team here.
How was it being back out in the field? Uh, it was good.
Needed to shake off some of the rust.
Your team did us all proud out there today, Hanna.
And you, Agent De León, very impressive.
We're obviously gonna have to reschedule a proper sit-down for another time.
I'll be around in L.
for a bit.
All right.
Celebratory round on me.
I got a lot to catch you up on.
Fine work out there today, everyone, fine work.
Thank you, Admiral.
Thank you.
I, uh, have some things I need to finish up, but Agent Namazi, would love to run some ideas about ops past you.
I picked up a few tricks at Naval Station Great Lakes, and I really think they would fit nicely at OSP.
Um, consider it a date.
And please, call me Fatima.
Let me show you something.
Found this a while back.
When I heard you were coming in, I brought it in with me.
I took that back when we were in BUD/S.
That's when me and your old man thought we were gonna change the world.
Uh No, no, no.
Keep it, Aliyah.
What is it? I just didn't think I would miss being home in L.
this much.
Thank you, Sam.
Um sorry, I was just, uh, finishing something.
In the dark.
Agent Namazi, is there anything that you'd like to talk about? All right, then.
Good night.
It's, uh it's hard for me, sometimes.
With, uh, with all due respect, sir I'm not a cop.
Or a Navy SEAL.
I didn't have a Marine dad.
I don't have the awesome background that the, uh That the rest of this team does, and I can't get shot or kidnapped and, um and act like everything is fine.
Agent Namazi, I'm going to fill you in on a little secret.
No one here is a superhero.
We are, all of us, human.
Even me, believe it or not.
And I know that I told you you should take as much time as you needed, but today we were shorthanded, and we were working under extraordinary circumstances.
The thing is, you stepped up to the plate.
And it's these things These-these things that we don't choose that make us who we are.
And who you are is one damn fine agent.
And on nights like these, you can always resort to a good single malt.
I find one that's been aged about 16 years to do the trick.
I, um - I don't really drink, sir.
- Now, that's something you can choose.
Rather an idiotic choice, in my opinion, but maybe you'll change your mind later.
We'll see.
Thank you, Admiral.
Good night again.
You're supposed to be sleeping.
You need anything? No.
I'm, uh, just happy that you didn't let the doctor keep me overnight.
What do doctors know, right? Hey, um do we do we know anything about Rosa? Yes.
They said that she's gonna get processed in a federal intake facility at the Fairplex in Pomona.
She's gonna be assigned to a case officer.
They're gonna help her try to find relatives in the U.
But they also said, if they can't find any next of kin, then she might need foster parents.
Okay, whatever happens, we can't let her get sent back.
She's got nowhere to go.
She's got no one - to take care of her - We're not we're not gonna let that happen.
We'll stay on top of it.
I promise you.
Now, you got to get some sleep.
Come on.
You know how lucky we are? I think about that every single day.
And if I forget, you know when I do remind myself? Hmm? I wake up and I open my eyes and I look at you.
I love you.
I'm so excited you're not dead.

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