‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 8, episode 4 review: Team solves Triad assassin hit, Nell returns to field
On Sunday night the latest episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” had the team solving how a homeland security agent is poisoned by a notorious Triad assassin. With Special Agent Kensi Blye still in a coma, the team continues to move forward as Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones fills in.
After being tasked to checking into the agent’s death, the poisoning of the man is linked to a pattern that also killed another Homeland Security agent. The hired woman, who is an assassin, is tied to the Triad gang and her boss is someone who allegedly is dead. Seeing him in the flesh, the team arrests him and pumps him for info to get closer to the killer.
While piecing the clues together, the NCIS team stumbles upon evidence that reveals that there might be a dirty Homeland Security agent involved. She is actually alive and making millions of dollars. In having a shell corporation bring in illegal goods, the team headed by Agent Callen and Agent Hanna uncovers a warehouse of counterfeit purses and a money trail which traces back to stolen government funds.
Catching the sly Homeland Security agent might be the most difficult part of the task to solve the crime, but Agent Hanna suggests they try her work as that would be a secure, safe location for her to hide. Finding her does mean taking out a slew of Triad bad guys, but in the end she is cuffed and hauled away.
One of the saddest movements of the evening was when Marty Deeks took back the engagement ring. Still in a coma, Blye hasn’t seen the stunning rock, but the nurses took the ring off her finger in case it was stolen. Coming to a realization that Kensi might never return to work, it was a very emotional moment for not just the man who loves her, but also the fans.
With Assistant Director Granger helping the team on the case, everyone is looking at the actions of Henrietta “Hetty” Lange. She isn’t part of the case, but she is carefully looking for her mole. The clock is ticking and if she doesn’t locate who is spilling secrets, her resignation letter will go into effect in a very short time.
We really enjoyed the opportunity to see the team take down a bad girl this week. Bringing the story back to the streets of Los Angeles, it was great to see the backdrop of the city and watch the crime unfold. As loyal “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans, it’s our hope Agent Blye pops out of that hospital bed and gets back to fighting crime. Nell is awesome, but Blye is truly missed. Episode grade: A.
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