NCIS: Los Angeles Recap: In the Line of Duty

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NCIS: Los Angeles Recap: In the Line of Duty

NCIS: Los Angeles” Season 6 Episode 13 “In the Line of Duty” aired last Monday, Jan. 19, 2014, at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the team partnered up with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in order to investigate an attack on the United States Consulate in Tunisia, which resulted in the death of two good men. However, during the investigation, they discovered that what looked like an assassination attempt was actually a kidnapping attempt and that the target was not the ambassador, as they had thought it was. Read on to learn more about this episode.

At the United States Consulate in Sfax, Tunisia, Ambassador Nancy Kelly, her attache, Commander Harris were attacked by members of the Al Tunis Brigade.


At the Los Angeles headquarters, Assistant Director Owen Granger (Miguel Ferrer) and Operations Manager Henrietta “Hetty” Lange (Linda Hunt), informed the team that the ambassador had made it safely to the American Embassy there. But they had lost Clayton Waters, and NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna’s (LL Cool J) good friend, Commander Harris. They were then informed that there were going to be working together with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and in particular, with FBI Special Agent Reese (Joe Nieves). In order to gather more evidence and to avoid “another Benghazi,” Sam and Special Agent G Callen (Chris O’ Donnell) decided to use their Navy contacts to get them into Tunisia. They could sneak and get a hold of some evidence using some useful equipment, which would be provided by the FBI. They were also told that it was an assassination attempt of the ambassador’s life. It was based on the surveillance footage taken featuring the ambassador, which they found on the dark web.

While Sam and G went to Tunisia, NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and her partner, Los Angeles Police Detective Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), decided to pay Captain Beck (Don Franklin), Harris’ superior officer a visit. There, Beck told them that he had not seen Harris since last summer, and informed them that nothing had been out of the ordinary in Tunisia.

At Tunisia, Sam and G managed to get a hold of the evidence that they needed by scanning all corners of the room. However, they were not able to establish contact with Technical Operator Eric Beale (Barrett Foa) and Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones (Renee Felice Smith). It was until they were safely on a plane on the way home. They were informed that some members of the Brigade had gotten on a flight to Mexico, and gave them their pictures.

Back at the headquarters, the FBI were able to make an exact replica of the room where they found two dead bodies, including Harris, using a 3D printer. While Kensi and Deeks were waiting for everything to print out, Nell discovered that Beck had been in Tunisia two days before the attack, and had had several “closed door meetings” with Harris. Because of this, Kensi and Deeks decided to go back and pay Beck another visit.

Back at the gym, upon surveying the entire seen, Sam found it strange that the bodies had no “exit and entrance wounds.” It meant that they had died because of smoke inhalation.

At Beck’s office, Beck refused to answer Kensi and Deeks, who then became involved in a shoot out after Deeks had discovered a gun in a suspicious man’s bag. They managed to kill one man, but the others got away.

Back at operations, based on the security camera footage at the US Consulate, they discovered that the Al Tunis Brigade had rockets on them but didn’t use them at all. They also found footage of the Brigade members on US soil, as they had been seen in a bank that financed terrorists, and that one of the men in the bank was the man that they had just gunned down. They also discovered a military boot print in the replica of the room. Nell then discovered that Beck had been meeting with a shady man, whom Callen knew was CIA, as he had worked with him before. He then promised to “pull a few strings” in order for them to be able to meet up.

Afterwards, they were told that Ambassador Kelly would be coming over the next day, in order to look over the crime scene. Owen was a little bit worried because even if they had weeded out the mole inside their headquarters, they still did not know who he answered to. However, Hetty remained confident that everything would be alright.

At the gym, Deeks discovered that Harris had been trying to eat a document, but had not been successful in doing so, as a scrap of it was in his hand. After piecing it together, they informed Callen that Harris might have protecting something with the codename “Dogleg.” After asking Callen’s CIA friend about it, all he could tell them was that he had used to run it. It was an operation in Tunisia with countless of covert operatives that if Tunisia knew about it, they would not be happy at all.


Back at headquarters, they discovered footage in the consulate which showed the ambassador and Harris fighting. After looking over the 3D rendering of the crime scene, she revealed that she had argued with Harris. He refused to tell her who the covert American operatives in Tunisia were, as he was running it from the consulate. They then informed her that based on the fact that the rockets the terrorists had in possession weren’t used. They began to believe that she may have been the target of a kidnapping attempt. However, after discovering that she was not in all of the pictures they had found, they realized that the target had been Harris, because of his knowledge on Dogleg. They then sent Kensi and Deeks to Beck’s house as he was overseeing the entire thing. However, they discovered that he had been kidnapped by “hardcore Jihadist” Munir al Zarsi, whose boots matched the prints that they had found.

Thanks to a successful strategy, and by utilizing both FBI and NCIS resources, they managed to break into the house where he was being held, and freed the captain, who had not leaked out any information regarding the operation.

And that was all for the recap on “NCIS: Los Angeles” Season 6 Episode 13 “In the Line of Duty.” For more news and updates, including spoilers and recaps, on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and other television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “NCIS: Los Angeles” every Monday at 10:00 p.m. on CBS.

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