“NCIS: Los Angeles” Season 6 Episode 17 “Savoir Faire” aired last Monday, Mar. 9, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. on CBS. In this episode, the entire team investigated the death of an Afghan National Army. He was in the United States for some training with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Read on to learn more about this episode.
The episode began with Afghan National Army soldier Fahad Ahmadi (Mehdi Merali) getting stabbed on Venice Beach. It was immediately brought to the attention of Technical Operator Eric Beale (Barrett Foa). He immediately called up the team to the operations center. It was after welcoming back NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) as he had just recovered from getting shot in the chest. However, before he could go up, NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger (Miguel Ferrer) brought Sam to the gym to do burpees. He did it in order to prove that he was well enough to join the investigation.
At operations, the team learned that Fahad and two other soldiers from the Afghan National Army were in the United States for a training program under the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). They then headed over to Venice Beach, where they met Sam. They talked to DEA Agent Cornell. He informed them that DEA Agent Lindley Richards, the one responsible for the programm, was nowhere to be found. He told them that the three had been chosen as they all had top level clearances in their army.
Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones (Renee Felice Smith) and Eric then informed NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and Los Angeles Police Detective Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), that Richards was in a local bar. There, they discovered that she felt responsible for Fahad’s death. He told them that the two other soldiers had been missing since last night.
At the boatshed, DEA Agent Brenner, the man who trained the three soldiers told them told Sam and NCIS Special Agent G Callen (Chris O’ Donnell) that he was worried about the other two soldier’s safety. Meanwhile, Nell and Eric informed Owen and Operations Manager Henrietta “Hetty” Lange (Linda Hunt), that one of the soldiers, Abdul Farman, had been abducted by members of Makatab al-Khidamat, the group that was known as the precursor to the Al Qaeda. They also informed them that the other soldier, Kamal Pajman (Dominic Adams) had almost been abducted. They figured that the three were there for training to help them fight against the opium trade in the Helmand Province, as the proceeds from that funds the Taliban.
Afterwards, Granger allowed the two teams to split up. Kensi and Deeks explored Nell’s theory that Kamal was going to go underground, while Sam and G went to the consulate as Sam believed that he would go there. It turned out that they were both right. Kamal had bought some clothes in a street shop, and headed to the consulate. He was attacked by members of Maktab al-Khidamat (MAK). Sam managed to grab the driver, Dalbir Gilani (Ayal Stern) but Kamal got away. Deeks and G stayed behind to interrogate Gilani while Kensi and Sam went to try to bring Kamal in. The two were then successful in convincing Kamal that they were there to help him. They told him that they had to protect the plans to combat the opium trade which would deal a major blow to the Taliban.
They then all met up in Gilani’s girlfriend’s shoe repair shop. He had revealed to G that he had to prove himself to become a member of MAK by holding his non-Muslim girlfriend’s family hostage in order to use the shop as a venue to hold and torture Abdul Farman. They then infiltrated the shoe shop, and rescued the girlfriend and her family. Abdul Farman reassured Kamal that he didn’t reveal any of their plans.
Afterward, at the boatshed, Sam wondered to Kamal why he had turned down the extension of his VISA. He then told him that Afghanistan was his home and invited him to come over and visit him there one day, after the war.
Before they left, Hetty managed to figure out that the thing that G and Sam had in common was that they both liked Claude Monet paintings. Nell then confided to her that she had been wrong about her profile on Kamal. Hetty reassured her that is was alright to make mistakes like that as facts can only give us a glimpse as to how the human mind truly works.
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