I love that Ziva is especially pissed off about the case in “Shell Shock Part 2” because the perp is manipulating homeless kids into doing his bidding and she’s angry about the injustice of it all, and how they’ve got no one to support them while this guy preys on their lack of resources to literally get away with murder.
And then when it’s revealed that she is so on edge in this episode to begin with because it’s her deceased sister’s birthday – well, it makes even more sense. Because Tali may not have been the homeless child of drug addicts, but her future was cut short due to someone else’s perversions.
And Ziva will always stand up to defend those who need it and can’t do it for themselves, particularly if they’re kids.
Imagine Fornell helps you cool off after a tough day
PLEASE,Please, please can I have a smutty fornell imagine where you’ve had a stressful day and he helps you unwind ❤️❤️ ~anon
“Y/n, I’m home,” Fornell called out, shutting the front door behind him.
He wandered through the house for a moment before coming across you in the kitchen, angrily whipping at a bowl of some over-stirred culinary concoction. Sensing your tension, Fornell immediately sprang into action to fix your obviously pitiful mood. He tossed the lively juxtaposition of daisies that he had picked up on the way home onto the counter.
The FBI agent danced to the far side of the room, turning the radio on so that a gentle tune fluttered through the room. Then he approached you once again, leaning against the counter beside you. Fornell wrapped his hands around your stressed knuckles, guiding your palms away from the kitchen utensils, and slowly he brought his lips down to yours.
NCIS: Los Angeles Season Seven Rewatch: Day 24,
The basics: The Keating Military Academy is
taken hostage by Tahir Khaled as he tries to kill Sam and Aiden Hanna.
Written by: R. Scott Gemmill who wrote or
co-wrote “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “Breach”, “LD50”, “Found”,
“Borderline”, “Absolution”, “Archangel”, “Tin Soldiers”, “Impostors”,
“Cyberthreat”, “Honor”, “The Watchers” and both sides of the NCIS Los:
Angeles/Hawaii Five-0 “Touch of Death” episodes, “Recruit”, “Free Ride”,
“Wanted”, “Ravens and The Swans”, “Impact”, “War Cries”, both ends of the “Deep
Trouble” season five finale/season six premiere, “Inelegant Heart”,
“Praesidium”, “Traitor”, “Active Measures”, “Blame It On Rio”, “Internal
Affairs”, “Matryoshka” part one and the first three episodes of season eight.
Directed by: John P. Kousakis who directed
“Imposters”, “Sacrifice”, “San Voir” part one, “The Fifth Man”, “Parley”,
“Inelegant Heart”, “Chernoff, K.”, “Active Measures”, “The Long Goodbye” and
all of the Afghanistan scenes from “Iron Curtain Rising” to “Zero Days” and the
injured Kensi scenes after episode two of season eight.
Guest stars of note: Anslem Richardson is back from “Revenge Deferred”
as Tahir Khaled, Tye White is back from “Cancel Christmas” as Aiden
Hanna, Arden Belle as Amy Porter, Jack Griffo as McKenna, Kwabena Darkwah as
Kalil, Simone Bailly as Navy Lieutenant Shannon James, Matthew Haddad as
Wallace, Mike Peebler as Security Officer, Robert Okumu as Bakri and Joberde
Metellus as Guard
Are finally done with Tahir Khaled.
What important things did we learn about:
Callen: Manges Sam. Sam: Brave and
stupid. Kensi: Brave and
Thinks brave and stupid is contagious.
about Sam. Nell: Knows it has to have a happy ending. Granger: Hiding
things from the SecNav. Hetty: Willing
to fake a stroke for the SecNav.
What not so important things did we learn about:
Callen: Sees a
Hanna family photo opportunity after Khaled’s arrest. Sam: Not calling Michelle. Kensi: Bat in the cave. Deeks: Not touching his sleeve anytime soon. Eric: Lipstick
on his face Nell: Racing
away with lipstick-y Eric. Granger: Not
answering the phone. Hetty: Not answering either.
Who’s down with OTP: Kensi and Deeks were
too busy saving the day in this episode to banter much but they did have a nice
moment at the end. Deeks was supportive but worried about Kensi’s switch with Amy Porter. Eric and Nell are celebrating
their successes in a physical way.
Who’s down with BrOTP: Brothers.
Blue and white checked button down shirt for Callen, brick red henley
for Sam. Dark blue long-sleeve tee-shirt
with a scoop collar. White long-sleeve
tee shirt for Deeks. White tee-shirt with
a red- zip-up hoodie for Eric. Black
tee-shirt and pants under a grey coat for Nell.
Black tee-shirt under a field coat for Granger. Spectacular black
leather coat for Hetty with a blue blouse and black slacks.
Callen, Sam, Kensi and Deeks wear tactical gear in the field. Kensi changes into Amy Porter’s sleepwear to infiltrate
the hostage room.
Any notable cut scene: One. In Ops, Eric and Nell are discussing Khaled. Eric believes he’s out of his mind. Nell agrees – especially coming after
Sam. Eric wonders how Khaled ever
expects to get away with this. Nell
realizes Khaled doesn’t. It is a suicide
mission – he has nothing to lose. All
he’s going to do is cause Sam as much pain as he can. Even if he dies doing it.
In the “Getting Personal” extra, there was a conversation about the final fight between Sam and Khaled. Sam didn’t kill Khaled because Aiden was there. Sam knows how much Aiden loves and respects him and that in the end was more important than any issues Sam had with Khaled.
Quote: Callen: "Tahir is on his way to the district
courthouse in San Francisco. They’re
gonna keep him in Atwater for the time being.“ Sam: "Good. This could have gone bad.” Callen: "Yeah. But it didn’t. I’ll see you at the hospital.“ Sam: "G Thank
you.” Callen: "This is
what we do, brother.“
Anything else: At the Keating Military
Academy in San Francisco, a security guard patrols the dorm halls. A male student leaves his bunk once the guard
has passed, making his way down to a fellow cadet, Amy Porter, who is sitting
in a study area. She doesn’t want to be
at Keating anymore. The male cadet can’t
understand why she wants to leave – there is six weeks left to their semester. After that, no more drills, no more uniforms,
no mess food until the fall. She’s
The security guard notices an opened exit door. He warns whoever opened the door that he’s about to
lock it so get back into the building now.
This catches the attention of the two cadets. The guard locks the door and is garroted by
an attacker. The two cadets hear a
commotion and find the dead guard. Unknown
to them, they were almost shot in the back by an armed man. The armed man’s partner stops the shooting so
not to wake the others.
The two cadets see they have company. The male cadet takes the baton from the
security guard before both cadets run.
While Porter runs for help, the male cadet tries to take on the two armed men
with the baton. That goes poorly for the
young cadet as he’s knocked out by the butt of man’s gun. Porter hides until the armed men pass. When she tries to go back for help, she is
grabbed and dragged into a stairway.
Aiden Hanna grabbed Porter.
In LA, Sam is alone in bed when he gets a coded message from
Aiden: "Haze grey-haze grey –
Academy overtaken by armed men. Need
help.” It was sent at 2:17AM. A text from earlier that day reads
“Finish strong” – even his text messages are team oriented. Sam jumps out of bed.
Granger is walking into the office. He’s speaking to the FBI, asking if they can
help verify Aiden’s text. Kensi and
Deeks arrive, asking what is going on. Granger
tells them the Keating Academy has possibly been taken over by armed me. When Deeks mentions Aiden attends the school
as the three climb the stairs, Granger tells him that’s why they know about
it. Up in Ops, Callen, Sam, Eric and
Nell are already working. Kensi asks if
Sam called Aiden but the school has a very strict no cell phone policy. Aiden hasn’t been answering the e-mails and
texts Sam has been sending his tablet.
Granger wants to know if this is a drill but Sam says Aiden sent a
distress code only the two of them know.
Callen tells the group that calls to the school are going to voice mail,
Eric puts an alert from the school’s website on the large screen – the school is having electrical
and communications issues they hope to have sorted out in the next few
hours. There has been no call made to
the local power company about outages in the area. Callen believes whoever took over the school
is just buying time.
Granger tells the group he’s asked the FBI to send a few
agents to the school but Sam wants them recalled. If there is a situation at the school, the
people running the attack think nobody is on to them. They need the attackers to keep thinking
they’re safe until NCIS can do something about it according to Callen. Forget NCIS, Sam thinks – they’re up against
him. He storms out of Ops. Granger wants to know what Sam is going to
do. He’s going to get there in an hour –
Callen tells Granger its more “we’re going to get there” – and get
inside the school without tipping off the bad guys. Granger reminds them that the FBI is not a
bunch of local backwoods cops. And, he
asks, what happens if everything goes south while they’re flying to the
school. Sam thinks they’ll at least be
less than 60-minutes away.
Walking into the armory, Hetty is setting up gear. "Where did you come from?“ Callen
asks. "Oh, I’m everywhere these
days, Mr. Callen. You should know that
by now.” Sam isn’t listening to
anyone about this – his son is in there.
Hetty points out that so are the sons and daughters of many rich and
powerful people. Callen tells her that’s
why they need to go into the school.
Granger wants to send a REACT team but Sam points out he’s a SEAL, he
attended Keating Academy as did his father.
Sam knows the place like the back of his hand and is the only one in
contact with one of the potential hostages.
Callen is fine with the REACT team being available as backup
but they’re going to the school now.
Granger warns them Callen and Sam that if this goes wrong, the two of
them….Kensi and Deeks arrive. It is the
four of them going. Granger warns them if it
all goes wrong, they are all done. Sam
doesn’t care – he’s going to keep his son and the other cadets safe. Granger warns him against making this a
personal rescue mission. Aiden sends
another text – this one with video. It
is of Tahir Khaled, armed and ordering cadets into a room. "Is that personal enough for you?“ Sam
There is a bomb on the back doors of the school’s auditorium/gym. Most of the school’s students are being
brought in and forced to sit on the floor.
In the stairwell, Aiden has lost the WiFi connection – he can no longer
contact Sam. Aiden wants to get to a
phone to call Sam. Porter isn’t staying
alone – she’s going with him. The two
sneak into the halls.
Khaled is set up in the school’s administration office,
using security cameras to get a look at the hallways. Two of his men arrived – all the students
have been secured except Aiden and Amy.
He orders them to find both students.
On a plane, the team is working on strategy. Sam believes Khaled will round up the
students and the faculty and secure them in the gym or cafeteria. Kensi asks about explosives or terrorists in
suicide vests. Sam thinks everything is
possible with Khaled. Callen has
logistics about how they are getting from the airport to the school –
helicopter five miles from the school, mountain bikes to the school. Granger is putting together a REACT team that
will be there in the morning so Sam wants this done fast. Kensi asks what happens if it doesn’t but Sam
isn’t listening to any of that as he walks to the back of the plane.
Callen tells Kensi and Deeks to stay cool as he goes back to
the back of the plane to manage Sam.
Callen asks about Michelle, who is with Kam helping Michelle’s mother after hip surgery. Callen thinks Michelle should know her son is
in danger but Sam isn’t going there.
Michelle will jump on a plane and be working on getting into the school
herself, "like a fully strapped mama bear that makes ‘The Punisher’ look
like Mother Teresa.” Callen thinks
Michelle could be their secret weapon.
Sam thinks Callen believes Sam should have left his family in protective
custody. No, Callen believes Sam needs to
call Michelle. He will. When it is over and Aiden is safe.
Aiden gets to an office but the landline is dead. Amy remembers the security guard – he may
have a phone.
Khaled’s gunmen bring in one of the school officials, a
female in uniform named Lt. James. After claiming she
does not know who Aiden Hanna is, James is backhanded across the
face by Khaled. Again stating that Aiden
is not in the school, she is punched in the stomach. She stands back up and tells Khaled that
Aiden was sent home for disciplinary reasons.
Khaled points a gun at her heart – if she doesn’t tell him where Aiden
is, he will shoot her. Reconsidering, Khaled
promises to instead shoot one of her students and shoot one every minute until
Aiden is found.
In the office, Granger wants to come up with a contingency
plan. Hetty wants a “bloody
miracle.” Every agent on the West
Coast with REACT team training is on alert.
Hetty needs to call the SecNav.
Granger will make the call once the team arrives at the school to
confirm it is a real hostage situation and not a hoax. Hetty calls the excuse of confirming things on the ground for the delay weak. Granger is hoping
the team is not weak.
With night vision binoculars and scopes, they can see that
there is no one patrolling the outside of the school. Eric can’t get into the school’s security
cameras – it is an internal system.
Deeks starts getting their equipment online so Eric can patch in. With Kensi in overwatch and Deeks setting up
the portable satellite, Callen and Sam make a move toward the school. Callen shines a laser in a security camera
that disables it. While it looks like
just a white screen to Khaled, Callen and Sam can move closer to the
A cadet is brought to Khaled. The cadet is asked about Aiden but does not
reply. When Khaled pulls his weapon on
the young man, Lt. James stands between the cadet and the gun.
Callen and Sam are walking up a ramp alongside the school
when a shot is fired. Kensi reports
gunfire, Deeks asks if Callen and Sam are OK.
They are, the shot came from inside the school. Callen hopes it was just a warning shot.
It was not a warning shot. Lt. James was shot in the leg by Khaled. The young cadet is tending to her but Khaled
wants her to suffer. When the cadet
won’t leave his teacher’s side, Khaled pistol whips him. James doesn’t need any help according to Khaled, none of them do since they’re all going to die soon.
Granger races into Ops, asking about the gunfire. There was just one shot. There is no news out of the school
either. Khaled has not issued any
demands. If they aren’t using the
hostages as bargaining tools, they probably have more dire plans. Granger wants Eric to set up an encrypted phone
line from his office to the SecNav. Eric
starts to work. Nell asks if Eric is
OK. He is but he’s worried about Sam. Deeks asks if the satellite is up and running
yet. It is – “a good strong,
signal.” The team can now all work
with earwigs. From overwatch, Kensi can’t
see any movement near the school.
With a handheld x-ray, Sam sees one of the doors to the
school is booby-trapped with a bomb. He
marks the door with a big X in a circle – nobody is to use that door. Callen wants the local bomb squad on call for
when this is over.
Hetty arrives in Ops with “provisions” for Eric
and Nell – coffee. Eric brings up the no
food or drinks rule in Ops but this is a special occasion. Granger appears. The SecNav wants access to OSP’s live feeds
of what is going on. Eric is ready to do
that when Granger tells him to try to do it and not be able to because of
technical difficulties. Eric says there
should be no problem but Nell understands there needs to be a problem. Eric catches on. The SecNav is calling making some calls to
parents of politicians with children in the school. DoD is doing the same with military
members. This is going to be a jurisdictional
nightmare. And the media is going to go
nuts. They have a very short time to get
Callen climbs into a dorm window. It is Aiden’s room – he left the window
opened for the team. Kensi and Deeks are
making their way to Aiden’s dorm room while Callen and Sam start setting up their
own cameras inside the hallways.
Aiden and Porter drag
the body of the security guard into a supply closet. His phone is gone – the gunmen must have
taken it. The PA system goes live. Khaled asks for Aiden and explains Lt. James has been shot. He steps on the
poor woman’s wound to get her to scream.
Promising the next bullet will go into James’s head, Khaled then will start
shooting the other cadets, Aiden has to turn himself in. Sam realizes they have to find Aiden before
he turns himself in.
Eric and Nell now have their own Wi-Fi system in the
school. The Wi-Fi location is Keating
Greenhouse. Aiden would know the school
does not have a greenhouse but Khaled and his men would not.
Aiden passes his tablet to Porter. He tells her to try to get to one of the
surrounding buildings – maybe the Wi-Fi works there. He has to turn himself in. She tells him not to but he thinks he can
distract the guards long enough for her to get away. Aiden wants her to text his dad – Sam knows
they’re in trouble. He leaves.
Callen and Sam make their way down a hall. They see two “unfriendlies”. Sam checks his phone – no word from
Aiden. Sam knows only PA announcements
can be made from the school’s office – they have to cut Aiden off before he
gets there. Checking the “find
tablet” function on Aiden’s iPad, they have him running from the office,
looking for a way out. Sam does not
believe his son would ever run – it is not Aiden. Callen thinks he could be leaving to get help. Sam is adamant – Aiden knows Sam is
coming. Callen and Sam start to the
office. Kensi and Deeks, who just got to
the school, are following the tablet.
Aiden is about to pull the fire alarm to create a distraction when he is captured.
Callen and Sam see one of the gunmen alone in the administration office. Sam puts the man in a sleeper
hold. All they find in the office is a
pool of blood.
Kensi and Deeks contact Callen and Sam. Callen tells them about the pool of blood and
believes it belongs to the injured teacher. Eric sees the tablet beacon is nearing one of NCIS’s security
cameras. The SecNav calls – she wants to
talk to Granger. Hetty decides to take
the call – if it all goes bad, she’ll fake a stroke. Eric sees Porter with the tablet. Sam realizes Aiden has done something very
brave and very stupid. "Like
father, like son,“ Callen notes.
Nell warns the team that one of Khaled’s men is closing in on Porter. Kensi and Deeks go after the gunman.
Deeks thinks he should have attended a military
academy. Sam tells him there were names
for guys like Deeks at military school.
Callen thinks the name is dropouts, which Deeks sees as an HR violation
of Hetty’s bullying memo. Kensi and Deeks take custody of Porter after
she can’t get into a stairwell. The
three enter a restroom. Deeks is at the
door waiting to take out the gunman.
Kensi looks at Porter and has a "better idea.” "That’s never good,“ according to
The gunman stops Kensi, now dressed like Porter, in the hallway. Taking the tablet, he marches Kensi down the
hall with Deeks saying "God I hope you know what you’re doing.” In the restroom, Porter is now wearing
Kensi’s tactical gear, carrying Kensi’s HK gun.
Deeks asks if she knows how to use it.
“Theoretically, sir,” as her answer has Deeks changing the
firing mechanism from fully automatic to semi-automatic. Deeks tells the team that “brave and
stupid” is contagious. Granger is
not happy with the Kensi as Porter plan.
Khaled explains to Aiden that Sam ran from him. Aiden makes it clear – Sam does not run. Khaled calls Sam a coward but Aiden is not
impressed. Not happy, Khaled orders
Aiden to call his father or Khaled will send Aiden back to Sam in pieces. Aiden tosses the phone aside – Sam isn’t
afraid of Khaled and neither is he. Khaled
calls Aiden foolish and belts him in the mouth. When Aiden gets up, he gets a good swing at Khaled, then slams him into the lab
table. Khaled’s men pull Aiden off their boss and start pounding on the kid.
Callen and Sam find a blood trail in the school’s
hallway. Callen thinks they can follow
it and find Khaled. Sam wants Callen to
follow the trail – he knows Khaled isn’t there for Aiden, he’s there for Sam
and Sam is going to give him what he wants. Callen knows Deeks is right – brave
and stupid is spreading. Sam has a plan
to protect Aiden and deal with Khaled while the team gets the kids and staff
out of the school. Once they’re safe,
the team can come back for Sam. Callen
wants Eric to get Deeks. Sam wants
Callen to make sure Khaled does not leave the building alive.
Kensi takes stock of the students, staff and gunmen in
the big room. She finds Lt. James. The woman knows Kensi is not
Porter. Kensi assures the woman
everything is going to be alright.
A beaten and batter Aiden, who is strung up Khaled, still
won’t call Sam. No problem, Sam is
calling Khaled on the PA system. Sam
wants to deal with Khaled. Aiden tells
Khaled that he knew Sam wasn’t afraid.
Khaled leaves a guard on Aiden, telling his man to kill anyone who enters the room except
for him. And then kill Aiden.
Kensi feeds info back to the team. Everyone is sitting on the floor, the school
official has a “GSW” and everyone is there but Porter and Aiden. She gives the team the location of Khaled’s
men as well as the location of the explosives.
Kensi tells the young man next to her when she stands up , everyone else
needs to hit the deck – pass it on.
Pretty soon, her instructions are going through the crowd. Kensi has her father’s knife in her
Uggs. She tells Callen and Deeks that
she’ll cause a distraction when they’re ready to enter the room. Kensi also has the sniffles.
Callen asks about Porter.
She’s in the bathroom still with Kensi’s gun. She’s fine.
Nell tells the team that Khaled is coming to Sam with two gunmen. "This is about to get real and real
fast, folks,“ is Granger’s warning.
With Callen and Deeks outside the room with the hostages, Kensi is ready
to go. She is going to take out the one
gunman on the stage, they have the other four.
Kensi stands, sniffles and coughs. She is bent over with stomach distress. The students and the staff are all flat on the
floor. Sam tosses a smoke/flash-bang grenade near
Khaled and his men by the office. The noise it makes
allows a distraction so Kensi starts to struggle with her gunmen. Callen and Deeks enter the room, killing the
other four gunmen. Khaled is furious Sam
brought company but Sam tells him the gunshots are the sound of his team
killing Khaled’s people. Khaled and his two
gunmen open fire on the office where Sam
is waiting. Kensi is still struggling
with her gunman. Callen and Deeks want
her to step away so they can shoot him but Kensi tosses the man on the room’s
stage and stabs him. Deeks gives her a
weapon and the two start to evacuate the hostages.
Callen makes his way back to Sam in the office.
Aiden laughs at his captors, telling them the gunfire is the
sound of his father killing Khaled.
Sam surrenders to Khaled, he wants Aiden released. Khaled explains "I make the rules
now” and lets his men pound Sam into the ground. Once Sam is down on the ground, Callen
arrives and shoots the two gunmen.
Ordering Khaled to drop his weapon, Callen explains it is over. Sam asks about Aiden, who Khaled says is dead
and waiting for Sam in hell. Sam starts
beating Khaled. Callen watches and asks
about Aiden. The hostages are all
outside. Kensi and Deeks don’t have
Aiden but Kensi notes that the gunman who brought her to the other hostages
wasn’t with the men killed. He also has
Aiden’s tablet. Eric traces it to the
In the lab, the gunman hears footsteps near the door. Calling for Tahir, he’s shot and killed
through the door by Uncle Callen (who has the door x-ray tool - nice continuity). Aiden
asks about his father who Callen says will be happy to see him “when
you’re doing hanging around.”
Hetty returns to Ops.
Everyone is safe except for the grunting and groaning over the audio
feed. "I think that’s
personal,“ Granger tells Hetty. Sam
is about to kill Khaled when Aiden arrives.
Khaled has a knife and makes a run at Sam. Sam evades him and has the opportunity to
kill Khaled. Looking at Aiden, he does
not. Sam hugs his son instead while the
REACT team takes Khaled.
Deeks arrives with Porter.
Aiden is impressed with her weapon, which Deeks quickly removes. Deeks
congratulates her on not killing anyone.
Aiden introduces Porter to Sam and explains how she helped him. She does not take any credit but Sam offers
"a nice job” which makes Porter smile. Porter wants to
join her fellow cadets – Deeks walks her back.
Callen thinks Aiden and Sam make a nice family
portrait. "The Hanna boys kicking
ass and taking names,“ Aiden says with a smile. Sam is not amused. He swears Aiden to silence about the fight
and hands Aiden his phone to call Michelle.
Sam knows he is going to want to hear from Aiden more than Sam. Callen and Aiden get Sam to the EMTS.
Kensi and Deeks have some fun banter outside the
school. She has something in her eye
which Deeks thinks is that "pretty little birthmark of yours.” As he looks closer, she gives him a
kiss. He appreciates her stealthy skills
but she has a “bat in the cave.”
She clears her nose on his sleeve, much to his disgust.
Sam is being looked at by the EMTs when Callen comes with
news. Khaled will be held at Atwater -
the federal lock-up in that part of California.
Sam is still worried – this could have gone badly but it didn’t. He’s grateful. "This is what we do, brother,“
Callen tells him with a fist bump.
Back at the office, the staff is coming in while Eric and
Nell are leaving. They stop by Hetty’s
office where she and Granger are sharing a scotch. Hetty offers them a drink but Eric notes it
is 6:30 in the morning. Granger suggests
pouring it on their Fruit Loops. Hetty
is offended by the waste of good scotch.
She would congratulate them on a job well done but to Hetty, it looks
like they’ve been celebrating already.
They don’t know what she’s talking about. She points to her face and they’re still
confused. "Oh for God’s sakes, you
have lipstick on your cheek,” Hetty says.
Nell is wide-eyed, Eric is trying to explain how he was eating cherry
jam on whole wealth toast. Hetty and
Granger are amused. Eric and Nell
The phone rings.
Hetty doesn’t want to answer the phone. Neither does Granger. They are just going to enjoy their scotch.
What head canon can be formed from here: Who is calling Hetty and Granger. Eric and Nell – the couple. Michelle Hanna, mama bear who was kept out of
Personal head canon I think I stole from @lightedwindows - Aiden is Michelle’s son from another relationship. He’s also Sam’s son in every other way that matters.
The season seven finale, episode 168 overall.