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Empty Quiver is the sixteenth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles Season Two as well as the 40th episode of the entire series.


Callen and Sam go undercover with the California Highway Patrol, and a stolen nuclear warhead sends the OSP team scrambling to recover the bomb.


Main Characters

Name Portrayed by Occupation
G. Callen Chris O'Donnell Special Agent-in-Charge, NCIS:OSP
Kensi Blye Daniela Ruah Special Agent, NCIS:OSP
Sam Hanna LL Cool J Special Agent, NCIS:OSP
Henrietta Lange Linda Hunt Operations Manager, NCIS:OSP
Eric Beale Barrett Foa Tech Operator NCIS: OSP
Marty Deeks Eric Christian Olsen LAPD Liaison to NCIS: OSP
Nell Jones Renée Felice Smith Intelligence Analyst, NCIS: OSP

Recurring Characters

Name Portrayed by Occupation
Thompson Jeronimo Spinx NCIS Agent (Uncredited)

Guest Characters

Name Portrayed by Notes
Boyle Connor Trinneer NCIS Agent
Jennifer Grear Sophina Brown
Steve Brenner Ed Quinn aka "Justin Marchetti"
Dr. Delia Richards Desiree Hall
Paul Beane Mitch Longley
Hiro Yakuza Lewis Tan
Smith Ted Wallof CHP Officer
Manager Johnny Sneed
Waitress Melissa Anne Young

Detailed Summary

Major Events


  • In the parlance of the Defense Department, a pinnacle 'empty quiver' refers to the seizure, theft, or loss of a functioning nuclear weapon or the parts necessary to make such a weapon.