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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ recap: ‘Zero Days’ to fix this mess

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Eric and his friend, Ira Wells, are trying to enjoy a night of online gaming when suddenly a group of snipers shoot their way into Ira’s apartment. Ira, as it turns out, is a hacker for hire who has downloaded a little jewel called “zero days.”

Due to the fact that he was involved indirectly, Eric is detained in a tiny cell sandwiched between two prisoners – Big and Bigger. Deeks goes to set Eric free but not before capturing a photo of Eric and his former cellmates. Eric, by the way, is in serious need of a wardrobe stylist even for his nighttime attire. Deeks finds dude’s bright red polar bear pajamas particularly funny looking.

While Sam and Callen are at Ira’s techno-palatial apartment, they run into Ira or rather a frightened Ira runs down the stairs into them. After Sam and Callen introduce themselves as federal agents, Ira informs them that it was federal agents who stormed his place.

Over in Afghanistan, Kensi is in a bit of a pickle. She’s missing.

Sam and Callen watch (on a screen) Nell skillfully and flirtatiously interrogate the geeky Ira. Oh, Eric is carefully watching as well, but he may not see so clearly due to all the steam rising from the top of his head.

There is nothing like being in debt to motivate an employee working for the company that has “zero days” to sell it to the highest bidder. Lucky for him he won’t have to pay the debt. The buyers kill him.

Nell is sent out into the field sort to speak. She’s with Ira. Again, Eric is watching them closely via video screen. Testosterone levels are increasing and the male chests puff out all for and over little ole Nell. She pays none of them any real attention or least she may be pretending not to.

The guys are too late in preventing “zero days” from getting into the wrong hands, which is used to help launch a naughty missile. Eventually though, they are able to intercept it and it’s another job well done for the team.

Next week, the team’s mission is to go to Afghanistan to find and rescue Kensi.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles' airs on Tuesdays at 9:00 on CBS.

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