In this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, called "Lohkay," Sam is once again personally involved in a case when an old friend’s nephew goes missing and may be involved in something extremely dangerous.
Poor Sam. I really felt for him when he told Callen that it seems like every time he tries to help someone, they end up getting hurt – or worse. He also hasn’t had the best of luck with people trying to help him either and I sort of knew that things were going to end badly when it became obvious that Yusef’s nephew was involved with terrorists. It’s sad that Amir couldn’t share his uncle’s convictions and yet I could still sympathize with how he felt. If Yusef had known beforehand that saving Sam would have lost his entire family, would he have still done it? That’s a question I’m glad we’ll never have to ask. Yusef was very honorable for doing what he did and I am glad that at least he survived to the end of the episode. It was sad to know that he’d lost everyone, but as Sam said, at least he did still have one person left in his life. A part of me hopes that Sam keeps his word on that and stays in closer contact with Yusef.