Lara Macy was an NCIS agent and former major in the Military Police. She briefly headed the Office of Special Projects in Los Angeles in 2009 but following an assassination attempt on G. Callen's life, was reassigned elsewhere with Henrietta Lange later replacing her as OSP's Operational Manager.
Prior to joining NCIS, Macy served in the United States Marine Corps, specifically with the military police. As a lieutenant who was stationed at Camp Pendleton, one of the cases that she investigated was the 1991 murder of a Mexican national and drug runner, Pedro Hernandez. The primary suspect in the case was Gunnery Sergeant Leroy Jethro Gibbs, whose wife and daughter had been killed by Hernandez. Macy collected the evidence, much of which pointed to Gibbs as the killer, but then buried it, because she considered the killing justified, but not before making Gibbs relive the pain of his family's loss. Macy spent the next two decades protecting Gibbs, something he did not learn until 2009.
Macy rose to the rank of Major before she left the military. She then joined NCIS, eventually becoming the Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Special Projects, in the Los Angeles field office.
During her tenure there, Macy coordinated a joint operation with elements of the MCRT team to neutralize a terrorist cell within the United States. This operation brought her back into contact with Gibbs, who was now an NCIS agent as well and head of the MCRT team in the Washington D.C. field office. There was a great deal of tension between the two, as Gibbs believed that she had botched the case against him twenty years ago and he was almost dismissive of her abilities as an agent and leader. It was during this case that Macy confided in Nate Getz about what had happened back in 1991 with Gibbs and Hernandez. Getz later indirectly informed Gibbs about what Macy had done for him, which affected a more stable and amicable relationship between them.
Shortly after the operation ended, one of Macy's senior field agents, G. Callen, was the target of an assassination attempt that left him in critical condition. As a result of the attempt on Callen's life, Director Leon Vance reassigned her to a task force in Marseille, France with Henrietta Lange becoming the new Operations Manager for OSP.
While stationed there, Macy investigated the rape of Petty Officer Kaylen Burrows, who was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Majestic. The case eventually led her back to Washington D.C., where she was murdered and her body was burned as part of a vendetta against Gibbs, specifically for her part in covering up the details of Hernandez's death. Forensic evidence—knife marks—determined that her killer was Jason Paul Dean. Shortly after her death, the room in her mother's house where Macy kept her old case notes was searched by parties involved with the Reynosa Cartel, who were looking for Macy's notes on the Hernandez case.
They both appeared in the two-part pilot episodes for their respective series, NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles, but they didn't make it to the main series; they also both had an extremely frosty relationship with Gibbs.
However while it was revealed that Macy had been brutally murdered by the Reynosa Cartel during Season 7, Blackadder's fate is still unknown.
- Lara Macy on the NCIS: Los Angeles Database
- Changes to NCIS: Los Angeles
- Legend Part 1 Press Release
- NCIS Squadroom Episode Guide