AFTER CALLEN AND SAM MYSTERIOUSLY RECEIVE A CELL PHONE, THE CALLER THREATENS THE LIVES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE IF THEY DON’T FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTIONS, ON THE 150TH EPISODE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, OCT. 12
“Command & Control” – Callen and Sam are forced to work on their day off when they mysteriously receive a cell phone and the caller threatens the lives of innocent people if they don’t do exactly what he says, on the 150th episode of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Oct. 12 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: On the 150th episode #NCISLA Callen and Sam are forced to work on their day off! #NCISLA150 10/12 9:59pm</blockquote>
THE NCIS LOS ANGELES TEAM INVESTIGATES A 20-YEAR OLD PERUVIAN MASSACRE AFTER A WELL-KNOWN FASHION MODEL, BELIEVED TO BE ONE OF THE SURVIVORS, IS NOW A POTENTIAL TARGET, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, OCT. 5
“Driving Miss Diaz” – The NCIS Los Angeles team investigates a 20-year old Peruvian massacre after a well-known fashion model, believed to be one of the survivors, is now a potential target. Also, Kensi goes undercover as the model’s assistant and Deeks as her chauffeur, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Oct. 5 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Kensi & Deeks go undercover as a fashion model’s assistant & a chauffeur! #NCISLA 10/5 10pm
NCIS: Los Angeles Season 7 Preview: Callen’s Rogue Move, Sam’s ‘Dire’ Dilemma and… a Pregnant Pause (?)
“In the blink of any eye,” NCIS: Los Angeles showrunner Shane Brennan marvels, the NCIS offshoot has arrived at its seventh season, within which it will mark its 150th episode.
With the Season 7 premiere airing tonight (CBS, 10/9c), TVLine presents our complete Fall Preview Q&A with Brennan, who surveys Callen’s polarizing decision, “serious” matters for Kensi/Deeks, Eric’s brave new world and more.
TVLINE | If I’m Callen there at the close of the season finale, am I believing what Hetty has said about my father?
At this point, what Callen knows is that his mother’s dead and his father’s dead. That’s what he believes. But what the audience knows is… it looks like his dad is having some coffee at the shop there. [Laughs] That chapter in his life, while Callen thinks it may have concluded, the audience knows there’s a little more to come.
The first episode of the season isn’t a straight follow-up — three months have passed and Callen finds himself in a very difficult situation with Hetty and Sam, because he’s not telling them what he’s got himself caught up in. We discover that for the last couple of months, he’s been doing his own little investigation into something. When Hetty and Sam find out, he won’t tell them what it’s about and that creates a lot of tension. In fact, this will be as bad as it’s ever been for Callen and Hetty, and certainly as bad as it’s ever been for Callen and Sam. They’re both frustrated that he’s not telling them what he’s involved in. And for Hetty, who took this young man under her wing and has guided him through his entire adult life, it’s very painful.
TVLINE | Oh, I’m sure that once his motivation is revealed, they’ll all hug it out.
It’s revealed, but it’s not resolved. In the great tradition of this show we plant the seeds of something to come, and it has a fairly major impact halfway through the season, in a pretty large double episode. Look, this is going to be a really fascinating season. We’ve got it all mapped out and we have so much story [that] it is like two normal seasons — and that’s saying something, because this show doesn’t tend to dawdle, it doesn’t tend to go slow. We always have our foot on the accelerator, but this season is jam-packed.
TVLINE | And you have Episode 150 somewhere in there, right? Anything special planned?
It’s a normal episode, and actually a very funny episode. It puts Kensi and Deeks together in an undercover operation, as a kind of protection detail. It’s got some great guests in it, and it’s one of those shows that will be memorable.
NCIS: Los Angeles is rebooting itself as a family drama for Season 7. Sort of.
“The very heart of what this show is Callen’s search for his family and this whole identity theme that runs through his particular story,” creator Shane Brennan tells TVGuide.com. “So, thematically, everything we do this season, with all of the characters, at its heart it’s about family. And where we end up at the end of the season is a story that is right at the heart of what a family is and what a family will do together.”
Sounds… cryptic. But what we do know is that, like any family, the NCIS: LA crew will experience plenty of ups and downs this season – and quite a few turning points for individual characters in the process.
“We have a pretty exciting season,” Brennan promises. “We’ve got probably more in this season than we have in any other season, in terms of story arcs and revelations.”
Here are 5 things to look forward to on NCIS: LA this season:
2. Drama for Densi Now several months into their relationship, Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) are still as cute as can be – and take a big step in Episode 2, when Deeks introduces Kensi to his mother (Pamela Reed)! But there’s trouble ahead, Brennan warns, especially when Kensi starts to learn more about Deeks’ past as an undercover officer. “Going a little deeper into the season, hanging over Deeks’ head has been this internal affairs investigation that we talked about last season,” Brennan says. “Before we reach the halfway point, the whole internal affairs issue will be well and truly investigated. It’s going to put pressure on their relationship. The fact that he’s being investigated by internal affairs will cause a fairly dramatic reassessment of his life, of his career and what he wants to do with it. It impacts both his career at NCIS and his relationship with Kensi. When the internal affairs investigation reaches its conclusion and we find out what’s behind it, what it’s all about, it will be a catalyst for at some point Deeks making decisions about his future.” Gulp!
NCIS: LA kicks off Season 7 on Monday at 10/9c on CBS.
DEA AGENT TALIA DEL CAMPO TURNS TO THE NCIS: LOS ANGELES TEAM FOR HELP AFTER HER PARTNER IS MURDERED, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, SEPT. 28
Mercedes Mason Returns as DEA Agent Talia Del Campo
Pamela Reed Guest Stars as Mrs. Deeks
“Citadel” – DEA agent Talia Del Campo (Mercedes Mason) turns to the NCIS: Los Angeles team for help after her partner is murdered. Also, after Kensi grows suspicious that Deeks is hiding something, he surprises her by introducing her to his mother (Pamela Reed), on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Sept. 28 (9:59-11:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: DEA Agent Talia Del Campo @mercedesmason is back and get ready to meet Deek’s mom! #NCISLA 9/28 9:59pm on #CBS
WHEN CALLEN GOES ROGUE AND BEGINS WORK ON A SECRET MISSION THAT LEAVES SAM AND THE TEAM IN THE DARK, HETTY DEMANDS THEY INTERCEPT HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, ON THE SEVENTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, SEPT. 21
“Active Measures” – When Callen goes rogue and embarks on a secret mission that leaves Sam and the team in the dark, Hetty demands that his operation be shut down and tasks the team with finding him, on the seventh season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Sept. 21 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: #NCISLA is back! Callen embarks on a secret mission that leaves the team in the dark! Season premiere 9/21 9:59pm