We’re slowly but surely getting through this season and apparently heading to a dramatic Densi conclusion. This week we have a new script by Joe Sachs who penned the delightfully amusing “The Livelong Day,” one of my favorite episodes this season. From the trailer it looks like Deeks is going to be in rare form tonight while working alongside Callen and Sam investigating a possible terrorist and a saucy DEA agent. Will this woman be the one who challenges Deek’s feelings for Kensi as John Peter Kousakis teased about on Twitter? Say it ain’t so, Deeks!
The Story this Week….
Every week, I write in detail about the mission which is usually just a back drop in the main characters lives. So before we talk about the real reason behind this episode, here’s the plot in a nutshell: The team is investigating who bombed a fish market and whether it is just an isolated incident or the beginnings of an international threat? The DEA agent, Talia Del Campo was undercover when they found empty bags with traces of cocaine in the shipments the suspect was hauling from the airport to the market. In the end the bags held dirty cash to fund an Iranian sleeper cell intent on planning another, more explosive attack on a Navy ship with 5,000 guests! No surprise that our team comes up with an ingenious plan to take out the terrorists and stop the more serious attack. But in the end it’s really apparent that this episode was a vehicle to move us closer to a Densi show down yet to come.
So let’s talk Deeks and Talia!
Admit it… this is the important story here. From the beginning, Deeks seemed shy and taken with the petite DEA agent. Maybe she reminds him of Kensi in looks and demeanor (Sam: She’s a tough little lady) and he’s got to really be missing his partner about now. So why lie to Talia when she asks if he has a partner? It Deeks afraid to talk about Kensi? Or is it something else? Not getting a good feeling about this so far! I mean how many federal agents ask for a deep tissue rub from their interrogator? Hmmm? At least Deeks continues somewhat with his grumpy persona when Hetty assigns the two of them as partners on this joint mission. I did enjoy watching Deeks quickly pushing Talia out the door before she gets to experience the wrath of Hetty. Once is all it takes!
Houston, we have a problem.
On the other side of the world, Kensi is getting closer to the White Ghost. The quicker she can get to the last know location of the notorious target, the quicker the mission will be over for her and she can go back home to you know who. As she id’s the illusive White Ghost through her scope, she is stunned to find out she recognizes the man at the other end of her rifle and it’s not Sabatino! I bet everyone’s money is on Jack since there have been enough spoilers to point us in that direction. Yep, this is about to get real interesting!
It’s six more weeks of winter for Deeks.
Deeks finds that his new partner, Talia is a match for his sense of humor and skills as an undercover cop. (What’s with your little nut?) Deeks is impressed but also knows he’s got a live wire on his hands who has her own hidden agenda. That agenda also extends to her personal life when she alludes to former problems with her ex-partners. And yes, they all become complicated in the end… and a no-win situation for those who have loved and lost. Deeks seems devastated that Talia wasn’t able to make things work out with her former partner. No doubt he has to be thinking his thing with Kensi may be headed in the same direction. Although nothing romantic happens in the end between the two make-shift partners, there was definitely an attraction between the two. I’d like to think Talia is such a strong reminder of Kensi that Deeks couldn’t help but be pulled into the allure of another tough woman. The feeling is mutual or she wouldn’t have tried to recruit him as a DEA agent. As Deeks stares out the window of his car, you can almost see the movie playing in his eyes. (Nice work, ECO!) He’s deeply worried and probably wondering what’s going to happen next.
Deeks paints a sad figure as he sits alone in the Mission trying urgently to get ahold of Kensi via email. He yearns to make a connection with his partner that he so desperately needs right now. Although he felt an attraction for Talia, it was really just an attack of loneliness that has been stalking him for weeks. He misses Kensi but is also unsure of their future together. The anxiety has got to be killing him. Deeks is standing on his own frozen lake right now and he doesn’t know which way to turn. I’m sure this is all setting us up for the Densi drama to come. Six more weeks of winter, indeed Mr. Deeks.
- Were Callen and Sam really trying to prove who had the biggest icicle? Keep pulling more hats out of that box, Deeks!
- I think the boys have finally accepted Deeks’ wonderful sense of humor and childlike behavior. Even Callen just expects it now… Don’t encourage him!
- I loved Deeks’ smile when Calen actually does encourage him to charm Talia into giving them more information. I think he was even a bit embarrassed there for a second.
- I got a kick out of the fact that Sam is still arguing with Callen over his love life… well at least he has one now. Can’t blame him for wanting to keep it private from Grandma Hanna!
- What kind of idiot fails rocks for jocks? LOL!
- I’m sure none of you are surprised that Hetty was at UCLA when they invented the internet. By now we expect that from the master of the universe, heh?
- Lucky shot, Deeks? Are you kidding me Callen??
- How cute was Sam and Callen trying to talk Deeks into joining them at dinner? What a long way we have come!
Sam: What’s up Deeks? You going on a ski trip?
Deeks: No, man. I’m just trying to stay toasty. We got a lot of winter ahead of us. In case you haven’t heard a couple of weeks ago the groundhog saw it’s shadow.
Sam: Groudhog? So you get you get your weather advice from a groundhog? Where do you get your financial advice? From a squirrel?
Deeks: No, that would be nuts! Ha! You see how quick that was when I said nuts? No?
Sam: Yeah, nuts is right.
Deeks: Why aren’t you working with a partner?
Talia: Beause they just complicate things. What’s your excuse?
Deeks: I’m a one man army. (Really, Deeks?)
Classic Deeks & Hetty
Deeks: Talia Del Campo, this is Hetty Lange, my boss and I’m pretty sure she’s the master of the universe.
We’re off next week with a repeat of another Joe Sachs’ episode, “The Livelong Day.” So join us again in two weeks for my next review of a new episode “Between the Lines.” In the meantime, be sure to check out all of our other features like Destination Deeks, Deeks Surf Log and Kensi’s Journal. See you then!
Title: “Fish Out of Water”
Writer: Joe Sachs
Director: Terrence O’Hara
Original Air Date: March 4, 2014
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