Gayle: Clearly Densi is not going to be full speed ahead from here on out. My question and hope is, what’s going to be the provocation for them moving ahead or not? It appears now that we have Deeks a little bit on pause- I want to know why that is? Is it based on what he did in Afghanistan and is based on him actually starting to consider the consequences of them being together both professionally and personally? Is there something that recalled a memory for him that is finally going to trigger us getting into some of his back story? I want to know what’s causing him to pull back. And I don’t care, hate me if you must, I don’t care how fast they are moving ahead or not, but understanding the reasons why is far more important. And how long and how they plan to address those things… who knows?
Lindy: I think they have been hinting about Deeks pulling back towards the end of last season. Towards the end of “Fish Out of Water” when Talia’s warning him about getting too close to his partner, and then in “Spoils of War” when he sees what his commitment can do to him and I think they hinted at it, and I hope that they will take the whole thing up again next year and deal with it.
Diane: I agree, but I don’t know how long they can play this card? Can he go on throughout Season 6 like this? Because if you were reading Twitter at the end of last season, there were a lot of angry people in terms of Densi and how they just fizzled out at the end of the year.
Brenda: It not just Densi people who are upset about it, it’s the comparison to Tiva and the NCIS thing where you have these couples where they are obviously into each other, but you keep them apart endlessly until one of them leaves the show. I think that is cumulative, and it’s the other relationship as well which plays on people’s opinions.
Karen S: The other fear is that Moonlighting factor and as soon as they got together the ratings dropped, but I don’t think they handled that one too well. There are so many ways to handle it and I think they could do it well, but I don’t know if Shane Brennan is willing to go there.
Brenda: What the heck are they afraid of?
Karen P: I know, I think I’m always going to be wishing for the HBO version of NCIS:LA or an FX (basic cable) version, where there’s not going to be a case that needs to be solved in 40 minutes, so I’m always going to be frustrated with the structure of the show. I’d like to think that moving it to 10pm on Monday night will help change things a little bit and maybe go a little darker, but I’m not really that optimistic that is going to change things.
Lindy: I think the move is scary. There are a lot of other great shows at that time slot including football.
Karen S: I’m of the philosophy that if it’s not broke don’t fix it. I think they should have left it alone. I know they are trying to get the New Orleans show up and running but I don’t think that was the solution for that.
Diane: Unless it gets darker and a lot more interesting… that’s the only way I can support the move.
Lindy: I don’t think they are going to change format. I don’t think they are going to do that. They have their formula and they are going to let it sink or swim, and we have to pray that it’s going to swim.
Diane: We may have touched on this before… but do you ever think we will get Deeks’ backstory?
Lindy: I think they are going to show it. I think they are going to do an arc like they did with Kensi. I hope it will be a two story arc where they deal with his earlier life and maybe his childhood, because he is the only one who they haven’t done that for yet.
Karen S: They had also planned on doing some of that this season as well but Daniela’s pregnancy kind of derailed some of that, because they talked about seeing Deeks’ mother.
Diane: Yes, that was another good example of a spoiler that was leaked but it never happen. There are so many things about Deeks I want to find out!
Lindy: Me too!
Diane: I’m also wondering what is going to happen with Hetty this year in terms of whether or not Linda Hunt wants to return for another season. I wonder if they are going to phase her out.
Lindy: Who are they going to replace her with?
Diane: Well, that could be why Granger was getting cozy with the group there at the very end which was kind of scary.
Lindy: If they make Nell the new operations manager we are in trouble.
Karen P: I think I’m OK with whatever they are going to do with Hetty as long as her character is written in a way that she pays for the consequences of her actions in some way.
Diane: One last question. If everybody could give me one wish for Season 6, what would it be?
Lindy: I want to see a backstory on Deeks. I want to see a two story arc where his childhood is explained, whether his mother is alive or dead, or if he lived on the streets, how did he go to college… I want it all!
Karen P: That would have been my first answer, but I’ll go with wanting to see some Densi sexy times!
Karen S: I want to see all that too, but I want to see them treat him with more respect too on the team.
Brenda: I think all of the previous ones are great but if I had to pick just one, he proved himself in “Spoils of War” and nobody has even acknowledged it. They would have totally been dead without him. He deserves some respect, it’s about high time.
Gayle: I will put in a second vote for backstory and in fact anything they would give us, I would be happy with. How they bring that about I’m not going to be greedy about it because we have been waiting so long. My only other addition would be… Kensi finally got to the point where she was saying yes to Deeks and she was using the boyfriend term, and there is another side to her we haven’t seen either, so I would really like to see that and don’t know if that side of Deeks’ back story fits with her either.
Mel: I would like to see for next season maybe a few less loose ends because they seem to pick up a lot of stories and then they seem to drop them and there is no follow through. I mean that for all the characters, but a little bit more for Deeks and Kensi. There’s just a lot that has been left unsaid and they don’t usually leave this much left unsaid… but it would just be nice for them to give us some answers and what will happen behind the scenes of what we don’t usually see.
If you could add one wish to their list, what would it be…let us know in the comments below. Hope you are looking forward to the new season as much as we are. Thanks for joining us!