Oh no! NCIS: Los Angeles guru, Shane Brennan, has been talking to TV Guide again, and you know what that means… In the past with his spoiler tidbits, the executive producer’s words were enough to send the Church of Densi worshippers streaming up to the pulpit in droves. In this week’s edition of the magazine, Mr. Brennan certainly left the congregation wondering what we can expect from the on again/off again duo as we venture into a new season next week. According to the show’s creator, the relationship is definitely not full speed ahead but it’s not on hold either. This could make for another frustrating season for those of us who want to see more of a work/life balance going on between Densi without the usual indecision and anguish that has defined their delicate relationship so far. Ok, I’ve heard it all before from every blog out there that has an opinion on the subject. Yes, these are two very broken people who need time to figure out their love story and… Yes, they need to take it slowly for it to last, and… Yes, it’s a way for the show runners to guarantee that we will come back for more every week. But as Densi tries to sort out their feelings for one another, can we just have a little more loving and less punching, more understanding and less fear? Just a little? Do we really need Kensi taking out her frustrations in a fight scene with Deeks? Sounds like the same old, same old to me. You would think the couple has learned something from all the lessons that took place over the course of last year’s hardships? I guess we will find out.
Brennan says this is not a black and white workplace romance either which is true; but many times it doesn’t come across as being real either. Ups and downs are great, it makes their rapport worth watching but there’s got to be some smooth sailing at times too. We want to see a connection both mentally and physically between Deeks and Kensi which will allow us to get some further insight as to why these two need and want to be together. This is what captivates Densi fans and I guarantee you this is what will keep them coming back for many more seasons to come.
Some Densi fans may not like where I’m going next but I would rather see a much more stable relationship between Deeks and Kensi as they learn to figure out what to do with their new found love. They don’t have to live in constant angst and pain because a committed courtship doesn’t have to be all sunshine and gun power. The incredibly talented writers for this show can certainly come up with new and creative ways for these characters to explore their unique relationship and still make it interesting for all the fans to watch. Case in point… Brennan let slip in the article that Callen would be involved in a passionate relationship this year with a recurring character. Good for him! Sure, I realize these people don’t live everyday lives. They are in danger 24/7. It’s not easy to have spouses and children and the white picket fence, although Sam does it better than most. But in terms of Densi, I think it would be more interesting to see a committed couple trying to navigate their way through the dangers that their work presents them despite the fear of losing each other. A dedicated relationship adds an even deeper meaning to their partnership and it can certainly make a more rounded team in the long run. It’s time for them to extend their ‘warrior mentality’ in and out of the bedroom and move ahead, courageously letting the world know there is love story here for the ages. If Densi rolls strongly into the future, then so do I!
Join us this Wednesday, when Bridget (@BridgetonTV) will share with us her Densi wish list for Season 6. She has a few thoughts if her own on the subject which you can’t miss. Also, we finish up this week with the last two chapters and the epilogue for War Games, our FanFic Relay which was a real fan favorite this summer. Thanks for your kind comments. If we get enough prompts maybe we will do it again during next summer’s hiatus? Let us know.
Only one more week left in the countdown to the beginning of a new season! I hope you are excited as we are!
Diane Volpe is a Contributing Editor at wikiDeeks.com.
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