“Field of Fire”
Airing: April 27th (a surprise change in the schedule)
Filming: March 26th to April 7th.
What CBS is telling us: “Field of Fire” – The team searches for a former Marine and expert sniper who escaped a veterans hospital when they discover his connection to the leader of an extremist group. Also, the case reminds Kensi of her past as a sniper, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, April 27 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
What we think is happening: Besides starting a minute after ten, previews have a sniper, possibly a former Marine, killing innocents and creating terror. Kensi is tasked with taking the shooter down with Granger ordering her to take the shot. Again.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST
Rowena King as Dr. Camille Rivers
English actress with a number of roles on British TV (Death in Paradise, Midsomer Murders, A Touch of Frost). Appeared in several US series including Lie to Me, Criminal Minds, Nip/Tuck, Numb3rs, Eli Stone, Greys’ Anatomy, Alias, Las Vegas, Lyon’s Den and Fast Lane.
Derek Mio as Nurse Michael Takahamo
Played Wade on Greek. Guest starred in episodes of Murder in the First, Spooked, CSI, Monday Mornings, One Fine Day, House MD, The Good Wife and Day One.
Jonathan Schmock as Fred Kingston
Schmock is a comedy writer (Real Time with Bill Maher, Dharma and Greg, Sabrina the Teenage Witch) who also acts. Plays Alan Kopchek on Shameless and appeared in episodes of The Big Bang Theory, CSI: NY, The Mentalist, Terriers, Samanatha Who?, Arrested Development, Star Trek Enterprise, Malcolm in the Middle, My Wife & Kids, Blossom and The Golden Girls. Schmock also draws editorial cartoons for the Huffington Post – talented man.
Lilli Birdsell as Carol Rutnam
Was Hannah on The Walking Dead. Appeared on NCIS as the wife of a dead Marine Captain in “The Ex-File” in season three. Guest starred in episodes of How to Get Away with Murder, Castle, Bad Teacher, Rizzoli & Isles, The Neighbors, CSI, Two and a Half Men, Without A Trace and Becker.
Madison Grace as Lisa Rutnam
Teenage actress who appeared on an episode of Law & Order: SVU.
Robert Craighead as Homeless Man
Longtime character actor. Worked as a judge on The Young and The Restless last year and was a cop on The Bold & The Beautiful in 1996 and Days of Our Lives in 1984. Was a DEA Agent on NCIS‘s “Psych Out” episode in season nine. Guest starred in episodes of The Millers, Children’s Hospital, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Southland, Ben & Kate, Rizzoli & Isles, Castle, Picket Fences, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Riptide and Cagney & Lacey.
Eddie McGee as Jonny
Eddie McGee won the first season of the U.S. Big Brother as a 21-year old. McGee lost a leg to cancer as an 11-year old. Since his Big Brother win, he’s pursued a career in acting, appearing in episodes of Law & Order, The Guiding Light, Desperate Housewives and The Philanthropist.
Shawn Parikh as Vamsi Patel
Sig on Cougar Town and a few other guest roles.
Jeff Staron as Raft
Guest appearances on a number of comedies and dramas including Two and a Half Men, Grey’s Anatomy, Rizzoli & Isles, Modern Family, Heroes, CSI: Miami and Ugly Betty. Roles include Stoner, Barista, Emo Guy, Guy and Party Guy.
Troy Mittleider as Marine Gunnery Sergeant Connor Rutnam
Played a number of military types/police officers in movies and television series.
DeMarkes Dogan as Security Guard
Guest appearances on a number of television series.
Mila Brener as Girl
Child actor with limited credits.
Mason McNulty as Boy
Child actor. Played a young Sam in Glee‘s “Moving Out” episode.
WRITTEN BY: Gil Grant:
“Search and Destroy”, “Brimstone”, “Missing”, “Burned”, “Special Delivery”, “Disorder”, “Deadline”, “Partners”, “San Voir” Part One, “Skin Deep”, “The Chosen One”, “Resurrection”, “Recovery”, “Windfall” and “Forest for the Trees”.
DIRECTED BY: Robert Florio:
“Neighborhood Watch” (BroSack!Deeks), “Ravens and Swans” (Touching Wood Deeks) and “Exposure” (Deeks in board shorts) – a late in the season specialist.
Insider Intel: Nothing up this week so far.
Official Photographic Evidence:
Jacket and tie Deeks makes a guest appearance this week.
With snipers a key part of the episode, Rick Tunell has a photo of Eric Christian Olsen on a rooftop with a props staffer:
Guest star Madison Grace posing with her co-stars:
Grace also flashed her smile and her script:
Guest star Derek Mio also spent some time with Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah:
Guest star Robert Craighead showed off his costume and the company he was keeping:
Guest star Jeff Staron showing off his show-related ink:
@FilmcrewLA had location information:
Eric Christian Olsen tried his hand behind the camera – this time shooting co-star Chris O’Donnell:
As always, @jacqniv Twitter/Instagram accounts are a source of behind the scenes photos, usually posted day of or the days just after the episodes air.
A number of the cast members have been loading short scenes to their Instagram accounts on Mondays in recent weeks.
Granger ordering sniper Kensi to take the shot – we’ve done this before.
Sneak Peek #1:
Oh Owen, Deeks cleans up just fine. Good job by Granger, though, mentioning Kensi’s Afghanistan assignment. Just over a year ago, Kensi was sent into the field as a sniper with limited information and her ex-fiancé, also a former Marine, as a target. She almost completed her assignment with only a well-timed removal of his scarf saving Jack. Posing as a sniper and maybe even acting as one – again with a former Marine as a the target – could be an issue.
Sneak Peek #2:
While mentoring Deeks is a great idea – and if they need an actor for a flashback teenage Deeks, the boy in the photo is my choice – what does Deeks tell this young man about his life? I can’t tell you what I do it’s classified. This is my girlfriend but I can’t tell you her name because it’s classified. And her job – classified too. Or is he Dr. Deeks DDS again and Kensi his business partner.
More Deeks talk about kids….hmmmm. Callen’s children being called “Lowercase G’s” is pretty darn funny.
Sneak peek #3:
TVLine posted a fun Kensi and Deeks scene (TVLine seems to be the destination for Kensi and Deeks sneak peeks) where Shawn Parikh’s Patel mistakes Deeks for a DJ (DJ Party Marty?) and Kensi as an entertainer.
We are definitely off next week after the false alarm rerun planned this week. CBS is airing a special honoring David Letterman as he finishes his long late night run. The program returns for the penultimate episode on the 11th and the finale on the 18th. I just started writing these previews and now we’re almost done.
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.