Well, it’s happened. Deeks’ fans have gotten word that we are finally going to get a glimpse into the LAPD detective’s backstory. According to Entertainment Weekly, Pamela Reed is set to star as Marty Deeks’ mom in an episode to air sometime in September. Will her introduction be a part of the Dave Kalstein episode entitled “Citadel” currently in production? Kalstein and Deeks have certainly been BFFs for the past six seasons, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he has taken on this daunting task of bringing Deeks’ mother into the NCIS:LA fold as well.
At the beginning of the summer, Kalstein asked Twitter fans what they wanted to see going forward and the overwhelming majority of Deeks’ fans cried out for a backstory. They wanted to know what makes this character tick, give us some history, tell us about his life before NCIS! After six years of pleading to the writers and producers (and thousands of fan fics later), we may have some answers. This is an exciting and scary moment for all of us who have been waiting so patiently for these answers. Will they get it right… and will we be happy with the story of Deeks’ early years?
As we have been told over and over again, this is Callen’s story. We heard that loud and clear. But in announcing the news regarding Deeks’ mom, Shane Brennan called this a big moment for a beloved character. If this is the case, then all we ask is that the showrunners give this moment and this character the respect that it deserves. We have been waiting so long for an episode (or two) entitled “Deeks, M.” If not a full episode, then at least give us a serious arc or storyline that we can sink our teeth into and that will leave us emotionally and intellectually charged during Season 7. Tall order? You bet! But after six years of waiting, fans of Marty Deeks want to see their hero become the respected center of attention during this revelation. Give him time to tell his tale and give us the backstory that will make fans love this character even more than we thought possible. We may be asking for a lot… but don’t you think we deserve it too?
What is your reaction to this news regarding Deeks’ backstory? What do you want to see happen? Let’s burn up the comment section with your thoughts!
Diane Volpe is a Contributing Editor at wikiDeeks.com.
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