Airing: September 28th
Filming: August 4th to August 12th
What CBS is telling us: DEA agent Talia Del Campo (Mercedes Mason) turns to the NCIS: Los Angeles team for help after her partner is murdered. Also, after Kensi grows suspicious that Deeks is hiding something, he surprises her by introducing her to his mother (Pamela Reed), on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Talia’s back and we’re meeting Mother Deeks. Doesn’t seem to be much of a secret agenda in the CBS episode description.
Be on the lookout:
Mercedes Mason as DEA Agent Talia Del Campo
Back from “Deep Trouble” Part Two and based on the promos, trouble is back in town.
Shannon Cochran as Dr. Susan Rathburn
Appears on Scandal as Attorney General Susan Sawyer. Was in NCIS season 11 episode “Bulletproof”.
Jake Lockett as Jon Bennett
Was one of the missing hikers in a Scorpion episode last season. Got a little too physical in a scene with Chris O’Donnell according to his Instagram account:
He also forgot to zip up for this photo, as noted by Mercedes Mason:
Pamela Reed as Mrs. Deeks
I’m really going to need an explanation for “Mrs. Deeks”– second husband? Did someone adopt Deeks? I need answers! And a first name for Mrs. Deeks. Reed is a wonderful addition to the series- she’s a great comic actress who is equally skilled in drama.
Reed has played a number of interesting mothers in recent years– Marlene Knope on Parks & Recreation, Mrs. Stone on Eli Stone and Gail Green on Jericho. This means that Amy Poehler, Jonny Lee Miller and Skeet Ulrich are possible Deeks TV siblings.
Daniela Ruah posted a photo with Reed:
John Sloan as DEA Agent Mark Moore
Was in season 11’s “Rock and a Hard Place” on NCIS.
Erin Krakow as Emily Moore
Co-stars on When Calls the Heart as Elizabeth Thatcher and is Specialist Tanya Gabriel in Army Wives. Krakow made some friends on the set:
Craig Tsuyumine as Assistant
Guest starred in a number of comedies and dramas.
WRITTEN BY: Dave Kalstein
Wrote or co-wrote “Predator”, “Past Lives”, “Bank Job”, “Burned”, “Black Widow”, “Bounty”, “Disorder”, “Empty Quiver”, “Plan B”, “Backstopped”, “The Debt”, “Partners” and “Blye, K. Part 2”, “The Fifth Man”, “Kill House”, “Resurrection”, “Frozen Lake”, “Tuhon”, “Three Hearts”, “Spiral” and “Expiration Date”. Will be back later this fall with “The Long Goodbye” (the eighth episode filmed as part of Season 7).
DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville
Directed “Partners”, “Purity”, “Allegiance” and “Savior Faire”. Laneuville is the fellow in the Nike shirt:
Insider Intel: Nothing up this week so far.
Official Photographic Evidence: http://www.spoilertv.com/2015/09/ncis-los-angeles-episode-702-citadel.html
Rick Tunell gives us an early location look:
While Talia and Kensi may not be BFFs, Mercedes Mason and Daniela Ruah look to be having a blast:
Chris O’Donnell is channeling Ralph Macchio/Daniel Russo in a high rise:
LL Cool J is sitting in a much safer place in the high rise.
Sneak Peek #1:
For all the questionable behavior in the promo, Talia here seems genuinely upset after her partner’s murder.
Sneak Peek #2:
So Deeks has a new place. I’m guessing that picture of Deeks with Kensi and his Mom is from the new place. There is a surfboard on the wall and pictures of surfers. Can’t imagine that would be his mother’s décor of choice.
The Kensi-Deeks relationship seems to be the source of much entertainment and little angst in the office.
Last week was a solid start to Season 7. Hopefully, “Citadel” will make it two good episodes in a row.
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.