Title: “Command & Control”
Airing: October 12th
Filming: August 24-September 2
What CBS is telling us: “Command & Control” – Callen and Sam are forced to work on their day off when they mysteriously receive a cell phone and the caller threatens the lives of innocent people if they don’t do exactly what he says, on the 150th episode of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Oct. 12 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
What we think is happening: Big round number alert and doughnut time:
Callen and Sam are doing the bidding of “The Caller” and with orders not to involve the team. The rest of the team looks to be a step behind Callen and Sam as well as the mayhem.
‘Command and control’ is a military term. It is exercising the authority and directing personnel and assets during a mission.
Be on the lookout:
Taylor Nichols as The Caller/Chad Brunson
Nichols is a familiar face to crime drama viewers. He played Reid’s father on Criminal Minds and Tyra’s mother’s abusive boyfriend on Friday Night Lights. He also had guest roles on NCIS’s second episode of Season 9, 24, Medium, CSI, Without a Trace, etc.
Nichols looks like he made friends on the set:
Tom Parker as Lucas Gardner
Guest starred on a number of dramas and comedies as well as working as a travel journalist for the Discovery Channel.
Troy Cephers as LAPD Officer
Cephers’s credits include bailiff, police officer, medic, SWAT leader and guard. The man probably looks great in a uniform.
Caroline O’Donnell as Laura
Maeve O’Donnell as Natasha
I believe these two may be familiar with the show’s lead actor. Caroline O’Donnell appeared in “Wanted” in the bar scene. She’s sharing cocktails with a group of women while Deeks is checking in with Anatoli Kirkin. And Maeve is adorable:
Maximillian Burger as Boy
Stephen Wozniak as Tyler Brunson
Hmmm… Wozniak is back from “Three Hearts”. And since his character shares a last name with Taylor Nichols’s character, I’m guessing like the O’Donnells in real life – they’re family.
Written by: Kyle Harimoto.
Harimoto wrote “Omni”, “Merry Evasion”, “Chernoff, K.” and co-wrote “Three Hearts” (Hi, Tyler Brunson), “Leipei” and “Humbug”.
Directed by Terrence O’Hara.
O’Hara directed “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “The Bank Job”, “Borderline”, “Tin Soldiers”, “The Job”, “Backstopped”, “Crimeleon”, “Blye, K. Part 2″, “Sans Voir Part 2″, “End Game”, “Paper Soldiers”, “Descent”, “Ascension”, “Fish Out of Water” and “Blaze of Glory”. O’Hara directed Tuesday’s episode of the mothership.
Insider Intel: Nothing up this week so far but with this being 150– there should be pieces on Entertainment Tonight or Insider to celebrate the milestone.
Official Photographic Evidence:
I think there may be guns involved in this episode:
And possibly explosions:
You know, a typical Monday night.
A fan took a photo of the O’Donnells in an action scene as well as Sam saving a boy:
Another fan had an explosion in their office parking lot:
A cool panorama of the set by professional photographer Michael Kubeisy:
Sneak Peek #1:
Sneak Peek #2:
Sneak Peek #3:
Not a whole lot of peeking in those sneaks. Callen and Sam are on their own dealing with a dangerous mad man as Kensi, Deeks, Granger, Eric and Nell try to track them down.
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.