Airing: November 2nd.
Filming: September 3rd to September 14th
What CBS is telling us: “Unspoken” – The team searches for Sam’s former partner, Ruiz (Anthony Ruivivar), who disappears while buying a deadly explosive during an undercover operation, on NCIS: Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 2
What we think is happening: Sam’s past once again stuns the team as Sam’s first NCIS partner is involved in bombing.
Be on the lookout:
Anthony Ruivivar as Mark Ruiz
Was EMT Carlos Nieto on Third Watch, Agent Guillermo Borjes on Travelers (which is very similar to Quantico, just with student Matt Bomer instead of FBI Agent Priyanka Chopra), Alejdo Salazar on The Whole Truth, Officer Hank Lucero on Southland, DAA Ozzy Michaels on Major Crimes, General Bill Carver on Revolution, Agent Henry Knox on Beauty & the Beast, Marco Reyes on Hawaii Five-0 (the drug lord who killed Danny’s brother), Alex Longshadow on Banshee, and Agent Jimenez in the Quantico pilot. Provides the voice for Nighthawk in Marvel’s Avengers Assemble and Bruce Wayne/Batman/Thomas Wayne for Beware the Batman.
Had guest roles on Castle, CSI, Nashville, The Mentalist, Burn Notice, Criminal Minds and Law & Order.
Andrew T. Lee as Ramon Santos/Amir Mattar
Was Marty (great name) on General Hospital from 2006-2009 and had guest roles on a number of crime dramas.
JB Tadena as Diego Lacan
Guest roles on American Horror Story, Perception, Criminal Minds, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Grey’s Anatomy. Tadenda shared his feelings about working with episode co-writer Erin Broadhurst and director Diana Valentine:
Arlene Santana as Alicia Ruiz
Recurs on Grey’s Anatomy as a nurse with guest roles on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Scandal and Castle.
Santana was excited to be at Paramount Studios to work on the episode:
Stacey Hinnen as Gary Madison
A number of guest roles as blue-collar workers (Gruff Handyman, Gas Station Attendant in a number of crime dramas). Appeared on the mothership in two years ago as a courier in “Canary”.
Eugene Shaw as Isko Lacan
Brian Tan this summer in Murder in the First and guest star roles in a number of procedural dramas.
Aiden Lew Andowski as Joey Ruiz
Child actor. Happy to be at Paramount Studios:
WRITTEN BY: Erin Broadhurst and Frank Military
Broadhurst co-wrote “Praesidium” with R. Scott Gemmill.
Military wrote/co-wrote “Little Angels”, “Deliverance”, “Lockup”, “The Job”, “Greed”, “Betrayal”, “Crimeleon”, “Vengeance”, “Out of the Past” Part One, “Rude Awakenings” Part Two, “Descent”, “Ascension”, “Allegiance”, ”Spoils of War” (which he directed), “Black Budget”, SEAL Hunter” and “Rage” (which he also directed).
DIRECTED BY: Diana C. Valentine
Directed “Lokhay”, “Fallout”, Three Hearts”, “The 3rd Choir”, “Forest for the Trees” and “Beacon”. Valentine sings the praises of LL Cool J:
Insider Intel: Nothing up this week so far.
Official Photographic Evidence:
Kensi and Deeks working a crime scene (with a steadicam):
Guest star Antony Ruivivar is promising explosions for this episode:
This episode was filmed the week the cast and producers were at PaleyFest so most of the photos taken that week were from the event and not the episode.
Stunning as always to see an explosion on this program. Sam’s past gets a face – Mark Ruiz.
Sneak Peek #1:
Hmm, could that be a little Deeks IA woes foreshadowing with Deeks’s “People change Sam, especially when they’re in deep cover.” A little something to file away.
Sneak Peek #2:
Perhaps the betrayal comment in the preview is about Ruiz’s addiction issues.
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