Title: “Come Back”
Airing: January 25th
Filming: December 9th to December 16th
What CBS is telling us: “Come Back” – When Kensi and Deeks announce to the team they are moving in together, coincidentally, Hetty assigns them to protection detail for Jack (Matthew Del Negro), Kensi’s ex-fiancé, who is in possession of a list containing important contacts in Afghanistan that people are willing to kill to get their hands on, on NCIS: Los Angeles.
What we think is happening: Jack’s back (which is the name of a pretty good James Spader horror movie from the 1980’s too) just as Kensi and Deeks announce their plans to live together. Also, Hetty remains as cryptic as ever while Callen and Sam get into it with a dumb guy wielding a power drill.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST
Matthew Del Negro as Jack Simon
Welcome back, Jack. Jack was last seen leaving with Khatira from the NCIS base in Afghanistan. Here’s hoping all is well with Khatira.
Jason Brooks as Sy Riggs
Brooks is three for four in NCIS related programs. Was Lt. John Ditullio in an episode of the final season of JAG, Marine Major Danny O’Donnell in the ninth ever episode of NCIS. Outside of this NCIS universe, Brooks was Bruce in Switched at Birth, Sean Monroe on Baywatch, Thomas Gates on The Pretender and Peter Blake on Days of Our Lives.
Guest starred in episodes of The Mentalist, Revolution, Body of Proof, Criminal Minds, all three CSI’s (mothership, Miami and New York), Castle, Without A Trace, Las Vegas, The Closer, Boston Legal, The Practice, Dragnet (2003), Charmed, Early Edition, Love Boat: The Next Wave and Doogie Howser: MD.
Alex Weed as Junior
Appeared in episode of Perception, The Mentalist, Rizzoli & Isles, Wilfred, Pretty Little Liars, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, Victorious, Bones, Mental, House M.D., Dirt, Malcolm in the Middle, That’s So Raven, Gilmore Girls and was in the “The Truth Is Out There” season one episode of NCIS.
Azim Rizk as Al Yasin/Driver
Voiced the character of Jake Holling /Green Super Megaforce Ranger in the Power Rangers Megaforce series and videos.
Bahram Khosraviani as Ahmed Salib
Appeared in the film “Argo” as well as a number of short films and television series.
Christopher Allen as NCIS Special Agent Luke Nelson
Allen plays a lot of uniformed personnel in television series and he has the experience. He had a career in the Air Force.
Allen showing off his badge:
WRITTEN BY: Erin Broadhurst
This is Broadhurst’s first solo script. She co-wrote “Praesidium” (with R. Scott Gemmill) and “Unspoken Mind” (with Frank Military). Broadhurst shared the good news with our own Dr. Gayle!
DIRECTED BY: Eric Laneuville
This is Laneuville’s second episode this year, directing “Citadel” earlier in season seven. His other episodes include “Partners”, “Purity”, “Allegiance” and “Savior Faire”.
Insider Intel: No news this week.
Official Photographic Evidence:
Miguel Ferrer notices how quickly the season is passing:
Episode’s writer Erin Broadhurst found the filming of he episode was also passing quickly:
Looks like Hetty may be in the thick of things – Linda Hunt had a stunt woman for the episode:
Renee Felice Smith is waiting to be in the thick of things:
Erin Broadhurst and guest star Matthew DelNegro shared a Twitter conversation about the episode:
No member of the guest cast posted a photo with LL Cool J photos this week. Instead, LL Cool J on the set, in a car and ready to work:
Sneak Peek #1:
Sneak Peek #2:
Sneak Peek #3:
That look between Kensi and Callen along with Deeks’s “cryptic” comment – they all know Hetty is up to something – just not something this big.
Sneak Peek #4:
Probably on the list of 100 people Kensi and/or Deeks thought would be the person they were protecting, Jack Simon would have probably slotted in around 2,712.
We’re off next week – a rerun of “Active Measures” to likely remind us about all things Russian, including the missing Arkady, before returning on the 8th of February with the first of the two-part Russia storyline.
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