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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Revenge Deferred” (S7E17)

NCISLA_REVENGE DEFERRED_2Title: “Revenge Deferred”

Airing: February 29th

Filming:   January 4th to January 12th (first episode filmed in 2016)

What CBS is telling us: “Revenge Deferred” – After extensive surveillance footage of Sam’s family is found in Africa, Sam and Callen fly there to determine who is responsible and for what purpose. Also, Sam’s family is moved from their home to a safe house. Ella Thomas returns as Jada Khaled on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Feb. 29.

What we think is happening: Jada and Tahir Khaled are back, as is Alex Elmslie. Unlike Elmslie, one of Khaled siblings has revenge in mind.

Be on the lookout:

Douglas Weston as Alex Elmslie

Weston was last seen in “Driving Miss Diaz” earlier in Season 7.

Anslem Richardson as Tahir Khaled

Appeared in “Betrayal” and “Exit Strategy” in Season 3.

Ella Thomas as Jada Khaled

Thomas last appeared in “The Long Goodbye” – the hastily moved to November episode after the Paris terror attacks.

The Khaleds are together again:

Dohn Norwood as Colonel Joaddan Salli

Norwood plays Psalms Jackson on Hell on Wheels.

He appeared on NCIS last season in “Semper Fortis” and was in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Southland, Harry’s Law, Law & Order: LA, Sons of Anarchy, Castle, Raising the Bar, The Closer, Numb3rs, Bones, Without A Trace, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine, ER, Touched by an Angel, 10-8: Officers on Duty, Dragnet (2003), The Practice and Kingpin.

Jovan Adepo as Emmanuel Salim

Michael Murphy in The Leftovers on HBO. A younger actor.

Wole Parks as CIA Agent Alfred Mahdi

Parks plays Crown Prince Quami Obua on Royal Pains, Sam Alexander on Devious Maids and Dallas Griffin on As The World Turns. Was a Navy Captain in NCIS’s “Under the Radar” episode in 2013 and episodes of Ray Donovan, Next Caller, Law & Order, Gossip Girl and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Jean-Christophe Febbrari as Evan Labelle/Pons Laurent

Appeared in episodes of Baskets, Life in Pieces, Masters of Sex, Revenge, Chuck, Dirty Sexy Money, Ugly Betty, Cold Case, Charmed, Threat Matrix and Days of Our Lives.

Eme Ikwuakor as Patrick Badri

Recently appeared in the pilot of USA’s Colony and episodes of The Comeback, Extant, We Are Angels, Hawaii Five-0, Castle, Silicon Valley, Victorious and Outlaw – usually as law enforcement officials or soldiers.

Tye White as Aiden Hanna

Appeared in “Cancel Christmas” earlier this season. White is also playing Jason Simpson in American Crime Story: The OJ Simpson Story on FX.

Layla Crawford as Kamran Hanna

Last seen being too cute for words in “Humbug” in Season 6.



 WRITTEN BY: Frank Military and Chad Mazero

 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”, “Rage” (which he directed), “Unspoken” and “Unlocked Mind”.

Mazero co-wrote “Internal Affairs” with R. Scott Gemmill.

DIRECTED BY: Rick Tunell

Ah, the keeper of the calendar at the helm! While the program is in production every month, Tunell puts the shooting calendar up on Twitter.   This is incredibly helpful to those of us in the previewing business. Thank you!

Tunell is the program’s longtime Unit Production Manager, a position he held on Southland, Dirty Sexy Money, Swingtown, Jericho, the pilot of Bones, American Dreams, Head Cases, Las Vegas, The Agency, early seasons of CSI, Soldier of Fortune and The Famous Jett Jackson. He has assistant director or second unit director credits on programs like The X-Files (Season 8), Beverly Hills 90210 and Knots Landing. This is the first episode Tunell directed.


Insider Intel: Nothing up this week so far but in several interviews with both the producers and LL Cool J earlier this season there were mentions of an upcoming storyline that lead to some of the most difficult times of Sam’s life. This looks to be the start.  A typical interview from that time of the year is this talk with LL Cool J:


Official Photographic Evidence:


Unofficial Surveillance:

The location scouting included #middleofnowhere:


Filming in the rain:


Daniela Ruah had a little fun with the flash:


After an episode with no guest stars or crew were photographed with LL Cool J, Dohn Norwood steps up:


More photos of the actors playing military members in the episode:


The Khaleds:


Ella Thomas with several of her costars:


And promotes the episode:


Anslem Richardson getting ready to work:


Jovan Adope made friends:


Video Surveillance:


Sneak Peek #1:

CBS labeled this Sneak Peek #2 it works betters as #1. How terrifying for Sam to see his photos of his family in a terrorist’s base camp.

 Sneak Peek #2:

Obviously Granger did not get the memo that Hetty prefers Miss.


No new episode next week – a rebroadcast of “Command and Control” – the terrific 150th episode.  The program returns with a new episode (“Exchange Rate”) on March 14th.



Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.



14 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “Revenge Deferred” (S7E17)

  1. Thank you, Tess. Awesome as usual. I am feeling very nervous for Sam and his family!😬
    Love that guest stars comment on how welcoming the team is.
    Again, awesome complilation!


  2. Thanks for your preview.
    Every week, when there is a new NCIS LA episode, I like to see all the information on the episode, comments and photographs all gathered together. I really appreciate what you do.

    I can’t wait to see what kind of story the writer has planned to bring back the Khaleds. I’m afraid it will be quite a dark plot. That creepy Sam’s family’s photographs sort of scrapbook has already given me shivers.


  3. Thanks Tess for putting this together for us. I also appreciate that you add anything new that appears after you post it, that is really great and I know it takes a lot of effort. I am looking forward to this episode . I do hope that Deeks plays a role integral to the storyline in this even though Sam and Callen are out of the country . I have come to appreciate the interactions of Deeks with not only Sam but with Sam’s family.


    • Thank you!

      I wish they would put those photos up a little earlier – they use to do that when the program was on Tuesdays – but I guess everyone on the program more than earns a nice Sunday day of rest.


  4. Ju5t Becau5e // February 29, 2016 at 3:58 PM // Reply

    My first time to see any of the previews! Thanks for doing all the hard work so that I can scramble at the last minute to see what’s what and who’s who.


  5. Last minute info from Ella Thomas:


  6. Anslem Richardson sends out some episode related info.


  7. From LL Cool J (there is music with this one):


  8. One last tweet from the director:


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