Title: “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: GUEST CAST
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 EW.com talk with LL Cool J:
Official Photographic Evidence:
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:
Ella Thomas with several of her costars:
And promotes the episode:
Anslem Richardson getting ready to work:
Jovan Adope made friends:
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.