NCISLA Classified Preview: “Seoul Man” (S7E20)
Title: “Seoul Man”
Airing: March 28th
Filming: February 2nd to February 11th. Chris O’Donnell missed several days during the second part of the production while LL Cool J missed two days because of his Grammys hosting duties.
What CBS is telling us: While assigned to protective details for the commander of the Pacific Command, the team searches for a North Korean spy, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: After last week’s intense-fest, this looks to be a lighter, more action-adventure-y hour. Deeks also seems to take on his most difficult assignment yet – cleaning Kensi’s desk.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST
James Kyson as James Kang
Was Yoon in season five of Justified, Ando Masahashi in Heroes (2010) and appeared in episodes of CSI, Heist, Las Vegas, The West Wing, Alias and Threat Matrix. Played Lt. Pak in the “Close Quarters” episode of JAG.
Hayley McCarthy as Dawn Amaro
Played young Esther in The Originals and appeared in a number of Australian series.
Tom Yi as South Korean Fleet Commander BAI
Appeared in episodes of Colony, The League, Ray Donovan, Arrested Development (2013), Suburgatory, Wilfred, Workaholics, The Big Bang Theory, Hot in Cleveland, The Mentalist, The Office, Men of a Certain Age, CSI: NY, Lie to Me, Boston Legal, Monk, The Shield, Threat Matrix, The West Wing, Boomtown, Charmed, Melrose Place (1999), Damon and Pacific Blue.
Corey Sorenson as NCIS Special Agent David Prieto
Played Andy Darden in Chicago Fire, Drew Prescott on Drop Dead Diva and episodes of Shameless, King & Maxwell, General Hospital, Southland, The Newsroom, Greek, Numb3rs, State of Mind, Kidnapped, Law & Order: SVU, The Wire and Rescue Me. Was Andy Paxton in the “Power Down” episode of NCIS.
Joseph Lee as Sung Ahn
Appeared in several short films and an episode of Rizzoli and Isles.
Max Phyo as Jong Rhee
An attorney by training, Phyo was in a number of short films and indie movies.
Dean Cudworth as Larkin
Was Detective Wolf on Devious Maids and was Paddles in the “Touchdown” episode of JAG.
Appeared in episodes of Rosewood, Castle, The Fosters, The Goldbergs, Faking It, Scandal, Trophy Wife, Drop Dead Diva, Monday Mornings, Army Wives, The Exes, Weeds, CSI: Miami, Harry’s Law, The Event, The Mentalist, Heroes, Bones, Boston Legal, Mad About You, The Unit, Criminal Minds, Without a Trace, Charmed, 24, The Inside, Grounded for Life, The Court, Boston Public, Providence, The Cape and Seaquest 2032 – usually as police officers or military types.
Ryan Salazar as Protest Speaker
Guest roles on The Fosters, Switched at Birth and Up All Night.
Andrew Traver as NCIS Special Agent Gates
Andrew Traver is the real head of NCIS.
WRITTEN BY: Joe Sachs
Wrote “Higher Power”, “The Dragon and the Fairy”, “Drive”, “Purity”, “The Livelong Day”, “Fish Out of Water”, “The Black Wind”, “Blaze of Glory” and “Core Values”.
DIRECTED BY: Diana C. Valentine
Directed “Lokhay”, “Fallout”, Three Hearts”, “The 3rd Choir”, “Forest for the Trees”, “Beacon” and “Unspoken”.
Insider Intel: Nothing up for this episode.
Official Photographic Evidence: http://www.seat42f.com/ncis-los-angeles-season-7-episode-20-photos-seoul-man.html
Eric Christian Olsen working the phone being takes:
A half-cast photo (and looking sharp!):
Daniela Ruah is back squishing her co-star:
LL Cool J preparing for work:
Guest actor James Kyson has the weekly photo with LL Cool J (with a Miguel Ferrer cameo):
Kyson with director Diana Valentine, writer Joe Sachs, Miguel Ferrer and guest cast and crew.
A good deal more comic and fun than last week’s ominous 20-seconds. Why do I think Deeks’s cleaning of Kensi’s desk will been futile at best and unwelcomed at worst.
Sneak Peek #1:
You knew that cleaning move was not going to work out well.
Sneak Peek #2:
Hetty probably shouldn’t be in charge of stocking the minibar anymore.
The string of first run episodes comes to an end with “Seoul Man”. “Unspoken” is rerun next Monday against the NCAA Men’s Championship Game. Starting April 11th, it looks like the final four episodes of season seven will air. Time flies.
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Thanks for your preview.
The sneak peek with Deeks’ spring cleaning was really amusing and it was a way to show that the authors take into consideration past episodes and recurrent topics (Kensi’s messiness this season is a big highlight, it would need its own show!).
I think it is always a positive factor when the writers don’t forget what came before.
This week I don’t expect (nor would necessarily like) to see a prosecution of the Densi baby talk or a down-on-one-knee Deeks’ official proposal, but at least not a “regression” from the previous episode. I say this because sometimes (to be honest especially last season and this very early season) these characters acted quite inconsistently the week after a huge “milestone” episode, and that seemed very weird.
On a very side note, I really like Kensi’s outfit in the interrogation room.
I don’t think this is going to be continuation of either the proposal or the baby conversation either. They are in a good place, let them stay there for a while.
Kensi’s dress looks great and everyone looks spiffy, actually.
Sorry, I meant “continuation” not “prosecution” 🙂
A video about tonight’s appearance by the real NCIS Director.
Some fun with Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen:
Granger out on the town.
Director Tarver with Eric Christian Olsen and Shane Brennan: