Title: “Head of the Snake”
Airing: April 11th
Filming: February 12th to February 23rd. This episode’s filming included the Grammy Awards with LL Cool J hosting.
What CBS is telling us: After Operational Psychologist Nate Getz (Peter Cambor) fails to check in with Hetty while working undercover on a mission linking organized crime to terrorism, the team learns he is working with an infamous crime leader, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Nate has grown a beard. He has also, possibly, grown evil. An interesting name also appears in the guest credits as the infamous crime leader.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST
Peter Cambor as Operational Psychologist Nate Getz
Last seen in “The 3rd Choir” helping Nell and working with Granger. My how things have changed.
Judith Shekoni as Alisa Chambers
Was Joanne Collins in Heroes Reborn, Natalie Vance in NCIS‘s “Model Behavior” episode (no relation to Director Vance – well before his time). Appeared in episodes of Backstrom, Mike & Molly, Brothers & Sisters, Damages, The King of Queens, All of Us and several British series including EastEnders.
Christian George as Henrik Vuksan
Hmmmmm…..most interesting. George played Henrik Vuksan in season five’s “Omni”. Vuksan was described in that episode as a high ranking member of the Omni crime organization. Season 7 seems to be all about continuity.
Gerald Webb as Vertadyne Driver
Appeared in episodes of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Agent X, Agent Carter, Stalker, Workaholics, Rake, True Blood, Franklin & Bash, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Law & Order: LA, The Cleaner and Eve – usually as a law enforcement official.
Brandon Phillips as Marine Sergeant Kevin Brickson
Credits include episodes of The Young and the Restless, Castle, Stalker, Southland, Greek and CSI: NY.
Written by: Joseph C. Wilson wrote or co-wrote “Full Throttle”, “Stand-off”, “Personal”, “Plan B”, “Sacrifice”, “Blye, K.” Part One, “Gold Standard”, “Unwritten Rule”, “Fallout”, “Between the Lines”, “Exposure”, “Reign Fall”, “Kolcheck, A.” and “Cancel Christmas”.
Joe Wilson watching his hard work come to life in the rain:
Directed by: Robert Florio usually directs an episode late in the season. Previously, Florio directed “Neighborhood Watch”, “Ravens & Swans”, “Exposure” and “Field of Fire”.
Insider Intel: Nothing up for this episode except a mention in an EW.com “spoiler” column.
Official Photographic Evidence: Seat 42F has photos.
The emphasis on the BOOM makes me think our explosion drought may be over.
Looks like the rainy winter in California had the crew working to keep the cameras dry:
Eric Christian Olsen had some fun with the whiteboard.
Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah look like they’re having fun (or maybe Monty is stealing Deeks’s leftovers):
Daniela Ruah is no longer crushing people, she’s putting them on high shelves:
The cast is ready in their tactical gear:
And forget James Brown, LL Cool J is the hardest working man in show business:
Peter Cambor is ready for his close-up:
A little behind the scenes peek of how to make a wounded man look wounded.
I hope this is some sort of Nate fake-out where Callen is in on what’s being done to get info from the others with Nate.
Sneak Peek #1:
My money is on Hetty stealing the leftovers. And “switchcraft” is a keeper.
Sneak Peek #2:
Nice catch by Kensi, seeing Nate before the others. Granger almost looked embarrassed that Nate wasn’t in contact with NCIS in three months.
Sneak Peek #3:
A rare third sneak peek dispelling the belief that yelling “federal agents” during an arrest causes mayhem. The lack of “federal agents” here is used against Callen and Sam.
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