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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Talion” (S7E24)

Title:  “Talion”

Airing:  May 2nd – season finale!

Filming: March 15th to March 24th

What CBS is telling us:  When Sam receives a distress code from his son Aiden (Tye White) that his school has been taken over by an extremist group, Sam, Callen, Kensi and Deeks rush to San Francisco to protect Aiden and free the hostages, on the seventh season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening:  Nothing good.  According to the good people at Merriam Webster, talion means “the principle or law of retaliation that a punishment inflicted should correspond in degree and kind to the offense of the wrongdoer, as an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; retributive justice.”

With Tahir Khaled being a “talion” sort of deposed war lord, that is bad news for the Hanna family.  Also, I do hope someone is making sure Michelle and Kam are somewhere safe while the team is in San Francisco trying to take back the school and save Aiden.

Be on the lookout

Anslem Richardson as Tahir Khaled

Richardson was last seen in “Revenge Deferred” earlier this season.

Tye White as Aiden Hanna

White was last seen in person in “Cancel Christmas” but showed up in photos in “Revenge Deferred”.

Arden Belle as Amy Porter

Belle appeared in episodes of Fresh Off the Boat, Blackish and Modern Family.

Jack Griffo as McKenna

Played Max Thunderman in the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger and appeared in episodes of Jinxed, See Dad Run, Jesse, and Marvin Marvin.

Kwabena Darkwah as Kalil

Was First Mate Bahir Numas in the season seven “Good Cop, Bad Cop” episode of NCIS and appeared in episodes of Castle, My Own Worst Enemy and House.

Simone Bailly as Navy Lieutenant Shannon James

Bailly played Grace in The L Word, Constable Jan Ferris in both DaVinci’s Inquest and DaVinci’s City Hall, Ka’lel in Stargate SG-1, was in the pilots of Legends of Tomorrow and Conspiracy as well as episodes of Limitless, Battlestar Galactica, Killer Instincts, Intelligence (2005) and The Outer Limits (2001).

Matthew Haddad as Wallace

Appeared in a number of short films as well as episodes of Bones, Tosh.0 and House M.D.

Mike Peebler as Security Officer

Had guest starring roles in episodes of Chicago P.D., The Young and the Restless, Masters of Sex, Mad Men, The Mentalist, American Horror Story, Medium, Numb3rs, Las Vegas and Scrubs.

Robert Okumu as Bakri

Guest roles on Chuck, Moonlight and Castle.

Joberde Metellus as Guard

Will appear in the season finale of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.



WRITTEN BY: R. Scott Gemmill

Wrote or co-wrote “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “Breach”, “LD50”, “Found”, “Borderline”, “Absolution”, “Archangel”, “Tin Soldiers”, “Impostors”, “Cyberthreat”, “Honor”, “The Watchers” and both sides of the NCIS Los: Angeles/Hawaii Five-0 “Touch of Death” episodes, “Recruit”, “Free Ride”, “Wanted”, “Ravens and The Swans”, “Impact”, “War Cries”, both ends of the “Deep Trouble” season five finale/season six premiere, “Inelegant Heart”, “Praesidium”, “Traitor”, “Active Measures”, “Blame It On Rio”, “Internal Affairs” and “Matryoshka” part one.

 DIRECTED BY: John P. Kousakis

Directed “Imposters”, “Sacrifice”, “San Voir” part one, “The Fifth Man”, “Parley”, “Inelegant Heart”, “Chernoff, K.”, “Active Measures”, “The Long Goodbye” and all of the Afghanistan scenes from “Iron Curtain Rising” to “Zero Days”.

Gemmill and Kousakis started season seven with the premiere and end season seven with the finale – nice bookends.


Insider Intel:  From Anslem Richardson’s Instagram account.

Official Photographic Evidence:  At SpoilerTV

Unofficial Surveillance:

Tactical Deeks:


Some finale shots from Ops:


The fabulous Linda Hunt from Renee Felice Smith:


Renee Felice Smith making (and hitting) her mark:


Guest star Jack Griffo on the set:


Directing in what TV Guide identified as CalPoly:


Good news arrived during the shooting of the finale:


Video Surveillance:


Not a good time for Sam or his family.  The team looks as invested in saving Sam’s family as he’s been in protecting the team over the years.

Sneak Peek:

All business – as it should be – in the sole sneak peek.  And I think we all agree, Sam Hanna would have a secret distress code with his son.

There was also a clip when Eric Christian Olsen appeared on Late Late Show:

A last minute behind the scenes package from CBS:

So ends the season seven previews.  It has been an honor and a pleasure to do these before every new episode.  Looking forward to season eight and all the fun and fabulous things Wikideeks has planned for the summer.  Thank you all for your kind comments.  If you’re looking for me, check the beach.




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



15 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “Talion” (S7E24)

  1. sassyzazzi // May 1, 2016 at 9:44 AM // Reply

    Tess, another outstanding preview. Thank you for this one and all the others this season. The finale looks so exciting. Have a great summer , looking forward to your write ups next season. I am hoping the finale inspires a summer fan fiction !


    • Thank you for all your support this season!

      This looks like a great episode and with the talented writers in the fandom, I think we’re going to have a fabulous summer of reading ahead.


  2. Thank you so much for the work you put into these. It is so much appreciated. See in the Fall.


  3. Thanks for your untiring devotion to this column all year! Great job as always.


  4. Thank you for all of your work on this column and website. I look forward to this episode though not that it is the end of the season. Where did this year go?


    • I’m stunned we’re in May already (though with the cold weather we had this weekend, maybe March is making a comeback). Thank you for your nice words – I’m excited about this episode too.

      And I am honored to be part of this website with so many other smart and talented writers, artists and contributors.


  5. Donna Marie // May 1, 2016 at 7:22 PM // Reply

    Thank you for all your work. I just love this site!


  6. Thanks for this last Season 7 preview and thanks also for the awesome job you have done for all the episodes this year. It’s always been a pleasure to open this page and find your updates.
    See you in Season 8. Have a nice summer and NCIS LA hiatus!


  7. Every connected with the program wants to remind you to watch:


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