Title: “Crazy Train”
Airing: November 6th
Filming: September 21st to September 29th with Daniela Ruah’s scenes shot in early July
What CBS is telling us: Callen goes undercover as a patient in a mental health hospital to search for an NSA agent who disappeared while tracking an ISIS cell trying to cross the Mexican border, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: According to Chris O’Donnell, this is not going to be a happy episode for Callen. Not happy one for O’Donnell either (see the “Insider Intel” section).
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Ben Weber as NSA Analyst Bruce Carter
Was David Johnson on The Secret Life of the American Teenager; Vic Faison, Ellie’s Fiancé on The West Wing; Chris Beals on Everwood and Skipper Johnston on Sex and the City. Had guest roles on Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Miss Match, ER and Medium.
Ashley Jones as NSA Analyst Jolene Townsend
Plays Parker Forsyth on General Hospital, spent 12-years playing Dr. Bridget Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, three years on The Young and the Restless as Megan Dennison. Was Daphne Landry on True Blood.
Had guest roles on CSI: Cyber, 90210, Drop Dead Diva, Bones, Private Practice, House, CSI, The Mentalist, Flashfloward, Trust Me, CSI: NY, Crossing Jordan, Without a Trace, Strong Medicine, The District, For the People, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and VIP.
Jed Rees as NSA Analyst Gary Dill / Noah Leipzig
Was Anson Drubner in The Chris Isaak Show. Played Mashir Malik in the “Status Update” episode of NCIS in season 12. Guest appearances include Castle, Masters of Sex, Pretty Little Liars, Family Guy, Cold Case, Chuck, CSI, DaVinci’s Inquest, The Twilight Zone (2002), The Net, The X-Files, The Sentinel, Sliders and 21 Jump Street.
Tristen MacDonald as Emily Janderman
This is the first of several appearances. Played Nurse Davies in “Enemies Domestic” two-parter on NCIS and had guest roles on CSI: NY, Grey’s Anatomy, Monday Mornings, Henry Danger and performed in sketches on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Jonathan Brooks as Dante
Appeared in episodes of Fresh Off the Boat, Children’s Hospital, Friday Night Lights and Chase. Works as a voice actor in a number of animated series.
Roberto Montesinos as Eduardo Banuelos
Guest roles include Criminal Minds, Bosch, Parenthood, New Girl, Scandal, Hawthorne, Past Life, Southland, Prison Break, The Unity, The Shield, Crossing Jordan, Medium, Judging Amy, Boston Legal, A.U.S.A. and MDs.
Eden Riegel as Doctor Iris Miller
Riegel won Daytime Emmy in 2005 for her portrayal of Bianca Montgomery, Erica Kane’s youngest daughter, on All My Children. Also worked on The Young and the Restless as Heather Stevens.
She appeared on NCIS as Meredith Bilson in season nine’s “The Good Son” and had guest roles on Castle, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-0, Monday Mornings, Law & Order, American Dreams and New York Undercover.
Works as a voice actor in a variety of animated series.
Bob Glouberman as Doctor Lance Tannen
Was the District Attorney on The League, a rabbi on New Girl, David the Aide on Arrested Development, a reporter on Spin City, a polygraph technician on Without a Trace and had guest roles on Adam Ruins Everything, Fresh Off the Boat, Glee, Mom, 2 Broke girls, The Office, Switched at Birth, Criminal Minds, Jonas, iCarly, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Close to Home, Crumbs, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Inconceivable, Malcolm in the Middle, The L Word, Crossing Jordan, Strong Medicine, My Wife & Kids, One on One, The Division, Battery Park, Grown Ups, Mad About You, Providence, Ally McBeal, Conrad Bloom, The Closer, ER, Caroline in the City, Life’s Work, Common Law, Murphy Brown, Ellen, Living Single, Family Matters, The Wayans Brothers, Monty and Flying Blind.
Ken Medlock as Volunteer
Appeared in episodes of Numb3rs, The Shield, Clubhouse, 7th Heaven, The X-Files, Hart to Hart, Falcon Crest, Knots Landing and Fantasy Island.
Fernando Martinez as Cartel Hitman #1
Played Fisherman Joe in Bloodlines, Officer Rodriguez in RePlay and was in episodes of Atlanta, Colony, Satisfaction, Castle, Sleepy Hollow, Unraveled, Finding Carter, Under the Dome, Devious Maids, Homeland, Nashville and Burn Notice.
Leo Oliva as Jose
Has credits in a number of short films and the TV series Louie.
Michael Cory Davis as Orderly
Was in episodes of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Recovery Road, Animal Kingdom, Baby Daddy, The Mentalist, The McCarthys, Anger Management, For Better or Worse, Private Practice, CSI: NY, Law & Order: LA and The Bold and the Beautiful.
Alfred Adderly as Intake Nurse
Appears on General Hospital from time to time as a bailiff. Had guest star roles on Fresh Off the Boat, Shameless, Superstore, Awkward, Bones, Jimmy Kimmel Live (sketch performer), Days of Our Lives and CSI: Miami.
Brand Rackley as Teacher’s Assistant
Has appeared in a number of independent and short films.
David Paul Olsen as Tom Olsen
Olsen has appeared in a number of episodes as a non-stuntman for his brother – “Kill House” and “Praesidium” – and things have not ended well for those characters. Wishing better luck in this episode to Tom Olsen.
Daniel Blake as Male Nurse
Returns from “Ghost Gun” (he was the poor fellow trying to get Roberta off her cell phone).
Written by: Frank Military who 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”, “Unlocked Mind”, “Revenge Deferred” and “The Seventh Child”.
A photo of Military by his director:
Not a bad looking day at the office.
Directed by: Diana C. Valentine who directed “Lokhay”, “Fallout”, Three Hearts”, “The 3rd Choir”, “Forest for the Trees”, “Beacon”, “Unspoken” and “Seoul Man”.
Insider Intel: Chris O’Donnell recently appeared on The Talk gave a little hint about this episode (about 1:25 into the episode).
Official Photographic Evidence: Seat 42F has promotional photos this week.
While it may have been the first day of filming for the program for season eight in July, it is part of this episode:
While promoting the season premiere, LL Cool J was working on this episode (a little adult language) with Chris O’Donnell (doing a walrus imitation), Frank Military and several members of the crew:
LL Cool J’s second video was on a boat with the crew:
Photos of Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J on the water:
LL Cool J on a boat with someone who I think is David Olsen:
Some lovely scenery from guest star Ashley Jones:
A lot of big equipment for this episode in and out on the water:
A behind the scenes staffer working on the episode:
One of the non-credited actors:
Frank Military writes such happy episodes.
Nice to see Callen and Sam as worried as Deeks.
LL Cool J provided an action clip:
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has a full doubleheader this Sunday with a lot of the country getting Indianapolis at Green Bay but some viewers getting Tennessee at San Diego. I will update the start time if there is a delay (there is a planned 8:30PM ET/7:30PM CT start for this episode) in the comments section Sunday night Other places to find the start time include the show’s official Twitter account (@NCISLA) and CBS’s official twitter account (@CBSTweet).
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