Title: “Parallel Resistors”
Airing: November 13th
Filming: September 30th to October 11th with Daniela Ruah’s scenes shot in early July.
What CBS is telling us: After a graduate student developing an electromagnetic weapon for the Navy is attacked, the NCIS team discovers a connection to international warfare. Also, Kensi continues grueling physical therapy for her spinal injury, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES
What we think is happening: Kensi’s rehab will include scenes with an actor whose real life story could be an episode of a drama itself. There are also scenes in a tiki bar, filming with drones, a baseball field, a child in peril and Raj’s mom from The Big Bang Theory.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Jasmine Kaur as Ganeev Patel
Played a CSI tech on CBS’s Reckless, had guest roles on The Walking Dead, Revolution and Drop Dead Diva.
Kandis Fay as Pamela Volonev
Born to play Pam or Pamela – had roles with that name on both Masters of Sex and Mad Men. Also appeared in episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, Ray Donovan, House, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds and Cold Case.
Shree Crooks as Nadia Volonev
Child actress. Played Scarlett Lowe in last season’s American Horror Story, plays Audrey on Ray Donovan. Was Young Katie Sparks in Extant.
Markus Flanagan as Professor Chapman
Played Luke Fitzgerald on Nurses, Harry Dean on the original Melrose Place, Addie’s Dad Jeff Singer on Unfabulous and played Commander Mike Taffet in the “Hide and Seek” episode of NCIS in season six. Had guest roles on Bones, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Supernatural, Rizzoli & Isles, The Defenders, The Young and The Restless, Numb3rs, CSI, Heroes, CSI: Miami, Judging Amy, Providence, Malcolm in the Middle, That 70’s Show, Will & Grace, Jack & Jill, The Practice, Fantasy Island (1998), Charmed, Nash Bridges, Veronica’s Closet, Friends, Pacific Blue, Hudson Street, Murder One and The Commish.
Hank Chen as Minjun Rhee
Had guest roles on Law & Order: SVU, Blue Blood, Criminal Minds, Community, Rizzoli & Isles, Switched at Birth, Baby Daddy, Disengaged, Grace & Frankie and Lopez. Appeared in a sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Kurt Yaeger as Sullivan
This looks to be a three-episode role, according to IMDB.
Yaeger is a former X-Games athlete as a BMX rider. After leaving the X-Games and while pursuing his Master’s Degree, Yaeger was a motorcycle accident in San Francisco. His left leg was amputated below the knee. Yaeger also broke his pelvis, fractured seven vertebras and tore his bladder. After months of rehabilitation and nearly 30-surgeries, he changed his plans and became an actor.
Yaeger appeared in a season 11 episode of the mothership “Bulletproof” as Freddie Linn, a former Marine paralyzed due to faulty body armor. Played Greg the Peg on Sons of Anarchy. Had guest roles on General Hospital, The Bold & the Beautiful, The Grinder, Shameless and will appear in upcoming episode of Pure Genius and a new series called Quarry.
Alice Amter as Professor Laleh Moradi
Amter plays Raj’s mom, Mrs. Kroothrappali on The Big Bang Theory. Guest starring roles include appearances on Rosewood, Chasing Life, Hot in Cleveland, The Mentalist, General Hospital, The Whole Truth, Outsourced, The Cleaner, ‘Til Death, Presidio Med, Judging Amy, Strong Medicine and ER.
Tristen Macdonald as Emily Janderman
Back from last week’s “Crazy Train” as the physical therapist in charge of Kensi’s rehab.
Victor Onuigbo as Oluwa Tinabu
Plays Nick on Shameless.
Jason Karasev as Yuri Volonev
Appeared in episodes of KC Undercover, Freak Out, FML, Hart of Dixie, iCarly and Disaster Date.
Eddie Liu as Scott Young/Scott Yung/Caller
Played Ryan in The Waiting Room and Doug on Silicon Valley.
Matthew Grant Godbey as LAPD Det. Dan Evans
Was last credited in “Home is Where the Heart Is” episode before last.
Hannah Tammien as Herta
Appears in the sketch comedy series TMI Hollywood.
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”, “Core Values” and “Seoul Man”.
Directed by: Eric Laneuville directed “Partners”, “Purity”, “Allegiance”, “Savior Faire”, “Citadel” and “Come Back”.
Insider Intel: People Magazine profiled guest star Kurt Yaegar just after he finished his role (he is part of the Kensi scenes).
Official Photographic Evidence: Spoiler TV has the photos this week.
This photo was taken during the early July filming for Daniela Ruah’s maternity leave. Today in having your photo taken with Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah when you’re the real life head of NCIS Andrew Traver (and one-time guest star) and his family:
Today in having your photo taken with Eric Christian Olsen:
Today in having your photo taken with Chris O’Donnell:
Today in having your photo taken with Renee Felice Smith (with guest stars Hank Chen and Markus Flanagan):
Guest star Alice Amter with some set selfies and photos.
Eric Christian Olsen on the set at the College of the Canyons:
Filming at baseball field at the College of the Canyons:
Looks like the aerial photography drones will be out in force in this episode:
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Some group fun with the guest cast:
Matthew Godbey showing off the new LA bar Pacific Seas:
Godbey was a fan of last week’s episode:
Sam is a SEAL, a Federal Agent but he’s also always a dad.
Possible Sports Related Delays:CBS has late games in a number of difference places for the Miami Dolphins-San Diego Chargers game. While most of the country will start on time, there will be delays in the following areas: New York, Philadephia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and all of Florida except Jacksonville according to the good people at 506sports.com. The show’s Twitter feed (@NCISLA) and @CBSTweet will provide and update and I’ll put it in the comments Sunday evening (especially since I live in one of the possibly delayed areas).
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.