Airing: November 27th
Filming: October 21st to October 31st with Daniela Ruah’s scenes shot in early July.
What CBS is telling us: After an unknown female assailant kills two men disguised as Sherriff’s deputies in front of Callen’s home, the NCIS team gets a new lead in the ongoing mole investigation. Also, Nell visits a prison to interview an inmate withholding information on the department’s leak, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Nell talks to Carl about the mole, Natalie Grant appears, Deeks has an interesting ride and the episode includes the end of Daniela Ruah’s scenes shot in advance of her maternity leave.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Pamela Reed as Roberta Deeks
Last seen smoking and catching a disapproving eye of the medical professionals tending to Kensi in “Ghost Gun”.
Laura Harring as Julia Feldman
Last seen getting coffee with Granger in “Black Market” (wonder if she told Kensi about that).
Adam Bartley as Carl Brown
Last seen sitting very close to Sam Hanna in “Ghost Gun”.
I think we know who Nell is interviewing in prison.
Lindsay LaVanchy as Natalie Grant / Amber Wilcox
Appeared in episodes of Scream: The TV Series, Castle and Criminal Minds. Natalie Grant was the name Carl Brown gave Sam as his co-mole.
Kurt Yaeger as Sullivan
Back from “Glasnost” last week.
Chase Kim as Deputy Bennett
Played Det. James Ward in Rizzoli & Isles and appeared as an SRT Sniper in the ‘Bait” episodes of NCIS. Was in episodes of Bosch, The Middle, Hawaii Five-0, Scorpion, Battle Creek, Revenge, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Silicon Valley, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Go On, Body of Proof, Castle, Grey’s Anatomy, The Newsroom, General Hospital, Ringer, Private Practice, Entourage, The Event, The Defenders, The Young & The Restless, Bones, CSI: Miami, Hawthorne, Life, Dollhouse, 24, Lie to Me, Monk, Leverage, Brothers & Sisters, Days of Our Lives, Women’s Murder Club, Moonlight, CSI: NY, Desperate Housewives, Standoff, Happy Hour, The OC, Gilmore Girls, Commander in Chief, Star Trek: Enterprise and The West Wing.
Nate Hartley as Vinny
Is Dan on The Goldbergs and was Ozzie on Zeke and Luther and Lewis on Rita Rocks. Appeared in episodes of New Girl, NTSF:SD:SUV, Hannah Montana, CSI, Working Class, Unfabulous, iCarly and The Bernie Mac Show.
Dustin Fasching as Bartender
Was in an episode of Rizzoli & Isles and The Neighbors.
Shon Lange as LA County Sheriff / Dexter Frazier
Was in an episode of Scandal and several episodes of the soaps Days of Our Lives and The Young & The Restless.
Gretchen Palmer as Heather / Rae
Hmmmmm…..back from the “High Value Target” and “In the Belly of the Beast”. She was Granger’s drinking buddy.
Written by: Erin Broadhurst who wrote or co-wrote “Praesidium”, “Unspoken” and “Come Back”.
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes directed “LD50”, “Disorder”, “Blye, K.” part one, “Free Ride” and “Impact”. Frakes also played Navy Commander Dr. Stanfill, Lance Talbot’s psychiatrist, in “Disorder” in season two.
Insider Intel: TVLine has a video clip and short article about Kensi at home with both Julia and Roberta.
In a TVGuide.com article that is largely about the changes in Callen’s life after last week’s episode, Chris O’Donnell is asked about the mole storyline. He describes it as a “multi-episode situation” with events the fans won’t see coming. He also says that one mole storyline episode – probably airing next year – “may be one of the best scripts we’ve had. It’s really clever.”
Official Photographic Evidence: Seat 42F has the photos this week.
Driving Mr. Deeks:
Guest star Nate Hartley made some friends:
Adam Bartley and Carl Brown return:
Hanging around with LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
Some very cool looking exterior shots:
Bar shot (not shots at the bar):
A photo with this episode’s director Jonathan Frakes and executive producer R. Scott Gemmill dress as Jonathan Frakes for Halloween with Daniela Ruah (who returns to work with the next episode):
With Daniela Ruah returning to the set for the next original episode, one last tweet from her week of shooting scenes used during her maternity leave:
They were wonderful.
Deeks may be missing the couch in Kensi’s room.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has a full doubleheader this Sunday with much of the country getting the Carolina Panthers at Oakland Raiders game but some viewers (mostly in the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic states, Ohio, Indiana and Florida) getting the New England Patriots at New York Jets. 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. The show’s Twitter feed (@NCISLA) and @CBSTweet will provide the updates.
We’re off until December 18th (gasp!) when the program will offer its annual holiday episode. Next Sunday is last year’s holiday episode (“Cancel Christmas”) running an hour later than usual and the program is preempted on December 11th.
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.