Title: “Hot Water”
Airing: January 15th
Filming: November 28th to December 6th
What CBS is telling us: The mole has once again compromised the NCIS team as planted evidence results in the arrests of Callen, Sam, Granger and Deeks, on the day Under Secretary Duggan (Jackson Hurst) returns for Hetty’s resignation, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: It is old home week as a number of characters from the past few seasons are back and that doesn’t look like a good thing since everyone coming back is looking to put the team in jail.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Jackson Hurst as Under Secretary of Defense Corbin Duggan
Last seen being outraged that Hetty was walking free at the end of “The Queen’s Gambit”.
Karina Logue as LAPD Detective Ellen Whiting
Last seen being disappointed that Deeks was walking free near the end of “Internal Affairs”.
Gretchen Palmer as Heather Wilson
Granger’s drinking buddy from the season eight premiere, a photo of her meeting with Carl Brown’s sweetie Natalie Grant/Amber Wilcox was on the big screen in Ops at the end of “Sirens”.
Carlos Sanz as DEA Agent Mario Sanchez
Last seen in “The Grey Man” running the transport of drug cartel big wig Domingo Pena.
Corey Reynolds as ATF Agent Duke Morgan
Appeared on the mothership as Lt. Commander Aaban El-Sayad in “Faith”, the season seven holiday episode. Plays Assistant DA Martin Reardon on Murder in the First, was Lt. Gabriel on The Closer and Waylon Ortley on Getting On.
Had guest roles on Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Castle, Private Practice, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, The Guardian and Eve.
Was nominated for a Tony for playing Seaweed J, Stubbs in “Hairspray” in 2002.
Elaine Loh as LAPD Officer Lisa Chan
Appeared in episodes of General Hospital, About a Boy, Jane the Virgin, Power, Last Man Standing, Bad Judge, Hench, Hart of Dixie, New Girl, The Schleps, Cougar Town, The Mentalist, All My Children, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Californication, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Chuck, The Young and the Restless, What About Brian and Passions.
Andrew Thacher as FBI Swat Commander
Plays a lot of law enforcement or uniformed service members. Was State Police Sgt. Paul Westgard on NCIS‘s season eight premiere “Spider and the Fly”. Had guest roles on Grey’s Anatomy, Veep, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Rosewood, Superstore, Teen Wolf, Book of Secrets, Scandal, Hit the Floor, It is Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Blood, Caribe Road, Legit, Sons of Anarchy, Vegas, CSI: Miami, Harry’s Law, Rules of Engagement, Dexter, Mental, Medium, Life, Lincoln Heights, Smith, The Unit, The OC, Without a Trace, E-Ring, One Life to Live, Third Watch, Law & Order: SVU and As The World Turns.
Tony Elias as FBI Swat Officer
Was the FBI Swat Officer who ordered Callen to stay in the car during Sam’s arrest in “SEAL Hunter” and the same character who came over the hill with Granger to rescue Kensi and Deeks in “An Unlocked Mind”.
Karibel Rodriquez as LAPD Officer Turner
Guest roles on East Los High and The Last Ship.
Joe Thornton Jr. as LAPD Officer Northam
Played the officer hanging up the phone and bringing visitors to Deeks in the jail scenes in “Internal Affairs”.
Matthew Grant Godbey as LAPD Detective Dan Evans
Last seen working the crime scene in “Parallel Resistors”.
Jeff De Serrano as LAPD Officer Rojas
Last seen looking for the post-stun gunned Callen in “Active Measures”.
Vivis Colombetti as Mrs. Ramirez
Plays Rosario on East Los High and had guest roles on Adam Ruins Everything, Jane the Virgin, Workaholics, Past Life, Medium and Greek. Mrs. Ramirez was Callen’s neighbor in “Sirens” though she wasn’t credited.
Todd James Jackson as Hospital Guard
Had guest roles on The Vampire Diaries, RePlay, 90210, The Young and the Restless, Blood Relatives, General Hospital, All My Children and Immigrants – usually as law enforcement officers.
Troy Cephers as LAPD Officer
Last seen trying to arrest Callen and Sam after the diamond transfer in “Command and Control”.
There are more than a few law enforcement officers we’ve seen in prior episodes.
WRITTEN BY: Anastasia Kousakis, daughter of executive producer John Peter Kousakis. She wrote and directed the series We Don’t’ Hate It Here.
DIRECTED BY: Dennis Smith who directed “Fame”, “Standoff”, “Rocket Man”, “Cyberthreat”, “Exit Strategy”, “Patriot Acts”, “Out of the Past” part one, “The Livelong Day”, Between the Lines”, “Deep Trouble” part two, “Black Budget”, “Black Wind”, “Blame it On Rio”, “Defectors”, “Matryoshka” part one, “Granger, O” and “Queens Gambit”.
Insider Intel: Reposting Eric Christian Olsen’s interview with KTLA last month with a clip from last week and spoilers for what’s coming with the mole storyline.
ExtraTV has the same clip from last week but also some info from Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J
There were also two articles issued last Sunday about this three-part “mole” storyline. First is a TVLine, the second at Seat42F. TV Guide had an article as well but it was released Tuesday. Busy press week for the show.
Glamour also had an article about Kensi’s recovery and her life with Deeks.
Official Photographic Evidence: Promo photos are at Seat42F. The program’s Instagram account also sent out quote – they usually do that after the episode:
Guest star Andrew Thacher is happy to be on set:
And Thacher seems happy with the location:
Matthew Godbey is happy with the location as well:
Jackson Hurst wants to call his union about the location:
Guest stars Corey Reynolds and Vivis Colombetti on set:
Colombetti and director Dennis Smith:
Colombetti and co-star (and TV neighbor) Chris O’Donnell:
No Deeks in the preview but Kensi looks to be rescuing Granger’s bar buddy Heather.
Look who is back in the office! Great news!
Bad morning for both Deeks and Sam.
Possible Sports Related Delays: For the first time since Labor Day weekend, CBS does not have football on Sunday. There will be no sports delay. There will be a sports preemption next Sunday, however, when CBS airs the AFC Championship Game. The program returns with “Under Siege” on January 29th.
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