This week we move from old-fashioned romance to something a little, um, hotter, with The Top 3 Sexiest Scenes. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
Let me just say that I think everone defines “sexy” differently, and I promise not to judge your list if you don’t judge mine. Of course, the listed items do need to be Deeks or Densi-focused. (Yep, Deeks managed to create quite a few sexy scenes all by himself.)
The Top 3
Well this was an interesting exercise. In last week’s Top 3 Romantic Scenes, I had difficulty narrowing my list to a Top 3 from a long list of contenders. But when it came time for a Top 3 Sexiest Scenes, I came up with a short list of options with three that easily jumped into my final trio. I think that says a lot about the approach the showrunners have taken with these two, with lots of meaningful glances and sweetness, and a relative lack of steaminess. In reverse order of importance, my Top 3 is…
#3. Post-lasers/explosion in “Deliverance”
Written by Shane Brennan and Frank Military, “Deliverance” was one of the first times I saw a real glimmer of Densi. When Deeks helps Kensi escape the laser- and explosive- filled room, they seem to make a breakthrough in terms of trust, which had been a huge roadblock in their early partnership. That emotional shift, combined with a relieved and vulnerable Kensi landing right on top of Deeks, just leapt off the screen for me. In that moment post-explosion, I was absolutely convinced she was about to kiss him. Instead, one of those annoying teammates interrupted, leading to a classic Deeks use of humor to defuse tension (after Kensi says she has to pee, Deeks replies, “I think I just did.”). And then he smiles a glorious smile. In this moment they’re totally themselves, without their guard up as it’s been through most of their early partnership. It’s a great early scene between these two that hints at what they might become in the future.
#2. The hilltop kiss in “Descent”
In an intense episode written by Frank Military (again!), we finally see a moment of crystal-clear communication between a Deeks and Kensi who’ve been struggling to express themselves to one another for an entire season. No, make that three seasons. It’s the culmination of the will-they-won’t-they that began from their very first scene in “Hand-to-Hand.” And it’s a Direct Deeks who’s had enough and final stands up (literally) and takes charge of the situation. I like Direct Deeks, particularly this one. The kiss is amazing, and then when he takes a step back and utters his “How’s that for communication?” line, wow. The whole thing is intense and even though their relationship remains in a continuing state of confusion as Kensi flees to follow Michelle, it’s a tremendously satisfying moment that gave me some comfort that the showrunners wouldn’t be able to leave them in limbo forever. (Granted, they did succeed for another year and half- well played, Shane Brennan. Well played.)
#1. Saving Kensi at gunpoint in “Greed”
There’s lots of sexual tension and romantic banter in this episode (again written by Frank Military), right from the ballroom dancing opening. But the scene in the loft where Deeks confronts an apparent bad guy holding Kensi at gunpoint takes my #1 position. I just love the way he maneuvers into position by pretending he doesn’t see what’s happening, and by gushing about the ridiculous artwork (This is the perfect combination of girls and guns). But then – bam – he goes from silly to 100% serious, telling Michael Saleh, “Let me make this perfectly clear. If you harm her, today is going to be your last day on earth.”
The evolving expressions on Kensi’s face are priceless. She goes from exasperation and disbelief that he could walk right past them without noticing her predicament, to total satisfaction and no small amount of, shall we say, lust, at the way he’s come to her defense in such a thrilling manner.
So whoa, these last two weeks have been a bit of a revelation for me in terms of my thinking about Frank Military. I always saw him as a master of dark material, but he wrote two of my Top 3 Romantic Scenes, and the guy claimed all three of my Top 3 Sexiest Scenes. From now on I will think of him very differently!
Also in the Running
There were several other stand-out sexy scenes that didn’t quite crack my Top 3, including several from the Top 3 Action! Deeks list:
- Deeks blowing off the hinges and kicking down the door in “Sans Voir, Part II” (Shane Brennan)- I really hated to leave this one off the list as it’s one I can watch over and over
- Deeks walking out of the ocean in his wetsuit in “Skin Deep” (Gil Grant)- you know I love Surfer Deeks
- Deeks saving Kensi despite two bullet holes in “Personal” (Joseph C. Wilson)
- Deeks and Kensi’s face-off in Daniel Zuna’s house in “Hand-to-Hand” (Matt Pyken)
- The final date that’s not a date scene in “Recovery” (especially the way he tilts his head at her) (Gil Grant)
- Taking on about eight men in a fistfight in “An Unlocked Mind” (Frank Military)
- Shooting while sliding at the villa in “Collateral” (Cheo Hodari Coker)
- Jumping onto the pergola in “SEAL Hunter” (Frank Military)
Next week we’re continuing the Densi discussion, with a focus on the Top 3 Densi Communications. Which moments of clear communication between these two make your Top 3?
In the meantime, let’s talk about the sexytimes. What are your Top 3 Sexiest Scenes?
Or, go back to last week’s post, the Top 3 Most Romantic Scenes.