Airing: February 19th
Filming: January 3rd to January 11th
What CBS is telling us: Emotions run high for the team as one agent is held in an unknown location and tortured by the mole, while another discovers he was betrayed by someone he least expected, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Some familiar faces return (some from other CBS series!) and Kensi’s very bad season eight continues.
Just a reminder, “Payback” starts an hour later than usual – 9PM ET/PT; 8PM CT/MT in the US.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Erik Palladino a CIA Officer Vostanik Sabatino
Our possible traitor Vostanik returns from “Under Siege” on January 29th (good grief, we’ve gone a long time between episodes).
John M. Jackson as A.J. Chegwidden
Oh, the Admiral is back. Before there was NCIS: Los Angeles there was NCIS. Before there was NCIS, there was JAG – a legal drama about the Judge Advocate General’s office in Washington. The office from mid-season one until season nine was run by Rear Admiral A.J. (Albert Jethro) Chegwidden (and you probably thought CBS had no Jethros between The Beverly Hillbillies and NCIS).
Chegwidden was a former SEAL (probably too old, however, to be a SEAL with Sam), retired Rear Admiral and when last seen was a high-priced attorney in private practice when he appeared in the season ten finale of NCIS as Gibbs’s attorney when Colin Hanks was trying to put him in jail.
Chegwidden was the typical JAG/NCIS/NCIS: Los Angeles/NCIS: New Orleans-style person in charge – tough but fair, smart, funny and unfailingly loyal. Chegwidden (and the actor) is also on the tall side so I’m totally rooting for quality scenes with Linda Hunt’s Hetty. Both have powerful presences but not quite the same size. It would make sense that a former SEAL turned head of JAG turned high powered DC attorney would know Hetty.
The actor John M. Jackson played FBI Director Sam Cullen in the first season of Bones. He had guest roles in episodes of Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, Perception, Castle, Private Practice, CSI, Knight Rider (2009), Grey’s Anatomy, Jericho, Without A Trace, Stand Off, Lie to Me, John from Cincinnati, Ghost Whisperer, Homefront, Party of Five, Dark Skies, Sisters, The Watcher, Northern Exposure, Shannon’s Deal, Wiseguy, Probe, Beauty & The Beast, MacGyver (1987) and The Hitcher.
Kurt Yaeger as Sullivan / CIA Officer Ferris
Also back from “Under Siege” last month and that’s not good.
Elizabeth Bogush as Joelle Taylor
Joelle was last seen kissing Callen under the mistletoe in “Cancel Christmas” in season seven.
Teddy Lane Jr. as LAPD Officer
Usually plays either uniformed law enforcement officers, security guards or bouncers.
Appeared in episodes of Shooter, Castle, Angie Tribeca, Mystery Girls, Hit the Floor, Silicon Valley, The Crazy Ones, Franklin & Bash, American Horror Story, Californication, Gigantic, Glee, The Mentalist, Lie to Me, Rizzoli & Isles, Secret Girlfriend, Raising the Bar, Ghost Whisperer, iCarly, Cory in the House, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, Big Shots, Drake & Josh, Dexter, Daybreak Bones, The Shield, House, Nip/Tuck, Arrested Development, George Lopez Show, Still Standing, Threat Matrix, Boston Public, Miracles, Push Nevada, So Little Time, The West Wing, The Tick, CSI, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, The Practice, Any Day Now, Freaks & Geeks, Suddenly Susan, Bold & Beautiful, Charmed, VIP, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, Players, Born Free, The Visitor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dangerous Minds.
Anzu Lawson as Nurse
Lawson’s talent management company had her in “Under Siege” but she did not appear. It looks like Miguel Ferrer’s scenes were all shot before the holidays and she worked with him.
Rest in Heavenly peace sweet Miguel. I will never forget our day filming together in December on @ncisla and being able to hold your hand and tell you what an honor it was to work with you. See you on the other side. You inspired us all with your gifts all these years. #miguelferrer #ncisla #THANKYOU — our episode airs February 5th 2017
Written by: Jordana Lewis Jaffe, who wrote or co-wrote “Honor”, “Patriot Acts”, “Dead Body Politic”, “Paper Soldiers”, “Unwritten Rule”, “Big Brother”, “Iron Curtain Rising”, “Exposure”, “Savior Faire”, “Beacon”, “Defectors”, “Exchange Rate” and season eight’s “Black Market”.
Directed by: Terrance O’Hara, who directed “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “The Bank Job”, “Borderline”, “Tin Soldiers”, “The Job”, “Backstopped”, “Crimeleon”, “Blye, K.” Part Two, “San Voir” Part Two, “End Game”, “Paper Soldiers”, “Descent”, “Ascension”, “Fish Out of Water”, “Blaze of Glory”, “Command and Control” (episode 150), “Matryoshka” Part Two and season eight’s “Belly of the Beast”.
Insider Intel: So far nothing but I wouldn’t be surprised to see an article or two pop up before Sunday. As always, check the comment section for any new articles or episode photos Sunday night.
Official Photographic Evidence: Photos up at SpoilerTV.
The program also put out this photo after the released the promotional photos in mid-January:
Obviously, they wanted to keep Kensi’s fate quiet until after “Under Siege” aired.
Looks to be an Action!Deeks hour:
And a not very good Kensi day:
Today in having your photo taken with Linda Hunt:
Today in having your photo taken with Daniela Ruah:
Today in having your photo taken with Daniela Ruah’s chair:
You think I'll get in trouble for sitting in this chair? Eh, it will be fine, who's going to know about it, right? I'll just share it with you all who I'm sure can keep a secret. :). . . . . . . . @ncisla @ncisla._ @ncisla43 @ncislah50 @ncisla_ox @dg251170 @ncislapage @ncisla.fan @ncislatrash @ncislafan.tiva @ncisla_.castle @ncisla_cast @ncisla.ouat @ncisladensi @ncisla_2016 @ncisla_kensy #ncisla
Guest star Teddy Lane Jr. looks like he enjoyed his time on-set:
Sam’s car is ready for its close-up:
The reading material really doesn’t match the drug den vibe:
Preview: Deeks has a little heart to heart with Sabatino in the boat shed in the preview:
Sneak Peek: Just one so far this week:
Yay Kensi! If CBS sends out any other video, I’ll post it in the comments.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has a golf tournament that should be over before primetime starts. On the odd chance that there is a delay, I’ll put the start time in the comments Sunday night. And remember – an hour later Sunday night.
Next week is a rerun of the two-part season premiere at 9PM ET against The Academy Awards. The program returns March 5th and should have a straight run through the month of March (with some delays due to basketball later in the month). See you all week after next with the “Old Tricks” preview.
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.