Airing: March 19th – the third of four consecutive episodes.
Filming: February 1st to February 9th
What CBS is telling us: After the U.S. Treasury Department is hacked, Nell and Eric go undercover inside a couple’s retreat to track a tech-savvy husband and wife linked to the crime. Also, Digital Forensics Specialist Dave Flynn (Scott Grimes) arrives from the NCIS cyber office in San Diego to run ops while Eric and Nell are on assignment, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES. Bar Paly returns as Anna Kolcheck.
What we think is happening: It was my hope that when Kensi returned to the field that we wouldn’t see Eric and Nell exclusively in Ops. Nice to see the program agrees.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Scott Grimes as Digital Forensics Specialist Dave Flynn
Grimes was last seen in both of the “Red” episodes as NCIS Special Agent Dave Flynn. Dave has obviously moved out of the NCIS mobile truck and to the San Diego office.
Bar Paly as Anastasia “Anna” Kolcheck
Back from “Queen Pin” last week.
Elizabeth Bogush as Joelle Taylor / Beth
Last seen in “Payback” with an oar sized bump on her wet head in interrogation bickering with Callen about who lied more. And the lies seem to include her name.
Keiko Agena as Tara Nelson
Played Lane Kim in both Gilmore Girls on WB/CW and the Netflix Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Is Betsy on Colony and appeared in episodes of Sweet/Vicious, Grimm, Twister, Super(fluous), Learning Town, Shameless, House, Castle, ER, Private Practice, Without a Trace, Felicity, The Nightmare Room, Strong Medicine, Beverly Hills 90210 (1990’s), Sister Sister and Renegade.
Provides the voice of Yori on Kim Possible.
Gabriel Tigerman as Paul Nelson
Was Max Comey in the mothership’s “Homesick” episode in season 11 (the annual Christmas episode). Played Reggie Ross in the Amazon series Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street, Gary Irving in Silicon Valley, Pledge on Suburban Sons and appeared in episodes of Colony, Master of Sex, CSI: Cyber, Bones, Hot in Cleveland, NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, Good Luck Charlie, Journeyman, Supernatural, Grey’s Anatomy, Without A Trace and American Dreams.
Amy Farrington as Genevive Parks
Molly on Faking It, Mindy on Hung, Ali on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Stacy Devers on The Michael Richards Show and guest roles in dramas like Scandal, American Horror Story, ER and comedies like Two and a Half Men, The Drew Carey Show and Mom.
Patrick Wenk-Wolff as NSA Agent Michael ‘Mikey’ Donaldson
Guest roles on Rizzoli & Isles, Family Valuables and The Last Ship as well as some feature films and shorts.
Kane Lieu as Trevor Young
Guest roles on Code Black, Rosewood, The Last Ship and Teen Wolf.
Andy Cohen as Logan Gorman
Not the Bravo Andy Cohen. This Andy Cohen had guest roles on Criminal Minds, Henry Danger and Rizzoli & Isles.
Andrew Pikfo as Maitre D’ / Steffen
Appeared in episodes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Children’s Hospital, Two and a Half Men, Mike & Molly, The Big C, The Mentalist and Queer as Folk.
Mark Simich as Handsome Man
As credits go, this isn’t a bad one. “Who did you play on NCIS: Los Angeles?” “Oh, I was Handsome Man.” Appeared in episodes of CSI: NY, Pepper Dennis, The Young and the Restless and Femme Fatales. Was Hugh Hefner in the “Frost/Nixon” movie.
Lauren Gaw as Woman / Chelsey
Appeared in an episode of Modern Family and a number of short films.
Stephanie Czajkowski as Female LAPD Detective
Usually plays uniformed officers. Was in episodes of Colony, Supergirl, State of Affairs, Rizzoli & Isles, Switched at Birth, The Exes, Shameless and Criminal Minds.
Written By: Erin Broadhurst who wrote or co-wrote “Praesidium”, “Unspoken”, “Come Back” and “Sirens”.
Directed By: Tony Wharmby joins season eight after directing several episodes this season of both NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans. Wharmby directed “Legend” part one, “Predator”, “Callen, G.”, “Special Delivery”, “Deliverance”, “Archangel”, “Harm’s Way”, “Lange, H.”, “Honor”, “The Watchers”, “The Dragon and the Fairy” and the NCIS: Los Angeles end of the Hawaii Five-0 “Touch of Death” crossover, “Dead Body Politic”, “Gold Standard”, both “Red” episodes, “Reznikov, N.”, “Iron Curtain Rising”, “Zero Days”, “One More Chance”, “Humbug” and “Fighting Shadows”.
Official Photographic Evidence:
Today in having your photo taken with Eric Christian Olsen:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
Location: TOP SECRET; Date: TOP SECRET . What’s not a secret? Exactly how much LL Cool J (@llcoolj) and @ncisla loved Nushii's sushi burritos! You know why? Because we’re doin’ it and doin’ it and doin’ it well… (#namethatsong) . Much like his character on NCIS: LA, LL Cool J seems to like things that are both good for you, and amazing for your tastebuds! #Nushii
Today in having your photo taken with two Super Bowl MVPs and a quarterback who has taken two different teams to the Division Championship Game:
(Chris O’Donnell was at the AT&T Pro-Am at Pebble Beach during the second part of filming this episode.)
It looks like we’re going into the woods this week:
(by the way, if you are into beautiful photographs off set, @jacqniv Instagram account in a must)
Barrett Foa is happy for the return of Scott Grimes (if nothing else to help him on Twitter):
Kensi take the wheel:
Guest star Andy Cohen, however, is getting a lift:
Guest star Gabriel Tigerman looks like he had a rough day:
Guest star Stephanie Czajkowski was tweeting from the set:
Keiko Agena celebrates Mikaela Mathern’s last day as a trainee (and it looks like the program helped make that day fun):
While not in the credits, Stephanie Walters posted she is in “Getaway”:
That’s the promo that aired immediately after last week’s episode. CBS has been running generic promos for all their programs during the basketball:
Deeks definitely got him.
Welcome back Dave.
They are the cutest.
Possible Sports Related Delays: There will be delays for the next three episodes. Sunday the 19th and Sunday the 26th of March will have NCAA Men’s Basketball delays while the April 9th will be delayed because of the Master Golf Tournament. When CBS posts the adjusted ETZ/CTZ start times, I’ll put them in the comments.
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