Airing: March 26th
Filming: February 10th to February 21st
What CBS is telling us: After an engineer who was developing a new guided missile destroyer is murdered, Callen and Sam go undercover to track his co-worker aboard a plane to Tokyo to sell the classified intel. Also, Deeks plans a surprise get-together for Kensi and her out-of-town friends, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Air Callen and Sam are off to Tokyo while maybe Kensi’s friends from Camp Pendleton, who earned a handful of mentions in the first two seasons and were never discussed again, are back.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Sara Fletcher as Cheryl
Fletcher played Jill over a few episodes of Days of Our Lives, Rory Clerval in Frankenstein MD, Mia Winters in One Love, Viking in MyMusic, Hannah in 8.13 and the title character Jessica in Secret Girlfriend.
Appeared in episodes of Mom Tested, Cast Off, Last Moments of Relationships, Grimm, Destroy the Alpha Gammas, The Glades, Holloway Heights, Sketchy, Platonic, Perfect Couples and Monk. Provides the voice for the character of Kate on Family Guy.
David Fumero as Air Marshal Miguel Salazar
Fumero currently costars in Starz’s Power and was Cristian Vega for several years on One Life to Live. Had guest roles on CSI: NY, CSI: Miami and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Fumero is married to Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Melissa Fumero.
Madison Mason as Captain Troy Jacobs
Mason is one of those “that guy” actors (as in, I know that guy!). He has appeared in guest star roles in comedies from Key and Peele and Girl Meets World to Barney Miller and Gimme a Break! as well as dramas from Scandal and Criminal Minds to Tales of the Gold Monkey, an early 1980’s Tales of the Gold Monkey from JAG/NCIS creator Donald P. Bellisario.
Had regular or recurring roles on General Hospital (Warren James), Days of Our Lives (Gene Brisco), Malibu Shores (Coach Breckinridge), Dynasty (Gary Tilden) and Knots Landing (John Coblenz).
Played Lt. Col. Bushnell in the episode “Eye for an Eye” in season two of NCIS and Skipper in several episodes of JAG.
Ally Maki as Belinda Fujita
Plays Jess in the series Wrecked, Dawn in 10 Things I Hate About You and appears in episodes of the upcoming Dear White People as well as episodes of Slumber Party, New Girl, Hot in Cleveland, Shake It Up, Franklin & Bash, Workaholics, The Big Bang Theory, Greek, Bones, Privileged, Miss Guided, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, That’s So Raven, ER and My Wife and Kids.
Was Marie Manna in NCIS‘s season 13 episode “Lockdown”.
Dylan Kenin as Lincoln Stern
Not his first appearance on the program. Kenin played Jax in season one’s “Pushback” episode – one of Arkady’s three bodyguards. He was the one who stayed behind to deal with Sam accusing his partner with sleeping with Jolene while the third bodyguard hustled Arkady into his car (with Callen hanging out in the back seat).
Was Victor, the bad guy’s computer programmer, in season six of 24. Had a guest roles as Freddie Fountain the “Up in Smoke” season nine episode of NCIS.
Had guest starring roles in Westworld, The Messengers, Dig, Killer Women, Longmire, The Pacellis, The Event, Bones, Triggerman, The Unit, Cold Case, General Hospital: Night Shift, Prison Break, In Plain Sight, Ugly Betty, The Shield, ER, Numb3rs, Charmed and The Young and the Restless.
Jeffrey Markle as Salvador Ortega
Played Chance Frenlm on Parks and Recreation and Reggie in Far from the Tree.
Markle was in episodes of Good Girls Revolt, American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson, Rake, Scandal, Justified, The Event, Breaking In, Desperate Housewives, The Closer, Without A Trace, Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Grey’s Anatomy and The Gilmore Girls.
Tomm Voss as Willem
Voss works as both an actor and a stunt performer. He was credited in an episode of Numb3rs and has appeared in a few feature films.
Bogdan Yasinski as Aric Weber
Appeared in a few short films.
Jonathan Marballi as Big Ron
Plays Mr. Brooks in Mr. Student Body President and the title character in The Grumpy Gourmet.
Appeared in episodes of Life in Pieces, Thingstarter, Adam Ruins Everything, FBE Sketches, The McCarthys, 2 Broke Girls, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scorpion, Law & Order: SVU, Inside Amy Schumer, Broad City and House of Cards.
Marballi was the house comic for the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy troupe.
Carmela Zumbado as Susan
Was Cade LaSalle’s murdered girlfriend on NCIS: New Orleans in season one.
Zumbado had guest roles on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Scream: The TV Series, Bloodline, Graceland, Necessary Roughness and America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back.
Robin Krieger as Woman
Krieger played Marilyn Crannis on According to Jim.
Appeared in episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Working Class, Miss Guided, Desperate Housewives, Boston Legal, The Bernie Mac Show, Malcolm in the Middle, Quintuplets, It’s All Relative, Friends, Presidio Med, Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place, Family Matters, Aril$$, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, NYPD Blue, Wings, Married with Children, Ned and Stacy, Frasier, Murphy Brown, Cheers, Hunter and The Tortellis.
Kevin Coubal as Aiden Tinker
Was in episodes of Hostages, Blue Bloods, The Professionals and Deception.
Nicole Pettis as Air Marshal Vanessa Barley
Pettis appeared in the “Crescent City” Part 2 episode of NCIS, the New Orleans based episode that introduced the New Orleans team. She was Robin last season on The Catch, a waitress on Twisted, a paramedic on Monday Mornings, Officer Malone on General Hospital, Paula on Parks and Recreation and Rebecca on The System.
Appeared in episodes of Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, About A Boy, Lab Rats, How to Get Away with Murder, Mike & Molly, Hart of Dixie, The Millers, Sam & Cat, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dexter, Weeds, Law & Order: LA, Cold Case, Greek, Lincoln Heights, Hawthorne, The Young and the Restless, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Lie to Me, Ghost Whisperer, The Unit, Mind of Mencia and The Wire.
Blair Hickey as Sheldon Rhodes
Appeared in episodes of 1600 Penn, Touch, Southland, Make It or Break It, I’m in the Band, Harry’s Law, The Event, The Forgotten, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Girlfriends, Medium, Standoff, Windfall, Pepper Dennis, Ghost Whisperer, The OC, Passions, Dr. Vegas, Without A Trace, 7th Heaven, Angel, City Guys, The Young and the Restless, Ally McBeal, Beverly Hills 90210 (1990’s), Action, The Practice, Chicago Hope and Sex and the City.
(I think that’s my favorite “I was on set” photo to date.)
Sonny Saito as Hideo Sakuraba
Guest starred in episodes of Community, Teen Wolf, The Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives.
Caitlin McHugh as Tina
Was Sloan in The Vampire Diaries and appeared in episodes of Switched at Birth, Rescue Me, Law & Order: SVU, Kings and Castle.
Written by: Kyle Harimoto wrote “Omni”, “Merry Evasion”, “Chernoff, K” and “Command and Control”, “Granger, O.” and “Ghost Gun” while was a co-writer on “Three Hearts”, “Leipei”, “Humbug”, both ends of the “Matryoshka” two-parter and “Kulinda”.
Directed by: Benny Boom, who directed Kyle Harimoto’s “Ghost Gun” earlier this season.
Insider Intel: This was the episode featured at Paleyfest this week. Just after Paleyfest was more great news – NCIS: Los Angeles was renewed for a ninth season, which will include the 200th episode!
Official Photographic Evidence: Over at SpoilerTV this week.
Today in having your photo taken with Eric Christian Olsen:
And the social media jokes about flying have begun:
What happens when NCIS: Los Angeles wants to film in your neighborhood:
It wouldn’t be an episode of NCIS: Los Angeles without something blowing up:
Filming at the beach:
(and don’t forget, that is Blair Hickey by the trailer.)
Blair Hickey enjoyed his time guest starring:
Guest star Kevin Coubal wants you to guess if he’s on a real plane or a set:
Here’s a hint:
But not 100%:
Another generic preview from CBS:
The preview from the end of the episode last week:
Sam knows his explosives.
Look at Callen making friends with his seatmates! He’s grown so much over the years.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS still has the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this weekend so there should be a delay Sunday. I will update the adjusted ETZ/CTZ start times in the comment section Sunday evening.
No episode next week – CBS is preempting their Sunday dramas for the Academy of Country Music Awards. We’re back on April 9th with “From Havana With Love” (and sadly, probably another delay, this time because of Masters Golf).
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