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NCISLA Classified Preview: “From Havana With Love” (S8E20)


"From Havana with Love" -- Pictured: Daniela Ruah (Special Agent Kensi Blye). The NCIS team investigates a defense contractor, Rebecca Larmont (Shanna Collins), designing a nuclear attack weapon after her estranged husband, Victor Larmont (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), says he has proof she is selling Navy secrets to a foreign government. Also, Kensi goes undercover as a professional dancer at the Cuban club where the husband works, while Deeks is undercover as the bathroom attendant, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Sunday, April 9 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Erik Voake/CBS ©2017 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Title:  “From Havana With Love”

Airing:   April 9th
Filming:    February 22nd to March 2nd
What CBS is telling us:   The NCIS team investigates a defense contractor, Rebecca Larmont (Shanna Collins), designing a nuclear attack weapon after her estranged husband, Victor Larmont (Lou Ferrigno Jr.), says he has proof she is selling Navy secrets to a foreign government. Also, Kensi goes undercover as a professional dancer at the Cuban club where the husband works, while Deeks is undercover as the bathroom attendant, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening:  Kensi and Deeks are clubbing in an atypical way.  Also, this is the 20th episode of season eight.  Four to go.

 

Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:

Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Victor Larmont

Son of Incredible Hulk star Lou Ferrigno, the younger Ferrigno played Super Sammy in Mutt & Stuff and Louis in How I Met Your Mother.

Played race car driver Dave Lancellotti in NCIS‘s “Semper Fortis” episode in season 12 and had guest roles on Bones, The Young and the Restless, Nicky Ricky Dicky & Dawn, The Exes, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Teen Wolf, Days of Our Lives and The Mindy Project.  Was Tim McNulty in the internet series Rush: Inspired by Battlefield.

If you watched any of CBS’s basketball coverage over the last few weeks, Ferrigno was in the Subway Italian hero ads.

Shanna Collins as Rebecca Larmont

 Played Laurie Miller in the CBS series Swingtown and Amber in Wildfire.

Appeared in episodes of Bones, Major Crimes, Masters of Sex, CSI: NY, Castle, Hawthorne, CSI: Miami, Standoff, Without a Trace, Medium, Close to Home, Malcolm in the Middle, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars and Medical Investigation.   

Masterminds:

Written by:  Joe Sachs wrote “Higher Power”, “The Dragon and the Fairy”, “Drive”, “Purity”, “The Livelong Day”, “Fish Out of Water”, “The Black Wind”, “Blaze of Glory”, “Core Values”, “Seoul Man” and “Parallel Resistors”.

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”, “Queens Gambit” and “Hot Water”.

After having your photo taken with LL Cool J during an episode, taking a photo of the Paramount Water Tower is a staple for a person working on an episode.

Insider Intel:  Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah did an interview for The Insider during this episode.  TVGuide.com had an article about the episode’s dance theme and an interview with Daniela Ruah.  TVLine.com had an interview with Daniela Ruah.  Parade also had an interview with Daniela Ruah.

Official Photographic Evidence:  Promo photos at SpoilerTV this week.

Unofficial Surveillance:

A look at Undercover Deeks in Eric Christian Olsen’s Paleyfest PSA:

Always look good in a tux.

Also looking good, Daniela Ruah getting ready:

It looks like Sam will have a, well, Sam Hanna sort of day during this episode:

My Friday night.. @ncisla #TVlife 📺

A post shared by LLCOOLJ (@llcoolj) on

Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J – executive producer edition:

Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J – guest cast edition:

The Coolest! @llcoolj

A post shared by Clint Culp (@clintculp) on

Clint Culp is not in the official guest cast list but looks to be in the episode.

A number of guest cast members were not listed in the press release.  Det. Evans will be back:

In the guest cast – Derrell Coakley:

👁 Rapid Execution and Combat Targeting #setlife #LosAngeles #hollywood #livingthedream #selfie #ridingthewave

A post shared by Derrell Coakley (@coak17) on

👁 Catching bad guys #ncisla #ncisREACTteam #setlife #hollywood #television

A post shared by Derrell Coakley (@coak17) on

Actor Eduardo Lezcano:

Actress Valentina Latyna Plascencia:

 Actress Fernanda Tapia:

Dancer George Akram:

Video Surveillance:

Preview:  Sadly another generic promo this week:

Sneak Peeks:

Atypical sneak peeks with no bullpen or Ops scenes.

Possible Sports Related Delays:  CBS has the Masters Golf Tournament, probably the biggest golf event every season.  There will be a delay for tonight’s episode unless there is rain in Augusta, GA (where the tournament is played).  As always, I will update the start time in the comments section Sunday night.  Other places to find the start time include the show’s official Twitter account (@NCISLA) and CBS’s official twitter account (@CBSTweet).

With any luck, this is the final delay of season eight.

We have another week off for Easter Sunday with “The Queen’s Gambit” being rerun at 10PM.  After that, it will be a straight run until the season finale.  How quickly has this season flown by?

 


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Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.

 


12 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “From Havana With Love” (S8E20)

  1. sassyzazzi // April 8, 2017 at 10:11 AM // Reply

    Great preview as always ! Once again you had lots of photos I had not seen before, so thanks for keeping track of these for us fans. I am really looking forward to this episode .

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    • Thanks! The program had a short guest cast list but a number of dancers related to the episode posted photos from the set/production and that helped fill out the preview.

      Thanks again!

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  2. Enjoyed your preview. I had not known about the other sneak peek. It looks to be a fun episode. When will Deeks go undercover other than as a janitor/bathroom attendant?

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    • I think there is likely going to be some humor about Deeks graduating to bathroom attendant from janitor. Actually, I think this is going to be a humorous hour throughout – at least I’m hoping.

      Thanks for your kind words!

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  3. Thank you for this wonderful preview; no one does previews better than wikiDeeks! I appreciate all the hard work that goes into putting this together for us fans; I’m truly grateful. Here’s to watching a great episode tomorrow night :-)!!!!

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  4. Thanks for your great preview!
    This episode seems so much fun and I’m really looking forward to seeing Daniela dancing, in the sneak peek she looked amazing.
    The picture of Deeks and Kensi dancing that Daniela posted yesterday is so beautifu! I’ve been waiting for ages to see them dance together after the first quite clumsy try in “Greed”.
    I’m afraid, though, that this scene could turn out to be only a “dream”, Deeks’ imagination running wild seeing Kensi sensuously dance with the salsa dancer. It would still be beautiful to see them together, but I’d rather it were a real scene and not a “dream sequence” (à la “Anna vs Kensi Christmas fight”).

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    • It really does look fun. This has been such a serious season with Kensi’s injuries, the mole, the sadness behind the scenes with Miguel Ferrer’s illness. Now, as the season is winding down and no doubt moving into a serious storyline to end things (Frank Military is behind the season finale – yikes!), it is nice to have a fun change of pace. They had that with the Martin Mull episode and this looks equally entertaining.

      Thanks for your kind words!

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  5. Early Sunday update:

    Dennis Smith, of course, is the episode’s director.

    Back later with the start time (there will likely be a delay) and anything else that shows up on social media.

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  6. Late Sunday update:

    “Extra” had a piece on the episode:

    https://theinsider.com/dancing-takes-center-stage-on-the-set-of-ncis-la-c1dd2efcb46e

    Instagram posts and tweets from some of the guest cast:

    (there are two videos here)

    (LL Cool J – camera magnet!)

    And from a CBS executive:

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  7. Backed up one hour tonight.

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