Title: “From Havana With Love”
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Not sure how I got so lucky to guest on one of the most professional and epic TV shows I've worked on so far. Honored, humbled, and grateful to play pretend for real this week 🙂 @ncisla #ncisla #season8 #cbs #blessed #tvbartender #actor #pretend #makebelieve #salsa #dancing #luckyboy #craftservice #seconds #thirds #tv #network #fromhavanawithlove #primetime
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.
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.
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:
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This is my morning routine at @ncisla . I get a full body massage while standing and then a glittery pat down. Or a sponge bath, who knows. It really helps me get into character… —- #episode20 Esta é a minha rotina matinal em #ncisla . Uma massagem de corpo inteiro enquanto de pé e umas festas com brilhantes. Ou um banho de esponja, quem sabe. Ajuda muito para entrar na personagem…
It looks like Sam will have a, well, Sam Hanna sort of day during this episode:
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:
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:
Actor Eduardo Lezcano:
Actress Valentina Latyna Plascencia:
Actress Fernanda Tapia:
Dancer George Akram:
Preview: Sadly another generic promo this week:
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?
Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.