Title: “Battle Scars”
Airing: April 23rd
Filming: March 3rd to March 13th
What CBS is telling us: After a highly-decorated Navy Captain, Charles Langston (Carl Lumbly), kidnaps a Veterans Affairs administrator who has been siphoning funds, the NCIS team must work with Hetty’s former Vietnam War colleagues, now-retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden (John M. Jackson) and Admiral Sterling Bridges (James Remar) to solve the case, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: AJ is back, probably without the oar (Joelle will be relieved) with a pair of fellow Naval officers. One is in trouble.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
John M. Jackson as Retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden
Back from “Payback”. Seems he hung around California after all.
James Remar as Admiral Sterling Bridges
Remar has been a regular on television over the last few years. He is Kodiak in Hulu’s The Path and Cephelo in The Shannara Chronicles. Played Jimmy Evans in Grey’s Anatomy. Syd in State of Affairs, Henry in Wilfred, Harry Morgan in Dexter, Giuseppe Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries, Jonah Prowse in Jericho, Vincent Colville in North Shore, Richard Wright in Sex and the City, Det. Madjanski in Third Watch, Tiny Bellos in The Huntress and Frank Cisco in Total Security.
Appeared in episodes of Gotham, Code Black, Motive, From Dusk to Dawn: The Series, Hawaii Five-0 (2011), Flash Forward, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, The Unit, Eli Stone, CSI: Miami, Battlestar Galactica, Without A Trace, Peacemakers, The Twilight Zone (2002), The X Files, Strong Medicine, 7th Heaven, Nash Bridges, Wheels of Justice, Tales from the Crypt, Crime Story, Miami Vice, The Equalizer and Hill Street Blues.
Provided voices for “Ratatouille” (Larousse), The Legend of Korra (Tonraq), The Batman (Black Mask), Beware the Batman (Silver Monkey), Ben 10 (Vilgax), Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Two-Face), Justice League Unlimited (Hawkman) and Justice League (Lead Manhunter).
Remar was in a number of big films over the years including “48 Hrs”, “The Long Riders”, “Warriors”, “Judge Dredd”, “2 Fast 2 Furious”, “Pineapple Express”, “RED” and “Django Unchained”.
Carl Lumbly as Retired Navy Captain Charles Langston
Played Real Admiral Beau Hindley in the “Tell-All” season eight episode of NCIS. Was Delavenne in Zoo in season one, Pastor Leon Wright in The Returned, Captain Joel Rucker in Southland, Marcus Dixon on Alias, Mayor Christian Davidson in EZ Streets, Dr. Miles Hawkings in M.A.N.T.I.S., Marcus Petrie in Cagney & Lacey and Dr. Morris in Going to Extremes.
Played Earl Williams, season long-defendant in L.A. Law, a college professor who was charged with murdering his female research assistant. In an interview, Harry Hamlin, who played defense attorney Michael Kuzak, said that people still ask him if Williams was really guilty or not.
Lumbly appeared in episodes of SIX, UnREAL, Criminal Minds, Trauma, Chuck, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Battlestar Galactica, The X-Files, Kate Brasher, Family Law, The Magnificent Seven, ER, Any Day Now, Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, Nurse, BJ & The Bear, The Jeffersons, Taxi, Lou Grant and Emergency!.
Another animated series voice actor. Was Uncle S’Yan in Black Panther, Tornado Champion in Batman: The Brave and the Bold, J’onn Jonzz in a number of Justice League animated series with fellow guest star James Remar.
Written by: Jordana Lewis Jaffe and Andrew Bartels. Jordana Lewis Jaffe 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”, “Black Market” and “Payback”. Andrew Bartels wrote or co-wrote “Allegiance”, “Zero Days”, “The Grey Man”, “Humbug”, “Fighting Shadows”, “Driving Miss Diaz”, “Angels & Daemons”, “Where There’s Smoke…”, “Glasnost” and “Old Tricks”.
Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr. is back after a several season hiatus. He directed NCIS‘s “Legend” part two which introduced the OSP team before directing “Identity”, “Found”, “Human Traffic”, “Empty Quiver”, “Plan B”, “Familia”, “Lone Wolf”, “Vengeance”, “Recruit” and “History”. Whitmore has been working on the mothership, the New Orleans sibling, The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Suits and Quantico. As an actor, James Whitmore Jr. appeared in “The Long Riders” with James Remar and directed Remar in an episode of Jericho. He directed John M. Jackson in several JAG episodes (along with an episode of Bones and an episode of Wiseguy).
Insider Intel: Nothing this week.
Official Photographic Evidence: Over at SpoilerTV this week.
These Navy higher-ups may be in trouble but they’ve found a glorious place to in trouble.
(Remind me to have issues under gorgeous blue skies with the ocean nearby.)
That’s a lot of equipment:
That’s some classic equipment:
Recreating a classic photo:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J, guest star not in the press release edition:
Sadly generic preview again. It is a good one – gives you a good feel for the show’s more dramatic moments.
That’s the perkiest non-helpful person in the history of law enforcement.
Possible Sports Related Delays: None expected.
We’re down to the final four episodes of season eight. Buckle up!
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