Title: “Golden Days”
Airing: April 30th
Filming: March 14th to March 22nd (the Paleyfest LA event was during the shooting of this episode).
What CBS is telling us: A gold heist investigation has the NCIS team working with Hetty’s former Vietnam War colleagues, Retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden (John M. Jackson), Admiral Sterling Bridges (James Remar) and Retired Captain Charles Langston (Carl Lumbly), on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Hetty’s friends are back for a second (third for Admiral Chegwidden) episode. A Joe Wilson episode means stunts aplenty while Rick Tunell offered a hint of what else is coming to the program.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
John M. Jackson as Retired Admiral AJ Chegwidden
James Remar as Admiral Sterling Bridges
Carl Lumbly as Retired Navy Captain Charles Langston
All three terrific actors are back from last week.
This is the simplest guest cast “Be on the lookout” I’ve ever done since all the actors were in the prior episode.
Written By: Joseph C. Wilson and Lee A. Carlisle
Joseph C. Wilson wrote or co-wrote “Full Throttle”, “Stand-off”, “Personal”, “Plan B”, “Sacrifice”, “Blye, K.” Part One, “Gold Standard”, “Unwritten Rule”, “Fallout”, “Between the Lines”, “Exposure”, “Reign Fall”, “Kolcheck, A.”, “Cancel Christmas”, “Head of The Snake” as well as this season’s “Home is Where the Heart Is” and “Queen Pin”.
Lee A. Carlisle has been a writers assistant for the program since the start of season seven. He also worked on King and Maxwell (Shane Brennan’s USA Network series) and wrote several short films.
Directed By: Ruba Nadda. This is Nadda’s second episode, “Under Siege” being her first.
Insider Intel: None this week.
Official Photographic Evidence: At SpoilerTV (not a lot of official photos this week).
John Peter Kousakis is promising big stunts with Joseph “Boom” Wilson writing the episode:
A lovely photo from exterior scenes shot at Bob Hope Airport:
(Do tell Mr. Tunell, do tell.)
There is also this more workman-like photo from Bob Hope Airport:
Not in the press release guest actor Christopher Naoki Lee took some photos of his days on the set:
Excited to announce I'll be on NCIS-LA later this season and will be working with these bad ass fellas for a few days next week. This was a tough show to get on to from my own experience, and I'm beyond humbled and grateful to get the opp. Put in the work, be good to your peers, and the rest will follow. Happy Saturday y'all 🙌🏼
Lee is responsible for the weekly guest cast photo with LL Cool J:
In this weeks edition of barely #tbt, having the opportunity to work with artists I've admired for years always humbles me and continues to drive me to push further. So of course I needed to fanboy it up and get a shot w my main man @llcoolj last week. Thanks for the chats and words of wisdom, looking forward to the day we work together again. @ncisla #stayhungry #begrateful
Had his photo taken with Chris O’Donnell, too:
Also had his photo taken with James Remar and Carl Lumbly:
The official CBS promo:
Anyone else concerned that in this generic promo, Deeks is being shown doing heroic things when he’s actually breaking out of jail and confessing to a murder? Can’t be just me.
This preview aired at the end of “Battle Scars”:
Possible Sports Related Delays: None expected. We should be running every week on-time until the May 14th season finale. This season has flown by.
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