Title: “Se Murio el Payaso”
Airing: October 8th (moved up from October 15th)
Filming: April 17 to April 25 – this was the first of two episodes shot after “Unleashed” last spring.
What CBS is telling us: When the daughter of a notorious counterfeiter arrives in Los Angeles, Sam is sent undercover as a financier, while Callen partners with Anna (Bar Paley) to track the family’s latest scheme, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: If it makes Sam feel any better, “Se Murio el Payaso” translates to The Clown Died in Spanish.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Bar Paly as Anastasia “Anna” Kolcheck
Last seen in “Getaway” with Callen on the couch in the boat shed.
Marsha Thomason as Secret Service Special Agent Nicole DeChamps
Last seen in “Old Tricks” with Sam outside Lt. Miller’s hospital room.
Jeff Kober as Harris Keane
Jeff Kober plays the man in the phone photo who Hetty is interesting in finding in Vietnam.
Has worked in television for decades – from Timeless last fall to Highway to Heaven back in the mid 1980’s. He was a guest star in the original editions of both MacGyver and V. A longtime working actor who also has some nice movie credits (most recently “Sully”).
As for regular roles in series, he was Joe in The Walking Dead, Jacob Hale Jr. in Sons of Anarchy, Remy in New Girl, Daedalus in Kindred: The Embraced, Guy Stafford in Falcon Crest and most famously as Marine Staff Sgt. Evan “Dodger” Winslow in China Beach.
Played Brick Myers in the “Chasing Ghosts” episode of NCIS: New Orleans and Rory Coulter in the “Body Talk” episode of JAG.
Fernanda Andrade as Lucila Marca/Claudia Diaz
Was Leticia Gomez in the season 11 finale of NCIS. Played Eva Ramos in Red Widow. Appeared in episodes of Undercovers, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law & Order: LA, The Glades,, Sons of Anarchy, The Mentalist, Franklin & Bash, Kingdom, Scorpion, Rizzoli & Isles and From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series.
Kip Pardue as Michael Silva
Played FBI Agent Volchek in season two of Ray Donovan and was Nurse Ben Parker in ER. Had guest roles in 7th Heaven, House, Mad Men, Agent X, Imposters and Law & Order: SVU.
Steven Allerick as Tom Rhee
Appeared in episodes of Highlander: The Raven, Earth: The Final Conflict, Relic Hunter, Amazon, Star Trek: Enterprise, Strong Medicine, Scorpion, Fear the Walking Dead, Switched at Birth, Jane the Virgin, Rosewood, Colony and Speechless. Played a GSC Tech in Extant.
Long Nguyen as Dang
Back from the last week. He was the man who met with Hetty in the bar.
Nanrisa Lee as Secret Service Agent Tina Park
Had guest roles in episodes of Life in Pieces, Secrets and Lies, Westworld, How to Get Away With Murder, The Mindy Project, Doubt and the season premiere this edition of American Horror Story.
Natalie Ceballos as Tia
Appeared in episodes of Matador, Mistresses, Rosewood and Game Shakers.
Natasha Hall as Heather
Had guest roles in episodes of Everybody Hates Chris, Glory Daze, 90210 (the 2012 edition), Body of Proof, Castle and The Thundermans.
Neil Rodriquez as Luna
Played as Neil the bartender in a number of General Hospital broadcasts. Was in episodes of The Sweeper, Major Crimes, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Middle.
Duncan Campbell as NCIS Agent Castor
There are several Duncan Campbells working as actors. He also appears in “Assets” next week.
Written by: Kyle Harimoto wrote “Omni”, “Merry Evasion”, “Chernoff, K” and “Command and Control”, “Granger, O.”, “Ghost Gun”, “Kulinda” and “767” while was a co-writer on “Three Hearts”, “Leipei”, “Humbug”, both ends of the “Matryoshka” two-parter and next week’s “Assets”.
Directed by: Rick Tunnel, the keeper of the NCIS: Los Angeles production calendar on Twitter (such a help this preview page every week!), is the program’s production manager. This is the second episode he’s directed, “Revenge Deferred” being the other.
Insider Intel: An article at TVLine.com about Anna’s return.
Official Photographic Evidence: Over at SpoilerTV.
Some interesting locations for this episode:
Showing gratitutde to your cast and crew:
The first two are from CBS, the second one is the TVLine article mentioned above.
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has late games in a handful of markets but not most of the US (most notably Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Harrisburg PA, Indianapolis, Flint, Detroit, Cleveland and Charlotte). I will update the start time if there is a delay 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).
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