Title: “The Silo”
Airing: November 12th
Filming: September 11th to September 19th
What CBS is telling us: After an Air Force captain Kensi dated a decade ago breaches a missile launch facility, she is transported to the location to help thwart the use of nuclear weapons, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Two things. One, Kensi’s exes are an interesting group of independent thinkers, aren’t they? Two, Frank Military does not write happy episodes.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Aaron D. Spears as FBI Special Agent Mark Monroe
Currently playing Justin Barber in The Bold & The Beautiful, also appeared in the soaps Days of Our Lives as Lt. Raines, General Hospital as Officer Watkins and Sunset Beach as Officer Washington.
Was Mark Bradley in Being Mary Jane and had guest roles in episodes of Pacific Blue, The District, Crossing Jordan, Everybody Loves Raymond, The X-Files, CSI: Miami, A.U.S.A., Half & Half, Angel, Coupling (the US edition), The Division, Criminal Minds, Shark, Bones, Boston Legal, Lincoln Heights, Castle, This is Us and Greenleaf.
Played Marine Major Michael Strickland in the “Freedom” episode of NCIS in season eight.
(Boom is actually directing the ninth episode in season nine, “Fool Me Twice”)
Robert Curtis Brown as Air Force OSI Executive Director David Cole
Was Ivan Ronan in Switched at Birth, Dr. Josiah Rosenthal in Perception and Commander Pryce in The Handmaid’s Tale. Plays a lot of officials/bosses/man in charge roles.
As a working actor since the 1980’s, Brown has appeared in everything from Newhart to the original Will & Grace to Malcolm in the Middle to Mom and dramas from Matlock to Murder She Wrote to The X-Files (oddly, the same episode as Aaron Spears) to two of the CSI‘s (CSI and CSI: Miami) to the more recent Hawaii Five-0 and the TV version of Lethal Weapon.
Played two different characters in JAG, Lt. Robert Klein MD in season one’s “Hemlock” and a Commander in the field in “Coming Home” in season nine. Was Gary Tolin in season eight’s “Short Fuse” episode of NCIS.
Appeared in the soaps Search for Tomorrow, All My Children and General Hospital.
Amanda Clayton as Air Force Captain Anna Ross
Plays Alex Montgomery in If Loving You Is Wrong and appeared in episodes of The Mentalist, Massholes, Rizzoli & Isles, Victorious, The Soul Man, Constantine, Major Crimes and Rosewood. Was Eliza West, the daughter of a New Orleans murder victim whose killing was solved by Dwayne Pride in NCIS: New Orleans (things did not end well for Eliza).
Dustin Seavey as Air Force Captain Kevin Miller
This is Seavey’s second time appearing in an NCIS: Los Angeles episode but he is not returning as his previous character. He was Petty Officer Third Class Doug Foster in the “Vengeance’ episode in season three (also written by Frank Military) – he was the SEAL willing to confess to translator Powell’s murder if it meant the SEAL team could go on their rescue mission. Was also Seaman Marcus Leonard in NCIS‘s “A Man Walks into a Bar” and Petty Officer 2nd Class Corpsman Nolan Griffith in “No Man’s Land” in NCIS: New Orleans.
Played Teddy Lewis in Jericho and Deputy Roberts in Vegas. He appeared in episodes of House, CSI and Longmire.
Ellen Wroe as Tiffany Miller
Was Alexa Anderson in Animal Kingdom. Played a Petty Officer in season 11 finale of NCIS (“Honor Thy Father”) and was Lt. Lindsey Garrett in the “Touched by the Sun” episode of NCIS: New Orleans.
Was in episodes of Gary Unmarried, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Huge, Cassandra French’s Finishing School for Boys, Southland, Weapon Wars, Masters of Sex, The Mentalist, Major Crimes, Baby Daddy, Chicago Med, Grey’s Anatomy, Grimm and Rosewood.
Jason Downs as Professor Ted Holmes
Appeared in some feature films and episodes of The Bold & The Beautiful and KC Undercover.
Joshua Elijah Reese as FBI Agent #1
Played Derzius in The Kill Point. Guest roles include Three Rivers, Person of Interest, Low Winter Sun, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Dr. Ken and was “Suited Man” in the “Rogue” episode (season 14’s premiere) of NCIS.
Sharon Battle as Air Force Office of Special Investigations Agent
Appeared in episodes of Scandal, Ironside (2013 edition), Parks & Recreation, Parenthood, Grey’s Anatomy, Rake, Pretty Little Liars, The Haunted Hathaways, Casual and Just Add Magic.
Mark Reininga as Air Force Lieutenant Gerald Zindower
Was in episodes of Relationship Status, Pure Genius and plays Chris in Bro-Dum.
Akanimo Eyo as Air Force Launch Control Officer
A few roles in independent projects.
Arley Ryder as Armed Air Force Airman
Appeared in an episode of Burn Notice and a few short films.
Written by: Frank Military who wrote/co-wrote “Little Angels”, “Deliverance”, “Lockup”, “The Job”, “Greed”, “Betrayal”, “Crimeleon”, “Vengeance”, “Out of the Past” Part One, “Rude Awakenings” Part Two, “Descent”, “Ascension”, “Allegiance”, “Spoils of War” (which he directed), “Black Budget”, SEAL Hunter”, “Rage” (which he directed), “Unspoken”, “Unlocked Mind”, “Revenge Deferred”, “The Seventh Child”, “Crazy Train” and “Uncaged” (which he directed).
Directed by: James Whitmore, Jr. 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”, “History” and “Battle Scars”. Whitmore also directed the second episode of NCIS this season (“Twofer”).
Insider Intel: ETOnline has an article with video from Sunday’s episode. Bring tissues – it’s heartbreaking. Parade also has an interview with Daniela Ruah. An older Parade interview with Eric Christian Olsen mentions this episode as well (about three-quarters of the way down).
Official Photographic Evidence: Back to SpoilerTV once again for this episode’s photos.
Daniela Ruah working from home:
Daniela Ruah working on location:
Robb Curtis Brown took some photos on location (click on the photo to see more):
Big sets episode:
And some big sky:
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has one late regional game – Houston Texans at LA Rams. – – but it is going to a number of big cities in the Eastern and Central Time Zones (Chicago, Washington DC, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Nashville, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, the entire state of Wisconsin, the state of Texas (except Dallas) and the state of Minnesota). The rest of the country will start on time. 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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