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NCISLA Classified Preview: “All Is Bright” (S9E11)


Title:   “All Is Bright”

Airing:   December 17th – final first-run episode of 2017.
Filming:  October 20th to October 30th
What CBS is telling us: The team investigates a ransomware attack that takes out the entire power grid for west L.A. and paralyzes the city. Also, as the first holiday season since the death of Sam’s wife approaches, he struggles to find the best way for his family to celebrate, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening:  The power grid is always a concern around the holidays (“Higher Power”) and for Sam, it is the first without Michelle.

Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:

Lisandra Tena as Alicia Fuentes
Played Lola Guerrero on Fear the Walking Dead and had a guest role on Chicago PD.

Eli Bildner as Edgar Parsons
Appeared in episodes of House, My Date, Bones, Desperate Housewives, Parenthood, Twisted Tales, Mad Men, I Love Dick, The Mick, This Is Us and SWAT (2017).

Uriah Shelton as Finn
Shelton was last seen in the upstairs interrogation room after he stole Callen’s identity.

Miriam Flynn as Marilyn Parsons
Miriam Flynn is a longtime working actress who guest starred in dozens and dozens of series.  Flynn played the title character in the 1980’s Erma Bombeck sitcom Maggie, Joan Hoodenpyle in Raising Miranda, Adrienne Stone in Stand By Your Man, Kelly in Malcolm & Eddie, Sister Helen in Grounded for Life and Helen in Suburgatory.  Since it is the season, she was Cousin Catherine Johnson in “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”.  Voices characters in a number of animated series.

Bruce Beatty as George Forester
Appeared in episodes of China Beach and The Women of Brewster Place in the 1980’s; Nasty Boys, NYPD Blue, Star Trek: The Next Generation, ER in the 1990’s and Franklin & Bash, Grey’s Anatomy, Southland, House of Lies, Glee and InstaMom in this decade.

Jordan L. Jones as Brady
Was in episodes of Wisdom of the Crowd, Future Man and Disjointed.

David Grant Wright as Oliver Decker
David Grant Wright has been a working actor since the early 1990’s.  Played Dr. Sterling Morton in Silk Stalkings, a bartender in 7th Heaven, Father Thomas in Saints & Sinners, Troy in Private Practice, FBI Director Foster in Scandal and Nathaniel Plimpton II in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

He appeared in episodes of Renegade and Pensacola Wings of Gold in 1990’s to Yes Dear, 18 Wheels of Justice, The Office and Prison Break in the 2000’s and Sons of Anarchy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Better Call Saul, Scorpion and Fear the Walking Dead in this decade.   Was Silhouette Man in the season one “Enigma” episode of NCIS.

Alejandro Cardenas as Jose Fuentes
Guest roles include Days of Our Lives, Gilmore Girls, The Young and the Restless, Brothers & Sisters, The Closer, Passenger, The Mentalist, The Crossroads of History, Lopez and Teachers.

Marcus Terrell Smith as Larry
Appeared in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy.

Fabian Jaime as Man
Played the title character in Ryan’s Life and was in episodes of My Haunted House, Oh No You Didn’t!, Loose Ends and Deep Cover.

Steve Gutierrez as Robert Ruiz
Child actor.

Santiago Veizaga as Child
Appeared in an episode of Forever and an episode of Good Behavior.

Written by:  Chad Mazero co-wrote “Internal Affairs” and “Revenge Deferred” in season seven and wrote last year’s holiday episode – Tidings We Bring” – and this season’s “Can I Get a Witness”.
Directed by:  Ruba Nadda, who directed both “Under Siege” and “Golden Days” in season eight.

Insider Intel:  None today.

Official Photographic Evidence:  Photos (and a lot of them) are at SpoilerTV.

Unofficial Surveillance:

Maybe Deeks got his bike back for the holidays?

Hanging on the set with Daniela Ruah:

Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J (and being so excited by it):

Today in having your photo taken with Nia Long:

Nia Long on the set with hair tips:

The annual holiday concert from Barrett Foa and Renee Felice Smith:

Holiday greetings from LL Cool J:

Video Surveillance:


Sneak Peeks:

Nice to see Nell keeping up Hetty’s tradition of fabulous holiday pins.

Didn’t seen that Hanna-Beale partnership coming but like it a lot.

Possible Sports Related Delays:  CBS has a full doubleheader this Sunday with almost all of the country getting the New England Patriots at Pittsburgh Steelers game but some fans (mostly people in Tennessee and northern California) getting the Tennessee Titans at the San Francisco 49ers.   I will update the start time if there is a delay (there is a planned 9:30PM ET/8:30PM CT start for this episode) 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 the final episode of 2017, here’s wishing everyone who reads these previews every week the happiest of holidays, the most joyous New Year.  The holiday hiatus this year is very short with no episodes (new or reruns) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.  The program returns with “Under Pressure” on January 7th and the start of my fourth year of WikiDeeks previewing.  Thank you all for making this so much fun – have a great holiday!



Tess DiCorsi is a wikiDeeks contributor. You can read more by Tess HERE.

11 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “All Is Bright” (S9E11)

  1. Thank you Tess for assembling all this and I really appreciate your efforts in doing these classified previews. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. I hope this episode is in the spirit of the Christmas episodes from seasons 2-7. I did not watch season 1 so I do not know about that. I truly hope we get some magical Deeks and Kensi in this episode . I was glad to see Eric and Nell in the sneak peek. I , of course, as usual, was not happy to see the signature hands on the hips, and glare from Mosley.

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    • Thank you! Except for last year’s episode, which was weak though foretold what was going to happen to Michelle in some ways, I always like the holiday episodes.

      I think Mosley was annoyed because they were running on a generator (according to the second sneak preview) that Eric and Nell shorted out. Poor Harley was left to deal with that fall out.


  2. Thanks for all your efforts, Tess! They are much appreciated. ❤ I'm optimistic about this episode for two reasons. One, the Christmas ep! I think TPTB have done a good job more often then a not-so-good-job (looking at you, S8!), so I'm hoping the odds are with us Sunday. Also, I've long wanted some kind of "catastrophe" to actually strike LA and see the team in action working at some kind of disadvantage as a result. I was always thinking about an earthquake, but the loss of the power grid will probably do the trick, especially if it runs into nighttime hours. Ok, I lied, make that three reasons: Deeks on a motorcycle is never hard to look at. Here's hoping he's just as excited as I am!

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  3. Many thanks for your preview.
    I look forward to this episode, hoping it will be a great Christmas one. It seems impossible, but time has really flown by and we are almost welcoming the new year.
    I wish you all Happy holidays and a very Happy 2018.
    May NCIS:LA always be our happy place!

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  4. These are tentative but seem right.


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