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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Under Pressure” (S9E12)

Title:   “Under Pressure”

Airing:   January 7th.
Filming:  November 9th to November 17th
What CBS is telling us:  After napalm is detected at a crime scene, the NCIS team investigates the sole casualty for possible links to terrorism, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening:  Starting the New Year wrong with napalm and terrorism.  This episode was filmed after next week’s episode.

Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:

Tara Robinson as Amanda Delgado
Appeared in a few short films.

Sean O’Bryan as Gavin Teed
O’Bryan has appeared in comedies and dramas since the early 1990’s.  He was a guest star in the original MacGyver and Roseanne.  He appeared in episodes of comedies from Married with Children to Adam Ruins Everything and dramas from Murder She Wrote to Marvel’s Agent Carter.

Played David Shields in the season two episode “Terminal Leave” of NCIS and Andy Watson in JAG’s “The One That Got Away” in season nine.

Currently plays Ron Donahue in The Middle, was Bill Blackham in Persons Unknown, Roger Tomkins in Abby, Bobby Waide in Brother’s Keeper and Joe ‘Iowa” Dantley in Pig-Sty.

Lori Rom as Tracey Delgado
Appeared in the series Dawson’s Creek, Providence, Jack & Jill, Party of Five, The Chronicle, Strong Medicine, The Grubbs, CSI, Huff, House, Cold Case, CSI: NY, State of Mind and Life.  Trivia note:  played Phoebe Halliwell in the unaired Charmed pilot.  In the series, Phoebe was played by Alyssa Milano.

Takayo Fischer as Martha Adams
A working actress since the late 1970’s, Fischer provided voices for many animated projects – from “Rubik, the Amazing Cube” to Mister T to Batman Beyond to Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Appeared in series from Fame, Cagney and Lacey and The Facts of Life in the 1980’s; Beverly Hills 90210, Vanishing Son and Any Day Now in the 1990’s; Scrubs, The Office and Medium in the 2000’s and Anger Management and Animal Kingdom in this decade.  Played a court clerk in Boston Legal.

Herve Clermont as Fire Captain Dannaker
Played Christian Brodrick in the “React” episode in season 13 of NCIS.

Guest starred in episodes of CSI: Miami (where he also played a fire captain), Cane, 24, Criminal Minds, Guys with Kids (another firefighter role), Dads, Last Man Standing and The Mick.  Appeared on the soaps One Life to Live and The Bold & The Beautiful.

Jake B. Miller as Carson Teed
Was in episodes of I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Mercy, Hostage Do or Die, Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, My Crazy Ex, Longmire, Fear the Walking Dead and Shut Eye.

Adam Bucci as Isaac
Appeared in episodes of Eastenders Steam Room Stories, Days of Our Lives, Nashville and Halt and Catch Fire.


Written by:  Joe Sachs wrote “Higher Power”, “The Dragon and the Fairy”, “Drive”, “Purity”, “The Livelong Day”, “Fish Out of Water”, “The Black Wind”, “Blaze of Glory”, “Core Values”, “Seoul Man”, “Parallel Resistors” and “From Havana With Love”.

Directed by:  Diana C. Valentine who directed “Lokhay”, “Fallout”, Three Hearts”, “The 3rd Choir”, “Forest for the Trees”, “Beacon”, “Unspoken”, “Seoul Man” and “Crazy Train”.

Insider Intel:  Not for this episode.

Official Photographic Evidence: Seat42F has the promotional photos.

Unofficial Surveillance:

While guest star Herve Clermont was trying to be stealthy about his guest appearance, the Nia Long card was a hint:

More food trucks:

Link to a beautiful sunrise:

Today in having your photo taken with both Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J:

Today in having your photo taken with both Chris O’Donnell and Daniela Ruah:

Having your photo taken when you’re Chris O’Donnell and Daniela Ruah:

Video Surveillance:


Sneak Peek:

Possible Sports Related Delays:  None this week.  CBS has the early NFL playoff game Sunday so no delay.



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

9 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “Under Pressure” (S9E12)

  1. Episode 12, seriously? It’s unbelievable how fast more than half of Season 9 has flown by and we are heading towards the winter premiere. So, brand new year, brand new NCIS:LA episode with the usually welcome preview by Tess. Thanks for everything you do for us fans!

    When I realized we were getting a team bullpen scene (which I missed a lot this year) as a sneak peek I was thrilled, but to be honest, I didn’t like the scene we got very much. Annoyed (with Deeks) Kensi is my least favorite version of her character, not because I wrongly interpret the scene as a Densi fight (clearly it’s not), but because I’m not interested at all in seeing her irritated for unimportant things such as the game Deeks is playing. I like Densi serious and deep scenes, I like their banter and lighter scenes but I can’t stand when she’s annoyed.

    I hope the rest of the episode will someway redeem itself.

    Thanks again!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Oh everything is going by so quickly!

      I agree that something just seems off with that scene. Callen and Sam are too into it, Kensi is completely indifferent. Something is up.

      I’m just happy to have a new episode. It is cold here and I’m happy there is some good TV to twach.

      Thanks for the kind words!


  2. Thanks Tess and a Happy New Year to you! I probably am in a minority of Deeks’ fans but I enjoyed the bull pen sneak peek. Although Deeks playing these games and Kensi being annoyed is not my favorite Densi , I truly enjoyed seeing the core team together interacting in the bullpen. I re-watched some season 9 over the holiday and I really tired quickly of the opening scenes with Mosley and only some of our core team , with Mosley posturing and treating Sam and Harley as the only competent agents in the room. This sneak peek was a breath of fresh air for me.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Something just seems off with that scene. It is less that Kensi doesn’t want to play along as much as it is Callen and Sam being so eager to join in. Odd.

      My interest in Mosley is less in this hour and more going forward. What will her involvement be with any Hetty rescue? What will her interactions be with Hetty once Hetty is back?

      Thanks for the kind words and Happy New Year to you too! Hope 2018 treats you well.


  3. I think ECO won`t be there, he was in holyday, I don“t like when he`s not in an ep. I Watch NCIS LA just for them.

    Liked by 2 people

    • They’ve done a good job writing around him when he’s gone. The whole Guy storyline a few weeks back as part of that. The same with “Old Tricks”. They’re good at adjusting episodes to suit the schedules of their stars.


  4. Saturday social media:


  5. Just a reminder – no football related delay today.

    One entertaining IG post from restaurant owner Chris O’Donnell:


  6. Thanks for the great review and happy new year to all of you!
    I was really excited for the bullpen-scene, but then I also felt as if there was something off. Mosley is making me to not want to watch the episodes, the constant frown etched to her features, and (hate to say this) her bitchy attitude just bring the show down for me. I really tried to be open-minded about her and wanted to see where her and Hetty’s storyline connect, but now I am just annoyed. The storyline with her missing son was also kind of dropped, I really wish that they will still pick it up in the future to give a more humane-aspect to the character and to also maybe explain where Mosley is coming from. Hidoko on the other hand is a character that I personally feel fits into the show because her interactions with the team feel heartfelt and authentic. I liked that she was the one to start “connecting” Mosley with the team, but now I feel that this connection is not really being established without her help. Mosley is not integrated in my opinion, she is more of a bystander. I also felt that the story-line was a bit more far-fetched than usual.
    But, after all this criticizing, I really loved the final scene, the teams funny, non-bullying banter and Sam’s conversation with his daughter was really sweet.


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