Title: “Warrior of Peace”
Airing: March 25th.
Filming: January 3rd to January 11th.
What CBS is telling us: Callen pursues every alternative when the Diplomatic Security Service apprehends his father, Nikita Aleksandr Reznikov (Daniel J. Travanti), as part of an exchange for two American photographers being held hostage in Iran, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Callen’s family is back and not in a good way.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
Daniel J. Travanti as Nikita Aleksandr Reznikov
India De Beaufort as Alexandra Reynolds
Makai Dudeck as Jake
The Callen family players were all last seen having dinner in “Old Tricks” in season eight.
Ravil Isyanov as Anatoli Kirkin
Last seen having his “me-day” ruined and going on the run during season seven’s “Matryoshka” part one.
Drew Waters as Brian Bush
Played Craig Monroe in the series Inspector Mom and Wade Aikman in Friday Night Lights. Was Spencer Hanlon in the second part of the “Crescent City” episodes of NCIS – the episode that introduced the New Orleans team.
Appeared in episodes of Surface, Wire in the Blood, Breaking Bad, Chase, On Our Soil, The Lying Game, Bones, Breakout Kings, Femme Fatales Major Crimes, Magic City and True Detective.
JB Blanc as Anzor Daudov
Blanc has hundreds of credits voicing characters in animated series and video games. Guest roles include Dr. Vegas, Prison Break, The Unit, CSI: NY, Cold Case, Nikita, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Shameless, Masters of Sex, Better Call Saul and Wisdom of the Crowd.
Ryan Kelley as Jesse Smith
Kelley played Deputy Jordan Parrish in Teen Wolf. Guest starred in episodes of Early Edition, Smallville, Boston Legal, Cold Case, Women’s Murder Club, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Ghost Whisperer and Law & Order: SVU.
Christian Gehring as Dan Hendrick
Appeared in episodes of Malice, DTLA, The Neighbors, 90210 (2013), Major Crimes, Mixology, Chasing Life, Bones, Kickin’ It, A to Z, Castle, Austin & Ally, The Brink, Aquarius and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Played Metro Police Officer Owen Tamblin in NCIS episode “Under the Radar” in season 11.
Written by: Andrew Bartels wrote or co-wrote “Allegiance”, “Zero Days”, “The Grey Man”, “Humbug”, “Fighting Shadows”, “Driving Miss Diaz”, “Angels & Daemons”, “Where There’s Smoke…”, “Glasnost”, “Old Tricks” “Battle Scars” and “Fool Me Twice”.
Directed by: Terence Nightingall who, like the Callen family, is back from “Old Tricks” as well as season six’s “Expiration Date”.
Insider Intel: None for this week.
Official Photographic Evidence: Photos at Seat42F this week.
Back from a long hiatus:
Eric and Nell take the wheel:
India De Beaufort and director Terence Nightingall:
Makai Dudeck back on set:
Guest star Drew Waters tours the boat shed and behind the scenes:
Waters also drives onto the set (with a bit of a spoiler in his narration) and shows off the trailers:
Set locations from Terence Nightingall:
And from Rick Tunell:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
Today in having your photo taken with Chris O’Donnell:
Behind the scenes recording:
Possible Sports Related Delays: CBS has the final Sunday games of the NCAA’s Men’s College Basketball Tournament. There may be a delay. 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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