Titles: “A Line in the Sand”/”Ninguna Salida”
Airing: May 20th
Filming: Late March, early April.
What CBS is telling us: Sam is shot during a firefight with a cartel, and a suspect reveals new information on the whereabouts of Spencer Williams (Lamont Thompson), the man who kidnapped Mosley’s son five years ago. Despite several team members having grave reservations, NCIS travels to Mexico for a daring mission to locate and rescue Mosley’s son, on back-to-back episodes of the ninth season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES.
What we think is happening: Frank Military is back and Sam is shot – worrisome. Kensi and Deeks are fighting (“Line in the Sand”?) – worrisome. The team is off on a daring mission to rescue Mosley’s son – worrisome. It is the season nine finale but the program will return for season ten – not worrisome. Frank Military – still worrisome. Oh, “Ninguna Salida” translates to “no exit” or “no way out” in Spanish.
Be on the lookout: GUEST CAST:
“A Line in the Sand”
Neal Kodinsky as Miguel Angel Reyes
Worked in a number of Spanish language series made in either Columbia or here in the US. Appeared in episodes of American Horror Story, Dreamsville, Stan Against Evil The Brave, MacGyver and will be in the season two premiere of Claws. Was Clive Roberts on NCIS: New Orleans in the season one “The Abyss” episode.
Greg Serano as FBI Special Agent Roger Gonzalez
Played Gusmaro Lopez in Dangerous Minds, Joaquin in Kingpin, Pablo Betart in Wildfire, Cruz in Scoundrels and is Agent Medina in Power.
Guest starred in episodes of Diagnosis Murder, Alright Already, Early Edition, ER, Magnificent Seven, Touched by an Angel, Walker Texas Ranger, The Pretender, CSI, The Twilight Zone (2002), Dead Zone, North Shore, Unforgettable, The Mentalist, The Night Shift, Agent Carter, Castle and Lethal Weapon. Was Jalen Washington in the NCIS “Decompression” episode in season 13.
Elliot Woods as NCIS Agent Harris
Appeared in episodes of Platypus Man, Friends, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Space: Above and Beyond, The Wayans Bros., Party of Five, Profiler, Men Behaving Badly, Suddenly Susan, Pensacola: Wings of Gold, Mike Hammer, Push, Silk Stalkings, Hollywood 7, Star Trek: Enterprise, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scrubs, See Arnold Run, Veronica Mars, The Loop, Yes Dear, Hannah Montana, Desire, Boston Legal, What About Brian, Watch Over Me Heroes, The Singles Table, Drake & Josh, Criminal Minds, Hot in Cleveland, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Young & Hungry, Ballers and The Orville.
Was an FBI Agent in the “We the People” episode of JAG and Det. Bradley in the “Baltimore” episode of NCIS.
Lamont Thompson as Spencer Williams
Thompson is back from “Monster” in April as Mosley’s ex.
Ariel Llinas as General Arturo Vasquez
Was in episodes of Beverly Hills 90210, Head Over Heels, The Young and the Restless, Melrose Place, Martial Law, Air America, Oh Grow Up, The Drew Carey Show, General Hospital, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Columbo (2003), Shark, The Nine, Lincoln Heights, Revenge, Hot in Cleveland, Dexter, The Bridge, Maron, State of Affairs, Stalker, Bosch and Chasing Life.
Played Victor Sanchez in Hacienda Heights and a Federale in the season seven finale of NCIS (“Rule Fifty-One”).
Lamont Thompson as Spencer Williams
Ariel Llinas as General Arturo Vasquez
Both appear in “A Line In the Sand”.
Max Martini as Arlo Turk
Was Jack Wiley in Level 9, Danny Leary in Da Vinci’s Inquest, Nate Natleson in Breaking News, Steve Goodrich in season two of 24 and Mack Gerhardt in The Unit, Frank Stevens in Revenge, Big Charlie in Republic of Doyle and Koz in Crisis.
Guest starred in episodes of Bret Maverick (as a child actor), Neon Rider, High Incident, Nash Bridges, Walker Texas Ranger, The Hunger, These Arms of Mine, Harsh Realm, The Pretender, Profiler, The Outer Limits (2000), Mysterious Ways, The Division, Without a Trace, Life of Fire, CSI: Miami, Silver Bells, Burn Notice, Lie to Me, Dark Blue, White Collar, Hawaii Five-0, CSI, Castle, Flashpoint, Rizzoli & Isles, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Person of Interest, Covert Affairs and Training Day.
By the way – has been credited as Max Martin, Maximilian Martini. Love that – do I shorten things or go long – let’s try both!
Lyduan Gonzalez as Security Captain
Appeared in a number of Spanish language series as well as Burn Notice, Talisman and Animal Kingdom.
Rick Mancia as Paco
Played Diego Campos in East Los High and was in episodes of Graceland and Tattoo Nightmares.
Joseph A. Garcia as Ignacio
Was C.O. Rivera in Prison Break, Agent Pete Rivas in The Bridge and guest starred in episodes of North Mission Road, General Hospital, Criminal Minds, Anger Management and Brooklyn Nine Nine.
Jalyn Hall as Derrick
Plays eight-year old Dre in Blackish.
Marisol Ramirez as Juana
Guest starred in The Shield, Eve, The District, Without a Trace, Drake & Josh, Cold Case, ER, Eleventh Hour, The Mentalist, Dallas (2012), Shameless CSI: Cyber, Conviction, Major Crimes, Ten Days in the Valley and 9-1-1.
Rafael Martinez as Marco
Appeared in a few short films.
“A Line in the Sand” is written and directed by Frank Military.
Frank Military wrote/co-wrote “Little Angels” (with Agent Rand), “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 and also featured Agent Rand), “Unspoken”, “Unlocked Mind”, “Revenge Deferred”, “The Seventh Child” (with Agent Rand), “Crazy Train”, “Uncaged” (which he directed), “The Silo” and “Monster”. Always such light-hearted and delightful hours.
“Ninguna Salida” was written by Joe Sachs and R. Scott Gemmill, directed by John P. Kousakis.
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”, “From Havana With Love” and “Under Pressure”.
Scott Gemmill wrote/cowrote “The Only Easy Day”, “Brimstone”, “Breach”, “LD50”, “Found”, “Borderline”, “Absolution”, “Archangel”, “Tin Soldiers”, “Impostors”, “Cyberthreat”, “Honor”, “The Watchers” and both sides of the NCIS Los: Angeles/Hawaii Five-0 “Touch of Death” episodes, “Recruit”, “Free Ride”, “Wanted”, “Ravens and The Swans”, “Impact”, “War Cries”, both ends of the “Deep Trouble” season five finale/season six premiere, “Inelegant Heart”, “Praesidium”, “Traitor”, “Active Measures” (season seven premiere), “Blame It On Rio”, “Internal Affairs”, “Matryoshka” part one, “Talion” (season seven finale), “High Value Target”/”Belly of the Beast” (season eight premieres), “The Queen’s Gambit”, “Under Siege”, “Unleashed” (season eight finale), “Party Crashers” (season nine’s premiere) and “This Is What We Do” (episode 200), “Các Tù Nhân” and “Goodbye Vietnam”.
John P. Kousakis directed “Imposters”, “Sacrifice”, “San Voir” part one, “The Fifth Man”, “Parley”, “Inelegant Heart” (written by Gemmill), “Chernoff, K.”, “Active Measures” (written by Gemmill), “The Long Goodbye”, “Talion” (written by Gemmill), “Glasnost”, “Unleashed” (written by Gemmill), “Party Crashers” (written by Gemmill), “This Is What We Do” (episode 200, written by Gemmill), “Goodbye Vietnam” (written by Gemmill), all of the Afghanistan scenes from “Iron Curtain Rising” to “Zero Days” in season five and all of Kensi’s injury/recovery storyline scenes from “The Queen’s Gambit” to “Sirens” in season eight.
Insider Intel: TVInsider has an article about the finale.
Official Photographic Evidence: Over at SpoilerTV.
Hanging out in Ops:
Not hanging out in Ops:
Last day of school vibe:
Quality time with the director:
Bringing out the big toys:
Today in having your photo taken with LL Cool J:
Guest star Lyduan Gonzalez on set:
And it is a wrap!
Possible Sports Related Delays: None.
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