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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Under the Influence” (S13E09)

Title: Under the Influence

Airing: February 27th, 2022

Filmed: October 4th – 12th, 2021

What CBS is telling us: The NCIS team helps a U.S. ambassador search for her missing daughter, Gia (Caitlin Carmichael), a popular social media influencer. Also, Agent Aliyah De León returns to support the team with the case, on the CBS Original series NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening: After ANOTHER very long 6-week hiatus…We are back again, and hopefully running most Sundays through the end of the season! As for the team, this case seems to be a little less national security risk, a little more “favor for a politician” (unless the missing daughter is being used in attempt to leverage said politician). Welcome back everyone!


Tiptoeing through the “Under the Influence” guest cast

(courtesy of Tess, many thanks again!)

Briana Marin as NCIS Supervisory Special Agent Aliyah de León
Back from “A Land of Wolves” on January 9th.

Caitlin Carmichael as Gia Michelle
A child actress who is now a teenage actress.  Was Ellie Mitchell in Chosen, Laney in Chicken Girls and Gretta in Dwight in Shining Armor.

Had guest roles in episodes of In the Motherhood, 10 Things I Hate About You, Shake It Up, Hot in Cleveland, iCarly, Law & Order: LA, True Blood, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dexter, CSI: Miami, Supermoms, Daybreak, Retired at 35, Vegas, The Neighbors, Criminal Minds, Suburgatory, Agent Carter, Young Sheldon, The Mick, The Good Doctor and Deputy.

Voices characters in The Legend of Korra and voiced Alma in Doc McStuffins.

Louie Enriquez as Curtis Jenkins/Recycling Man
Appeared in an episode of Criminal Minds.

Patricia Rae as Anna Jenkins
Longtime working actress.  Was Mrs. Ramirez in The Super Man and Judge Delgado in All Rise.

Guest roles include Miami Vice, New York News, the three main old school Law & Orders (mothership, SVU and Criminal Intent), Malcolm in the Middle, Alias, Heartland, The Closer, Chuck, Life, Zeke and Luther, The Mentalist, The Chicago Code, Blue Bloods, Touch, Caribe Road and General Hospital.

Nick Marini as Jaxon King/Supreme King Daddy J
Played Danny Jones in Chicago Med, Alex Swallow in Hit the Road and Twig in Cobra Kai.

L’lerrét Jazelle as Angel Soars/Sharon Cunningham
Appeared in episodes of 9-1-1 and 4400.

Deji Laray as Alan Bristol
Played Eugene in American Dreams, Officer Edgewood in Bosch, Greg Johnson in Johnson and Andrew in Age of the Living Dead.

Was in episodes of New York Undercover, Any Day Now, The Shield, ER, According to Jim, I’m with Her, Charmed, Passions, Medical Investigation, General Hospital, Huff, Lincoln Heights, Dirty Sexy Money, Journeyman, Without a Trace, Outlaw, CSI: NY, Hawthorne, Love Bites, Castle, the Secret Life of the American Teenager, Modern Family and Greenleaf.

Mikie Beatty as Joey
Was Anton Vlastefin/Driver in the season 14 episode “The Tie That Binds” episode of NCIS.  Was Corey in Secret Diary of an American Cheerleader.

Matthew Jayson Cwern as Leo the Paparazzo
Had a number of different roles in both One Life to Live, All My Children General Hospital and The Guiding Light.  Other soap roles include As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Guest appearances include Chuck, CSI: Miami, Scorpion, Pretty Little Liars, Transparent, 9JKL, Lethal Weapon, Criminal Minds, Goliath, 9-1-1, MacGyver, Sneaky Pete, The Chosen and Dynasty (2020).

Was Edgar Stump in the season 14 “Keep Going” episode of NCIS, Col. Rafiq Kassar in the season four “Viral” episode of NCIS: New Orleans.

Written by:  Anastasia Kousakis wrote “Hot Water” in season eight.

Directed by:  John P. Kousakis directs his first season 13 episode.  John P. Kousakis directed “Imposters”, “Sacrifice”, “San Voir” part one, “The Fifth Man”, “Parley”, “Inelegant Heart”, “Chernoff, K.”, “Active Measures”, “The Long Goodbye”, “Talion”, “Glasnost”, “Unleashed”, “Party Crashers”, “This Is What We Do” (episode 200), “Goodbye Vietnam”, “Ninguna Salida”, “The Guardian”, “High Society”, “A Tale of Two Igors”, 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 Info

TVLine featured an exclusive Sneak Peek this week. The article also mentions a few spoilers for other upcoming episodes, so be warned if you don’t like to know too far ahead!


Official Promo Photos: Available at SpoilerTV this week.

Shots from the Set (and the surrounding areas): 



Promo: The only promo I have seen was from before this episode was postponed, and it was advertising the two-parter we’re not getting at this time (episode 10 will air next week). Comparing the video to the promo pictures, most of the clips appear to be from 13×10, so I will share the promo with you in our next preview!

Sneak Peeks:

About Lyssa (71 Articles)
Hello! I'm Lyssa, and I'm here because I love NCIS: LA and Deeks and being creative and crafty. Whether that's through my writing, postulating what will happen next on the show, or creating photo edits, or cross-stitching the characters, or building custom Funko Pops and their miniature props, I love it all!

1 Comment on NCISLA Classified Preview: “Under the Influence” (S13E09)

  1. Welcome back, another great preview, thank you Lyssa. I hope this episode is worth the wait. I don’t see why not.


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