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NCISLA Classified Preview: “MWD” (S13E16)

Title: MWD

Airing: April 17th, 2022

Filmed: February 8th – 16th, 2022

What CBS is telling us: NCIS investigates the kidnapping of Master Sergeant Boomer, a military working dog. Also, Sam looks to sell his boat so he can take care of his father who is suffering from Alzheimer’s, on the CBS Original series NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening: The team works to locate a missing military pup, Kilbride’s assistant returns to LA, Callen works with Nate to find some answers regarding his child-spy training, Sam might be selling his boat to take care of his dad, and Deeks might be MIA this week? (We’ve been without Sam/Callen/Kensi at least once each this season, from all available intel, this week might be Deeks’s turn.)



Tiptoeing through the “MWD” guest cast

(courtesy of Tess, many thanks again!)

Peter Cambor as Nate Getz
Back from “All the Little Things” in the middle of March.

Kavi R. Ladnier as Shyla Dahr
Back from “Pandora’s Box” at the end of March.

Stephanie Lemelin as Mary Smith
Played Thorne in Cavemen, Rhonda in The Whole Truth, Rachel in Men at Work and Jenna Rayburn in The Young and the Restless.

Guest roles include Undeclared, The Mullets, Run of the House, Malcolm in the Middle, CSI, Worst Week of My Life, Out of Practice, Rules of Engagement, 90210 (2010), Ghost Whisperer, $#*! My Dad Says, Shake it Up, Brothers & Sisters, Melissa & Joey, The League, The Closer, The Mentalist, Bones, Satisfaction, Being Human, Girl Meets World, Code Black, iZombie, Cousins for Life, 9-1-1 and Chicago Med.

Was Melody Hanson in the season 11 “Page Not Found” episode of NCIS.

Lemelin provides multiple voices for the animated series Dawn of the Croods, Harvey Girls Forever!, The Rocketeer, DC Super Hero Girls, Lego City Adventures and Young Justice.

Brent Bailey as Dennis Adams
Was Madison in Leaving Bliss, Jimmy Bales in My Synthesized Life, Sam Cohen in Palo Alto, Trevor Richards in Personal Space, Alex Knightly in Emma Approved and JT in Quarantine.

Guest appearances include Privileged, Life, Life with Kat & McKay, Love Stupid, Whitney, Classic Alice, Hart of Dixie, Bella and the Bulldogs, Rizzoli & Isles, Karma is a B*tch, Young and Hungry, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Bosch and Lucifer.

Was Kyle Freeman in “Someone Else’s Shoes” in NCIS‘s season 17.

Matt Lasky as Joseph Jones
Was the Steampunk Bartender in season one’s “Random on Purpose”.

Cap Peterson as Brian “Buster” Miller
Appeared in an episode of ER and an episode of Shrill.

Travis Johns as Nick Reed
Had guest roles in episode of Days of Our Lives, The Closer, The Mentalist, Nip/Tuck, Southland, FlashForward, Justified, The Defenders, Kickin’ It, Vegas, 2 Broke Girls, Ray Donovan, Agent Carter, Agent X, The Young and the Restless, Criminal Minds, Rizzoli & Isles, The Last Ship, Westworld, Rebel, The Mick, Fear the Walking Dead, Chance, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Goliath, SWAT, Woman Up, Truth Be Told, CSI: Vegas, The Shrink Next Door and Bosch.

Was Martin Curtis in the NCIS “Family Ties” episode in season 15.

Richard Gant as Raymond Hanna
Gant is a longtime working actor.  Played Alvin Pinkston in Reasonable Doubts (hello Mark Harmon), Sgt. Bill Dorman in NYPD Blue, Captain Richard Page in Special Unit 2, Hostetler in Deadwood, Dr. Russell Ford in General Hospital and General Hospital: Night Shift, Owen Thoreau Sr. in Men of a Certain Age (where he played Andre Braugher’s dad), Melvin Fuller in The Mindy Project, Darius in Family Time, Mr. Bennett in The Chi, Percy Lee in Greenleaf, Ray Hayward in Mr. Iglesias, Walter in The Neighborhood and Granddaddy Clisby in The Wonder Years.

Guest roles include Spenser for Hire, The Cosby Show, Miami Vice, MacGyver (1991), Jake and the Fatman, Roc, Rhythm & Blues, Murphy Brown (1992), LA Law, Empty Nest, Seinfeld, Renegade, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Martin, Living Single, Picket Fences, The Marshal, Bonnie,  The Client, Touched by an Angel, Chicago Hope, The Parent ‘Hood, Diagnosis Murder, Friends, Smart Guy, Babylon 5, Alright Already, The Good News, Built to Last, The Steve Harvey Show, Damon, ER, Family Law, Any Day Now, For Your Love, The Drew Carey Show, Moesha, The Job, Providence, The District, Titus, Smallville, Charmed, Yes Dear, Eve, Sex Love & Secrets, Justice, Vanished, How I Met Your Mother, The Bill Engvall Show, Boston Legal, Bones, Eli Stone, Cold Case, The Deep End, The Middle, Bunheads, Back in the Game, Married, The Game, The Soul Man, Champions, Dear White People, This is Us and Magnum P.I. (2021).

Provides voices for a number of characters in American Dad.

Was Rear Admiral Novak in JAG‘s “Whole New Ballgame” in season 10.

Written by: R. 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), “This Is What We Do” (episode 200), “Các Tù Nhân”, “Goodbye Vietnam”, “Ninguna Salida” (the season nine finale), “Hit List”, “Asesinos”, “Till Death Do Us Part”, “Choke Point”, “The Guardian”, “Hail Mary”, “Kill Beale Vol. 1”, “Alsiyadun”, “Fortune Favors the Brave”, “The Bear” (season 12 premiere), “Angry Karen”, “Love Kills”, “Russia, Russia, Russia”, “The Noble Maidens”, “A Tale of Two Igors” (season 12 finale), “Subject 17” (season 13 premiere) and “All The Little Things”.

Directed by: Suzanne Saltz directed “Outside the Lines”, “Murder of Crows” and “Sundown”.
(addendum from Alyssa – Saltz has worked on the show as a 2nd Assistant Director and a 1st Assistant Director since season 2)


Insider Info

This week (the current week, in April, not filming week) was a busy week for our team – between Paleyfest, the belated episode 300 celebration, and Chris and LL promoting their new co-produced dance show – but no press specific to this episode.



Official Promo Photos: You can find them all (in Medium Quality) here at Give Me My Remote and most of them (in Higher Quality) here at TVInsider.

Shots from the Set (and the surrounding areas): 



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!

2 Comments on NCISLA Classified Preview: “MWD” (S13E16)

  1. As I have previously said on some other posts, “It’s not a good thing when Deeks is not included in any of the “NCIS Los Angeles 13×16 MWD sneak peek clips” and even in the pics he is not included in any of them.”
    Now we know?

    Liked by 1 person

    • As I said above, I’m not 100% certain he’s completely absent, but given that the other main characters have all had an episode “off” this season, I’m thinking this is the episode for Deeks.

      And the last time he wrote an episode, Eric was off the episode before. So I’m thinking this absence could tie into his writing role as well. But since I’ve seen behind-the-scenes evidence of him around set during filming for 13×18 (the one before his episode), I am thinking it just happened a little earlier this time around. But again, a disclaimer – my guesses are just that, guesses, and sometimes can be utterly COMPLETELY wrong! lol


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