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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Genesis” (S13E17)

Title: Genesis

Airing: April 24th, 2022

Filmed: February 17th – 28th, 2022

What CBS is telling us: The NCIS team helps Naval intelligence officer Akhil Ali (Ashwin Gore) locate a fellow officer who went missing while recruiting foreign assets as potential sources of intelligence. Also, Callen and psychologist Nate Getz (Peter Cambor) track down a man Callen believes was present for his training when he was young, on the CBS Original series NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening: The man who grilled them all about the Laura Song debacle needs the team’s help this week (okay, he was rather fair and diplomatic to them – unlike any other “investigation” against them, so I guess we can assist!). Not sure if we’re going to get more answers finally on the Callen front, or just more questions?! Hopefully some answers!


Shameless semi-related Plug: In case you missed it – I recapped the NCIS: LA panel at Paleyfest LA 2022, please check it out if you haven’t seen it yet!!


Tiptoeing through the “Genesis” guest cast

(courtesy of Tess, many thanks again!)

Peter Cambor as Nate Getz
Back from “MWD” last week.

Bar Paly as Anastasia “Anna” Kolcheck
Last seen in “All the Little Things” in mid-March.

Ashwin Gore as Akhil Ali
This is ONI Inspector General Akhil Ali, who was asking all the questions in the Laura Song “Divided We Fall” episode in early November.

Jere Burns as Arnold Baines
Longtime working actor.  Was Breughal in Max Headroom, Kirk Morris in Dear John, Pete Schmidt in Bob, Tom Booker in The Mommies, Jack Farrell in Something So Right, Frank Alfano in Good Morning, Miami, Michael in Help Me Help You, Dr. Jim in Surviving Suburbia, Anson Fullerton in Burn Notice, Jake Abernathy in Bates Motel, Wynn Duffy in Justified and Chet Atkins in Angie Tribeca.

Guest appearances include Hill Street Blues, Riptide, Street Hawk, Hunter, Remington Steele, The Last Precinct, Ohara, Jake & the Fatman, Down the Shore, Fantasy Island (1998), Just Shoot Me, Odd Man Out, For Your Love, Twice in a Lifetime, Cover Me, Touched by an Angel, The Outer Limits (2001), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2002), Family Law, State of Grace, 8 Simple Rules, Las Vegas, All of Us, The King of Queen, Will & Grace, Dr. Vegas, Four Kings, Boston Legal, Psych, According to Jim, Trust Me, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Good Guys, Retired at 35, Off the Map, Breaking Bad, Hawaii Five-0 (2012), Grey’s Anatomy, Last Man Standing, Suits, The Muppets (2015), From Dusk Till Dawn, Major Crimes, The X-Files (2018), I’m Dying Up Here, The Cool Kids, Lucifer, The Detour, Dead to Me, Sydney to the Max and All Rise.

Played himself in an episode of Blossom.

Layla Alizada as Dr. Roxana Jarrahi
Guest starred in episodes of Strange Luck, Cold Squad, The 4400 (2004), Dead Like Me, DaVinci’s City Hall, Godiva’s, The Evidence, Eureka, Whistler, the Unit, Robson Arms, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, The Whole Truth, The Mentalist, Melissa & Joey, Legit, Days of Our Lives, Scandal, Rizzoli & Isles, Castle, Stitchers, Jane the Virgin, SEAL Team, Shameless and Lucifer.

Played Constable Gloria Walker in DaVinci’s Inquest, Betty in The Muppets (2015) and Elena in Taken and Sizma in Shut Eye.

Milissa Sears as Leah Novak
Last seen being “run into” by Callen in “Lost Soldier Down” in early January.

Beckett Gunderson as Young Callen
Last seen getting slapped by his instructor by “Pandora’s Box”.

Andrei Dolezal as Young Baines
Played a frat boy in The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Duncan Campbell as Agent Castor
Also last seen in “Pandora’s Box”.

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”, “Fool Me Twice”, “Warrior of Peace”, “Reentry”, “The Prince”, “Smokescreen”, “The One That Got Away”/”No More Secrets” two-parter, “Yellow Jacket”, “Missing Time”, “If the Fates Allow”, “Red Rover, Red Rover” and “Divided We Fall”.

Directed by:  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”, “Under the Influence”, 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.


Official Promo Photos: Seen here at Give Me My Remote or at Seat42f

Shots from the Set (and the surrounding areas): 



Sneak Peeks:

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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!

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