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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Hard for the Money” (S13E18)

Title: Hard for the Money


Filmed: March 1st – 9th, 2022

What CBS is telling us: NCIS investigates the murder of a woman employed in the Navy’s missile defense program and its connection to stolen Navy missile technology. Also, a strict social worker stresses out Deeks, and Sam debates selling his boat, on the first of back-to-back episodes of the CBS Original series NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening: Sabatino is back! Rookies look like they’re running around a lot, and I have a feeling a stressed-out Deeks = a RAMBLY Deeks!! He also appears to have what looks like a serious conversation with the Admiral. Hope it’s a good one!




Tiptoeing through the “Hard for the Money” guest cast

(courtesy of Tess, many thanks again!)

Erik Palladino as Special Deputy U.S. Marshal Vostanik Sabatino
Did our boy Vostanik change agencies?  In his last episode, season 12’s “A Fait Accompli”, Sabatino was CIA as he was in most episodes except where he was Roger McAdams in season three’s “The Watcher”.

Kavi Ramachandran Ladnier as NCIS Reserve Agent Shyla Dahr
Back from “MWD”.

Duncan Campbell as NCIS Special Agent Castor
Was in “Genesis” last week.

Gregg Binkley as Navy Lieutenant Commander Gary Hudson
Played Kenny James in My Name is Earl, Barney in Raising Hope, Bernie Beirness in Hitting the Breaks, Mr. Jenkins in Kirby Buckets and Dr. Cooper in Diary of a Future President.

Had guest roles in Head of the Class, Murder She Wrote, Civil Wars, Out of the This World, Quantum Leap, Full House, Coach, A Whole New Ballgame, Night Stand, Family Matters, The Drew Carey Show, Working, The Hughleys, Grown Ups, Wheels of Justice, The Michael Richards Show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch (2001), Malcolm in the Middle, Yes Dear, Gilmore Girls, CSI, The Bold and the Beautiful, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Millers, Transparent, Stuck in the Middle, United States of Al, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Roar.

Gavin Houston as Wesley “Big Wes” Roberts

Was Remy Boudreau on Guiding Light, Sly Thomas on General Hospital, Tony Foster in The Bay, Jeffery Harrington in The Haves and the Have Nots and Theodore in Roswell New Mexico.

Guest roles include The Singles Table, Wizards of Waverly Place, Without a Trace, Rizzoli & Isles, Grey’s Anatomy and Shameless.

Making a comeback – the set photo with LL Cool J.

Aliza Pearl as Maxine “Max” Collins
Played Willow in Side Kick Girls, Michonne in BAMF Girls Club, Lynette in Yellow, Oya Ghillen in Callisto 6 and Dr. Monica Chamberlain in Heartbeats.

Had guest roles in episodes of Samantha Who?, The Further Adventures of Cupid and Eros, House of Lies, Hello Cupid, Days of Our Lives and New Girl.

Nick Cassidy as Martin Thomas
Played Thad in The Birch and had guest roles in Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and The Girl in the Woods.

Cyd Strittmatter as Ms. Janice King
Longtime working actress with guest roles in episodes of Cheers, Beauty and the Beast (1989), Quantum Leap, Full House, On Our Own, The Pretender, Party of Five (1997), Murder One, Ellen, Good vs. Evil, Seven Days, Any Day Now, 7th Heaven, Diagnosis Murder, The Tick, Boston Public, Leap of Faith, The X-Files, Nip/Tuck, Crossing Jordan, Grounded for Life, The Shield, Eyes, Close to Home, Monk, Weeds, Back to You, CSI, Trust Me, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, True Blood, American Horror Story, Bones, the Last Ship, Colony, Get Shorty, General Hospital, Good Girls, Grey’s Anatomy and The Rookie.

Was Joanne Wright in the “Stakeout” NCIS episode in season five, Kimberly Murdock in the season one “Master of Horror” NCIS: New Orleans episode.

Betty Barnes as Rosie
Had guest appearances in Sex Ed and several online series.  Barnes is a stand-up comedian.

Terra Strong as Officer Julie Thompson
Guest roles in episodes of Theirbnb, Conversations in LA and Betrayed.  Provided the voice of Shari Underwood in The Fairly OddParents.

Brian Silverman as Angus
Played Det. Alan Edwards in Central Division and guest-starred in episodes of The Guardian, E-Ring, Sleeper Cell, 24, Monk, Jericho, Cold Case, Life, Grimm, Leverage, Ray Donovan, Good Girl and SWAT.

Written by: Matt Klafter & Indira Gibson Wilson
Matt Klafter co-wrote “Smokescreen Part II” and “A Fait Accompli” and was the sole writer for “Where Loyalties Lie”.

Indira Gibson Wilson co-wrote both “The Frogman’s Daughter”  and “Signs of Change” in season 12 and was the sole writer for “Lost Soldier Down”.

Directed by: Rick Tunell
The program’s longtime production manager/producer directed “Revenge Deferred”, “Se Murio El Payaso” and “Where Everybody Knows Your Name”.


Official Promo Photos: Here at Give Me My Remote (MQ)

Shots from the Set (and the surrounding areas):



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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!

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