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NCISLA Classified Preview: “Blood Bank” (S14E09)

Title: Blood Bank

Airing: January 8th, 2023 (Deeks’s birthday! Our favorite character turns 44!)

**WEIRD TIMING ALERT** – Not only are we in the 2nd of 3 primetime slots tonight, but primetime is shifted (at least) a half hour due to football games! Check this episode out at 9:30pm ET!! 

Filmed: October 12th – 20th, 2022

What CBS is telling us: When NCIS investigates a shootout on a boat in which a rare cultural artifact is stolen, they’re shocked to learn who owns the boat, on the CBS Original series NCIS: LOS ANGELES.

What we think is happening: Arkady getting in trouble with a boat, again. It’s giving me flashbacks to season 6. But Arkady is pretty much always a good time! So here’s to some light fun before our 3-hour marathon on Monday! Also, the first two (solo) episodes written by Samantha Chasse both included a sweet ending Densi scene. Might we make it a hat trick and get a third one tonight? It is Deeks’s birthday after all, and I’d love it if we actually got a mention of that! =D


Tiptoeing through the “Blood Bank” guest cast

(courtesy of Tess, many thanks again!)

Duncan Campbell as NCIS Special Agent Castor
Back from “Let It Burn” in late November.

Vyto Ruginis as Arkady Kolcheck
Welcome to season 14!  Ruginis was last seen on the beach in “Come Together”, season 13’s season finale.

Kathleen Garrett as Miraslava Borisova
Played Judge Nina Larkin in Power Book II:  Ghost and Judge Susan Moretti in Law & Order.

Guest roles include Hooperman, Thirtysomething, Head of the Class, The Outsiders, Shannon’s Deal, Matlock, Home Improvement, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, ER, Phenom, The New WKRP in Cincinnati, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder, Murphy Brown (1996), The John Larroquette Show, Baywatch Nights, Dark Skies, Touched by an Angel, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Dharma & Greg, Providence, Melrose Place (1999), The West Wing, Beverly Hills 90210 (2000), Star Trek: Voyager, 100 Centre Street, First Monday, Without a Trace, Malcolm in the Middle , Shark, Ugly Betty, Law & Order: SVU, Mysteries of Laura, The Deuce, Billions, FBI, Inventing Anna and The First Lady (she was Laura Bush in one episode).

Dalia Rooni as Riffat Murad

Was in the series Transportainment and appeared in a few short films.

Nikolay Moss as Kostas Orlov
Was in episodes of Gossip Girl, Gringollandia, GodComplx, The Cobblestone Corridor, Betrayed and The Rook.

Jonathan Kells Phillips as Rupert Richardson
Was Volk in Condor and played Senator Shawn Kelly in NCIS’s season 13 “Charade” episode.

Guest roles include Law & Order: SVU, Damages, The Mentalist, One Life to Live, True Blood, The Exes, Masters of Sex, Hose of Lies, Madam Secretary, The Americans, Station 19 and Yellowstone.

Matty Cardarople as Danny
Cardarople’s Danny returns.  Danny sold pastries in season 10’s “Into the Breach” and computer supplies in “Imposter Syndrome” in season 12.

Emily Morales-Cabrera as Assistant
Played Alex in Hot Summer Daze.  Appeared in episodes of The Chi, Danger Force, This is Us, American Horror Stories and The Sex Lives of College Girls.

Written by:  Samantha Chasse co-wrote “Kill Beale Vol. 1” and wrote “Impostor Syndrome” and “Murmuration”.

Directed by: Benny Boom directed “Ghost Gun”, “767”, “Fool Me Twice”, “Pro Se”, “Hail Mary”, “Groundwork” and “Perception”.


Insider Info

Nothing specific for this episode, but there’s a lot of promotion for Monday’s NCIS-Verse Crossover!!!! =D Check out our preview tomorrow for all the goodies!


Official Promo Photos: Check them out on our page HERE

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: “Blood Bank” (S14E09)

  1. I have the way S. Chasse writes the Deeks character.She always makes Deeks look weak and incompetent and makes Kensi look like a super star. The writers this season have pretty much killed the fun and love that was densi and have tried with other writer to sabotage the Deeks character,but you know what Deeks is still the only reason i started watching the show and he is still the only reason i still watch. I love Eric and his character Deeks. please get better writers.


  2. Ivelina Plamena Georgievi // January 9, 2023 at 10:08 AM // Reply

    Densi kisses, please…….


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