NCIS: LOS ANGELES
PREVIOUSLY ON… | Hetty shook up the team by sending Kensi off with Granger on a top-secret mission in Afghanistan, thus (somewhat) disrupting the growing closeness between Deeks and his partner.
COMING UP NEXT | Kensi’s assignment “came at the very, very worst possible time for her and Deeks,” show boss Shane Brennan acknowledges. “But it’s been a lot of fun, and we’ve really enjoyed doing it” – which is in essence found gold, seeing as Season 5 wasn’t headed that way until it needed to set up Daniela Ruah’s maternity leave. And while Brennan long ago ruled out writing in that pregnancy, “Densi” nonetheless is on track to experience a shock “that turns everything on its head … and impacts them in a very, very, very big way.” Until then and elsewhere, viewers can count on “a lot of fun episodes” that play off the classic Callen/Sam chemistry, an episode where Deeks goes undercover as a “fabulous” interior decorator named Sven and a February sweeps outing guest-starring Danny Trejo (Machete) as a man from Hetty’s past. And while Nell will continue to find herself “out and about” with field assignments, Eric’s “past life pays a call on him” on or around Episode 17.
RETURN DATE | Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 9/8c (CBS)
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Cult film antihero Danny Trejo will bring some bang to a February sweeps episode of NCIS: Los Angeles.
TVLine has learned exclusively that Trejo, whose myriad pulpy big screen turns include Machete Kills, The Devil’s Rejects and From Dusk Till Dawn, will guest-star on the CBS drama as a character who has past ties not just to Hetty, but Callen and Sam as well.
“It’s a big episode that takes everyone down to Mexico, where there’s a lot of action as well as character stuff for Callen, Sam and Hetty,” NCIS: LA showrunner Shane Brennan tells TVLine.
Trejo’s recent TV credits include an arc on Sons of Anarchy and episodes of Maron, Bones and Modern Family.
NCIS: LA returns from its holiday break on Jan. 14.
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