‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Asks if Fans Are Ready for Show’s Return with Hilarious Post

by Suzanne Halliburton

Note to self. We must get through all the holidays to see a new NCIS: Los Angeles episode. Thanks to the show for reminding us.

As the Christmas countdown drops to single digits, the NCIS: Los Angeles social media team decided to focus on a calendar. That’s because the series has some promoting to do. It’s what happens when your show is on a holiday hiatus. The tweet said “So close, yet so far … Are you ready? Because we’re ready.”

And the post included a photo of Kensi and Deeks on a stakeout. (Remember this NCIS: Los Angeles moment? An anxious Kensi was spying on other couples walking into their informational meeting on adoption.)

Then there was a calendar reference. The next new episode is Jan. 2.

New NCIS: Los Angeles Episode Could Cure Holiday Blues

By the time Jan. 2 gets here, everyone will be exhausted, what with all the eating, drinking, traveling and gift opening. A fresh episode of NCIS: Los Angeles might be the cure to the mass holiday hangover. In fact, the show hasn’t had a new episode since the Sunday before Thanksgiving. Remember back that far? That’s when a grieving father held a bus driver and several passengers hostage as he implored law enforcement to find out if his daughter really killed herself and why. Sam (LL Cool J) and Rountree (Caleb Castille) helped save the dad and the hostages. The team cleared the daughter’s name.

The next new hour NCIS: Los Angeles episode is using an interesting angle. Daniela Ruah (Kensi) is directing the episode. This is her first of two for season 13. The Jan 2 episode is Lost Soldier Down. And here’s the synopsis from CBS: “NCIS investigates the apparent suicide of a Navy intelligence officer who leapt to his death after taking LSD. Also, while Kensi is away, Deeks makes plans to redo the backyard without her input.”

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Agents Must Find Kensi During Jan. 9 Episode

And there’s more good news on the episode front. NCIS: Los Angeles has another new hour set for Jan. 9. The episode is “A Land of Wolves.” Here’s the CBS plot summary: “The NCIS team scrambles to find Kensi, when she is attacked and kidnapped by a mysterious militia group while helping a group of migrants cross the border.”

Ruah is a fan favorite, so no doubt, there will be some anxious moments for the #Densi faction. To think, we all thought Kensi only needed to worry about David Kessler. It’s the second time this season NCIS: Los Angeles has featured a private militia as part of the plot.

Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode. You’ve probably watched her work. This is her eighth episode for NCIS: Los Angeles. Her last one was “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” back on Feb. 28. That was in season 12. In the episode, Callen ran into Anna after Hetty sent him a mystery message. McKiernan also has directed three episodes each of NCIS and Blue Bloods.