‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: LL Cool J and Daniela Ruah Are Full-On Action Stars in New Shot Ahead of Season 13 Premiere

by Jacklyn Krol

NCIS: Los Angeles stars Daniela Ruah and LL Cool J are looking like total badasses in a Season 13 promo shot.

The show’s official Instagram account shared a photo of Kensi and Sam at work. The pair are seen hiding behind a wall with their guns drawn and ready to take action.

It’s just mere hours until the Season 13 premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles. The return takes place on Sunday, October 10 at 9 PM ET on CBS. Following the airing, the episode will be available on-demand through CBS All Access, Paramount Plus, and Comcast Xfinity.

If you need a refresher to catch up on the series, fans can stream it on fuboTV, Sling TV, DIRECTV, Spectrum, Paramount Plus, Paramount+, Amazon Channel, and Pluto TV.

What’s in store for NCIS: Los Angeles? Hetty (Linda Hunt) will return to the show. You’ll recall that she made minor virtual appearances last season. This was due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She returned for the Season 12 finale to send off Nell Jones (Renee Felice Smith) and Eric Beale (Barrett Foa) who left the series.

Season 13 will also mark the show’s historic 300th episode. This will also be the first episode that features a familiar face in a new role. Former recurring guest star Gerald McRaney, who played Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride, is joining the team. His character first appeared on the show in 2014. Kilbride is said to face off with Hetty this season.

The premiere episode will feature new storylines for the characters. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) begins to question if Hetty (Linda Hunt) has secrets regarding his past. Meanwhile, Katya (Jana Kolesarova) is trying to flee from Joelle (Elizabeth Bogush) who is on the hunt for her. Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) are wanting to expand their family. Finally, the team is also trying to save an informant from danger.

How ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Creating a Life-long Friendship

NCIS: Los Angeles stars LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell are friends on the small screen and in real life. They bonded over their jobs and family life. O’Donnell once described their relationship as similar to a married couple. He can tell the rapper’s moods when he just walks into work and knows if he didn’t sleep enough, is stressed, etc.

In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, he spoke about how they have become like family to one another.

“You know, the same way you would pick on your sibling and drive each other crazy? I mean, it’s similar to the relationship Todd and I, LL and I, have in real life,” he explained. “I mean, he’s someone I have great respect for, and there’s a mutual admiration. But we also love to, you know, just torture each other…and constantly, uh you know, drive each other crazy.”

Their brotherly camaraderie extends to the downtime that they have on set. You can often find them poking fun at each other.

“When you spend that much time together on set, you know you tend to get bored once in a while,” he added. “And all that’s left is to just pick on each other. It’s only so long you can sit and stare at you know TikTok and Instagram on your phone.”