LL Cool J stepped away from his role on NCIS: Los Angeles in favor of his first love over the weekend. And that’s performing.
After all, getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a terrific reason to dump Sam Hanna for a few days. LL Cool J posted a photo gallery of his time on stage at Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Arena late Monday. He captioned the photo “special times.”
And yes, it had to be special. After his induction, the hip icon performed some of his greatest hits. And then he shared the stage with Eminem and Jennifer Lopez. Dr Dre also presented him with The Musical Excellence Award.
The NCIS: Los Angeles star capped it all off with his classic “Mama Said Knock You Out.” He wore his preferred concert clothes — a sweatshirt and joggers. But for this special occasion, he wore silver metallic and a gray cap. Check out the photos.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Continues Season 13
As LL Cool J took a weekend in Cleveland, NCIS: Los Angeles featured the fourth episode of its 13th season. In Sorry for Your Loss, the agents investigated the death of a dead mobster’s son, who was killed before he could deliver a cache of illegal weapons.
There was a lot of undercover work. But the funniest part of the episode centered on Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) interviewing the mobster’s widow. The widow was an older woman who liked to flirt. When Deeks knocked on her door, she assumed he was the pool boy. Or, she thought Deeks was at least someone who could fetch the dead squirrel out of her pool.
The funeral turned into the focus of the case. Most of the crew went undercover as funeral workers. Callen (Chris O’Donnell) drove the hearse and Kensi (Daniella Ruah) seemed to be some sort of grief counselor. In the end, the mobster’s widow confessed to killing her stepson. She rightfully deduced he was cutting her out of the deal.
Earlier in the episode, Sam told Rountree that Howard University created a scholarship to honor the memory of his wife, Michelle, who was killed several seasons ago. Sam was going to give a speech. Rountree offered suggestions, but first, the two needed to get through a marathon training session. And, Rountree also figured out another Sam rule. He doesn’t do life lessons with cute sayings or sweeping metaphors.
Writers called the new NCIS: Los Angeles episode Divided We Fall. he plot summary from CBS for the Sunday episode:
“When an NCIS mission to protect a compromised undercover agent goes completely sideways, the agents are individually interrogated to find out what really happened. Also, Kilbride must make a difficult decision.” Keep it with Outsider for more details.