‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: See First Pics of New Episodes Following Hiatus

by Suzanne Halliburton

NCIS: Los Angeles fans, you’ll want to circle Jan. 2 and 9th on your calendar. From the looks of photos CBS recently released, you’ll be seeing some things.

The Jan. 9 episode sounds really enticing. It’s dubbed “A Land of Wolves.” And here’s the plot summary straight from CBS: “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.”

Kensi (Daniela Ruah) definitely will be going through some stuff. And since she’s a fan favorite, you can connect the dots. The episode definitely will prompt anxiety from the #Densi club. They thought Kensi only needed to worry about David Kessler.

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Even Kidnapped, Kensi Takes Charge of NCIS: Los Angeles Episode

It looks like Kensi may be acting more like a hero than a kidnap victim in this snap provided by CBS. But it’s difficult to tell.

NCIS: Los Angeles has layered a number of hot-button social topics in its episodes in season 13. This hour focuses on a militia and immigration. Earlier in the season, an episode told the story of a retired general and U.S. Senate candidate making illegal gun purchases to funnel them to an Arizona militia. An episode also addressed hate crimes against Asian-Americans. Another one featured a storyline about an American CIA operative who became a double agent to aid the Chinese.

Tawnia McKiernan directed the episode. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you’ve seen her work. This is the eighth episode she’s directed for NCIS: Los Angeles. The last one was “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Feb. 28. That’s when Callen ran into Anna after Hetty sent him a mysterious message. McKiernan also has directed three episodes for NCIS and a trio for Blue Bloods.

There also is an odd point in the plot. Or you can call it a supernatural twist. Jolene Anderson is among the guest stars. This winner of an Australian reality singing show is playing two parts, including a ghost.

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Fans Miss Their Favorite Show — Last New Hour Was Before Thanksgiving

The last new NCIS: Los Angeles was Nov. 21. So fans are missing the show. The next new hour is set for Jan. 2. And it also has an interesting angle. Ruah is directing the episode. She also recently finished directing a third episode for season 13, but CBS has yet to reveal any details, including the date or plot summary.

The Jan. 2 episode is “Lost Soldier Down.” And here’s the plot summary: “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.”

From this photo, it looks like Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) doesn’t have input from Kensi when he pairs up with Rountree (Caleb Castille).

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And it also looks like NCIS: Los Angeles fans will be treated to another heart-to-heart between Sam (LL Cool J) and Callen (Chris O’Donnell). Callen still has that side story cooking along as he tries to find Katya. He also has a former Russian asset spying on Hetty (Linda Hunt). Presumably, Hetty still is in Syria. She hasn’t been seen on NCIS: Los Angeles since the season 13 premiere. Remember that? That’s when Callen figured out Hetty used to train foster kids to be spies for the CIA. And Callen was one of those kids.

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