‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Will David Kessler Make His Return in Season 13?

by Lauren Boisvert
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Is it possible we could see a return of David Kessler on “NCIS: Los Angeles”? If you all remember, Kessler was a sociopath who basically stalked Kensi and got deep into her head. She first put him away in 2008, which got her the job with the OSP. In season 12, she had to face Kessler again, in order to catch an escaped prisoner.

Kessler threatened her, preparing himself “to be ready to hunt you down, have sex with you, and then kill you, maybe not even in that order.” By some stroke of luck, he was released from prison by presidential executive order.

He got into Kensi’s head and totally terrified her. She was having nightmares about him, and wanted to “drop everything and put an end to him.” He even went so far as to send her a picture of himself at Santa Monica Pier. He’s a sinister guy, and his story was never fully played out. For all we know, Kensi is still affected by him, still terrified. Is there now a chance that he could return in season 13?

Right now, there’s no official news that David Kessler is coming back to “NCIS: Los Angeles.” At least, not physically. He may be mentioned in an upcoming episode, possibly if there’s another Kensi-centered one coming up. Her recent kidnapping could bring memories of Kessler’s threats back to haunt Kensi as well, and she could experience some PTSD from her ordeal.

But, as of now, it doesn’t look like Kessler will be returning to “NCIS: Los Angeles” any time soon. Fingers crossed this arc gets played out, though; we need to see it to its conclusion.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Eric Christian Olsen Joked About Show Ending

In a recent Instagram post, Eric Christian Olsen definitely had some fans shocked and worried. He posted a photo from the upcoming episode with the captions, “We about to get back to it.” But, it was his hashtags that got people scared.

Olsen’s tags included “#Kensidown” and “thefinalseason.” This had some fans worried not only for the fate of the show, but for the fate of Kensi Blye. Is she going to die in the January 9 episode? We know she’s been kidnapped after helping migrants cross the border; could her life be at risk? Will her team get to her in time?

Then, four tags later, a little “#jk” from Olsen. What a guy, always with the jokes. Hopefully, it’s all just a simple prank from the “NCIS: Los Angeles” star, and not a harbinger of doom for the show. There was a mention of “NCIS: New Orleans” and the tag “#celebratewhatwehave.” Whether or not that’s in reference to the fact that “Los Angeles” is still going as opposed to “New Orleans”, you’ll have to ask Olsen.