‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Will Deeks Betray Kilbride in Upcoming Episode?

by Lauren Boisvert

In the upcoming “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode, Kensi is in trouble, and Deeks may take things a bit too far in his desperation to save her. The episode synopsis states that Kensi is captured by a militia group while trying to help migrants across the border. In the trailer, she is in some sort of cave, and an unknown assailant knocks her unconscious.

Deeks snaps at the team, “Where is Kensi?” Kilbride looks on sternly, then tells Deeks, “You’re going nowhere near this.”

Which, understandably, Deeks just won’t accept. That’s his wife out there, and he’s not going to sit by and let something happen to her. If he can rescue her, he’s damn well going to do it, no matter what his boss says.

That’s why I honestly think Deeks could possibly go against Kilbride’s order and go after Kensi himself. He’s going to put himself in danger, but that doesn’t matter as long as he gets his wife out safe. Possibly, something terrible could happen to Deeks if he decides to go out alone and rescue Kensi.

On the other hand, he might have just enough sense to listen to Kilbride. Deeks going after Kensi could cause a conflict of interest and definitely cause him to think irrationally on the job. He might be so singularly focused that he causes someone to get hurt, possibly himself.

So, things could go either way with Deeks in this new episode. Either he gets reckless, publicly defies Kilbride, and goes off alone to search for Kensi; or he actually listens to Kilbride and stays put and lets the team handle it. Additionally, there’s another way it could go; he could pretend to stay put but sneak out and search for Kensi on his own.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Production Schedule Pushed Back

Because of the rising COVID-19 cases and the new Omicron variant, “NCIS: Los Angeles” executives have decided to push filming back until February. While the next episodes will still air in January, the production of new episodes for season 13 has been postponed.

The most recent episode, “Lost Soldier Down”, aired on January 2. The episode focused on PTSD and how to treat it, with micro-doses of LSD being used aboard the USS Allegiance. A sailor from that ship committed suicide at the beginning of the episode, and the team investigated his death. Turns out, he didn’t know he was actually taking drugs; the Navy didn’t help him with his trauma, just transferred him to another assignment.

There was also a moment where Fatima addressed her PTSD after getting shot in the leg. She was still using a cane but was actually faking it to hide the fact that she was suffering from PTSD from the ordeal.