‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star Eric Christian Olsen is Writing Season 13 Episode, Daniela Ruah Will Direct It

by Joe Rutland

It’s going to be interesting for “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans as two of the show’s main stars will be handling writing and directing duties.

On Thursday, an article from TV Line said actor Eric Christian Olsen will be writing a Season 13 episode. Also, fellow cast member Daniela Ruah will be directing that episode. It is this coming season’s 19th episode on CBS.

Now fans of the show know that Olsen plays NCIS Investigator Marty Deeks while Ruah plays NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye. “NCIS: Los Angeles” fans see Olsen and Ruah together on the show. Both cast members are partners on the streets of L.A.

This will be the first time for Ruah to be working behind the camera on the show. Olsen, though, has written another episode for “NCIS: Los Angeles.” In Season 11, he penned its 10th episode (and 250th overall for the series) called “Mother.”

Both actors also have a bit of a family tie within them. Ruah is married to David Olsen, who happens to be the older brother of and stunt double for brother Eric.

Fans can catch this “NCIS” show on Sunday nights at 10 p.m., 9 p.m. Central. It will act as a bridge between two other franchise shows that air on Monday nights. “NCIS” moves over from Tuesday nights to Mondays at 9 p.m. Eastern, 8 p.m. Central. A new spin-off, “NCIS: Hawai’i” starring Vanessa Lachey, airs on Mondays at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central.

Keep your eyes open, though, for the Olsen-Ruah tandem episode this coming season.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Star LL Cool J Called LA Team ‘Group of Knights’

While some of the show’s cast might not consider themselves as part of royalty, that’s not how star LL Cool J sees them.

LL Cool J, who plays NCIS Field Agent Sam Hanna, opened up about what he sees in the characters on the show in a January 2017 interview with Seat42F.

“These guys really see themselves as knights,” he said about the characters in “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

“It’s a knighthood, females included, all of them see themselves as knights,” he said. “See themselves as people who are part of the honored tradition of making sure that they protect the innocent and get rid of the bad guys.”

He also talked about how Sam Hanna has grown, too, on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

“I think you grow and evolve and become — I don’t know if relaxed is the right word — but more accustomed and acclimated to the pressures of that life,” he said. “I think the character becomes acclimated to what’s going on and the pressures, but my character has grown because the sense of family has deepened. His sense of honor has deepened.”