‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Team Goes After Stolen Guns in Upcoming Episode

by Megan Molseed

Halloween night is always a night full of tricks and treats. And, the fourth episode of NCIS: Los Angeles’s thirteenth season will certainly be giving audiences plenty of treats. And, maybe even a few tricks!

The October 31 episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, is titled Sorry For Your Loss. In this episode, Chris O’Donnell’s Callen continues to dig into his past in his search to find Katya.

Meanwhile, the NCIS: Los Angeles team to track down a shipment of stolen arms. The team takes on this mission at the direction of the newest NCIS: Los Angeles team leader, Admiral Horace Kilbride.

This mission is not an easy task for the team to begin with. The criminals who stole the arms have covered their tracks pretty well. However, the case gets even more complicated for the NCIS officers when their main suspect is found dead.

This, of course, is the second episode so far in NCIS: Los Angeles’s thirteenth season that will center around Horace Kilbride.

‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Will Be Seeing A Lot More Of Kilbride

In the Sunday, October 24 episode of the hit CBS series which is titled Indentured, the team learns that Horace Kilbride is connected to a general who is suspected of supplying dangerous militia groups with weapons.

In fact, the dealer is responsible for multiple deaths. Including an explosion that killed multiple ATF agents.

Gerald McRaney’s Kilbride was simply a recurring character on NCIS: Los Angeles for many seasons. However, he has now been promoted to a regular cast member. The admiral is stepping in for longtime NCIS regular Hetty (Linda Hunt), taking the helm in leading the team.

Horace Kilbride’s newest position heading the NCIS: Los Angeles team will certainly bring about a few changes. As most shifts in leadership do.

However, Kilbride actor, Gerald McRaney says that he doesn’t think NCIS fans can expect the admiral to be changing too many things at the NCIS: Los Angeles offices, going forward.

A Change In Leadership Doesn’t Necessarily Mean A Change In Operations

“There may be a few cosmetic things that the Admiral might want to change,” said Gerald McRaney of Kilbride’s new position. “But why would he go in and want to radically change something that’s such a successful operation, to begin with?”

McRaney adds that while Kilbride likely won’t change much in how the NCIS office operates, he does think there will be some changes in the way the team responds to the admiral.

“The only thing that I would imagine is that people will take the Admiral’s directives a bit more seriously because now they are official orders,” notes McRaney.

“In the most recent NCIS: Los Angeles episode, Sam and Callen went up against Kilbride on a case,” the actor continues. “But in the end Kilbride surprised them and established more trust between them.”

For McRaney, it is moments such as these that will help the team eventually connect to Kilbride.

“That trust will be crucial now that Kilbride is in charge,” McRaney explains.