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‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Is This the Saddest Episode of the Entire Series?

by Shelby Scott
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The “NCIS” franchise covers a hoast of action-packed exciting chases, arrests, and face-offs. Although, the action is not the only highlight feature of its shows. In the almost two decades since the “NCIS” flagship premiered, it and spin-offs have seen numerous traumatic and emotional plotlines and departures. However, fans have argued one particular episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles” ranks as the saddest episode of the entire series.

Many point to the “NCIS: Los Angeles” episode, “Uncaged,” as the saddest episode to ever air in the series. The episode takes place during season 8 and what ensues absolutely rips our hearts out.

The episode surrounds the stable and admirable relationship of LL Cool J‘s character, Sam Hanna, and his wife Michelle. Hanna’s wife is played by Aunjanue Ellis. Family plays a major role across the entire “NCIS” universe. Further, “Uncaged” points to the dangers and tragedy that come with being an NCIS agent.

“Uncaged” features the kidnap of Hanna’s wife Michelle. Following this, the “NCIS: Los Angles” team works double-time to try and locate the woman and save her life. Her kidnapping comes following a terroristic group’s demand that one of their leaders be released from his holdings. However, as the team works to accommodate, they soon find their efforts were meaningless.

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” crew locates Michelle’s body too late as she succumbed to suffocation in an airtight room. What makes the episode even more gutwrenching, however, is that Michelle had been held in a location in which Hanna and his partner had previously checked. The episode concludes with the absolutely devasted Agent Hanna cradling the lifeless body of his wife in his arms.

As the new season edges closer, we can only hope “NCIS: Los Angeles” showrunners remain kinder to our heartstrings.

‘NCIS: Los Angles’ May Intercept ‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ This Season

As I said before, here’s hoping the latest season of “NCIS: Los Angeles” is a little nicer to us in terms of tragedy and heartache. However, regardless of potentially sad plotlines yet to come, “NCIS” fans may receive an unexpected pleasant surprise during the new season.

“NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” remain major hits on CBS. However, this fall promises the all-new premiere of the franchise’s latest spinoff, “NCIS: Hawai’i.” While trailers and sneak peeks for the new show reveal an exciting, explosive new hit, we may also see the newest cast feature on “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Fan theories have instigated questions as to whether the two shows feature a cross-over. Hit show “Hawaii Five-0” takes place in the same location as “NCIS: Hawai’i.” So cross-over potential remains high.

However, producers have discredited the claim, as the network hopes to see success from “NCIS: Hawai’i” alone, without the intervention of other hits such as “NCIS: Los Angeles.”

Conclusively, “NCIS: LA” co-creator, Christopher Sibler, previously stated, “We don’t make any connection to the other shows.”

Alas, the potential remains so long as “NCIS: Hawai’i” sees success like “NCIS” and “NCIS: Los Angeles” have.