‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Proves Deeks’ One-Liners are Unrivaled in New Clip

by Suzanne Halliburton

Marty Deeks, even if he doesn’t have a major storyline on an NCIS: Los Angeles episode, always kills us with the clean, crisp one-liners.

Eric Christian Olsen, as Deeks, is a natural with the quips. Need an example (or a laugh) on this Tuesday afternoon?

The NCIS: Los Angeles social media account tweeted a video clip to preview this Sunday’s new episode.

“Deeks coming in with the snappy one-liners that no one asked for like… “

In this NCIS: Los Angeles clip, we’ve got crusty retired Admiral Horace Kilbride getting all cranky and real with Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) and Deeks.

“Hell, in Vietnam, we were lucky if they gave us maps and we were in the jungle, not Boyle Heights,” Kilbride grouses with his version of I-walked-to-school-20-miles-in-the-snow-when-I-was-your-age.

Sam answered: “Yea, maybe that’s why we did so well over there.”

“Stall that crap Hanna or your next assignment will be in Djibouti,” Kilbride counters.

And now comes Deeks with the classic: “That’s the dji-bou-ti call we don’t want to get.”

Yes, it’s cringeworthy. But it’s Deeks in NCIS: Los Angeles. We’ll excuse him, right? Kensi (Daniela Ruah) is Deeks’ wife. She usually just rolls her eyes at her husband’s one-liners.

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NCIS: Los Angeles Premiere Drew Almost 6 Million Going Up Against NFL Game

The Sunday night premiere drew an audience of 5.93 million. The CBS shows are going head-to-head with NBC’s Sunday Night Football. It’s difficult to compete against football with any scripted show. Sunday Night Football enjoyed an audience of nearly 17 million. Fox’s OT coverage from afternoon games attracted the second-biggest audience of the evening with 9.2 million. The CBS shows of 60 Minutes (9 million), The Equalizer (7.4 million) and NCIS: Los Angeles finished behind football, but ahead of the other network shows.

The NCIS: Los Angeles episode was called Subject 17. And it was very Callen (Chris O’Donnell) centric. As the episode started, Callen was digging through files in an old archive cabinet. Kilbride told him last season that Hetty (Linda Hunt) “created” him. Callen remembered meeting Hetty when he was a teenager and in foster care. But it turns out that Hetty first knew of his whereabouts when he was in elementary school.

Hetty kept files on foster children. Each kid was identified by a number. Callen was “Subject 17.” Hetty basically was identifying foster children who had the intellect and deductive skills to possibly work in the CIA years later. Russia did something similar with its spy system. Hetty gave Callen a terrific evaluation. And Callen started remembering some of the tests.

He finally made Hetty confess as to what she did. Kilbride wouldn’t answer his demands for more information. Now, Hetty has skipped off to Syria to finish a mission. Callen asked a former Russian asset to keep tabs on her. This storyline is far from over.

The next NCIS: Los Angeles episode is called Fukushu. Here’s the plot summary from CBS. “NCIS takes the case personally when an LAPD officer’s father, a beloved elderly Japanese American veteran, is the victim of a vicious hate crime.”