Author => Keviana Elliot

Callen’s Corner: Wallpaper Offering 1.0

Straight to you, Callen Affectionados, from sunny California, with great love from AJ and I (with the rest of the Callen’s Corner Dream Team not far behind), I give you some eye-candy for your desktop.

Don’t spend it all in one place.



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Callen’s Corner: Banter, Season 2



Continuing with the banter between Callen and Sam, it’s time to recount the joys of Season 2. Enjoy with gusto.

In no specific order, here are our favorite Callen-and-Sam-centered banter moments.



Sam: You were a magician once.
G: Not magician. Illusionist.
Sam: You bought a white rabbit, G.
G: It came with the hat.


Sam: Banter is the crux of our partnership, G. Without it, we’d just be two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
G: We are two guys with guns drifting from one case to the next.
Sam: Some people seek higher meaning.
G: Others play the hand they’re dealt.
Sam: When did the glass become half empty?
G: Ah, was it ever half full?
Sam: That’s better. But I still want my car back. These boots are killing me.


G: What would you do with $25 million in reward money?
Sam: You mean if I wasn’t a government employee and I could legally accept it?… Ah… probably buy a first class ticket to somewhere real quiet. Really quiet. Someplace you don’t take a partner. You?
G: I would hire the best private investigator money could buy. And have him track down my partner. Then when I found him…
Sam: You’d follow me?
G: Send him Hetty, in an overnight package – with a big bell.
Sam: I wouldn’t sign for her.


G: Never realized how much easier the bad guys have it than we do.
Sam: All the time. No rules. No loyalty.
G: No Hetty.


G: Would it help if I sing the theme from Rocky?
Sam: Where the hell have you been?
G: Waiting for you.
Sam: We were supposed to meet, go for a run before work.
G: We were supposed to meet at Patrick’s Roadhouse for breakfast.
Sam: If we try, we can still get in a couple miles.
G: No way. I just had pigs in a blankets and waffles. I’m a little bit full.
Sam: You’re full of something, and it ain’t waffles.
G: You know what? You get a little grumpy when your blood sugar gets low. (answers the phone call) Yeah, Eric?
Eric: Hetty wants everyone in Ops– ASAP.
G: All right. We’re on our way. (to Sam) Hey, hold on. Let me get a towel.
Sam: For what?
G: This is nice leather.
Sam: It’s nice. (rubs his back on the nice leather)


G: Cut that one close, don’t you think?
Sam: You’re like a lone wolf ‘til your butt’s on the line. Then you expect me to come to your rescue.
G: Isn’t that what partners do?
Sam: You’re pushing it, you know that?


G: I suppose I owe you one, too, huh?
Sam: Hah. One? More like 20. And that’s just today. You’re just lucky I don’t keep count.
G: I’m just lucky you can’t count.


Sam: You won. Come on.
G: It’s a lot faster going up than it is coming down, right, big guy?
Sam: Just let go.
G: You gonna catch me?
Sam: You’re kidding, right?
G: No.
Sam: You have a mat. You’ll be fine. Come on.
G: I’m letting go.
G: I think I’m gonna need some ice…


G: Does Go with the Flow include screaming ‘Yeehaw’?
Sam: That was in character
G: In Character. Like in Smokey and the Bandit. Get me to drive next time?
Sam: No, I drive, you shoot.
G: No, no, no, no. We agreed to take turns.
Sam: I don’t remember having that kind of conversation. Maybe we can have a compromise
G: Like you ride on the back next time.
Sam: Never gonna happen. Maybe we can get Hetty to get you a side-car.
G: That’s cute.
Sam: Ever rode in a side-car? They’re fun.


Sam: It’s LA. Even a troll could score a supermodel if he’s rolling large.
G: Where does that leave us?
Sam: Aw, don’t sweat it, G. I have a charming personality.
G: Uh huh.
Sam: And you – you’re kind of screwed.
G: I attract more of a – an intellectual type.
Sam: Oh yeah? Good luck with that.


Sam: Where’s you fighting spirit, G?
G: Sam, it’s Hetty.
Sam: Yeah. You’re screwed.


Sam: Nice gangster walk.
G: Feels like I’ve been thrown out of a moving car.
Sam: You were thrown out of a moving car… several times.
G: Well, not recently… Was I?


G: I followed her home a couple times…
Sam: A couple of times?
G: Closer to a dozen. She keeps moving. She sleeps in a different house every night.
Sam: Oh, that’s great. And I get to be there when you knock on her door.”


Thanks to Callen’s Corner Dream Team Members: AJ, B, ChrisDaisy, Mary (justdreaming-83), Richtsje, Serena, Vicki

Read Season 1’s banter here:

Callen’s Corner: Redacted Files, II

Callen's Story


Redacted File 2,499: Where do you think Callen’s story arc will go this season, and what would you like to be revealed?

Mary: I think we may find out more about Callen’s father. Not that I think they will actually bring him to the show as a living relative… But what I really, really would like to see? Amy is not really buried in Hannah’s grave.

Vicki: Oh, Mary, you are spot on. Shane Brennan is great at revealing tidbits of Callen’s family. 1. He had a sister Amy. 2. He was in danger from the Comescus. 3. Hetty knew his Mother, Clara. So we learnt a little of her and his grandfather George. I think it’s time for something about his Father (really think Granger is the missing link to help G find out this info), and I would love to find out Amy really is alive. But, I think only one thing will be revealed. Just enough to wet out appetites. Answer one question, but open up the door to more questions. Remember how Keelson told Callen he was asking the wrong questions? And that it was all so much bigger than the both of them? Oh, and finding out his name. That’s a biggest of all for our federal agent. A name!

Richtsje: I think there is more to the guy on the graveyard. The little note he found there and the car that drove away, in which there was definitely more than 1 person… It might be his sister or other family. Maybe even Hunter, which would not surprise me in the end.

Keviana: I would like to see that he and Deeks are actually half-brothers. I think Callen would freak. Do I think Shane will do that? Not really. However, I DO suspect that Callen and Deeks will be forced to know each other a little better this season. And, it’s about time! Go back through the last few seasons. It’s almost as if they were keeping G and Marty apart on purpose. My suspicion was there would be something major coming between those two. Now, I just want to know what.

ChrisDaisy: I am definitely with Mary on this one. Finally some major revelations on Callen’s past – yay!!!. I, too, would like to see Amy be alive, after all. For me, Amy is the only one who can give G some kind of “family feeling”… I somehow doubt that there will be a happy family reunion when G’s father shows up… I just don’t see G welcoming his father with open arms… It would be interesting to learn something more about his father, though. I, too, think that there is much more to Callen’s past than everyone expects. As Vickie said, they will continue providing only bits and pieces which will lead to new questions – and that is good because the mystery makes the character so intriguing, and is what keeps the show going. G will never stop looking, and we will all happily join him in his search!

Serena: Let’s see… JPK said on Twitter that Callen will get some answers from his past in S5, a nemesis will help him out (a Comescu of sorts according to him), and, I just discovered, a spoiler from EOnline that quoted Chris O’Donnell as saying we’ll find out what the G stands for! (Long overdue for Callen, I think). S5 is definitely gonna be Callen-tastic!

Merrie: I want to know more about Callen’s family, his father especially. I was hoping Hunter was actually Amy, Callen’s sister, but I guess we can rule that out since we saw her blow up with the car. 🙁 I agree with Richtsje… I want to know who that was in the graveyard, and what he has to do with Callen’s past. I would also like to see Hetty be a little more candid with what she knows about Callen’s past, especially since Nate has come back and he knows who was keeping the note book full of foster homes and dates.

I’m hoping they keep Nate around for a while. It would give to a lot more opening up on the team’s part, with him there. He seems to be the only one they trust with their pasts. I also what to know what he’s been doing the past few years. 🙂

Vicki: Ditto to what everyone has said. There is so much to be revealed about Callen. The mystery about him is one of the many things we love about this character. I hope no one leaves at the end of season five. They all make such a great team.

———- END REDACTED FILE 2,499 ———-


What will happen with g and marty

Redacted File 2,475: How might Callen’s story arc intersect with Deeks’ story arc, working with the theory that Shane Brennan has told us, that both of these characters’ backgrounds will be explored in Season 5?

Mary: Ever since we found out Hetty takes a special interest in orphans, I have wondered if she has also followed Deeks. I know he’s not technically an orphan, but she does seem to care for him deeply.

Keviana: With Hetty watching and collecting orphans, perhaps Deeks was one that was in a similar situation as Callen in a foster home. Or, perhaps, they stayed at the exact same foster home… It that were the case, maybe Callen has more repressed memories.

Serena: Do they intersect? I was always under the impression that it’ll be two separate stories and thus told separately. Shane did say that the 100th ep will be a watershed one for Callen and Deeks… And then there’s that spoiler about someone leaving the team (my guess is Deeks as ECO said there’s a possibility of him returning to LAPD – so that could be the watershed moment for his character and Callen – it’ll probably have something to do with his past.)

Richtsje: Didn’t JPK mention it was one of the homebound characters? That would mean Hetty, Granger, Nell or Eric. I don’t think Deeks and Callen are sharing the same backgrounds. Read quite a lot of fanfiction in which they share a similar foster home, indeed, but to me it would sound a bit too coincidental… Maybe all goes wrong with Sam & Michelle and Sam blames Callen so much that there will be trust issues and somebody, Hetty, Granger or another team member, decides that they HAVE to split up for a while. But no, I do not see why their backgrounds should be explored at the same time. Better both apart, like we had more on Quinn & Sam which surprised viewers, and before that on Kensi’s father.
Why not have similar background stories for Deeks and G?

Serena: Hm. Could be that Nell is being groomed to take over Hetty’s job or something to that effect… (Though I hope not! I love all the Callen-Hetty interactions!)

Vicki: It’s true at Callen and Deeks’ characters have been kept apart for so long throughout Seasons 2-4. There was much focus on Deeks and Kensi being partners, and the need for some form of relationship to occur. But there were issues from when both Sam and Deeks were undercover at the MMA club, still lying there under the surface. This has finally come to the surface, but both of them have been thrown into hell by Siderov. Deeks will have issues from this torture, that is for sure. And it may very well bring back the pain from his abusive childhood to the forefront of his mind. This is where I believe Callen will come in. He can relate to Deeks in more than anyone else on the team. Issues from Callen’s abusive past in foster care will provide him the necessary tools to help Deeks. I know there have been theories of perhaps Deeks and Callen being half-brothers or even full-blooded brothers (great story in Pure Agony, Keviana), but I personally haven’t thought anything more than shared past experiences.

ChrisDaisy: I don’t really think that Callen’s and Deeks’ backstories are related. I’m guessing that there will two separate story arcs for each, Deeks and Callen. It’s an interesting thought, though, that Hetty might have been watching Deeks for quite a long time, too…

S5 might lead to a closer relationship for Callen and Deeks. Considering what happened between Deeks and Sam respectively, and Deeks and Kensi in the finale, I’m guessing that if Deeks relates to a team member to cope with what happened, Callen might be the one. As it was already said here, there are certain similarities in Callen’s and Deeks’ past that might bring them closer together. In addition, I am fairly sure that in the past Callen had to go through similar situations to what Deeks did in the S4 finale. As fearless and untouchable as Callen seems to be, it is unlikely that he has never been held captive in all his years as an Agent (don’t want to think about that *shudder*…). So G might be able to help Deeks cope with the situation in that respect, too. And, this might probably help G in dealing with his feelings of guilt in return…? Hhm, before things get too twisted in my mind I think I should leave the psychological evaluation to Nate who will thankfully be back…

Vicki: Ditto, ChrisDaisy.

Richtsje: Maybe SB meant it differently. If Kensi will be ‘out’ for a while, maybe Callen and Deeks will team up for a while. What if there will be a new ‘Dom’; I remember Sam liked to work with him as a junior partner. Well, we’ll have to wait and see.

ChrisDaisy: That’s an interesting thought, Richtsje.

Mary: Deeks wasn’t around in Season 1 when WE (the viewers) were exposed to a bit of Callen’s background. Maybe he knows. Maybe not. Could be that the similarities of growing up in unstable environments will be realized? I’m also guessing that this is why Hetty hand-picked Detective Deeks to work with her team. She takes a special interest in the young who are in need of a family.

———- END REDACTED FILE 2,475 ———-

Previous Redacted File can be accessed here:


Callen’s Corner: Birthdays and CCChallenge 3 Winners


We aren’t finished discussing birthdays. Because we have a situation. Obviously.

Callen has never received a birthday card in his entire life.

This is tragic.

It might be said that Callen isn’t a birthday person to begin with, because, frankly, birthdays are only fun to celebrate with one’s family and friends. Perhaps the orphan thing got in the way too often for birthdays to be anything positive for him. So, maybe there never was happy thoughts mixed in with “birthdays”…

Still, shouldn’t Callen have had at least a birthday card??

How about a party?

Yes, G Callen is very much a loner (*cough* sometimes lone wolf *cough*), but let’s imagine it out. He has options. Spend time with his Team, and they could get him a cake, or, he could mention it to Sam and they could go grab a steak after work…

Okay. Maybe those scenarios don’t work that well. After all, this was the guy who told Sam to be sure he put money in the very first birthday card…

He probably treats the day as if it’s just like every other day.


He deserves to have someone make an effort to celebrate his birth.

How about we list out some Callen-worthy birthday gifts? You know, ones that Callen might nod at.

  • A Hungarian quote book
  • A Scrabble board game in Welsh or Icelandic (since he likes to keep his mind busy, probably to chase away nightmares or to kill time since he doesn’t have a TV)
  • A larger box for memories
  • Family. Blood family.  PEOPLE HE’S RELATED TO
  • To finally know what the “G” stands for
  • Rare beer or scotch
  • An old Russian mystery book, perhaps involving spies
  • A lot of Tootsie Pops (a lot like 400 or something, since he goes through them so fast)
  • Tickets to attend a Lakers game with Sam
  • A new toaster to disassemble and put back together
  • A gift card for Rosetta Stone
  • An island
  • A yacht
  • A new dog he could name “Buddy”

I think as long as we all agree to NOT give him a Michael Jackson sequined glove for his birthday, it should go well. Don’t you think so?

Okay. Since we’ve discussed all of this, I feel we are ready to give out a birthday gift (or two)…

In Callen’s honor.

And, no, it’s not a glock.



Hetty's tea cup...


The entries were great, and I cheered at the creativity displayed. Good job, people!!

The winners?

Congratulations to Nikita and Bee!

You both are being gifted a Hetty-esque tea cup and saucer!!! We hope that you both think happy thoughts of us at the NCISLAMagazine whenever you pretend to be Ms. Hetty Lange for your family. Remember: don’t be cheeky, but do keep the chainsaw from the spider monkey.

And, for heaven’s sake, send Mr. Callen a birthday card.


Readers: what do YOU think is an ideal gift for Callen?


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Callen’s Corner: Challenge 3


Continuing with the Birthday Week of Epicness, it is only appropriate to offer up a Challenge to those who are strong of heart and mind, and wishing to put their talents to the test.

I give you, Callen’s Corner Challenge 3: Scavenger Hunt Edition.

Want in?

Here’s what you do.

1) Share this on Facebook or Twitter

2) Take a picture of yourself with:
——>A Caribbean blue colored shirt
——>Your favorite tea/coffee cup
——>An origami swan (learn how to make one here: )

3) E-mail your pictures to: [we will not share or post your pictures, we promise.]

4) Email the picture to us until Tuesday September 17th at latest.

Those who participate, will be entered into a drawing.

A drawing for what, you ask? Behold the following picture.


See that cup/ saucer set that Hetty’s drinking from?

We have one just like it. Not Hetty’s, but still, some swank china!

Whoever wins will hit paydirt of incredible happiness: the prize is this eloquent Hetty-esque china teacup and saucer! (And the bragging rights that come with it.)


Accept the Challenge.

Do it, and get entered in the drawing.

The winner will be announced next Friday.

Good luck!