It’s the basis of any good crush: what does he sound like?
Ladies, hang onto your hats, we’re talking about Callen’s language skills.
We all agree, right? There’s something incredibly sexy about the way a guy can speak a language that we don’t know. Have the man tell me my hair looks bad in Spanish, I’ll bat my eyelashes. Have him tell me I’m “a bit of a brumby” with that Australian accent, I’ll giggle like a school girl in the presence of Justin Bieber.
See, it doesn’t matter the words, so much as the flare.
And it doesn’t matter the meaning, so much as the mystery.
When we first heard Callen speak Russian, even with the sound of cold consonants, oh, yes, Team Callen got the shivers, and it had nothing to do with cold.
The questions he posed in Spanish during the first episode. Did anyone else grin stupidly at their television, just eating it up?
What about the “language battle” of sorts with Lauren Hunter? Waltzing through Polish, Russian, German, Italian, French…
Half of us were on the floor. Wait, someone get the smelling salts. We lost a few back there.
We love how everything is translated for us, but let’s be clear: we’d be just fine without fully knowing what’s being said. (I mean, we can Google Translate it later.) We just want the man to speak. Let him get angry and yell it in Russian or Romanian. Let him whisper insults at Deeks’ hair in Polish or Italian. Tell Sam a joke in Spanish. Just let us listen. Please.
The episode where Callen has to speak Chechen to infiltrate the terrorist cell? Even in fumbling through his declension and having Hetty correct him over and over, it was something to behold.
I would love to see a full discussion between Hetty and Callen in another language, just so we could listen to how he sounds for a longer period of time. The last time we had meaningful language fun between the two of them, Russian Scrabble was involved. THAT was fun. A Twitter shout-out for the person who can tell me what episode THAT fun was from.
The rest of you: what language would you like to hear G Callen speak in?