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#NCISLA150 Moments Poll #8 – Nell Jones

Curious what you all vote as “Your Favorite Nell Moment”… you can choose up to 5 !!

#NCISLA150 Moments Poll #8– Nell Moments

  • 2x19 - Enemy Within - when she challenges the military guy at the boat shed. "Pick one of your own size" (23%, 32 Votes)
  • 2x24 - Familia - when she brings oreos to ops and together with Eric they discover the real Comescu-file (15%, 21 Votes)
  • 3x01 - Lange, H. - when she finds out that Ilena and Hunter are the same person and doesn’t know how to tell this to Director Vance. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • 4x07 - Skin Deep – I thought the best way to piss off your parents was to ‘moo’. (6%, 8 Votes)
  • 4x10 - Free Ride – she makes an adorable elf (22%, 31 Votes)
  • 4x14 - Kill House - conversation with Sam and Callen (11%, 15 Votes)
  • 4x14 - Kill House - and then when she pulls the magazine out of the gun (39%, 54 Votes)
  • 4x17 - Wanted - The partner survey from the magazine (18%, 25 Votes)
  • 5x02 - Impact - When she helps Eric and cuts the jeans that Hetty gave it to him, and then she told him that she would help him to buy new pair (20%, 28 Votes)
  • 5x11 - Merry Evasion - when she is Deeks’s partner: "Velma & Shaggy" (30%, 42 Votes)
  • 5x11 - Merry Evasion - When she's in the carpark drawing her weapon (4%, 6 Votes)
  • 5x14 - War Cries - when she stabs the bad guy and says “did I get him” (44%, 62 Votes)
  • 5x20 - Windfall - Her questioning of Lil’ Dip at the park (18%, 25 Votes)
  • 5x23 - Exposure - Nell and Eric writing on the post-it notes (27%, 38 Votes)
  • 6x03 - Praesidium - When she poses as Hetty and kills that man in Hetty’s house (32%, 45 Votes)
  • 6x04 - 3rd Choir - Nell saving Hetty (17%, 24 Votes)
  • 6x09 - Traitor - When she tells Eric he looks better without his glasses. (20%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 140

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NCISLA 150 Moments: Suggestion Thread #8 – Nell Moment

Though she wasn’t there from the beginning there were a lot of great Nell moments in the last six seasons of NCIS Los Angeles.

Name your favorite(s) !!

We’re posting a ‘Suggestion Thread’ with a certain topic (in this case: Nell Moment) and YOU ALL can leave a (or many) comments with YOUR favorite moments regarding this topic.
After we have collected all your favorite moments to our topics we will start polls to find out the ’10 Favorite Moments’ of each topic.
And voilá we’ll have our ‘150 NCISLA Moments’ in no time…

To catch every #NCISLA150 post on the site click here >>#NCISLA150<<

NCIS Los Angeles’ Character Wikis

Sans Voir, Part II
Some members of our Facebook Group talked about working on a NCISLA Character Wiki as a summer project so we took the hint and spared no effort 🙂 to install a new plug-in which allows just that

A CHARACTER WIKI for each of our beloved team members =>

Everyone is invited to add every little tid-bit we know about our characters on these pages !!

Please spread the word about this new feature so we soon have a lot of great content on those sites…

Thanks and HAVE FUN !!

Neric: Geek Love !?

On screen this dynamic duo is known for their awkward and entertaining scenes. But off screen, the two are best “Buddies” as Renée Felice Smith, who plays Nell Jones, says during an interview on The Talk last year.

“We’re just buddies. Yeah I mean we really entertain each other.”
Barrett Foa, who plays Eric Beale, adds.
“Yeah, its pretty natural. We’re both goofballs! We just make fools of each other and everyone else gets to laugh with us, or at us.”

Slowly but steadily we, the fans, have managed to learn more about what is known to the “Fandom” as “Neric”. Recently more has come to light, though many have been focused on the increasingly revealing and tense “Densi” (Deeks and Kensi) relationship. The Christmas episodes, Humbug and Free Ride, have shown more about the characters feelings for each other.

[4x10 - Free Ride] The moment right before the two’s first kiss...

[4×10 – Free Ride] The moment right before the two’s first kiss…

 [4x10 - Free Ride] The scene right after the two’s first kiss… (credit:

[4×10 – Free Ride] The scene right after the two’s first kiss… (credit:

“What was that for?” -Eric
Why are you doubting it Eric? Get yourself together Beale!

[6x11 - Humbug] “Maybe… You… wanna… come home with me?”  Zoooosh!

[6×11 – Humbug] “Maybe… You… wanna… come home with me?” Zoooosh!

As Eric messes up the machine out of shock.

[4x12 - Kill House] Nell heads into the field, alone, and meets an unexpected guest.

[4×12 – Kill House] Nell heads into the field, alone, and meets an unexpected guest.

[5x23 - Exposure] Though short, the scene where the Tech Team write down secrets for one another, is a sweet one.

[5×23 – Exposure] Though short, the scene where the Tech Team write down secrets for one another, is a sweet one.

Building up to these special partner moments Renée, aka Nell Jones, was brought in a special guest. Only to be shown when truly necessary, like a less frequent Nate Getz, played by Peter Cambor. Thank goodness the actors got along so well or the team we know so well could be very different.

Have a favorite “Neric” moment? Tell us in the comments below!

Thanks to guest author Leah for this sweet piece about NERIC. Follow Leah on Twitter – @LeahWhiz

Nell Jones: One Cute Girl With A Gun

When Nell Jones was added to the Ops center in season 2, it was apparent that Eric had been teamed up with someone who was highly intelligent and quite comfortable in his computer domain. Although their job titles suggest that their primary functions with NCIS differ, it was immediately evident that Miss Jones possessed skills that overlap with those of her techie partner. (Nell herself admitted, in a much later episode, that she speaks ‘Geek.’) So by the time she appeared in her second episode, I had mentally filed the young Information Analyst away as a female version Eric Beale.

But then all that I thought I knew about Nell Jones was challenged when her third episode [Standoff -2×06] rolled around. We see her at the actual crime scene, climbing out of the backseat of Sam’s car. Well this is different. Our Eric had never ventured past the safety of the walls of the Office of Special Operations. (And later, when he does finally go out for his first assignment, he almost gets himself ‘frelted.’) Turning down Sam’s offer of assistance, Nell leans over into the trunk of the Challenger to haul out a big equipment case, and… Wait! What is that?!?! The cute little red-head is packing! This small piece of metal, tucked into the waistband of her pants, suddenly set her apart from the rest of the geek-world.


The next time Nell’s gun makes an appearance is in “Blye, K. Part 2” [3×17]. She had accompanied the team to a meet up between Kensi and someone who has information about Kensi’s father. But this time, Nell’s weapon is drawn. A sniper had taken a shot at Kensi, putting the team on high alert. It was then that we realized that the Analyst had not only received instruction in firing a gun, she had been trained in using that weapon in the field.


We don’t actually get a look at her gun in the “sunglasses scene” in Season 4 [Recruit – 4×02], but Nell assures a frightened Eric that she is carrying one. “Yes. I have my service weapon,” she responds when he asks if she is “strapped,” “packing,” “carrying heat.” Although the trembling Tech Operator is not comfortable with the idea of even picking up a firearm, he seems to find comfort in the fact that his partner is “carrying heat” when they venture out of Ops.


In “Unwritten Rule” [5×05], we get a glimpse of Nell’s gun and badge that have been placed on the desk in front of her, while she searches for clues in a company’s computer system. With a room-full of Eric-clones watching her from a distance, Callen comes and hovers over her like a protective big brother. (I know. I know. For you Nallen fans, it wasn’t all that brotherly.) When Callen tells her he thinks she has some admirers, she tells him she thinks they are more interested in talking about her gun. “What’s with that? Guys and guns?” To which Callen responds, “I think it’s more about cute girls with guns.” Not too much later in the episode, for the first time, we see Miss Jones fire that gun. Although it was just a warning shot to halt a fleeing suspect, the team appears to be quite impressed.


Nell gun Merry Evasion
Nell’s gun makes at least three more appearances before the end of Season 5. In “Merry Evasion” [5×12], when she temporarily becomes the fourth team member, she draws her weapon, assisting them in subduing a baddie.
Nell gun Windfall
In “War Cries” [5×14], I think my heart stopped when the psycho woman-killer knocked her gun out of reach. Then in “Windfall” [5×20], because Hetty is not sure Kensi is ready to return to work, Nell is sent into the field again. The over-zealous Analyst draws her weapon when the “Little Dip” thug decides to run from Deeks.

Up until the start of Season 6, Nell possessing, and even firing a gun, had been treated rather lightly. In fact, a couple of the scenes had been downright funny. This all changed in the third episode of the Season [Praesidium]. Miss Jones willingly placed herself in a dangerous situation, going undercover as Hetty, and was subsequently forced to kill a man. Our brave little Nell was undone. As Callen told Granger, she had never killed anyone before. The fact that the shooting was in self-defense was not easing her pain. When Nate pays her a visit, she has retreated to her apartment, contemplating the darker side of the day in the life of an agent [The 3rd Choir – 6×04]. The Operational Psychologist explained to her that there was no way to prepare yourself for this; killing someone “goes against every moral fiber engrained in you since birth.” Nell was able to rationalize that the man she shot was bad, and that her actions were in self-defense, but she couldn’t shake the thought that the man she killed was once someone’s child. Although it was good for Nell to share her feelings with Nate, she was still haunted by what had happened, wondering if she could ever put herself in that situation again.

Nell gun Praesidium

Nell is in her living room, sadly flipping through phots of the dead guy, when she receives a call from Hetty. When her boss asks her for an update on the case, she has to explain to her why she is at home, rather than in Ops. Hetty expresses her understanding, but then quickly urges Nell to get back into the game. “But I need you to focus. Chin up.” Nell gun The 3rd ChoirHetty Lange needs Nell’s help! Miss Jones seems to snap out of her gloomy state when Hetty begins reeling off a list of instructions, putting her to work. The next time we see Nell, she is in the OSP, diving through the air, pushing her Operations Manager to safety. She then draws her weapon, ready to do whatever it takes to protect her beloved boss from the evil Mattias. When the danger is over, the young Analyst confidently holsters her weapon. Nell Jones is back!

What are your thoughts about this? Will Nell be able to re-enter the field? Will she continue to pursue her aspiration of becoming a Field Agent?