Category Archives: 3×18 – The Dragon and the Fairy

The Dragon and the Fairytale (3×18) review by @phillydi DENSI-style

Hi gang! Welcome back to NCISLA Rewind. It’s been a long two weeks, and if you are like me, you were biting at the bit to get to watch a whole new adventure with our favorite NCIS team. Tonight’s episode, The Dragon and the Fairy sounds like the whimsical title for the next book from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Except we know better, don’t we?! Written by Joe Sachs (Higher Power) and directed by Tony Wharmby (Special Delivery), the team’s mission is to stake out a possible terrorist attack at an international conference to be attended by the Secretary of the Navy.

The show starts off with a suspicious attack on a Vietnamese immigrant worker from the garment district. He’s not talking and the team suspects his fear is hiding a dirty and horrifying secret…. Human trafficking. As they continue their investigation they find a sweat shop operating in LA that supports a terrorist cell trying to discredit a pro-democracy group that has been speaking out against the Vietnamese government and exposing injustice. The team is intent on revealing the ties that the sweat shop has to the terrorist group and then stopping them from planning the attack at the conference.

Read the rest of @phillydi’s review including her very special “Densi Watch”.

The Dragon and the Fairytale (3×18) ratings

NCIS: LOS ANGELES was #1 at 9:00 PM in households (10.1/16), viewers (16.06m), adults 25-54 (4.0/09) and adults 18-49 (2.8/07). NCIS: LOS ANGELES beat “New Girl” in households, adults 25-54, and posted its largest margin of victory in viewers (+11.35m) and adults 18-49 (+0.3) in the common half-hour. Compared to the last first-run episode (on Feb. 29, 2012), NCIS: LOS ANGELES was up +2% in households (from 9.9/15) and added +210,000 viewers (from 15.85m, +1%). NCIS: LOS ANGELES was the night’s #2 program in households, viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, behind NCIS.


The Dragon and the Fairytale (3×18) trivia

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The Dragon and the Fairytale (3×18) sneak peek

“The Dragon and the Fairy” – The NCIS: LA team investigates a shooting outside the Vietnamese Consulate just prior to an international conference at the venue that the Secretary of the Navy is scheduled to attend, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, March 20 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) guest stars as James Cleary, a retired Marine with ties to the case.

Chris O’Donnell (NCIS Special Agent G. Callen)
LL COOL J (NCIS Special Agent Sam Hanna)
Linda Hunt (Henrietta “Hetty” Lange)
Daniela Ruah (NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye)
Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Detective Marty Deeks)
Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale)
Renée Felice Smith (NCIS Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones)