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NCIS Los Angeles Season Finales

A look at the finales for NCIS: LA by @JustDreaming83

The feeling I was left with at the end of this season’s finale was different than the ones in the past. I’m sure some viewers found it to be rather anti-climactic after last year’s super-charged ending. But for me, it just drew on another deep (no pun intended) emotion. Because this one “felt” different, I started looking at all the season endings, and jotted down what, IMO, is the overall emotion for each. (S-1 frustration and bewilderment; S-2 mystery; S-3 shock; S-4 gripping/haunting; S-5 dread.)

Season 1 – Callen, G
The writers gave us an emotional conclusion to season one, with Callen finding out that someone had been watching him all these years, logging every orphanage and foster home he stayed in, and then discovering he had a sister. Even though his sister, Amy, had died as a child, receiving this piece of the puzzle seemed to bring G a certain degree of comfort. But in the last scene, while visiting his sister’s grave, Callen spots a man taking pictures. He runs after the guy, losing him when the man jumps into a car that is waiting nearby. The episode ends with a frustrated and bewildered Callen.

Season 2 – Familia
The finale for the second season takes place on foreign soil. Attempting to save Callen from the Comescu’s quest to end his bloodline once and for all, Hetty secretly resigned and left the country. The episode ends with Callen on the beach in Romania, experiencing flashbacks from his childhood, and with Hetty showing the head of the Comescu family a tattoo on her forearm, proclaiming that they “are family.” This mysterious episode left us with our head’s swarming with more questions; not only questions pertaining to Callen’s past, but now Hetty’s.

Season 3 – Sans Voir 2
In the final episode for season three, the team had finally captured “the Crimeleon,” who had killed two of their fellow-agents in cold blood, right before their eyes. It seemed that this evil man had won the battle, and that the only option was to set him free, exchanging his life for that of another. But just as the exchange was taking place, we see Callen struggle with the overwhelming desire for revenge. He pulls out his gun and shoots the Crimeleion in the chest, causing shocked viewers to yell “NOOO!!!” at our televisions. Why would he do this? HOW could he do this?! The feeling we were left with was akin to being kicked in the gut.

Season 4 – Decent
And how can we forget the gripping ending to season four? Viewers held their breaths, watching helplessly as Sam’s wife dangled off the side of a high-rise building, while Sam was being electrocuted by the bad guys, and as Deeks’ mouth was pried open by a metal device, and his torturer was brutally drilling into the Detective’s teeth. We held our breaths all summer, while haunted by Deeks’ blood-curdling screams.

Season 5 – Deep Trouble
One word can sum up the emotion we were left with at the end of the fifth season – dread. Not only if Hetty facing repercussions from the “white ghost” ordeal, and preparing for the possibility that she may not return, but Callen and Sam’s lives are in danger. While investigating a small submarine that was constructed to transport drugs, Sam and G discover the drugs are no longer there, but that the vessel is now loaded with explosives. When the episode ends, Callen, and his partner, who has already admitted his dislike for confined spaced, have been trapped inside by the bad guys, and the submarine has been launched. We watch as they are propelled away from the shore, deeper and deeper into the ocean.

So, what are YOUR feelings about the NCIS Los Angeles Season Finales so far ?? Share with us in the comments !!

Prism Award Nom for NCIS Los Angeles, LL Cool J and Eric Christian Olsen

From the official press release:
In the area of Drama Multi – Episode Storylines, nods went to Dexter (Showtime) , Elementary (CBS), Homeland (Showtime), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC), Nashville (ABC), NCIS : Los Angeles (CBS), Parenthood (NBC), and Shameless (Showtime), as well as two separate story arcs for Grey’s Anatomy (ABC). Homeland , 2 SVU (twice), Grey’s (twice), Parenthood (four times) and Shameless are all past winners, while Nashville took home last year’s EIC President’s Award. This is Elementary ’s second consecutive nomination.
Performance nominations for multi – episode stories went to Jennifer Carpenter ( Dexter ), Justin Chambers , James Remar and Chandra Wilson ( all Grey’s Anatomy ), Mariska Hargitay ( SVU ) , Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller ( Elementary ), LL Cool J and Eric Christian Olsen ( NCIS: LA ), and Hayden Panettiere ( Nashville ) . Chambers, Liu and Panettiere are past nominees. Hargitay previously earned an award for SVU , while Wilson took home the award for the TV movie Accidental Friendship .

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Interview with Tim V. Murphy UPDATE!

Interview Timothy V. Murphy for NCISLA Magazine


by Diane (@Phillydi) 

Tim Murphy smTimothy V.  Murphy loves staying busy so much that we had to grab him on the run for a short but sweet interview regarding his return to NCIS Los Angeles.  With the opening episode of season five we may see the last of Sidorov, so we wanted to circle back and ask him some final questions about his return as the nasty villain we all love to hate.  Here’s what he told us about his time spent on the set of NCIS Los Angeles:

Welcome back to the set and your return as Sidorov!  Like Christopher Lambert’s Chameleon, you play one of the longest recurring villains in the history of the show.  Were you able to develop this character a bit more over the course of last season and leading to the new season by working with the writers and cast?

Thank you! Yes, I was over in Monte Carlo this summer and met a lot of rich Russians I could base my character on and add to what was already there last season and what is in the script.

Those torture scenes got a lot of attention for a network television show. Were you surprised by some of the backlash from the fans and was there a lot of discussion on how to play the scenes with the director, Eric Christian Olsen and LL Cool J? 

I actually didn’t see the backlash. There was not much of a discussion with the director but torturing people comes naturally to me 😉

We enjoy your work on Sons of Anarchy.  What’s the difference working on a procedural show like NCISLA and a character driven one like SOA?  Do you like one style better over the other?

 It’s all acting…you just do it with confidence and believe you are the smartest one in the scene!

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What was it like to return again to NCISLA to play this wonderfully layered and multi-dimensional character?

It was great…they are a great bunch of actors and crew…very welcoming

Sidorov was described (by Michael Synder) in the episode Rude Awakenings as a disciplined sociopath. How do you get into the mind of such a character?

I play “bad guys” but I don’t ever look on them as bad…they always have a reason for doing what they do.

Did you have to work with a language/dialogue coach? 

There was a great dialect coach on set.

How do you prepare for a procedural drama such as NCISLA? 

I read the script, learn my lines and treat the other actors with respect. They are so talented; they make my job very easy!

What was your experience working on the set with this group of actors and crew? Any stories you can share with our readers?

It was great working with Chris as a director. I’ve been a fan of his work since Circle of Friends and Scent of a Woman.

Can you tell us a little bit regarding your next role, The Frankenstein Theory and any projects you are currently working on? 

The Frankenstein Theory is a found footage movie I shot in Alaska being released this month. I haven’t seen it yet but hopefully it’s scary! Also out in limited release this month a great film I actually shot a few years ago called The Treasure of the Black Jaguar. I love a good western and have a few coming out this year including Disney’s The Lone Ranger this summer and the indies To Hell With a Bullet and Hot Drink Stiff Bath. I just shot a wonderful short by the Funk Brothers called Looms in Osage, Iowa. Iowa in February is freezing! And in addition to going back on NCIS LA, I’m also shooting a spoof on Taken called Tooken and developing a TV show. I love staying busy!

Thanks go out to Timothy V. Murphy for taking some time out of his busy day to speak with NCISLA Magazine.

You can find out more about Tim by going to his IMDB site: Timothy V. Murphy

Exclusive Interview

Eric Christian Olsen Talks Torture and Teases NCIS Los Angeles Season Five



NCIS: Los Angeles season 4 ended with the tragic scene of Deeks and Sam being tortured by Isaak Sidorov after Marcel Janvier betrayed them. Their search for the missing nukes was interrupted with not only their lives at risk, but with Quinn’s life literally hanging on the edge.

Deeks went from a high moment in his life when he finally kissed Kensi to the lowest possible when he was being tortured. I caught up with Eric Christian Olsen at the CBS Annual Summer Stars event to ask him about the events of the finale and how those events will play out into the upcoming season….

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NCISLA Scoop: How will Kensi and Deeks’ kiss affect the two of them ?

I need more NCIS: Los Angeles scoop. How will Kensi and Deeks’ kiss affect the two of them in the premiere? — Becky
ADAM: Kensi will certainly find it hard to focus on the task at hand. “He fired something up in her,” executive producer Shane Brennan says with a laugh. Of course, it doesn’t help that the task is rescuing Deeks from Sidorov.

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