Recovery (5×09) Preview
By Gayle (@DensiLand)
Written by: Gil Grant; Directed by: Paul A. Kaufman
Official CBS Press Release – “Recovery” – Kensi goes undercover as a nutritionist and Deeks poses as a new patient at a rehab center to investigate the death of a Navy officer, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Nov. 19 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. William Russ guest stars as Martin Lake, owner of Tranquility Villa.
Densi fans, it’s time to start preparing yourselves! First, Kensi, our donut-loving, candybar-addicted, junkfood junky is headed undercover as a… nutritionist?! Oh, that’s rich! Second, Deeks of course joins Kensi undercover at the rehab center. Yet, rumors indicate the detective’s cover is as a patient dealing with… a sex addiction?! Wow. The potential mocking stemming from these covers could be one for the ages! Did their cheeky Operations Manager, Hetty, develop these covers in part for her own entertainment?
The powers that be have been “teeing up” this episode for quite a while. Last month Executive Producer John Peter Kousakis tweeted, “Densi’s dinner outing… will create a nagging ?”. Whatever could it be and when will that question be resolved (if ever)?
The single promotional still-shot of Densi at dinner together had the fandom on the edge of its seat. Then the promo aired, leaving Densi fans initially gasping for breath. Deeks utters to Kensi, “I want to be at my place right now, with you.” A sentiment most fans have longed to hear. However, just as in “Neighborhood Watch” (3×22), is this simply part of their cover? Or could this be a serious follow-up conversation regarding Deeks’ PTSD? Or dare we anticipate a discussion of the kiss and their unspoken “thing”?
Regardless of the actual topic, the result will certainly have long-term impacts. Just this week Eric Christian Olsen revealed, “”Something happens… that you can’t come back from….” Will this something strengthen their (relation)ship, drive them apart, or simply create yet another complication? Will it more drastically affect one of them more than the other? It’s clear the path for this duo is about to take a significant and dramatic turn.
All indications point to Kensi departing for a far-off land in the near future. How will these cosmically-connected partners part? As colleagues, friends, or something more? Will they sustain their typical pattern in which one pushes while the other pulls (away)? Each has justification for both moving toward as well as backing away from the other on a personal level. Who will make the first move and in what direction? Nothing is ever easy with these two, so it’s most conceivable for a “heart-breakingly beautiful” moment to emerge.
What direction do you think will be NEXT… ON NCISLA for Densi: forward advancement, evasion, or retreat? And just as important, will it leave the fans cheering or in tears?