Impact (5×02) Preview
by Gayle (@ghartler)
Written by: Sara Servi and R. Scott Gemmill/ Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Official CBS Press Release – In an effort to help Sam and Deeks return to work, Hetty calls upon Operational Psychologist Nate Getz to help them cope with their traumatic experience. Meanwhile, the rest of the NCIS: LA team investigates the murder of a former Navy Admiral and a controversial journalist aboard a private jet, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Oct. 1 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Peter Cambor returns as Operational Psychologist Nate Getz.
Picking up the pieces
With the resolution of the Janvier/Siderov/nuclear weapons case and a presumed, much needed, well-deserved break behind them, the team will return to tackle their next case. However, as revealed in the promo and explained by Executive Producer Shane Brennan, not everyone is back to business as usual: “Nate returns because people are having problems with what happened,” he says. “I know a number of months have passed, but at that point, there are still issues. It’s something that plays out for some time.” Entertainment Weekly
When one of the team is struggling personally, it’s predictable for the team psychologist, Dr. Nate Getz, to make an appearance. In this instance his professional expertise will be needed in a way like none previously. From Mr. Brennan’s statement the long-lasting effects of this case will impact more than one member of the team, but none more so than the clearly damaged Deeks.
In the promo we see Hetty surprising a slumbering Deeks and another heartbreaking shot of him on the beach. From this are we to conclude Deeks has sequestered himself from the team during the break? Other issues to consider:
- Will Deeks return to NCIS? LAPD? Law enforcement at all?
- Who else is struggling with the fallout of the case/torture and how?
- How much will Hetty be willing to fight for Deeks?
- Have Sam and Deeks really made peace or are there lingering doubts by one or both?
- Will Kensi ever respond to Deeks’ heartfelt words and actions?
With the complexity of the past case still lingering, what do you think is NEXT… on NCIS: Los Angeles?