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NCIS Los Angeles Cast About Their Second Family On Set

Hear Chris O’Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen and LL Cool J talk about reaching the 100th episode of NCIS Los Angeles.

NCIS Los Angeles 100th Episode — WATCH The First 90 Secs **SPOILER**

NCIS: Los Angeles Turns 100, Creator Teases Milestone Episode

NCIS: Los Angeles reaches a notable accomplishment when its 100th episode airs this week.

In anticipation of the milestone, creator and executive producer Shane Brennan jumped on the phone to speak with TV Fanatic about this pivotal episode, “Reznikov, N.,” along with the next installment in Callen’s family history.

Check back after the episode airs for our full review and then on Wednesday for more from Brennan regarding what’s to come for Deeks and Kensi the rest of the season. And read on for excerpts from my exclusive Q&A with the producer…


TV Fanatic: Congratulations on 100 episodes. The show’s in syndication already, so what does this milestone mean for you?

Shane Brennan: What I hope is that anyone who has sampled the show in syndication will decide to come –and who hasn’t watched it on CBS — will come to CBS for the 100th episode and say “Wow. I’ve got to see how that all happened.”

The 100th episode pays off a lot, if not all, of the back stories that we’ve set up for Callen. This is an episode that I conceived way back at episode 25. So, I’ve been waiting 75 episodes to tell this story. It’s been a lot of fun building the puzzle. Every time we do a Callen story, there’s a little bit more in that story that reveals what’s about to unfold in the 100th episode.

Read the rest of the interview at:


So we get to see the episode backwards !!?? What do you think happened to get Callen (Chris O’Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) into a car accident and Granger (Miguel Ferrer) shot obviously ??

Next… on NCISLA! Reznikov, N. (5×04) Preview by Gayle (@ghartler)



Reznikov, N. (5×04) – The 100th episode Preview!

by Gayle (@ghartler)

Written by:  Shane Brennan; Directed by:  Tony Wharmby

CBS Official Press Release – “Reznikov, N.” – The NCIS: LA team finds themselves in danger while investigating a kidnapping case of a man claiming to be Callen’s father, on the 100th episode of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Oct. 15 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

It’s time to celebrate! While the cast and crew acknowledged their accomplishment in August, this week we applaud their efforts in reaching the milestone 100th episode! News about this special episode began in June with creator and executive producer Shane Brennan teasing, “[The 100th episode] may play with the show’s format a little” and will “kick off an arc that runs right through the end of the season.” TV Mr. Brennan also shared the storyline will be a “watershed” experience for Deeks and Callen. Surely Brennan has keen insight since he wrote this particular episode! An altered format? Watershed? It has felt like the show has ascended to a new level already this season and this distinctive 100th episode looks to continue the trend.

The promotion for this episode reemerged again in August through tweets from executive producer John Peter Kousakis. He provided, “To all anticipating a small tease…Callen encounters a recurring nemesis in Ep.504-100!” and “Promised spoiler: GCallen discovers more of his history, in a big way EP.504-100”.

Being a landmark episode written by the show’s creator, it’s no surprise the plot returns to its roots: the enigma that is G. Callen. Via the promo it appears another significant advancement is made in Callen learning about his past. A new character is introduced as Callen’s father! Is this a monumental revelation or yet another mystery? (Notice the press release states, “claiming” to be his father.) Does this mark the return of one or more of the Comescu family? Remember this is to be a “watershed” episode for Deeks and Callen. So are they somehow connected in this storyline or does Deeks’ PTSD take another troubling turn?

While we’ve just barely recovered from the Sam/Deeks torture and Callen/Janvier deceit, clearly it’s Callen’s turn to take us on an emotional rollercoaster. Will those items in Callen’s mantle box finally come together to resolve the issues of his young life or will yet another clue be added?  Finally, the burning question brewing for most Callen fans is: Will he/we ever learn what the “G” stands for?!

In considering all the diverse details already presented about Callen’s past, known and unknown, what do you think is NEXT… on NCIS: Los Angeles?