War Cries (5×14) Preview
By Gayle (@DensiLand)
Written by: R. Scott Gemmill; Directed by: James Hanlon
Official CBS Press Release – “War Cries” – When two private military contractors are murdered, the teams’ investigation leads to a suspect who puts one of their own in serious danger. Meanwhile, Sam sets up Callen on a blind date, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Feb. 4 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
In the midst of this winter break, we celebrate a new episode! Hooray! Based on reports surrounding guest star, Dylan Bruno’s character Robert Brown, the team is faced with a dual challenge: solve the murders and keep Brown safe. Brown is being hunted based on the fact he witnessed war crimes and plans to bring them to light. What kind of atrocities might these crimes have entailed? Further, it’s noted these crimes occurred in Afghanistan. Could there be a connection to Kensi and Granger or their hunt for the “White Ghost”?
Speaking of Granger, something has him returning stateside. Is it this case or something else? It appears this case may have prime significance as promotional photos show Granger in the field with the team. This is reminiscent of a similar situation with Kensi in “The Gold Standard” (4×9). What could Granger have up his sleeve this time? With Deeks and Granger now face-to-face, it is more than expected for the detective to try to pry information out of the Assistant Director pertaining to Kensi, particularly her whereabouts and safety. We know Deeks isn’t afraid of Granger, but will his customary charm be able to produce the first-hand account about Kensi he so desperately seeks? Or might Deeks react in a much more intense manner? After all, with Granger “home”, who is watching his partner’s back?
For the seeming more light-hearted aspect to this episode, we are teased with Sam setting Callen up on a blind date?! What might prompt Sam to take such action? Does Callen remain steadfast in his “lone wolf” status or trust his partner’s effort? Could this have anything to do with Callen’s briefly-mentioned enamored neighbor, Elise, in “Big Brother” (5×6)? After all, Sam did discover her blog that referenced Callen. Might it be someone we haven’t met either? Is the “blind date” even of a personally romantic nature? In Callen and Sam’s distinctive “bromance” you just never know what one might have planned for the other!
While we trust the team will professionally succeed with the case, can the same be said for their individual personal pursuits NEXT… on NCISLA?
NOTE: This post was prepped before the promo video for “War Cries”
was out so feel free to add any additional thoughts now after we’ve seen it to the comments…