Category Archives: 5×18 – Zero Days

Renée Felice Smith and Barrett Foa Promise a “Game-Changer” for Eric and Nell



Are Eric and Nell the new Kensi and Deeks?

After years of working side-by-side in the ops center, Eric Beale (Barrett Foa) and Nell Jones (Renee Felice Smith) find themselves in the line of fire on Tuesday’s NCIS: Los Angeles. And it might mark a turning point for their relationship.

After Eric inadvertently becomes a witness to a crime while playing an online video game with a friend, he ends up getting thrown in jail (and getting “cozy” with some bikers, Foa tells As a result, Nell has to do a little undercover work to get him out.

“Nell definitely turns up the charm factor and surprises everyone … as this Stephanie Prim character, kind of a hard-hitting but very manipulative lawyer,” Smith teases. “That was really fun to play.”

But not fun for Eric to watch, according to Foa. “I would say that Eric Beale’s witnessing of said manipulation and said cozying, sexying herself up to [Eric’s friend], was making his blood boil a little bit,” Foa says. “We haven’t seen too much jealousy from Eric, but I think it’s all part of the puzzle of … where is this relationship going? Is it a workplace friendship, or is it something more? Are we seeing each other outside of work? Is there a love connection?”

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Renée Felice Smith and Barrett Foa on Eric’s ‘Hairy’ Arrest, Flirty Nell and Kensi’s Return

Tonight on NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS, 9/8c), mild-mannered Eric Beale finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder case – and not in a good way – when a college pal with access to Russian missile codes gets killed. And to get at the truth, his ops sidekick Nell will need to work her womanly wiles…?! Barrett Foa and Renée Felice Smith previewed for TVLine Eric’s “super cozy” jail stint (get an exclusive look at his mug shot!), Nell’s turn as a prim-but-flirty lawyer and Kensi’s surprising homecoming.

TVLINE | What has Eric gotten himself into this week?
BARRETT FOA | Eric Beale gets kind of involved with a bit of a crime, when his old college friend is shot at while playing an online game with Eric. After I hear it happen, I run over to his place and somehow get mixed up and start tampering with the crime scene, so I get thrown in jail, where there’s a bit of a hairy biker/Eric Beale sandwich.
RENÉE FELICE SMITH | A biker/Beale sandwich! The tastiest kind.

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NCIS Los Angeles “Zero Days” Promo Pics

NCIS Los Angeles "Zero Days" Promo Picture

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Pictured: Eric Christian Olsen (LAPD Liaison Marty Deeks) and Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale). The NCIS: LA team is called in to determine if the computer system that controls Russian missiles is at risk after Eric overhears his friend, a computer systems expert, being attacked during online game play. Meanwhile, Kensi is shocked when a familiar face from her past shows up in Afghanistan, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, March 25 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.