Traitor (6×09) Preview
by Gayle (@DensiLand)
Written by: Michael Udesky & R. Scott Gemmill; Directed by: Eric A. Pot
“Traitor” – After Granger is poisoned by the mole and Eric is one of the seven suspects, Hetty orders a lockdown while everyone is investigated, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Nov. 24 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
It may be Thanksgiving Week (at least for America viewers), but it doesn’t seem the team has much (if anything) to be thankful for. The issue of an NCIS mole is rearing its ugly head, which means it’s time for the team to play a game of professional “Whack-A-Mole”! But all the usual questions present immediate barriers: who, how, and, why? First Hetty was in danger; now it’s Granger. Who might be next?
So someone was ballsy enough to poison Granger? Does this result in the spectacular car crash highlighted in the promo? Did Granger know more than he should, which made him a prime target? Or perhaps Granger was getting too close to unearthing the identity of their target? He seems to urgently want to warn the others, but what exactly is the warning and is the news delivered in time to keep the others safe?
Speaking of safe, how does our sweet tech operator, Eric Beale, find himself at the center of the suspect list? Is the leak cyber-related? Does it stem from the normally secure Ops Center? How might his feisty partner Nell react to the allegations? We know she won’t accept it passively! Does even NCIS have a strong enough “firewall” to keep one of their own safe? This must be the case, right? Can anyone genuinely believe Mr. Beale would turn traitor on his colleagues, friends, and country? The leak yet again presents urgency as not only Ops, but also the entire Mission goes into lock-down.
Keen Densi fans are again wearing out their rewind and repeat buttons as they work to decipher what appears to be Deeks forcing Kensi into a bound state. Is this an effort to protect his partner? Is this a ploy to lure out the real traitor? Surely the dependable detective would never willingly bring harm to his beloved Fern, right?
As the team is forced to speculate and suspect each other, will this create splinters within this tightly-connected team? Instead, for everyones sakes, hopefully it will only further bond the unique family we call our own.
It’s time to exterminate the Mole in the Mission Next… on NCISLA!