By @Phillydi and @Deeks Freak
Impact 5×02 – What Happened
While talking with Sam in the hospital, we watched as one single tear trailed down Deeks’ cheek as he expressed his fear of remaining a cop. This was just the beginning of his Post-Traumatic Stress symptoms, but as we find out in Impact it took a few months for all the debilitating signs of this disorder to kick in. Nate returned to help the team with their recovery and found Deeks in the throes of complete breakdown and desperately trying to crawl out of his despair.
On the beach, Deeks anger is clearly visible on his face but Nate is pulling no punches. Deeks has a lot work in front of him to return to something that resembles his former life. A lot of it centers on his relationship with Kensi. If he had felt more secure in that relationship would he have been able to make a quicker recovery? Hard to tell because the trauma was so extensive….but it will definitely play a role in his returning to normal.
What’s next – Omni 5×03
In Omni, Deeks will continue to struggle with his illness as he attempts to pull himself back into the workplace and resume his partnership with Kensi. Now that Kensi has made the first step to reestablish the trust between her and her partner, will Deeks be able to ease himself back into the team’s group dynamics? It will be interesting to watch him take the first steps to recovery within the arms of his family once again.
Deeks: Wow. One day you are going to make somebody the perfect…personal assistant.
Deeks: Is that dessert?
Kensi: Uh, no. It’s nothing.
Deeks: You got me a cronut?
Deeks: N-n-n-no, don’t throw it away. It’s the thought that counts…I’m going to frame it.
Kensi: You’re so weird.
Deeks: It’s like America and France made slow, sweet love, and then had a pastry baby.
Kensi: Watch it with me. Watch it with me. Watch it with me.
Deeis: You won me over with a pastry baby.
Kensi: What happens next?
Deeks: It’s a love story.
Did you know?
(From the web site Heal My PTSD)
• 70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. That’s 223.4 million people.
• Up to 20% of these people go on to develop PTSD. As of today, that’s 31.3 million people who did or are struggling with PTSD.
• An estimated 8% of Americans – that’s 24.4 million people – have PTSD at any given time.
• An estimated 1 out of 10 women develops PTSD; women are about twice as likely as men.
• Among people who are victims of a severe traumatic experience 60 – 80% will develop PTSD.
• Currently, duty-related PTSD in police officers vary between 7%-19%