In today’s Decidedly Deeks we take you back on Memory Lane to the very first season of NCIS Los Angeles. Marty Deeks was introduced in “Hand To Hand” (1×19) and returned in “Fame” (1×20). Only two episodes but he certainly made an impression on the fans… and also our team.
Being a cop meant more to Detective Marty Deeks than anything in the world. It meant he could make a difference in other people’s lives. It wasn’t a dead end job for him. He chose it. And found he was really good at it. He had skills many other cops didn’t have. He was highly naturally skilled in undercover work. He had he brains too. He had passed the bar to practise law in California. But he found being a cop was more rewarding. Also he was gifted with the gab. He could talk himself out of anything, and convince anyone, he was who he said he was. This was evident in the first episode where we met Detective Marty Deeks, undercover in Hand to Hand, playing Jason Wyler.
Challenged to fight for the remaining spot on the Blood & Guts Warriors team, Jason Wyler fights Demarco Williams. But he’s a big guy. Muscles on his arms were as big as his own legs. He knew he had the fight of his life to win this. He gives all that he’s got. He needs to be given that last spot on the team. His undercover operation depends on him to achieve this. But Williams gets the better of him. He planted a left hook across his jaw and he went down. Defeated, Deeks walked away. Frustrated. He offers this guy money to walk away. But it doesn’t work. He’d made a call to his buddies and planned to fight this Williams guy in the lane way, behind the gym, if he had to. He started the fight and before they could hurt each other too much, sirens flashed and blared. Both of them were arrested and placed in a cell.
Guard: Wyler, on your feet.
Deeks: Well, well, well. Tell you what. It’s, uh…It’s been nice meeting you, Williams, but I think I’m going to take off. I’ll…
Guard: Williams, you’re sprung, too.
Deeks: Wait. What?
Sam: I was just about to ask you the same thing.
Hetty: So. Let me introduce you. Special Agent Sam Hanna, NCIS, meet Detective Marty Deeks, LAPD, whose undercover. Ain’t that a kick in the head.
Deeks: But I bet you got some sort of a situation room, too. Yeah? Lots of technical support, lots of cool hardware, plasma TVs, maybe a guy at a keyboard typing in some logistics. I mean, not right next door, but… But close. Am I right?
Callen: Monterey Park.
Sam: Culver City.
Deeks: That is adorable. Both talking at once.
Deeks: And you… well, at first, I wasn’t too sure about you, but that, uh… That Internet photo thing really sold me. So, riddle me this… did you pre-plan that, or maybe… maybe that happened in real life.
Hetty: It seems we need to coordinate our operations a little better. My boss wants to assign a liaison officer from LAPD, and your boss thinks it’s a good idea.
Deeks: Yeah, but you guys don’t need a liaison officer.
Hetty: I agree. I told him we already have one.
Callen: I’m supposed to look like I can spend 50 and she’s got you on the hook after 5?
Deeks: She threatened me with a letter opener!
Callen: I guess some people gotta learn the hard way.
Deeks: Why? What are you-?
Callen: [Loudly to a waitress] We’ll take 2 more bottles.
Now let us know. What was your favorite Deeks Banter Moment in NCIS Los Angeles Season One ?? Which important scenes did we miss… leave a comment with your thoughts !!