“Watch for flashback in E618 Beginning of a significant relationship revealed. #staytuned #NCISLA airs in April. #jpkteaser”
After getting those scoops from JPK about the currently being filmed episode the NCISLA Magazine Team sat together for a little round-table.
sindee: Being the Callen fan I am my first thought was “Finally.” We’re getting back on track of the show’s original intent to explore the character of Callen. Flashbacks to a ‘significant relationship’ have me thinking ‘Hetty’… or possibly ‘Arkady’ – I have the feeling we’re going to see him back for more this season (just crossing fingers he will get to see another season…) Also ‘flashbacks’ has me intrigued as we didn’t have many of them in the show until now… Did we have them at all ?? I just remember some ‘old’ pictures atm… My faith is deeply in F. Military who so much as nailed it in “Spoils Of War” for me…
Serena: My thoughts exactly! Been waiting too long for the show to get back to its original intent – which is Callen’s journey in finding out his past, what he’ll do with the info and moving on with his future. #itsabouttime
B: When I read it I said “It’s about time” and I’m thrilled that it’s Frank Military. A flashback of a relationship revealed might be Hetty, Arkady or even Granger.
Mary: As a huge fan of Mr. Brennan’s beloved character since Season 1, I was also very excited to hear that we might get another bit of Callen’s past. G has had many questions answered over the course of 5 seasons, particilarly the early seasons. And in my opinion, these revelatiions have brought about a change in Callen’s overall focus and disposition. But there are still missing pieces. The fact that the creator/writers did not “dump” this on us all at once just adds to the mystery – keeps me wanting more.
As far as the flashback? I am not coming up with much. Not sure it’s a Callen flashback when I re-read the tweet (even though I’m hoping it is.) Hmmmm. Maybe Granger/Hetty?
Bee: I support anything that involves Arkady. He brings some lightness to Callen’s history which unfortunately hangs mostly under a dark cloud.
I’ve noticed there’s been little bits handed out over this season with Callen – things were revealed during/around his relationship and there was a snippet when he contacted a old fellow CIA operative. It must be something significant for JPK to be teasing it. There’s a lot to Callen’s story we still don’t know…what about when Sam and Callen first teamed up? I’m sure there’s a story to be told there.
Vicki: I personally have thought all along from the moment Shane Brennan teased about Callen having a surprised romance with a relative of someone from Callen’s past is a relative of Arkady’s. Also, note a well loved character we’ve seen regularly on the show, is what JPK is referring to in his tweets. I hope so, I’ve been waiting all season for this to happen.
ChrisDaisy: As most of the other Callen fans, these teasers got me really excited. Finally a Callen-centric episode again (hopefully) that somehow reveals something about his past. We haven’t seen anything about this since „Reznikov, N.“ which was beginning of season 5. So hopefully these teasers don’t raise expectations they can’t live up to.
I am excited about Frank Military being involved, he wrote some of my favorite episodes including „Spoils of War“. As far as I remember he also wrote „Crimeleon“ which introduced my favorite villain in the show – Janvier.
My first thought in regards to the significant relationship was „Hetty“, but right after that „Arkady“. I would love to see how Callen and Arkady first met, plus, I still think that his love interest is somehow related to Arkady so that would make sense, imo. I agree with Bridget, Arkady’s presence always guarantees some light moments and some funny scenes.
„Flashbacks“ sound exciting as does „Callen, young & old“ (I realize these were two different teaser, but still…) – maybe some revelations about Callen’s father? I would love to learn more about Callen’s and Sam’s first case. Or maybe some Hetty/Granger revelations? They do have some history together, that’s for sure.
Possibilities are endless! As is the time we have to wait until this episode airs…
So Callen Fan or not: What’s YOUR take on those teasers ?? 🙂