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Big Brother (5×06) Preview

by Gayle (@DensiLand)

Written by Jordana Lewis Jaffe; Directed by Stephen DePaul

CBS Official Press Release – “Big Brother” (5×06) – Callen goes undercover at a prestigious high school after a 15-year-old hacker compromises terrorist missions, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Oct. 29.

With only a single line press release and a 19 second promo, much is left to the imagination in considering the next episode.  First, Callen is going undercover at a high school. In what capacity? A teacher? We’ve seen Callen relate to youngsters (typically younger than high school age), but this is part of a case. Will Callen potentially again connect with a student, or maintain his focus solely on the case?

Second, Deeks gets kicked in a “sensitive” area by one of the students. (Those prep school girls can be tough!) However, Deeks takes notable joy in the thought of Kensi going undercover as a teacher. (This is quite reminiscent of his affinity for the “naughty little librarian”!)

Third, as Kensi approaches the school in her undercover role, it appears she is struggling with the assignment.

Kensi:  Sorry. I can’t do this.

Sam: You can handle going back to high school!

Kensi:  It was a dark place, guys.

Does this mean we might gain more insight into Kensi’s youth? Her last years of high school would have been immediately following the death of her beloved father and possibly the same time she was “living on the streets”. Was “High School Kensi” the same “Bad Ass Blye” we see now, or was she a more free-spirited young woman in which life events drastically changed her, formed her into the tough agent of the present?

Fourth, since the case is set in a prestigious high school and deals with computer hacking, it’s curious this wasn’t used as a key opportunity to send Nell &/or Eric into the field. Will the team have to enhance their technical knowledge or will “Neric” seamlessly guide them from Ops?

With most of the team having endured unpleasant experiences in their youth, how do you think they will individually handle a return to that time of their lives NEXT… on NCIS: Los Angeles?