by Gayle (@DensiLand)
Written by Frank Military; Directed by Dennis Smith
Official CBS press release – “Black Budget” – Callen and Sam head to Mexico to track down the only employee who managed to escape a professional shooting at the Department of Defense. Meanwhile, the rest of the team works to uncover the motive behind the shooting, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Oct. 27 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Magician Bill Malone and John Billingsley guest star.
There’s no rest for the weary as Granger greets the team with, “Happy weekend.” First, if they’re being called in during the weekend, things must be anything other than happy. Second, might we again get a glimpse of the team in their natural habitats, a peek into their personal lives? (We can only hope so!)
Indeed things are just as strained as ever at the revelation an administrative covert (aren’t they all) location, critical to the LA unit, appears to have been targeted. This only further elevates the sustained concern over the secret status of OSP and its people. Things turn from bad to worse in learning whole servers were stolen, servers that contained operational details. Might more than the LA base now be compromised? Could all of NCIS now be in danger?
Callen & Sam are tasked with retrieving a key witness who seems to be cleared of being a suspect, even as he fled to Mexico. Milton appears to be quite a unique character for the guys to handle. Why does Milton think the government is trying to kill him? What has he done, or what do others think he did?
Speaking of the guys, why and how are the senior agents suddenly caught without their phone or IDs? Were they running a cover? Based on Sam’s… unexpected attire, it might be a safe presumption! Another solid reason might be the level of challenge they’ve faced in this mission. Disregarding the regular occurrence of them having been shot at, something has definitely prompted a rarely seen level of sass from the team leader! Perhaps it’s being forced into “alternative transportation”?! Callen’s snappy replies bring a heightened level of energy to the duo’s serious task.
Is this fifth episode a delicious arc continuation centering on an NCIS mole? Based on past offerings, Military’s scripts generally take us deeper and darker. Will this episode maintain the characteristic? Frequent NCISLA director Dennis Smith returns to the helm, so our favorite characters are in good hands.
As OSP is jeopardized, what might the team unexpectedly face Next… on NCISLA?