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Fish out of Water (5×16) Preview

By Gayle (@DensiLand)

Written by: Joe Sachs; Directed by: Terrance O’Hara

Official CBS Press Release – “Fish out of Water” – Following an explosion at a fish market, the NCIS: LA team partners with an undercover DEA agent to determine if the incident is an act of terrorism or a botched drug smuggling deal. Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, Granger and Kensi investigate a helicopter crash that could be tied to their ongoing search for the infamous white ghost, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, March 4 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Uh oh! Does this episode seem a little fishy to you? Trying to determine if the anchor of a crime is terrorism or drugs is likely to result in a sinking outcome for someone! We can expect the guys to dive into this case, but might they find themselves in over their heads? The marine-themed double entendre of “red herring” in the promo indicates this operation won’t be easy or smooth. (Are they ever?)  On a related note, will Sam continue to taunt Callen with Joelle’s scoring via the “Rate a Date”?

This presumed joint operation brings a colleague from a fellow “alphabet soup” organization into the mix. Can she be trusted? Might she be a player in the wrong-doing? Perhaps she becomes counted among the victims? Regardless, it seems this agent may very well be next in the constant revolving door of (temporary) partners for Deeks. This one suspiciously resembles our girl away on foreign assignment. How might this impact the Detective’s demeanor?

Speaking of Deeks, he’ll yet again take on a new undercover assignment, this time donning the duds of a construction worker. Hmm. He’s a cop who now works for the Navy and has previously portrayed a biker. Wow, just add cowboy and American Indian (which would probably be a stretch) and Deeks would have a one-man version of The Village People! If anyone could pull that off, it would certainly be Deeks!

Meanwhile, agents at the Afghanistan camp seem to receive additional clues regarding their hunt for the White Ghost. Yet, the details remain cloaked in a murky abyss. As they gain insight on their target, are they closer to netting their target or only being unsuspectingly baited toward approaching danger?

Might one of the team fall “hook, line, & sinker” for a personal or professional hazard NEXT… on NCISLA?