By Gayle (@DensiLand)
Written by: Kyle Harimoto; Directed by: Karen Gaviola
Official CBS Press Release: “Merry Evasion” – The NCIS: Los Angeles team searches for a motive when a senator’s daughter is attacked. Meanwhile, Deeks and Nell partner up to help Sam and Callen bring the daughter to safety and Kensi receives the perfect holiday gift from one of her co-workers, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Dec. 17 (9:00-10:01 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Michelle Trachtenberg Guest Stars as Lily Lockhart, the Senator’s Daughter.
Hold onto your Santa hats; it’s the most wonderful time of the year with the Christmas episode! As expected, a crime is coming to town! While the case has a political focus, the foundation resides in family with the attack on a senator’s daughter. What might prompt such personal violence? Weapons, money, revenge, information, access, or something even more sinister? It’s beginning to look a lot like… Callen and Sam have their work cut out for them. Surely the team will round up those on the “Naughty List” for a “Sleigh Ride” directly to the boatshed and restore “peace on Earth, goodwill toward men”!
For the second year in a row it appears viewers will be presented the holiday gift of “Jingle Nell Rocks”, this time headed back in the field. (Sadly, there doesn’t seem to be a resurrection of Elfie McBeale.) Deeks will be shepherding Novice Nell through the operation. However, will the feisty intelligence analyst take notes from her elder colleague or instead teach him a lesson of his own? Could Nell, who so keenly keeps confidences for Hetty, do the same in serving as a confidant for Deeks in his “Winter Wonderland” of struggle with Kensi’s absence? And speaking of…
Although abroad, apparently Kensi’s about to have a “Holly Jolly Christmas” with “the perfect holiday gift”. What could it be and from whom? Many viewers feel like children awaiting the arrival of Santa in considering all the possibilities! Is Sabatino delivering it from the States? Is Granger attempting to make his way onto the “Nice List” by presenting a peace offering to the daughter of a past comrade? While delightful, those options don’t seem to fit the descriptor of “perfect”. No, a more likely outcome might/could be a direct yet unexpected communication opportunity for Deeks and Kensi, arranged by none other than Hetty herself! After all these two have been through and considering this special season, certainly we won’t be given cause to proclaim, “You’re a mean one, Ms. Lange!”
Regardless of the mysterious gift it’s clear Kensi won’t be rejoicing to the notes of “I’ll be home for Christmas”, and Deeks will likely be alone humming the sad tones of “Blue Christmas”. Yet based on their heartbreaking split and great geographic distance, each will likely have “All I Want for Christmas Is You” at the forefront of their minds.
As another year ends and the team celebrates this season of appreciation with their “family”, we too as viewers give thanks for the countless incredible gifts they present to us each Tuesday throughout the year!
Will the team close the case with feelings of a calm “O Holy Night” or a holiday in chaos NEXT… on NCISLA?