Omni (5×03) Preview
by Gayle (@ghartler)
Written by: Kyle Harimoto; Directed by: Larry Teng
Official CBS Press Release – While the NCIS:LA team investigates the death of a bio tech CEO whose company was working on a classified vaccine, Deeks wrestles with his emotions as he returns to the job.
Start your engines!
The team is headed to the track! Even though the last case involving the plane wasn’t fully solved (stay tuned for a future continuation of that one), the team moves on to investigate a new case in which Sam gets the distinct task of chasing down a bright yellow Lamborghini! And what is sure to be an interesting turn of events, Kensi ends up racing around in Hetty’s Cobra Jaguar! While surely this was necessitated for a “cover” (yeh, right), the daredevil driver that is Kensi Blye is sure to enjoy this stolen moment!
Is this a sign the team is getting a little out of control? Last week Eric referred to a camera hidden within a garden gnome as the “Hetty cam” and now Kensi is zipping around in one of her prized possessions. A little brazen, don’t you think? Have they forgotten about Hetty’s ninja skills and her terror-inducing letter opener?!
This episode initiates Kyle Harimoto as an NCISLA writer, bringing plenty of experience from his time with the also-exciting Hawaii Five-0. For this we extend a warm, “Aloha, Kyle”! After the drama and humor of “Impact” (5×2), it appears this week the show returns to its deep roots in the action department with fast cars, of which at least one goes “boom”!
Our distant detective returns to the team and the field. In continuing the PTSD storyline, Deeks is realistically still struggling. In fact, the official press release terms it “wrestles with his emotions”. Does this refer to the abduction/torture, issues with Sam, feelings for Kensi, or some larger combination? Key questions for this topic are:
- How is the PTSD now impacting him and his work?
- Is he still maintaining distance from team and Kensi or seeking out/accepting their support?
- Will he encounter a “trigger” that causes his issues to resurface? If so, what might such a trigger be?
- How will he work through (or ignore) his issues?
As each team member reengages with each other and a new case, what do you think is NEXT… on NCIS: Los Angeles?