Written by Sara Servi & Frank Military; Directed by Chris O’Donnell
Official CBS press release – “SEAL Hunter” – When Sam is arrested for murdering a woman, Callen and Granger work to clear his name. Meanwhile, Kensi and Deeks discover a link between the victim and a student from Sam’s past, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Nov. 3 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Chris O’Donnell directed the episode. Mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva guest stars.
Let’s summarize the (known) main points into three questions:
1. Why did Sam get arrested? What evidence points to him being the assailant? We know Sam and we know none of this can be true! Further, why was Sam working alone? Was working this case initiated by him, assigned to him, or even an instance of him imitating his partner and going “lone wolf”? Having faith Sam’s been set-up, why and by whom? Don’t forget Sam once broke himself out jail; let’s hope he doesn’t further jeopardize his own case.
Based on the press release, it may be connected to one of Sam’s former students, someone linked to his former SEAL status, perhaps? A student of what? What does this person know? Will he or she help or hurt Sam’s situation? Further, is there still a mole within NCIS? Is this why Ops went into lock-down again, or is this simply a case of wanting and needing to keep the operation limited to the team?
2. Why is Callen confined to his desk? Is this some form of punishment? Does the FBI suspect Callen could be an accomplice in Sam’s alleged crime? The look Callen and Hetty share indicate something more cryptic, a confidential secret perhaps. Or is Callen simply working to determine the root of Sam’s situation?
Of course we know a contributing factor is that Chris O’Donnell directed this episode and thus, is expected to have less on-screen time. Or maybe not – based on the brilliance he demonstrated in expertly juggling responsibilities both in front and behind the camera in “Wanted” (4×17). Also returning is Sara Servi, previously known for the initial beautiful PTSD converage of Deeks in “Impact” (5×2) and veteran sophisticated writer, Frank Military.
3. Kensi has no friends – & Deeks knows (or presumes) this based on…? We get the picture that they are spending time outside of work. Densi fans are (impatiently, as always) waiting to learn the details of their personal time and what it means for the beloved ‘ship. And with these two “characters”, they are likely trying to figure it out just as much as the fans!
When one of their own is being “hunted”, to what extent will the team go to protect him Next… on NCISLA?