Unwritten Rule (5×05) Preview
by Gayle (@ghartler)
Written by Joseph C. Wilson and Jordana Lewis Jaffe; directed by Larry Teng.
CBS Official Press Release – “Unwritten Rule” – Analyst Nell Jones joins the NCIS: LA team in the field when a former Navy officer’s girlfriend is kidnapped in exchange for Navy intelligence. Meanwhile, Deeks unknowingly breaks one of Hetty’s rules, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Tuesday, Oct. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Diehard NCIS:LA fans should recall the fact the show recorded 25 episodes last season, instead of the traditional 24. Questions lingered throughout summer hiatus as to when this “extra” episode would air and how it would fit into the progression of the story lines. Apparently those questions and more will be answered this week as 4×25/5×05 is presented.
After the milestone 100th episode centering on the advancement of Callen’s backstory, this week turns the focus to Nell and Deeks. When Navy intelligence is involved, it’s only fitting for Intelligence Analyst, Nell Jones, to join the team in the field. Will we see our Brainy Nell or Brawny Nell? The high-IQ professional from Ops or perhaps a weapon-wielding firecracker ready to ensure the safety of an innocent victim, all while maintaining the security of Navy secrets?
Then we find the unpredictable Deeks cruising around on a motorcycle! In the promo, Callen firmly states, “We don’t take unnecessary risks.” Yet Deeks counters that he jumped off a speeding train to take out a psychopath before breakfast! We also see Kensi tackle Deeks out of the way of a speeding van.
Could this be a phase of Deeks’ recovery? He’s previously been shot and tortured. He’s seen both Callen and Sam survive the same. He’s also seen Kensi literally bounce back from getting hit by a car and Sam recently escaping a flipped-over automobile. Could he now consider himself invincible? Did enduring hours of torture bring him to think he can survive anything and elevated his risk-taking behavior? Perhaps he now feels more carefree in considering how short life can be and has decided to wholeheartedly embrace it? Or could this just be part of yet another undercover persona?
Regardless of the reasoning behind it, the overriding questions of this episode may very well be: What is Hetty’s “Unwritten Rule” and what is she going to do to Deeks for having broken it?
What do you think we will learn about these lovable characters Next… on NCIS: Los Angeles?