NCIS Los Angeles ‘Internal Affairs’ – Review by A Virtual Scrawl


It’s been a long time since the last Deeks centric episode.  There has been little detail on Deeks’ past, his background or his real character.  This may not have been the eponymous “Deeks, M”, however the knowledge that Deeks had been arrested for murder and the question of how he would be freed, set expectations high and gladly, ‘Internal Affairs’ did not disappoint.  There is drama and intensity, plot twists and subtleties, with a healthy dose of humour and some terrific acting by Eric Christian Olsen.

Plenty of episodes have explored the character flaws and background of Callen, however it’s the turn of ‘Internal Affairs’ to reveal the dark side of Deeks.  Glimpses have been previously revealed – Max Gentry is an undercover alias that Deeks is not proud of, and one that makes him think he is no better than his father – it is this aspect of Deeks that is called in to question.

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6 thoughts on “NCIS Los Angeles ‘Internal Affairs’ – Review by A Virtual Scrawl

  1. Christina Tracey

    I am so upset that season 7 has not yet been shown yet in the UK. Can you tell me why please. I feel that we are missing out. NCISLA is my favourite programme of all time.

    1. sindee

      Every year the new season starts around Christmas or New Year’s in the UK.. Nothing unusual this year…

    2. A Virtual Scrawl Post author

      Season seven starts in the UK in a few weeks! Sky One, Sunday 27th December at 10pm. Merry Christmas 😀

  2. Linda W

    Thank you so much for a wonderful review. I enjoyed the episode and was glad that we finally got a back story on Deeks. There was action and humour as usual. I felt sorry for Callen when we learn that he and Joelle will probably break up. The star of this episode was Deeks. Eric Christian Olsen did an amazing job. He is a terrific actor. Kensi can certainly hold her own as well. The scene with Hetty was magnificent. The last scene between Deeks and Hetty was of course the most important here. What will Deeks do? Will he reveal his secret or not! That is quite a burden. It was also quite a surprise. It gives a lot of food for thought for the coming episodes.

  3. Jan

    Excellent review. I was stunned that the show actually went there with the twist that Deeks had really killed Boyle. But ECO was amazing throughout this episode, and he has always been able to blend the dark and light sides of Deeks, so it was completely believable. What a burden he has been carrying! I didn’t think it was possible for me to love this character any more, but I do.

  4. Richtsje

    Nice review. The episode was okay, but not one that carried me away… So all in all, I liked your review perhaps even better than the episode itself.

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