CSI: NY Turns 10!

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Today marks the 10-year anniversary of CSI: NY. I know I said I was planning to do a countdown leading up to today but I thought it would be better to just do a mass post. Soooo, here it is! I’m going to share with you my favorite memories of CSI: NY. I have so many favorite memories and quotes, most revolving around Danny and Lindsay, that it was extremely hard to narrow them down.

“Today is life. The only life you’re sure of.

Make the most of today.”

-Mac Taylor

*I tried to find the original video with the last scene but I’m using my new computer and none of my saved videos are on this. This video however was made by fellow CSI: NY fan kittycat261 which I think you all will enjoy! Today Is Life

The lost kiss! Those sneaky little writers kept this from us for a VERY long time! But man did they make up for it!

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This was one of my favorite Danny and Lindsay episodes.

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The season finale of season 3 is one episode I can watch on repeat all day long. I mean it had epic gunfights, explosions, and of course romance! This was the episode all Danny and Lindsay, Dantana as we used to call them ;), fans have been waiting for. No more built up sexual tension. No more will they, wont they. “Snow Day” is the episode to blame for our love of pool tables. And also, lets be real, the New York Crime Lab is the boss. Who else can get three new labs in 4 years?!

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I like to skip over most of season 4. Season 4 was the dark days of CSI: NY. I won’t lie. I almost up and left the show when Danny cheated. I was Team Lindsay that year. But then Danny FINALLY realized that without Lindsay he’s nothing 😉

Cause the truth is…truth is I miss you…

I miss you more than I can say even if, uh,

I don’t know how to say it”

– Danny Messer

First comes love…. Then comes marriage….

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Then comes the baby in the baby carriage!

Our lovely Lucy Messer over the years!

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We were on the chopping block three times. Not knowing if we’d be back for seasons 8, 9 or 10. The season finales for seasons 7-9 were easily three of the best episodes. The writers did an amazing job leaving each episode as a finale that could go for the series. I tried to find my good copy of ‘Holding On & Letting Go’ but once again… it’s lost on my old computer. But here is the next best thing, courtesy of virginiagirl54 of youtube! I cry every time! Holding On & Letting Go

Can we take a moment of silence…

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I didn’t think this would EVER happen. They were just so happy…

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I thought it was over for Flack… But then…. FLAVATO!

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Indelible

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The season 8 premiere… I have no words for this episode. Being such a sensitive topic for many, I feel the writers, producers, directors, actors and everyone else involved did a wonderful job portraying just a little piece of what happened that horrible day.

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That time they almost killed Mac….

Season 9 was filled with individual episodes for most characters and I loved them all. However, Adam’s is the one that stuck out to me the most.

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Adam to me has always been an important character but he rarely had a good story arch. This episode was his time to shine. One, we find out Adam’s not so lonely after all. Finally! He needed a little love that was not Kendall. Two, we to see the more vulnerable side of Adam. I think this was one of AJ’s best performances.

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Mac met Christine & she said yes! I’m sorry… I was not the biggest Peyton fan.

But really, the top moment… BABY BOY MESSER!

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I’m 98% sure I forgot most of the ones that I wanted to share with you… But there it is. 9 seasons, 197 episodes. 10 years of memories. I get emotional every time I think about CSI: NY. I know it’s a little silly but I’ve been a fan of this show for literally half my life. I’ve made life long friends (Rachel & Danielle), met the cast, visited the sets, I was invested. I know I’ve posted this video before but it is honestly one of the best CSI: NY montage videos I’ve ever seen. Job well done by xnewyorksfinestx! Time Of Our Lives

Jo: “What are you going to miss the most Mac?”

Mac: The people. The team. Danny’s stubbornness,Lindsay’s conviction,

Hawkes’ brain, Flack’s sarcasm, Sid’s quirkiness, Adam’s….Adam,

Your friendship, And your post it notes.

Thank you to all the cast and crew for giving us 10 years of memories.

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~ Jenny Q

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Premiere Week!

It’s that time again! Premiere week is just around the corner! It’s been a very long hiatus season. I tried to stay away from spoilers but once again I caved. I couldn’t help myself! Since I have so many shows I like to make myself a little schedule to keep track of them all. Unfortunately , a lot of my shows moved time slots and overlap others I would watch.  This is where my schedule really comes in handy!

My schedule is lacking this season but it usually changes once I watch pilots and decide what I think is worth staying with. I highly suggest making one of your own! I love to use TV Guide!

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Things I’m looking forward to this Fall season:

  • NCIS: LA: Deeks & Kensi! I have a feeling it’s going to be a Densi filled season 6! Let’s drop the metaphors and get to the good stuff ! Like making up for the ‘Spoils of War’ deleted scene! & Callen’s love life is looking up! FINALLY! The poor guy deserves it.
  • Chicago PD: Burgess & Ruzek! The season finale had me on the floor! I called Burzek from day one and we finally got it! In a recent interview Paddy says they continue it and I quote “We fight, make up, do things in the bedroom. We fight, make up, do things in the bedroom”. YES!!!!
  • Grey’s Anatomy: It’s baby time! I cannot wait until Baby Avery arrives! I think it’s just what the show needs right now! Jackson and April are my favorite people in the world and I love that Shonda decided to go this route. And it’s just a perk that Sarah Drew is pregnant herself! No fake baby bump!
  • Marry Me: I am a huge Sarah Wright Olsen fan so when I heard she would be on a new show it instantly made it’s way to my must watch list!
  • Chicago Fire: WHO DIES?! I can’t handle a character death so this will be a rough season for me.
  • How To Get Away With Murder: Two words. Viola. Davis. I love that woman! She is pure perfection! And the fact that its a Shonda Rhimes show just guarantees it to be amazing!

Tonight begins my weekly DWTS viewing party with my 82 year-old neighbor! There isn’t really anyone this season that has me screaming “They have it in the bag!” though. I’m crossing my fingers the Pretty Little Liars star does well!

~ Jenny Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carmine Giovinazzo’s TV Return!

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Congratulations are in order for CSI: NY vet and my favorite actor Carmine Giovinazzo! He has been casted with a recurring role on the USA show Graceland! Carmine will play Sid Markham, the head of the LAPD’s Gang Task Force. Which I can totally see! That’s such a badass title and Carmine is a total badass. But he will be a smart badass which is even sexier if you ask me.

“More mind than muscle, he uses his intelligence and ability to read people as a way to build relationships and close cases — though that does not preclude the occasional act of violence.” –TVLine

Carmine will be working with season 1 CSI: NY Vanessa Ferlito! Which I’m even more excited about! It’s a Danny and Aiden reunion!

Graceland returns to USA for their second season this summer! Check it out!

~ Jenny Q

AJ Buckley Welcomes Baby Girl!

‘CSI: NY’ might have ended last February but the family is growing! AJ Buckley, who played lab tech Adam Ross, and his fiancé Abigail Ochse welcomed their first child, a baby girl, early Sunday morning. The couple announced their pregnancy back in September. The proud dad made the announcement on his twitter hours after their bundle of joy’s arrival!

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Welcome to the world Willow Phoenix Buckley! I am so unbelievably happy for AJ and Abigail! I wish the two nothing but the best in this new chapter of their lives! Willow is one lucky girl! She has amazing parents!

Make sure to check out AJ in ‘Justified’ Tuesday nights at 10pm on FX!

~ Jenny Q

It’s A Boy!

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NCIS: Los Angeles actress Daniela Ruah, 30, and her fiancé David Paul Olsen welcomed they’re baby boy on December 30th! Daniela’s agent has confirmed the birth of Baby Olsen. You can check it out here in CARAS, I apologize but you’ll have to do the translating. The baby’s name has not yet been released. Many NCISLA fans are dying to know! I know I am! This is the first child for both Daniela and David but the second baby for the Olsen family since August! David’s brother, and Daniela’s co-star/on screen love ;), Eric Christian Olsen and his wife Sarah Wright Olsen welcomed their son Wyatt Oliver back in August! I have a feeling these two are going to cause some serious trouble when they’re older! We can’t wait to see what Daniela and Eric have to say about the new addition!

Today also happens to be David’s birthday! The new dad turns 38! What a great early birthday present! Happy Birthday David!

Share your congratulations & birthday wishes with Daniela on her twitter!

~ Jenny Q

Happy Birthday Daniela Ruah!

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Please join me in wishing NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah a very happy birthday! Daniela’s character Kensi Blye and Eric Christian Olsen’s character Marty Deeks seemed to finally get there “thing” together last in last weeks episode. That was until Hetty announced Kensi has been reassigned. But don’t you worry Densi fans, this is only because Daniela is on her maternity leave! Daniela is pregnant with her and fiancé David Paul Olsen’s, ECO’s brother and stunt double, baby boy! This year will be absolutely amazing! So don’t worry she will be back! 5×18 is supposed to be a BIG Densi episode! Stay tuned!

Head over to twitter and wish Daniela a very happy birthday!

~ Jenny Q

I’m Fern, Hi

Okay so I want to get this up quick before the next episode. Any Densi fans still breathing out there?! How amazing was last weeks episode? We finally got our date! Words cannot describe how amazing the Densi dinner scene was so here, just take a look for yourself!

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“I want to be at my place, right now, with you.” Oh goodness! AMAZING!

Okay so thoughts? I think that when Kensi got up she walked to the door and turns back to Deeks and gives him that “well, I’m waiting” look. Oh I cannot wait to see where this goes! Now if only they could start tonights episode with the two of them in bed. Snuggle session!

Here’s tonight’s promo which kind of has me worried though….

Here’s two sneaks from tonights episode!

I have a boyfriend (I’m dying!)

Take the shot (Ouch that looked like it hurt!)

Enjoy!

~ Jenny Q

Review: NCIS:LA 5X08

I should just give up on giving myself deadlines to write blogs because I never meet them.

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5×08 Fallout

The intense promo for this episode had me on the edge of my seat the entire episode. I thought Joe Wilson and Diana Valentine did a great job on Fallout. I really loved how the team came together to save Hetty.

Fallout starts off with a little DIY talk between the team. Sam spent the last couple of weeks building cabinets, very manly of him. Callen and Deeks are more of the pay someone to build it for them type of guys and think Sam just wasted time. Kensi is team Sam, saying men who build with their hands are sexy. I’m with Kensi on this 100%. Word to the wise future husband, you must know your way around power tools. I guess that’s what happens when you’re the daughter of a carpenter… And of course Deeks couldn’t let Kensi get away with saying something like that…

“I built a tree house once, how’s that for sexy?”
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“…I lost my grip, fell down and broke my coccyx I got a scar you wanna see it?”

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We got some flirtyness between Kensi and Deeks. Enough to hold me over but we could definitely use some more. ECO needs to be given an award for his improv. He’s always got to have the last laugh!

I want to know what goes on in Eric’s head when he’s thinking of ways to call the team to ops. Mores code Eric? Really? Next, he’ll be sending smoke signals 😉

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I love that Renée’s hair is down this season, gorgeous!

So here’s what is going on. Roy Kessler works for a Department of Energy Research Facility and his pass key was stolen. The thieves broke into his office and used his pass key to steal the United States MINES, Miniature Intergrid Nuclear Detection System, locations. *Man that was a mouthful! * They only stole one part of the database though. The one of LA County. When leaving the office building, they where shot by a man in a ski mask who then stole the information. So the locations were stolen not once, but twice. Which means everyone’s in danger. It would be impossible to evacuate the entire city and would cause too much panic so the team has to find the bomb themselves. That doesn’t seem too hard… Luckily for the team, while the getaway car was well… getting away, the buildings security guard snapped a picture of the license plate.

Another great Densi moment.
D: “Okay honestly, who still uses a payphone? I’d rather kiss the outbreak monkey then use a payphone. “

K: “How are you a germaphobe? I’ve seen your apartment.”

D: “Okay I’m fine with my own germs and you of all people should not be giving housekeeping notes. I’ve seen cleaner litter boxes.”

K: “Oh meow.”
*See! Flirty Densi!*

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Grangers back and he is not a happy camper. I mean, I guess I wouldn’t be happy either if there was a Nuclear bomb threating LA. Hetty pulled a file on Kelvin C. Griffin. He slipped through Hetty’s fingers years ago and Granger is not happy that he could possibly be involved. Granger threatens Hetty that if they don’t catch this guy her career will most definitely be over.

The license plate leads the team to a warehouse. This is the part in the promo that I was most nervous about because it showed Kensi and Deeks running in then throwing their hands up. Turns out it was just Sam aiming his gun at them when they walked in. Deeks’ “We’re here” text didn’t send in time. Here Sam and Callen find the bombers headquarters. On the table is this map of some sort.

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But since its literally just a bunch of pins they have no idea where the attack will take place.

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Not only do they find the pins but Callen finds paperwork on Cobalt 60. The team discovers that it’s not a nuclear bomb they have planned but a dirty bomb. This wouldn’t be a weapon of mass destruction but one of mass disruption.

Hetty puts Nell on a secret mission. I love when she does this because it shows just how much she trusts Nell. Hetty wants Nell to find Griffin. They don’t know if he’s involved but Hetty is hoping he isn’t because then that would be serious bad news for her. With Nell on Hetty’s top secret project Eric gets to take a field trip out to the warehouse. Lucky him! Eric pulls of his Surface and what is his screensaver you ask? Well its an adorable picture of him and Nell. I wonder if Nell knows this. And the best part is his password. It’s one of those picture passwords, He taps his eyeas and then circles Nell’s face. Hmmm 😉

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I say this all the time but NCIS: LA seriously loves their Microsoft. Product placement! haha

A bomb alert sends Sam and Callen out of the warehouse but before they can leave they realize they can’t just leave Eric alone. Have no fear, Hetty’s here! Can I just say how bada$$ Hetty is. No one’s messing with Eric while she’s around! Kind of scary!

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Sam is forced to shoot the suspect *I wish I knew how to spell his name* who set off the bomb alert. However, he had no bomb, so what set off the alert? He covered his clothes in the Colbalt 60. The amount was weak tough, not dangerous to be around but enough to set off their alerts. And cue Deeks’ comment…..

He turns to Kensi with a smirk on his face.
“We should probably still take a shower.” *wink wink*
I just love him!

Anyway, the team was set up. The suspect set off the alerts to see how they respond. Who shows up, how long it takes, etc..

Like I said in the beginning my favorite thing about this episode was how everyone comes together to save Hetty. This scene between Hetty and Eric was great. It shows that the team is starting to realize something is going on they don’t know about and it is worrying them.

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Eric is stuck having no idea what these pins mean. However, Hetty solves the puzzle. Cause I mean come on… she’s Hetty.

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The pins go with maps! Showing possible targets.

Unfortunately Griffin is involved. BUT Callen and Sam are able to catch him. Not without a little trouble though. While running after Griffin they head into the subway. Griffin goes off the track when he sees he has nowhere else to go. Stupid Callen and Sam jump down to save him! Sam gets Griffin and himself back up on the platform and pulls Callen up with literally no time to spare. NEVER are they aloud to do that again. I swear my heart skipped a beat.

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“This is why I don’t take the subway!”

This scene though. Sam and Callen have the best bromance ever. I love their little man hug.

The team isn’t going to let Hetty lose her job. They will do anything for each other. Even if it results in serious consequences. To save Hetty means to get back the stolen data. Griffin sold Nuclear data to the Russians.

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This isn’t a place the team can go, knock on the door and ask them to hand over the data. No, if caught they would be in serious trouble but that doesn’t seem to faze any of them.

“If Kensi goes, I go. It’s how we roll.”

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Nice exit boys! Callen and Sam jump out a 2-story window, land on a truck below all while shooting at the bad guys…. pure talent. And they made it look so easy! NCIS: LA always has the best action! Each episode is like a mini James Bond movie!

“You all deserve each other”

This couldn’t be more true. Each person is an important member of the team. Not only are they a team, but they’re family. They risk their job and lives every day for those they care about. They’re loyal to each other and I think this episode is a great example of that.

The end!

~ Jenny Q

Review: NCIS: LA 5×05

5×05 ‘Unwritten Rule’

Three quick little things before I start my review. First I’m so sorry my reviews are so behind. School has been so busy! Second, a little fun fact! Did you know Unwritten Rule was actually filmed last season? Yup, it’s true! After filming last season’s finale, 4×24, an extra episode was filmed! So really, episode 5×05 is episode 4×25! You can tell this episode was filmed last season because both Eric and Renée’s hair is longer than in the previous season 5 episodes. And finally, episode 100 wasn’t the last we’ve scene of Callen’s father. Pillar Entertainment announced on their twitter that actor Anthony Fanelli has booked a recurring role on NCIS: LA! How awesome is that?!

Okay, here we go!

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The beginning on Unwritten Rule might just be one of my favorites. Deeks bought himself a motorcycle!

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Unfortunately, no one told him of the rule…the unwritten rule. NCIS agents work hard, play safe. They don’t take any unnecessary risks, i.e ride motorcycles.

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*Please ignore the bad screen caps. I had really bad Internet connection.*

Sam tells Deeks, jokingly, that the reason he hasn’t heard of this rule is because he’s not an actual NCIS agent. Ouch. Kensi tries to make this a touché moment. Not using it the right way but Deeks is proud of her, she’s getting better 😉

Our victim is Robin Henson, she was kidnapped by three masked men after finishing a 10k fun run in the LA hills. NCIS is handling this case because Robin’s boyfriend, William Garrett, worked on drone designs for the Navy. He took an early discharge for an unknown reason just a week before the kidnapping…. Hmm sounds a little fishy.

Before Kensi and Deeks head out to investigate, Deeks stops by Hetty’s desk to officially tell her “Uncle Marty’s back”. But is he really? I’m not going to lie, I’m worried they’re pushing Deeks traumatic experience to the side.

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He feels strong, his head is clear, he’s ready to go. However, Hetty asks him how his heart is. Which really means, is he able to work with Kensi. 😉

“I know you worry about me more than the others. Cause I’m your favorite obviously. Don’t say otherwise cause it will break my heart”

“I’m great. I’m actually better then great, Kensi’s great.”

“Is it cold in here, cause I feel like it just got rapidly cold in here…”

ECO had some really good lines. I honestly don’t think episodes would be the same without him. I absolutely love scenes between him and Linda. They’re my favorite next to Kensi and Deeks’.

While Eric stays in ops, Nell gets to take a trip out into the field. They stationed her at William’s company, Reduce Q, headquarters. She’s in for a big surprise when she shows up! A room full of Eric 2.0’s!

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I love it! They’re surprised to see a girl with a gun in their office, the guys can’t help but stare at Nell. But she’s not just any girl with a gun, in the words of Callen… she’s “a cute girl with a gun” 😉 …. I’m sorry but a part of me totally ships Nell and Callen.

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As they’re leaving the crime scene, Deeks brings up the fact that Kensi has a motorcycle too. If she can have one why can’t Deeks? Poor Kensi gets really upset when explaining why she’s so against him having the motorcycle. There still hasn’t been talk about the kiss between the two. I hate that it still hasn’t been touched yet. However, I think this is the closest we’ve gotten to the subject. Wikipedia over here starts listing facts about returning vets dying from motorcycles accidents. Yes, Deeks isn’t a returning vet but he did go through a traumatic experience. Kensi believes that his jump to buy a motorcycle and need for speed are signs of PTSD. She should know, she’s been in this position before. She cares about Deeks and she doesn’t want him to turn out like Jack and leave her. She wouldn’t be able to handle something like that again.

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“Kensi you don’t have to worry about me.”
“Yes I do.”
“No you don’t.”
“YES I do.”

Nell tracks down a call from the kidnappers to an abandoned warehouse. The team goes to investigate only to find out that it’s a trap. The team makes it out in time just before the entire warehouse explodes. Like I said before, ECO has some really great lines in this episode. One of my favorites was when the team was about to enter the warehouse. While preparing to go in, Deeks told Kensi how careful he is… *classic Deeks*

“I lift with my knees, I don’t eat gum I find on the street, and I don’t run with scissors.”
“What?!”
“That was once and I barely scratched you.”

I can’t. You just have to love these two! ECO and Dani are perfection! Oh, and I’d like to point out how sexy they each look in their Kevlar vests.

Jealous of how the guys at the office are acting around Nell, Eric decides to show up! Claiming Hetty sent him… suuurreee she did 😉 The guys at first don’t think he’s as cool of an agent like Nell because he doesn’t have a gun but then he pulled the whole “I can kill you with my pen” line. Back away boys, there’s only room for one Eric in Nell’s life! Nicely done Eric.

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I like how there are two unwritten rules worked into the story line. The one about the NCIS agents and the second is one with the Navy. It turns out that when a soldier comes into a large amount of money, the Navy can discharge you because your service is no longer your #1 priority. Remember when William left the Navy a week before his girlfriends kidnapping? Turns out his company got paid $75 MILLION to sell his Navy drone secrets to the Chinese. Uh oh! Now we know why Robin was kidnapped! The Chinese told William they would release Robin after they made sure what he sent them was real.

The team tracks down the Chinese kidnappers only to find out they’re not really Chinese. This gets everyone thinking that someone’s lying. Kensi saves the day while pushing Deeks out of the way of a moving truck. First getting a motorcycle and now waiting till the last minute to get out of the way of a speeding truck? I don’t know Deeks… sounds like you’re trying too hard to be badass. Trying to show that you’re alright.

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“I was going to move…I’m like a jungle cat.”

With Robin now safe, William admits to putting a virus in the system he sent to the Chinese. When Robin finds this out she starts acting weird. The truth is, Robins not really Robin. She’s a con artist working with William’s partner Oscar. The two set the whole thing up!

Now here’s where the fun begins. The only thing keeping Oscar from getting away with their plan is Nell. After hitting Nell over the head with his bag, Oscar takes off running to his car and then BAM! Here’s badass Nell whipping out her gun! I definitely think we need to see more of this side of Nell!!

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“Give me some sugar.”

“Donate your organs AFTER you’re finished working for us.”

I’m telling you, ECO and Linda’s scenes steal the show! Hetty in the end, gets her way and Deeks has to hand over his keys 😦

Okay so technically this was episode 4×25 and last weeks episode was 5×06. The real episode 5×05 will be airing tonight. Does that make sense? I will hopefully have my review for 5×06 up before then. Crossing my fingers!

~ Jenny Q

Review: NCIS: LA 5×04

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5×04 “Reznikov, N.”

I just want to start off with a big congratulations to the NCIS: Los Angeles cast and crew on their 100th episode! Woohoo! This is a huge milestone. It’s not easy being the #2 show 5 years in a row but they’ve done it! Here’s to 100 more!

So we start the episode in the gym with a little rock climbing challenge. Callen vs. Deeks, with their respective partners as their cheerleaders. Deeks has beaten Callen twice, Sam never wanting to give up suggests best out of 5. My money is on Deeks, Callen says he climbs like an orangutan. Deeks’ monkey noises was the icing on the cake. It’s the little things Deeks does that makes me love him. Deeks “lets” Callen win the next two which makes Kensi unhappy. I asked Dani during the live tweet if she’s competitive like Kensi and she said yes! I can totally see it! Kensi even slips in a little “my guy” when she’s talking to Sam.

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While the children are off playing around, Granger and Hetty are in her office talking about Deeks’ return. While the two are talking, Eric comes down and tells them they need to head upstairs. Something important came in that they need to see before everyone else. Something so bad that Hetty lets out an “oh, bugger”.

While the team heads up to ops, Hetty keeps Callen back. She’s sending him off to Camp Pendleton for an agent assessment. Hetty wants Callen nowhere near this case. However, when Callen sees Sam walking out with Granger he realizes that something’s up. So what does he do? He follows them. Why did Hetty want to keep G away from this case so bad you ask? Well the house that was shot up had a message on the wall written in blood. It said “Callen we have your father”. If you ask me, that’s a pretty good reason not to tell him.

Our victim and the man we think is Callen’s father is Michael Reinhardt. His house is the one that has been shot up. The kidnappers cut off one of Michaels fingers and used it to write the message to Callen. When Hetty arrives and sees Callen in Michaels bedroom she knows there is no way she can get him to leave. No matter how hard she tries. Callen comes across a box of photos in the bedroom closet. Pictures of Callen when he was a little boy.

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As he’s looking through all the pictures he notices some of them are from when he was in foster care. Which means his father’s been watching him for years. Callen even comes across a picture of him at his sisters grave. Remember back in season 2 when Callen saw someone talking pictures of him and tried to track him down? Well, I guess now we know who it was!

Nell and Eric track down the car that left Reinhardt’s house from surveillance videos. The car turns out to be stolen. Our two suspects stole the car from a parking lot during the day. The parking lots surveillance cameras were poor quality so they couldn’t get facial recognition but that doesn’t stop super team Neric. Eric is able to track down the cab that dropped our suspects off at the parking lot.

What they find… shouldn’t come as a surprise.  A Comescu, Vasile Comescu.

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The team only took down some of the Comescu family back in Romania, but not all. For years, there has been bad blood between the Comescu family and Callens. The Comescu’s want Callen and his family dead and will stop at nothing to get the job done. Vasile doesn’t want Callen’s father, he wants G. Michael is just a bargaining chip.

Callen has gone off the map. He tends to do this when the Comescu family is involved. I think Hetty knew this was going to happen though. When Callen was looking through all the photos he found of Michael and a friend, Arkady. Callen decides to pay Arkady a visit and get some answers. Arkady sees Callens refection behind him and pulls a gun out of his fridge. Who keeps a gun in their fridge you ask? Apparently everyone. Arkady doesn’t have the answers Callen is looking for. According to Arkady, no one has ever introduced themselves to him as Callen’s father.

Callen goes to meet Vasile to do a tradeoff. Vasile’s cousin Anton for Reinhardt. Callen came alone. Callen set up his car to explode when Comescu’s guys looked in the trunk, thinking Anton was inside. The explosion causes a shootout. Sam and the rest of the team tracked Vasile’s cell phone and were just around the corner when the explosion happened. Comescu’s guys shoot at Sam and Granger while they come down the ally and are able to get a shot at Granger. Sam loses control of the car causing them to flip over. Granger crawls out of the car bleeding from a gunshot wound.

Comescu’s men grab Callen and bring him face to face with Michael Reinhardt. Reinhart tells Callen that his name is Nikita Alexander Reznikov and he is his father. The look on Callens face breaks my heart. Here he is, finally meeting his father and they’re being held at gunpoint. Callen knows they’re going to kill his father and possibly him too. Vasile shoots Reinhardt twice in the back. Sam is able to get out of the car by the time Kensi and Deeks show up, taking out the rest of Comescu’s guys. Callen shot Vasile and then ran over to Michael. His last words to Callen were “Tell him, the debt is paid”. Tell who?

Arkady makes another appearance with Callen at the morgue. Arkady tells Callen the truth about Michael. He’s not Callen’s father. In fact, he actually owed Callens real father a debt. Callen’s father was a Russian soldier who helped Michael and his family get to America. In return, Michael promised him that he would keep an eye on G until his father was able to come to America for G and his sister.

When Deeks was going through the pictures of Callen he found an old video film. When Callen ets home that night he watches it. It was a video of something Callen probably never thought he’d ever see, home videos. Inside the film box was a note written by his father that said “My Family”. In the last three minutes of the episode, with tears running down his face, Callen says two words. The words his father once wrote.

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Chris O’Donnell for all the awards! He was great! The first episodes of the season are really Deeks related so it was nice to have an episode dedicated to Callen. For our 100th episode, I think it was fantastic! Callen’s family has always been a mystery and I love when we learn more about who he really is. I wish we had a little flirting between Deeks and Kensi but other than that, I thought it was perfect!

~ Jenny Q