Candid NCIS: LA 5x19 thoughts after initial viewing:

+ Nelll’s serious-don’t-mess-with-me-I-am-briefing-you moment was HILARIOUSLY BAD. I don’t know if it was the writing, the acting, or my general dislike of her character. But really.

+ ‘Mr Deeks is emotionally involved’ says Hetty. ‘We all are’ says Sam. BAHA. Oh, Sam, you just don’t get it. I am not sure he even really gets it when Hetty says Deeks involvement is ‘a different circumstance’. Then again, it seems Sam isn’t sure if he has one kid or two so we can’t expect much.

+ ECO was phenomenal. His sad face kills me.

+ Deeks’ reactions in this episode were perfectly written and perfectly acted. See about.

+ ‘Blood’ says Sam. Ya think? It’s not strawberry jam, dude.

+ Bit confused and unsure about the Jack storyline. Feels a bit ill-conceived in some regards. But whatever.

+ How come Callen didn’t get a funny hat. Did COD say no way, Jose?

+ Deeks rocked the scarf.

+ Callan’s plan was not exactly well thought out.

+ WHY WAS THAT DUDE STANDING UP WHEN IT WAS OBVIOUS THEY WERE ABOUT TO SHOOT? Didn’t learn anything from Kate Todd.

+ Deeks says Kensi is the person he cares about most in the world. Obvi, as Shoshanna would say. But still so nice to hear it.

+ Not sure about the Deeks and Kensi reunion with them walking past each other. It was a clever way to add to the pain of their separation and longing, but it was a tad anticlimactic. I think it threatened to take away from their later scene. Don’t think it necessarily did, but hard to know.

+ LOVE THE HUGS. HIS HAND ON HER HEAD. ADHGMBCFSWDHJK.

+ Right at the end, before the second hug, why did they have shots of Kensi looking at Jack? It wasn’t like a ‘alas, goodbye again my lost love’ moment! It was a Deeks and Kensi moment, with Kensi letting go of the emotion of the trauma that she’d been through. It wasn’t about Jack, right?? Right??

+ Means a lot that she cried in front of Deeks. That THAT was the moment she let go.

+ Daniela was exceptional.

+ I think the continuity in Kensi’s lip wound was a teeny bit off.

+ It was so good that I barely noticed Nell’s irksome fringe, which I notice every week.

+ I hope Kensi isn’t magically fine and dandy next week. Don’t be like Criminal Minds with JJ’s abduction.


Daniela Ruah attends Oakley ‘Disruptive by Design’Launch Event, Feb 24 2014

Daniela Ruah attends Oakley ‘Disruptive by Design’
Launch Event, Feb 24 2014