NCIS: Los Angeles “Blye, K., Part 2.” Review – Emotion Galore

NCIS: LOS ANGELES Daniela Ruah

Your regular reviewer, Michelle Carlbert aka Mokibobolink, is off this week so I will be taking over her NCIS Los Angeles review. I will try to do her justice by giving you my honest opinion of tonight’s episode of NCIS Los Angeles “Blye, K., Part 2.”. With that said, let me just sum up my thoughts on this episode in one word:

Wow!

And by “Wow”, I mean that this was by far one of the most emotional NCIS Los Angeles episode to date. From the story that kept you guessing all the way to the end to the fantastic performances that the cast delivered, I was holding my breath most of the episode.

The story felt like it was happening real time as things were developing before our eyes. First, we suspect Granger (Miguel Ferrer), then we find out that Clairmont is actually still alive and that he is intent on staying that way. All of that was nothing compare to the bombshell of finding out that Kensi’s mom, Julia, (played by Laura Harring) was still alive. That just blew me away.

Renee Felice Smith did not lie when she said that Kenzi was going to go on a rampage. However, she didn’t mention that Daniela Ruah was going to bring her A-game acting-wise.

Ruah delivered an impeccable portrayal of someone wounded physically and emotionally but also determined to take this to the bitter end. Some actresses would have overplayed the sadness and whined through it all but not Daniela. She instead chose a more subtle and understated performance that balanced sadness mixed with physical pain. And boy, did that do the trick. And don’t get me started on the final scene with her mom which got me and got me good.

Overall, this was indeed an emotional and gripping episode that will remain in the books as one of those episodes that stays with you, even days after watching it. It is in these moments that I am grateful for the show, for these characters and for these actors as they are able to make us feel such a flurry of emotions in such a beautiful and elaborate visual symphony.

Or in other words,

Wow.

So let me shut up and open the floor up to you. What did you think of tonight’s episode? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  • tara

    couldn’t agree with you more. this episode was fantastic. daniela had me getting choked up throughout the episode, from the moments between her and deeks when they were face to face, to the moment when she in the bathroom to the moment at the end between her and her mom. i’m glad the producers didn’t carry out the rift between kensi and her mom. i’m glad they made the two women reconcile. and oh boy that fight scene between kensi and clairmont in the house was awesome! you could tell that daniela did about all of the entire fight sequence.

    • http://www.tvequals.com/ Americ Ngwije

      Agreed. @danielaruah was amazing in this episode. Her performance was clean, understated and yet powerful.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.

  • Kristincoppock

    Amazing. Favorite episode ever of LA! Love team Kensi and Deeks!!! Seriously, tears in my eyes.

  • Tess B.

    I totally agree with you. Daniela did an amazing job and had a wonderful performance. This episode was defnitly the one in which she proved how great she really is. I’m a big fan of hers (and the show too, of course) and I’m very proud of the work she’s been doing, specially because I’m portuguese and I’ve followed her career since her first portuguese soap opera. Awesome episode!

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