Last night’s season finale of NCIS: Los Angeles was called “Sans Voir,” which we find out during the course of the episode means “playing blindfolded.” Which is appropriate considering that it felt like the team was playing that way nearly the entire time.
A case comes across their desks, looking almost like any other until it comes out that the men killed are connected to Renko, who is currently undercover. Thinking his cover must surely be blown, the team goes in to save his life, only to have him shot right under their noses.
As the clues add up, soon Callen realizes just who they dealing with but knowing that it’s the Chameleon doesn’t prevent the man from taking out another one of their agents. Tying Hunter to the steering wheel of a car and blowing it up while the team watched was brutal, proving what lengths the Chameleon was willing to go to in order to exact his revenge against Callen. But even after they capture the man, he’s still in control. They continue to play blinded as they struggle with negotiating with him so that they can save yet another agent.
In the end, the Chameleon does end up getting his revenge, though I doubt it would’ve been his first choice. Callen shooting an unarmed (at least in the traditional sense of the word) man on live TV is going to have consequences that are going to be hard to make go away with the snap of a few fingers. The truth is, in the eyes of the law, he committed murder. But it does make one wonder – did he? I mean, does Callen deserve to go away for taking out a man who did as many awful things as the Chameleon did? That’s the moral question we’re stuck with all summer.
My favorite bits..
Whoa! I wasn’t counting on the assassin getting a bullet to the back of the head. Yep, totally made me jump.
Sam picking Deeks up with his head. Um.ouch?
“I’m hearing whistling.”
“That’s the wind blowing through your wallet.”
Uh oh…I think I know who’s gonna die. Poor Renko.
Kensi pretending that she knows nothing about guns. Too freaking hilarious. Especially when she thumped Deeks in the chest.
Holy mother of…that made me jump as high as Kate getting shot in S2 of NCIS. Why did I let myself think that Renko was safe?
Callen’s quiet “Hetty” bringing her down as she started blaming everyone for Renko getting shot.
Why am I not shocked to find out that Granger was involved with all this?
“You were his handler. Why weren’t you handling him?” – I heart Hetty so hard right now.
I do know that this is just a TV show, but every time they say a bad guy is in the area where I live, I can’t help but to get a little nervous. Is that weird?
Hetty breaking down briefly before having to tell the team that Renko died.
Deeks knowing when to be quiet and stop pushing Kensi to talk about Renko.
The hotel clerk offering Callen and Sam a room for $30 an hour. Haha!
Sam and Callen saying “a freaking psycho” along with the clerk.
The moment that Callen realized the Chameleon was behind it all.
Hunter?? OMG! Wait. Did that really just happen??
Oh wow, Hetty sees ghosts too? I thought that was just a Gibbs thing.
“You always were an impertinent little brat.”
“That’s why you loved me.”
“Sometimes I really hate that guy.”
Granger telling Callen not to test him, even before Callen had a chance to say anything.
Callen diving to tell Eric to get the team out of the building.
Wow! Now THAT was an explosion.
Sam stumbling out from behind that building. Whew! With the way things have been going in this episode, I was worried about him for a second there.
Callen putting his gun in the Chameleon’s hand and asking him to shoot.
Hetty telling Callen to put his gun away before she took it and shot the Chameleon herself.
Hetty trying to tell Callen that she didn’t have “favorites.” Yeah, right.
Hetty asking if Hunter knew what was going to happen to her and if she was afraid.
“Any other orphanage kids you want to tell me about?”
“That’s a giant train about six inches to your left.”
“Deeks, shut up.” – That seems to be a theme in this episode, telling Deeks to shut up.
“Don’t make the mistake of thinking I’m caught this time.” – Hm, interesting coming from a man who’s locked up in the boathouse. I’m very nervous now.
Gotta love the “key” that Deeks used to open that door.
Nell’s reaction when Eric said he felt like a chili dog.
“But there’s only one thing he’s not and should be. Dead.”
Whoa. Screaming match between Callen and Granger.
Oh no! The huge TV screen on the side of a building? Oh man, this is so bad.
Callen flashing on all the people that the Chameleon got killed.
I knew he was going to do it, but still, that was intense.
The team having to stand back while Callen was taken away in handcuffs. Wow.
Hetty changing the date on her original resignation letter. Double WOW.
“To Be Continued..” – Nooooooooooooo!
What did you think of this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!
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