NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Standoff” Review

NCIS: LOS ANGELES "Standoff" Review

NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Standoff” Season 2 Episode 6 – Guest star Marisol Nichols plays Callen’s ex-partner, Tracy Keller, who takes a Navy recruitment center hostage in a desperate attempt to get in touch with him. They were in the CIA together and their cover was husband and wife, though they were more than just partners. Now she’s in trouble after going undercover to get missiles back from a white supremacist group and revealing some dirty FBI agents looking to make a little money on the deal themselves. After Tracy kills the agent in charge of selling the code cards to the arms dealer, she and Callen resurrect their old aliases and go in instead so that they can keep the missiles off the street. When all is said and done, Callen and Tracy work out their issues and he lets her go. But it turns out she was behind the whole thing and just when she thinks she’s gotten away with the money, Callen and Sam show up – having been on to her all along.

My favorite bits…

Sam telling Deeks he should captivate but not irritate.

Silly Deeks, did he really think he was gonna be able to hustle Callen?

Hetty’s deadly skills with playing cards.

Callen telling Nell not to take candy from any strangers. LOL.

The team shutting down the media feed so Callen could walk in without being filmed. Very nice.

Kensi realizing too late what a mistake it was to tell Deeks to use his imagination when he wondered how far Tracy and Callen took their fake marriage.

Thinking Callen was getting fresh for a second there, before seeing that he was going for the phone in her back pocket.

This bit:
Sam: “There went her mic.”
Deeks: “Yeah but her hotness meter just went up, like, a bajillion points.”

Being shocked that Tracy shot White before anyone could stop her.

Mason commenting that he was always surprised that whenever people came to meet an arms dealer, they brought arms. Well yeah, duh.

Deeks finding a use for his card tricks. At least they’re an okay diversionary tactic.

Kensi and Deeks driving the truck in front of Mason’s car.

Sam and Callen standing side by side, deciding who was going to shoot the driver or the tires and then opening up. Okay there’s just nothing about that scene that wasn’t hot. What? It had to be said.

Callen asking “You didn’t think I’d keep my partner from a free trip to the Cayman Islands, did you?”

Okay I gotta say I LOVED the way they ended this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles. Sure it was nice to have Callen get a chance at a little romance and see him with a former lover, but ending it with her walking off mysteriously and him pining for her would have been very predictable. Not bad mind you, but predictable. Her turning out to be the bad guy and letting Callen and Sam catch her was so much better. I loved it.

What did you think of the episode? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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