NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Enemy Within” Review


NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Enemy Within” Season 2 Episode 19 – Since Deeks got himself shot, Hetty and the rest of the team have been determined to complete his training to turn him into a well-trained agent. On the one hand I feel kinda bad for him since it sometimes feels like everyone else on the team is being set up as these super agents with him along as the doofus cop. Then again, I know that they’re doing it to protect him and also, they all agree that he has more unusual (but no less useful) talents. Like jumping on trampolines with 12-year-old girls and getting there in the nick of time to save his partner (which he has done time and again). So I’m all for this extra training and I hope we see more of it.

The other newest member of the team is Nell and this episode spent a little time working on building up her character, too. For some reason I just haven’t embraced her as much as I probably should (which may or may not have something to do with the fact that I feel she was brought in to replace Nate and we all know how much I love me some Nate), but I did appreciate the fact that they gave her more to do than just sit around and talk the geek-speak with Eric. Giving her a specialty other than computer stuff is a good idea, since we already have Eric for that and if this keeps up, I may actually end up liking her almost as much as I do everyone else on the show.

My favorite bits..

Sam and Callen once again opening the episode bickering like an old married couple. Callen complaining about how sore he was and Sam nagging him to eat right and take care of I guess that makes Sam the wife?

Deeks’ little “ow” as he walked past Kensi and got hit by the punching bag.

Kensi giggling in the background when Hetty said that they may think Deeks was up to task.

Yeah I’m with Deeks, if you drive in LA, you have already passed an Offensive Driving course.

The looks everyone gave Deeks when he said he was “a highly trained operative.”

Cracking up when Sam said “just another day in Tinsel Town,” as I had just used almost that exact phrase myself a few hours before.

Deeks and Kensi arguing over who was a sulker and who was a mocker. I giggled extra hard when Deeks managed to throw in one last “mocker” at Kensi right before the wife opened the door.

Sam and Callen enjoying the sight of tiny little Nell taking down a big strong Captain with nothing but her brain.

Deeks telling the little girl that he was a real cop, who chased bad guys..and ate donuts. Very important points there.

Trying really hard to concentrate on the serious conversation going on between the wife and Kensi but failing miserably as the sight of Deeks and Ellie jumping on the trampoline in the background was much too distracting, and freaking adorable.

Deeks telling the mom she had an awesome kid.

Callen telling Rose that her family was full of hard-working guys and Sam pointing out that there were some hard-working girls, too. Very cool.

Kensi getting all the info they needed out of the guys at the car wash after Deeks couldn’t. To be fair though, I don’t think those guys were as enthralled by Deeks’ smile as they were by Kensi’s.

Even knowing that it was only a TV show (and finding out later that it was all faked), it was still hard watching a little girl get kidnapped.

Sam getting his butt handed to him in cards by a little girl. Ha.

Callen and Sam arguing over who would snap first..and agreeing it would be Kensi. LOL.

Thinking that a “Biscuit” was gonna be this complicated, drawn-out plan, and then giggling at myself when I saw what it really was.

Chambers pointing out that he’d had advanced hostage training, so he was ready for anything.

Callen not accepting Sam’s complaints about being stuck as a waiter, since he was in maroon.

Feeling so, so, so sorry for both Daniela and the other actress for having to run through cold, rainy streets and then dive into a fountain in those dresses. OMG they must have been freezing!! You go, girls!

Kensi complaining that just once she’d like to get dressed up and not get shot at. Yeah, that would suck.

Deeks agreeing with Kensi that anyone in a skirt sets off his spidey senses.

Callen comparing having to choose between working with Sam, Deeks or Kensi as having to choose between being burned, flayed or stoned to death. Ha!

Deeks’ little “oops?” after he accidentally shot the Hetty cardboard figure and her muttered “cheeky bastard” when she saw what he’d done. ROTFLMAO!

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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