NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Lone Wolf” Review


NCIS: LOS ANGELES “Lone Wolf” Season 3 Episode 6 – Tonight the team is after a killer after a woman is brutally executed in the middle of the street. Their search lands them close to home when they end up after a man who is an old friend of Hetty’s.

This sends Hetty undercover to get more info on the man, which ultimately leads to them discovering his guilt. But Hetty decides to repay Basser the favor of saving her life once and gives him the chance to take his own life and avoid prison. And while I understand Hetty’s action on a logical level, and indeed why Basser decided to do what he did, that ending left me feeling less than comfortable.

Luckily the overall feel of the episode wasn’t maudlin at all, with everyone on the team doing what they normally do to make a fun episode. Sam and Callen argue like an old married couple, Deeks and Kensi flirt and tease each other to hilarious results, Eric and Nell do their computer magic and Hetty is super cool. Funny how all that can erase any little bit of ickiness I felt over Basser’s end.

My favorite bits..

“Bacon is my friend.” – Boy, I know so many people that statement applies to.

Deeks complaining that everyone decided he was okay much too quickly. I’m with him. The last time he was late to work he was shot, so maybe they should’ve worried about him for a *little* longer.

Eric trying out a new whistle. Did anyone else think that it sounded like a crying baby?

Kensi declaring herself as boss over the car radio because Deeks didn’t pick her up from the airport. Ha! That’ll teach him.

Deeks offering to dry clean Hetty’s tapestry. Oh dear.

“.this coming from a woman with a dozen aliases.”
“I heard that!” – Oh Deeks, you should know by now that Hetty hears all and knows all.

Sam figuring out that the victim had hidden something in the fish tank. Clever.

“Maybe she was good at it…like we are.”

“You used us to do your leg work.”
“You have longer legs.” – Well you certainly can’t fault her logic.

Callen commenting on all of Sam’s late night TV purchases.

Oooh.a chillow? I think I want one of those.

Eric installing an adjustable camera lens in Hetty’s camera. Once again I have to say, that man is brilliant. Belt-buckle views just weren’t going to cut it for their surveillance.

I actually thought that Hetty and Basser were flirting too. But I’m not sure if I should be happy or worried that Deeks and I were on the same side. LOL.

Deeks warning Sam about the “five-year-old bogie” – Haha!

Sam distracting the “bogie” with card tricks. Now there’s a skill I bet he never thought he’d use on a case.

Rather enjoying watching Callen jumping off the roof. Yes I rewound my DVR and watched it twice. Why? Is that wrong?

Deeks and Kensi arguing over what their cover would be when they got into the hotel

Deeks busting out an English accent? Nicely done! Sounded good to my American ears.

“That was your English accent?”
“Yeah but it kept slipping between Captain Jack Sparrow and Mary Poppins.” -Quite the combo there, Deeks.

Kensi stripping off her shirt before going over to chat up the guy at the bar. I thought Deeks’ eyes were gonna pop right out of his head.

Wow, Kensi pulling off a great accent, too.

Callen + wet suit = very happy fangirls.

Hetty walking away as Basser shot himself. Wow. That was pretty awful.

Deeks’ lecherous look when Kensi said he needed to do her laundry for a month. Ha! Forget the undies part, I think I’d be afraid I’d have pink whites by the time he was done…or worse.

“Hold up! I’m driving, buying..and washing your underwear.”

Final funny blackout moment – “Oh…this tastes like CRAP.”

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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  • As much as I enjoyed this episode, I found it a bit hard to follow–I think there were too many characters thrown at us and I just couldn’t keep them and the inter-relationships clear in my head.

    • Anonymous

      You know what? I actually felt the same way but I blamed my confusion on not paying enough attention. For the first time ever, I had to go back and re-watch parts of an episode just so I could figure out what happened before writing my review. I thought I was the only one. LOL. 

  • Ceindreadh

    Given Hetty’s mixed feelings about her ‘husband’ in last season’s ep ‘Absolution’, I can see why the thought of an old friend being imprisoned for a lengthy period might not sit well with her.  That said, initially I thought she was giving him a five minute head start so he could get away.

    I’m with you and Deeks, Hetty was totally flirting with her friend.

    A bit of discontinuity though, in Absolution, Deeks was well aware of the valuable antiques in the murder victim’s home, so I found it a bit implausible that he wouldn’t have realized that his ‘blanket’ was more than just a blanket.  

    Loved Deeks’s ‘english’ accent, although I felt it was more Rusell Brand than anyone else!  

    • Kat

      I’d thought exactly the same about Deeks and the tapestry/blanket.

    • Anonymous

      LOL! I think you’re right about Deeks’ accent. I still got the biggest kick out of it though. 

      You know, for a few seconds there I actually thought Hetty was giving him a head start too. I think that’s why what happened really surprised the heck out of me. 

  • Kat

    Amused and a little confused by Deeks reaction to Kensi taking her shirt off. He’s seen her in a lot less.

    The Jack Sparrow/Mary Poppins comment cracked us up.

    The main reaction from most Aussies and Brits will be “OMG! It’s Craig McLachlan!” He played Cliff the fiance, at least he got to keep his Aussie accent. He was a big soap star/hunk in the mid-late 80s.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah Deeks has seen her in a lot less, but I just don’t think he was expecting her to strip down right then. Guys will always find that exciting, no matter how many times they’ve seen it. 

  • love your review !!!
    I agree that it was a bit hard to follow… glad I had my subtitles I could watch with… 😉
    wasn’t it a bit odd that Kensi didn’t tell Sam what Steve (on Hawaii Five-0) told her ??
    and Monty ?? shouldn’t he be back from the groomer in the evening ?? honestly I don’t understand why they had him in this one episode & now not anymore…
    CU sindee

    • Anonymous

      Okay I’m feeling much better now for not being able to follow this one too well. I never usually have to go back and re-watch scenes of shows I’m reviewing but this time I did. 

      Hm, good point about Monty. But I’m sure Deeks has it worked out. Lots of busy people figure out a way to have pets. He probably called a neighbor or a friend to go pick him up. I’ve done that for some of my friends. I dog sit for people a lot.  :o)

      Well I think that Kensi figured that what she did for Steve was his personal business and not something to be shared. For some reason that bit didn’t bother me at all. It did bother me though that she was only in one short scene on H50. They flew her all the way out there for 5 minutes??? LOL. 

      • ptjackson

        Nice perk for her, but yeah, good point!

  • ptjackson

    We just watched this episode tonight.

    When Kensi and Deeks came up on that boat, my husband’s eyes almost popped out – “nice bathing suit” was all he said, and I said, “you were not looking a the suit.” ROTFLOL…

    Yes, I found the end of Hetty’s old friend very *uncomfortable.* I too thought she was going to let him get away. I feel so sorry for his two boys. 8-(

    And, hubby and I are with you, a chillow sounds like a great idea! That whole conversation was a stitch. What was that foul looking drink he had in the thermos?

    Great review as always – you hit all the high points!

    • I think Hanna was drinking kale lemonade. Awesome drink. 🙂

      • ptjackson

        Ok, trying to keep an open mind – if I’m ever offered it, I will give it a try. 😎

      • Anonymous

        Thanks for the info Eric. I think I’ll just take you word for it that it’s an “awesome drink” because it looked pretty nasty to me. LOL. 

    • Anonymous

      hahaha! Yep, I’m with you. I haven’t even met your husband and I’m still of the opinion that the LAST THING he was looking at was that bathing suit.  ;o)