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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