NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 Review “Red: Part Two” – Everything’s Complicated

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 4 Episode 19 Red: Part Two

In this episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, “Red: Part Two,” we spend a bit more time with the Red Team as everyone continues to hunt down a contract killer, and we also learn more about what happened the night that Roy was shot.

Well I shouldn’t really be surprised, considering how much I adore both NCIS and NCISLA, but I think I’m ready to say that I officially love this new spinoff as well. Much as I said in my review of last week’s episode, I was enamored with the characters or Paris and Roy right off the bat and this episode did nothing but cement those feelings. I also liked Claire, Kai and Dave, too and thought they rounded out the team nicely.

One thing that did surprise me in this episode was the fact that I found myself completely on board with the idea of a Callen and Paris romance. That’s so unlike me, especially when a female character has just been introduced, but this was one of those times where I felt the characters click. Paris admitted that she’s got some things going on in her life that are complicated, but come on let’s face it, if anyone knows complicated, it’s Callen. I’m happy that things didn’t move too fast though and I’ll be very curious to see what happens when NCIS Red airs next fall. I do realize that my opinions about this Callen/Paris romance may differ from a lot of the people in the fandom, but hey, that’s how I feel.

My favorite bits….

Hetty’s impish little grin when Owen wondered about who redacted Roy’s file.

Cracking up when I found out they named the trucks “Laverne” and “Shirley.” That is awesome.

“Paris is boss.”
“Has anybody told him?”

Oh, that explains why everything looks so much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. I must’ve missed the fact that the trucks stretch last week.

“What’d you say to him, Dave? Ask him out on a date?”

“Curiosity killed the cat, Dave.”
“Probably a head shot.”

Everyone looking at Roy when Dave asked whose turn it was to cook dinner, and Roy asking if pizza counted. Haha! I like this group a lot.

Finding out that Paris was taking nearly everyone’s money thanks to a running bet.

“I hate this bathroom.”

Dave digging himself further and further with the whole bikini conversation.

Eric not being at all happy when Nell took away his whistle moment.

Paris guessing that their shooter was a ghost, a ninja or an invisible man. Now that would make for an interesting case.

“Crap runs downhill, that’s all you gotta remember.” – Who knew Roy was a poet?

Roy admitting that he did stagger a little when Paris punched him.

“We gotta eat more greens.” – Okay, um, ew?

Deeks fantasizing about what it would be like if he and Kensi were on the Red Team and had to live and work together. Also hilarious was when Kensi ruined it by putting Sam and Callen into his fantasy.

Everyone’s reaction when Eric decided to add “Dead or alive” to the end of Hetty’s order.

“Hetty’s always right.”

Callen and Paris agreeing to get a beer as soon as they had caught their bad guys.

Continuing to be more and more puzzled by the cryptic conversations between Roy and Paris.

No indoor soccer? Gee, Paris runs a tight ship.

“I’m sorry you got shot, Roy.”
“Me, too.”

The way they shot the scene in near silence after the explosion went off.

Roy saving Paris just in the nick of time, and the little smile she gave him when he did.

Finding out that Roy also saved Paris the night he was shot. The man may talk with a lazy drawl, but he’s all badass.

“So, what’s the problem?”
“It’s complicated.” – Yeah, I’ll say. I still don’t get exactly what’s going on in her head, even after we saw more details about that night.

“I’m good with complicated.”
“It’s really complicated.”

“Here’s to Paris and Callen.”
“You mean Roy.”
“Of course.” – Her little laugh after that was great.

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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  • Sarah

    like your review …but my favourite bits were also when claire was explaining her theory to sam and put her hand on him …the look on his face…lol.

    • steph

      Agreed, that was priceless 😀

  • Sarah

    …and when they talked about callen and paris

  • steph

    I have to say I’m not as excited to see the new series as I was back when NCIS LA was introduced, but it’s got potential. Something was a bit off, but I’m sure that’s gonna get better once they’ve had some more time to spend on all the characters… They all seemed great, but I’ll have to watch them interact some more before I can decide if the chemistry is working for me. (The only one that looked out of place was Roy, but maybe that was the intention…) By the way, I’m really intrigued by the trucks – those things are fascinating! 😉

  • simon says

    i’m not excited about the new series and i don’t think i will be watching. the only characters i liked a little were dave and claire but i realized they reminded me a bit of kensi and deeks and it passed. i don’t think i need to watch another version. don’t get me wrong i love both ncis and ncis la but two is enough. and i thought the group dynamic wasn’t there yet. i think it will get better. after all, the ncis two-parter that introduced ncis la didn’t do the following serie justice and it improved a lot with the addition of hetty and over the course of the first season. but i don’t think i have the patience for that with this series because i really didn’t like paris and roy.

    and i’m not for a paris/callen romance. i just wasn’t convinced. it didn’t understand the instant connection the two seemed to have. if they had given us a little more development there i might understand. but everyone just took it for granted that they should be a couple. and hetty’s laugh at the end of the episode was really weird.

    the trucks, i think, will get old really fast. and i must say i didn’t care for them being used like that. it reminded me of the smartboards they used in the two parts of legends on ncis. it felt like a gimmick that was supposed to show us how the new ncis la would be “cool”. and i got the same feeling about the trucks. but they don’t use the boards on la that much anymore so again hopes for red.

    the episode was alright otherwise. the story was pretty good and i loved all the ncis la moments. looking forward to the team being on their own again!