No surprises had been to be discovered right here.
It was a paint-by-numbers season finale on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 Episode 22.
That did not imply it was disappointing. As a substitute, it was eminently predictable.
Did not everybody have “Kensi and Deeks turn out to be dad and mom” and “Callen and Anna take the subsequent step of their relationship” on their season-ending sport card?
There even was a little bit of a case of the week that might be dispatched within the center half-hour of the episode as a result of, you realize, it’s a procedural at coronary heart.
So let’s first rapidly dispatch with that identical to the staff did.
First, let’s study the theft itself. The guards docilely loaded the baggage of money into the UTV. They determined to do their jobs and begin firing at it because it was driving away.
As a result of, clearly, the large gun on it did not have any firing vary. Nor did the UTV have a reverse gear. Idiots.
Here is one other baffling plot level: the gunfire took out the surveillance cameras. However would not the feed from these cameras go to some backup system, if solely it is the Cloud?
However no. As a substitute, Sam and Callen needed to discover out it was some weaponized drone UTV from an underappreciated server who witnessed the assault.
So the OSP found they had been searching for some selfmade contraption cobbled collectively from heavy-duty weapons.
Kudos to Rountree for extrapolating that the UTV was being transported, Knight Rider-style, in a tractor-trailer. It is nice to see that the classics endure.
That led to the squad taking a two-pronged method, with Sam and Callen searching for the truck and Kilbride bringing in a secret weapon who owed him a favor: Nina Barnes.
Nina, performed by Lesley Boone (Ed), was an satisfying character who ought to go into the collection’ recurring character rotation. It by no means hurts to have one other informant with connections on the darkish facet.
Having an arms supplier whose day job was working a cake store was enjoyable. Additionally, it was outstanding how she took pleasure realizing how depressing Kilbride can be dwelling in L.A.
It took her no time to work her outdated contacts and provide you with the consumers’ names. She additionally bonded properly with Kensi and Deeks.
Sam and Callen additionally tracked down Sang, a part of a Korean gang that Change clashed with on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 Episode 14.
As Change, Sam compelled Sang, an arms transporter himself, to assist them find the truck carrying across the UTV. Sang was suspicious of Callen, who claimed to be Change’s life coach.
To get out from beneath Change, Sang delivered not simply the identify of the transporter but additionally the transponder variety of his truck.
All that was wanted was for the driving force to take out his truck once more, and very quickly flat, the transporter was useless, and one of many UTVs recovered. Pesky case dismissed.
Perhaps the opposite one will flip up subsequent yr. In all probability not since it might require an engineer to run it.
It was case solved, which left a lot of time to wrap up free ends from the season/collection.
In case you missed any episode on which it was talked about, Kensi and Deeks needed to turn out to be dad and mom.
After that they had jumped by means of enough hoops, that lastly occurred as they had been accredited to turn out to be foster dad and mom to Rosa.
No matter occurred to Rosa’s pal Pilar? Wasn’t she within the combine to be fostered by the couple as properly? Ah, properly, perhaps subsequent season.
This association is a pairing that ought to work out properly. Kensi and Deeks get an almost absolutely grown woman, so they do not must take care of these messy rising pains. Rosa needs to remain on this nation and having a foster father who’s a lawyer, and a cop cannot damage her probabilities.
Additionally, any time Kensi and Deeks have to be written out of an episode, Rosa will present a prepared excuse: sick, immigration listening to, properly, you get the image. Or perhaps Deeks lastly retires outright.
The Rosa celebration on the seaside was a beautiful montage second as she bought to satisfy all of the people who find themselves a part of her foster dad and mom’ work life.
There. We will test off that very prolonged storyline after a few seasons.
Speaking about very prolonged storylines, Callen lastly made his transfer after Katya almost blew up him and Anna on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 Episode 21. It is about time.
His earlier tender second with Anna naturally bought interrupted by Arkady, who blew in to test on his child woman three days after she had texted him. Higher late than by no means, I assume.
Then, with all the enjoyment spreading round on the celebration, Callen was lastly impressed to pop the query after Anna satisfied him that their “regular lives” would at all times be completely different from everybody else’s. They stepped on Kensi and Deeks’ second however so what?
This episode was no cliffhanger, however there stay loads of ongoing storylines. Pembroke remains to be on the market someplace. How will Sam and Raymond work out? Hetty is MIA, however she nonetheless may pop as much as officiate Callen and Anna’s wedding ceremony, which seemingly will not occur till subsequent season’s finale.
To observe Kensi and Deeks’ parenting journey, watch NCIS: Los Angeles on-line.
Are you glad the father or mother quest is over?
Have been you shocked Callen lastly proposed?
How did you just like the outdated guys’ desk?
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