‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 8 wishlist: Where could Sam, Callen, Deeks, and Kensi go from here?

NCISNCIS: Los Angeles” may now be on a rather-lengthy hiatus, but we personally never think it’s too early to start speculating as to what the future for the show could be. Ultimately, this is what this particular article is all about.

Below, we’ve come up with a few simple story ideas the show could implement to at least remain just as strong (if not stronger) than it was over season 7. There are some spoilers ahead, so keep on reading with that in mind.

1. A new threat – There’s no questioning that Sam had his hands full on Monday’s season finale, but we’d like to see the series introduce someone new who could maybe span four or five episodes, and be a significant threat in a different way. Maybe have more of an intellectual threat than someone who requires fistfights and violence. We know that this show plays action well, but mixing things up can be a good thing.

2. Crossovers – There were several complicated reasons why we haven’t had many of them over the years, but we hope that the appearance from Michael Weatherly earlier this season is really the tip of the iceberg, since there are so many different dynamics that are still worth exploring across the shows.

3. More Eric and Nell! – We don’t know how you could say anything else based on the scene that the two of them had during the finale. The more of these two we get, the more warm fuzzies the show will probably have as a whole.

4. Deeks, Kensi get engaged – It’s been long enough. You don’t know how long the show is going to last, and this is a moment that you really don’t want to deprive people of. Same goes for a wedding, which should happen either late next season (depending on the timing of said proposal) or season 9.

5. Sam looking towards his future – Does he really want his family to continue to be in such jeopardy? We have to imagine that after going through something like this, you’d be nervous of the consequences of keeping the job.

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