‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ season 8, episode 12 review: Agent Callen kisses who? Agent Blye denied reinstatement as team solves Navy reservist murder

NCIS LA -On Sunday night, viewers of “NCIS: Los Angeles” offered up a dose of romance while the team continued to solve murders in Southern California. As some of the members of the team weren’t seen, the countdown of the time before the mole needs to be discovered is still ticking. The story alluded to Henrietta “Hetty” Lange and Assistant Director Owen Granger off looking for the mole, and the viewers didn’t see them either.

With a crime calling, Anastasia “Anna” Kolcheck filled in while Special Agent Kensi Blye is still sidelined. Teaming up with Callen, it appears that Kolcheck isn’t just his partner. She also has become his person of interest and things heat up. This includes a pretty serious kiss between the two characters.

While the romance is heating up between that pair, it appears that Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks’ romance is slowing down. The couple is still strong, but Kensi’s accident has her dealing with second doubts. It appears that Operational Psychologist Nate Getz might not be helping, either. He’s looking to deny reinstatement to Kensi because he doesn’t think she is ready to go. The question of when she will return wasn’t answered on Sunday night, but it definitely might be a while as she needs to convince everyone she is ready. However in reality, it might still be a while before she sees any more service.

The personal relationships definitely were the focus of this episode, but there was a crime to solve too. The team went after the people who killed the Navy reservist, who was security for a city councilman. Going undercover, Agent Hanna was part of a security detail that saved a social media star. In the process, links to several criminal organizations were discovered and the killer was found.

Infusing life and crime, this week’s episode was character driven and offered answers on some of the agents’ relationships. We thought the show really gave the viewers another reason to tune in. Here’s to hoping that Kensi gets back on duty sooner rather than later, and that Callen doesn’t get cold feet after finding a girl that loves him for who he is. Episode grade: A-

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This review was written by Jodi Jill. Be sure to follow her on Facebook and Twitter

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