Out of all of the cliffhangers that are out there on TV at the moment, it absolutely feels as though the one surrounding NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 is one of the biggest. It absolutely is one of the deadliest, given that you’ve got here four different characters all in grave danger: Deeks, Sam, Callen, and Kensi. Of these four, it’s possible that all of them survive — though, in theory, it’s possible none of them do.
Structurally, it’s easy to figure that this cliffhanger came about as some sort of way to write out any characters in the event the show loses a performer — we see that with many long-running shows. Luckily, we haven’t heard anything about a departure as of yet, but that is also not what this particular article is really all about in the first place. Instead, we are putting its focus a little bit more on what in the world could be done, presuming that everyone survives, in order to resolve a cliffhanger of this nature.
The first order of business here is figuring out precisely who is going to be saving these characters, and at present, there are really just two options: Mosley and Hidoko, who may still be alive in Mexico somewhere. It’s possible that one of them comes up with a quick way in which to help the four get out of the explosion, while also turning the tide on everyone else who is present. We love the idea of Hidoko coming in with a contingent of people to challenge everyone ready and eager to kill the NCIS: LA crew — she’s been off the grid for a while, but maybe she was able to figure out what was happening in order to assemble an army of her own. If the writers want to boost Hidoko’s likability (we were fond of her already by the end of season 9), having her be a hero here could be a good way to do that.
If Mosley is going to become a hero herself here, one of the motivating factors should just be everything that these other people did to help her, even if she was rather awful to them at times in turn. Maybe this is the time in which she realizes that.
Of course, the other logical question here is still how in the world these characters survive the explosion regardless of who helps them to escape the situation. While we do need to suspend belief time to time with a show like this, we’re talking about an EXPLOSION here. It would be nice to see the writers show us how each individual character manages to survive the rubble.
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