Moving into the NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 fall finale, we knew that there were some reasons to worry about Anna. How could there not be, given that the character was in prison the last time we saw her?
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Fairly early on in the episode, it was revealed that Bar Paly’s character was severely injured in the midst of an incident at prison. Apparently, she was beaten and injured and, in the aftermath of that, required surgery. Through most of the episode, Callen wanted nothing more than for her to be okay … though Arkady wasn’t 100% buying it. He still blamed Callen for her being in prison in the first place and, beyond that, questioned whether or not he was really innocent in what happened to her behind bars.
Was Callen responsible for what happened? We didn’t think so, just because he cared about her. She eventually did wake up from surgery and Callen was there to look after her — luckily, it didn’t seem like her life was in serious condition after what happened to her. She and Callen were able to talk and, beyond that, Callen and Arkady were able to have a conversation themselves to try and make everything better between them.
The case of the week
This time around, the story revolved in part around a reservist with a history of PTSD, someone who ended up being on the loose after a crime spree at a Christmas tree farm. There was a lot of danger here at first, but sometimes with this show, things turn out to be a little bit different than they first appear. Once we started to learn more about the man at the center of the “Joyride’ (the title of the episode), the more it started to become clear that there was a larger story here. This was a storyline that was largely about
As a whole, NCIS: Los Angeles offered up a pretty intense, action-packed episode from start to finish, but also a personal one about relationships and the importance of keeping people around you who you care about. There were some nice moments between Deeks/Kensi and then also Nell and Eric. Beyond that, the Callen/Anna storyline does give us a little bit of hope. There was a nice closing moment at the end of the episode as Deeks and Kensi toasted to a wonderful holiday season while honoring those they lost, including Harley Hidoko and Owen Granger.
Also, are we going to see Nicole and Sam eventually get together? For the time being, that does seem to be a pretty strong possibility.
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