NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 finale review: Are Mac & Harm together?

Catherine BellThe stakes within the NCIS: Los Angeles season 10 finale were high — astronomical in fact. This was a chance to tell one last story before the summer hiatus, but it was also a chance for an epic JAG reunion.

Unfortunately, we don’t think that every viewer out there is going to be thrilled with Mac and Harm’s relationship status. Tonight, the two revealed that they were engaged, but it never made it beyond that given that their careers got in the way. They’re both climbing the ranks, with Mac in a nice State Department position while Harm has a chance to one day become an Admiral. Their jobs are great and rewarding, but it doesn’t really take away from the fact that we wish the two of them were still together and actually happy.

Anyhow, Mac proved very useful to Hetty (an old friend) and NCIS as she worked with them to help locate and find ISIS sympathizers aboard the USS Allegiance — ones who were planning a catastrophic attack that could upset the balance of power elsewhere. Harm was aboard the ship with Sam and Callen, while Deeks and Kensi were working off-site in order to ensure that that there wasn’t any major bloodshed. Unfortunately, we can’t say that we’re feeling altogether good about the idea of avoiding death for them, or really anyone else — tonight brought you a number of cliffhangers, mostly because it’s clear at the moment that the mission wasn’t over.

Unfortunately, Sam and Callen weren’t quite able to stop the plan — the finale ended with missiles in the air and lives on the line. Kensi and Deeks are still out trying to battle some terrorists, while Sam and Callen are finding themselves in a tough spot with the terrorist sympathizers locking themselves up with hostages. None of this is going altogether well, but at least this isn’t one of those cliffhangers where the fate of all of the main characters are dead.

Instead, it feels more like this was part 2 in a trilogy, one that needs a little bit more manpower and a number of further solutions in order for us to get all of the answers that we need in order to be happy.

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As for Nell and Eric’s future…

That still isn’t entirely set in stone, as Nell’s mother is still struggling in the hospital and she traveled up to San Francisco to be with her. Eventually, Hetty told Eric to go ahead and do the same thing, making it clear that they would figure out how to hold down the fort without him there. We did get some amusing moments within the episode, mostly out of seeing Eric struggle with his temporary partner from San Diego who wasn’t anywhere near as quirky as Nell was.

CarterMatt Verdict

It’s fair to say that in terms of getting a lot of JAG mixed in here, the finale delivered — though the relationship status of Mac and Harm certainly disappointed. We almost better get some sort of revival just to see more of these characters actually together — as is, in the same room.

As for the rest of the story, this was certainly action-packed and intense. We enjoyed it, even though we don’t think the cliffhanger compares at all to last year. We think all of the main agents will make it out of this in one piece … though it’s not going to be easy.

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