How are producers for “NCIS: Los Angeles” going to work around Daniela Ruah’s pregnancy? That is a question that the show is going to be looking to answer in the weeks ahead, though they have already confirmed that there is no situation where it will be written into the show. (Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen’s brother, ironically Deek’s stuntman on the show, are set to welcome their first child next year.)
While the past couple of weeks have been focused mostly on some other stories and the 100th episode, the events that happened back at the end of last season (i.e. the kiss between Deeks and Kensi) and also his recent torture are going to come back into the limelight again. For more on that, just take a look at what boss Shane Brennan said to TV Fanatic on the subject:
“By the 9th or 10th episode, [the kiss] has some fairly dramatic consequences. And, then we put them both in a situation through the next 8 or so episodes. They are struggling with what happened in the 10th episode and then in the 18th episode there’s this pretty powerful and surprising revelation that changes the course of their relationship in a very, very big way. And, it has nothing to do with Dani [Ruah] being pregnant by the way.
“We won’t be addressing that. Dani’s pregnant. Kensi’s not. Through the magic of television hopefully no one will notice she’s pregnant. There’s a series of steps throughout this season that crank up the relationship further and further and further. There’s a pretty powerful revelation towards the end of the season that forces them to take stock.”
While the revelation may not have anything to do with the real-life pregnancy, this could be something that takes the actress into her real maternity leave. She could miss a little bit of the start of a possible sixth season, as well, so if we were Brennan and the producers the #1 thing that we would hope for is that the network chooses to give them a decision on a possible renewal sooner rather than later. The last thing that they want to do is leave them hanging forever.
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