‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Showrunner R. Scott Gemmill Teases a ‘Deadly Turn’ in Season 9 Finale

A Line in the Sand - Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell, LL COOL J
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Thought last year’s NCIS: Los Angeles season ender, when Sam (LL Cool J) lost his wife, was traumatic?

Well, be prepared: This one begins with a major character getting shot. And when the ensuing investigation reveals the possible location of Executive Assistant Director Mosley’s (Nia Long) kidnapped son, the team faces another issue: Risking the rest of their hides to follow that lead to Mexico.

“Callen [Chris O’Donnell] made a pledge to Mosley to find her son. He’s a man of his word — even if it kills him,” says showrunner R. Scott Gemmill. “They’re a fractured team heading to Mexico, and it takes a deadly turn early. Finding Mosley’s son and getting him back to his mother are two very different things.”

NCIS: LA, Season finale Sunday, May 20, 8/7c, CBS