Will ‘NCIS: LA’s Christmas Bring Good News for Kensi & Deeks? (PHOTOS)

Kensi Deeks NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 If the Fates Allow

It looks like there’s some cheer coming for the NCIS: Los Angeles team this holiday season.

Of course there’s a case in the December 13 episode, “If the Fates Allow” — and it’s one that reconnects Callen (Chris O’Donnell) with his former foster brother, who, along with his wife, has been framed for smuggling drugs across the U.S. border in her oxygen tanks. But fortunately, Hetty (Linda Hunt) gets the agent involved.

Then there’s the good news. Eric (Barrett Foa) returns, and as Daniela Ruah told TV Insider, he’s changed a bit — just look at that mustache in the photos! Also back is Kam, Sam’s (LL Cool J) daughter, now played by Kayla Smith.

And based on the photos below, it looks like there may be some joy coming for Kensi (Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen), who’s struggling with losing his job at NCIS. (The LAPD detective’s liaison position was terminated permanently and he’s too old to now become an agent.) Might Hetty be delivering some good news from wherever she is? Ruah did say that she’s “doing Hetty stuff, still pulling strings at a distance,” even though she hadn’t been able to do anything in the last episode, according to Nell (Renée Felice Smith).

Scroll down for a look at the Christmas episode.

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Demetrius Grosse (Raymond Lewis) and Chris O'Donnell (Special Agent G. Callen) - NCIS LA - If the Fates Allow - Season 12, Episode 6
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Raymond Lewis (Demetrius Grosse) and Callen (Chris O’Donnell)

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Raymond and Paula (Shelley Robertson)

Daniela Ruah NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 Kensi
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Uh-oh, is Kensi (Daniela Ruah) in trouble?

NCIS: LA - Season 12, Episode 6 - Chris O'Donnell as Special Agent G. Callen, Shelley Robertson as Paula Lewis, and Demetrius Grosse as Raymond Lewis
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Heading home?

Barrett Foa as Eric Beale in NCIS: Los Angeles - Season 12, Episode 6 - 'If the Fates Allow'

Eric’s (Barrett Foa) back!

Renee Felice Smith as Nell in NCIS: LA - Season 12 Episode 6

Nell (Renée Felice Smith)

Medalion Rahimi as Fatima Namazi and Renée Felice Smith as Nell Jones - NCIS: LA - Season 12, Episode 6

Fatima (Medalion Rahimi), Nell, and Eric

Medalion Rahimi (Special Agent Fatima Namazi), Renée Felice Smith (Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones) and Barrett Foa (Tech Operator Eric Beale) in NCIS LA - Season 12 Episode 6

Is Nell’s expression because of what Eric is telling them or his new look?

Kam Hanna NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 Kayla Smith

Kam Hanna (Kayla Smith)

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Sam (LL Cool J) and Callen

Linda Hunt NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 Hetty

Does Hetty (Linda Hunt) have good news for Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) and Kensi?

Deeks Kensi NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 Densi

How cute are they?!

Kensi Deeks Hug NCIS LA Season 12 Episode 6 Densi

What has them so happy?