Where the ‘NCIS: LA’ Finale Left Everyone & What Could Be Next
NCIS: Los Angeles may have bid adieu to two longtime cast members — Barrett Foa (who played Eric Beale since Season 1) and Renée Felice Smith (who played Nell Jones since Season 2) — but it does look like everyone else (including Linda Hunt’s Hetty!) will be back in Season 13.
Season 12 ended with everyone pretty much in a good place with almost all relaxing on the beach. Sam (LL Cool J) and Callen (Chris O’Donnell) were watching the former’s son’s flight test. Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) enjoyed a picnic. Fatima (Medalion Rahimi) opened up to Rountree (Caleb Castille) about the anniversary of her best friend’s death before laughing for the first time all episode. And Hetty had Retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride (Gerald McRaney) unpack her weapons he’d started removing from the Office of Special Projects’ armory. (Nell and Eric, meanwhile, headed off to work together in Tokyo in cybersecurity.)
What could be next for everyone? We speculate below.
NCIS: Los Angeles, Season 13, Fall 2021, CBS