NCIS Los Angeles review: “The Silo”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “The Silo.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

It might be too soon to pick a best episode of the season, but I have a hard time believing anything else will top “The Silo.” It was a well-constructed episode which hit the audience with heavy topics and emotions. It was an episode that got your heart pounding in a way that rarely happens in procedural television shows. “The Silo” took a terrifying situation, made it personal, and then zeroed in on how everyone reacted to it.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Can I get a witness?”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “Can I get a witness?” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

I have to be honest and admit that Deeks has always been my favorite character. I pretty much like any character who makes me laugh, and he makes me laugh the most. I’m always quite excited for any Deeks-centric episode, so I guess I can chalk up my disappointment with “Can I get a witness?” to high expectations. Honestly, I can’t figure out what about the episode didn’t seem to work. But I just didn’t find this one as entertaining as usual.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Mountebank”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “Mountebank.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

“Mountebank” was a pretty typical but enjoyable NCISLA episode. It had all the things we love like the usual fun banter, some undercover scenes, and a few bits and pieces relating to ongoing storylines and character development.

Oh, and it also had Arkady.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Plain Sight”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “Plain Sight.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

As far as memorable standout NCISLA episodes go, “Plain Sight” isn’t one of them. But that’s perfectly okay. With a show on its ninth season already, not every episode is going to be the one you think about weeks or months later. What this week’s episode was, however, was a fun return to form. Between tracking down stolen guns and infiltrating a fancy gun show, the team got to work with Mosley and show what they do best.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Assets”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “Assets.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

I was told last week there was a scheduling switch and “Assets” was originally supposed to air before “Se Murio El Payaso.” I don’t know why they changed the schedule, but at least we get a continuation of storylines that began in the season premiere. “Assets” was an entertaining follow-up episode, giving our characters room to figure out how to get used to their new normal.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Se Murio El Payaso”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine episode “Se Murio El Payaso.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

“Se Murio El Payaso” is a Spanish idiom apparently common (?) in Peru meaning “the clown is dead.” Further google searching (take with a grain of salt) tells me that it’s a colloquial way to say that something long has finally wrapped up. This week’s NCISLA episode chose the phrase as the title, and I suppose it works as a nice nod towards the Peruvian counterfeit operation that was taken down by the team as well as Claudia’s long years of pretending to be Lucina. However, I thought the episode itself was not as strong as last week’s season premiere.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Party Crashers”

Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season nine premiere “Party Crashers.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

We’re back with season 9 of NCISLA. As has been the standard the past couple of seasons, we start the story off fresh. The only dangling plot thread from the season 8 finale is the loss of Michelle, still hanging heavily over Sam’s head. It’s the team’s biggest failure, and this is a team who doesn’t often fail. It would have been nice to see them all a bit more affected, but I think that’ll play out more as the season continues. For now they have to contend with a new boss and the mysterious retirement of Hetty.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Unleashed”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight season finale “Unleashed.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

Another season has come to a close and I think it went out on a good note. The crew delivered an interesting, exciting, and emotional episode in “Unleashed.” We received an hour of excellent character development and thrilling action. (Even some humor surprisingly) “Unleashed” works as a great close to a very decent season.

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NCIS Los Angeles review: “Uncaged”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Uncaged.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

I’ve struggled since Sunday to decide what to write for this episode’s review. “Uncaged” was a tough one to watch, particularly with that emotional ending. Because the ending was so jarring, it’s hard to figure out what to say about this one. There are things I disliked but also parts I did think worked out well.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Golden Days”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Golden Days.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

Okay, I’m used to NCISLA being a bit unrealistic on occasion. That’s the nature of television. Things are going to be exaggerated sometimes for the sake of making a point. But for me, “Golden Days” felt like a mess of a plot, something that spiraled out of control. And everything was so over the top that it wasn’t even enjoyable to watch.

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