NCIS: Los Angeles > NCIS: Los Angeles Season Finale Review: Checkmate > Comments Page 3
Hetty, no offense, but your are scary, creepy, short and ... weird .. I won't miss yuh but the team will and i doubt your gone for good. Callen will lift it off of Granger again. If he's not in a secret prison. But i was confused. The Chameleon was a terrorist, the Iran guy was already comprimised, they got Atly, WHY COULDNT HE SHOOT HIM??? i woulda! So what he didnt have a gun! Give him a Bebe gun and SHOOT THE SHIZ OUT OF HIM!!! As for Renko and Hunter, I dont remember Renko and i absolutely hated Hunter when she took over NCIS LA. I thought Sam was dead at that explosion, so to me, nothings lost!
kensi and deeks get it on!
So is Callan going to jail or going undercover in jail? Is Lambert dead? even so who helped him? will Hetty realy leave? and if so who will replace her? amd when will
Another option is that the "live" crew wasn't all that live after-all. Perhaps whoever concocted this plan knew Chameleon was looking to get a crew and NCIS hired some of their own and only put it up on the billboard at the scene instead of it going nationwide.
Granger did ask Eric to pull up the video feed and he did it rather quickly so maybe the TV crew was in on it too. And that would mean Callen's cover hasn't been blown.
Far-fetched, I know, but there has to be some sort of way Callen can continue being an undercover agent. I mean, that's what the LA office specializes in.
It took me forever to realize it was Christopher Lambert. I like NCIS LA but am not in love with it like I am with the original.
i think the team (especially sam) will help callen to get out of that ,and i think it will be a hard time for callen :-( but he has sam and hetty,but i think she quit her job(again) did she ?? i have to watch it again ...
Fake killing at the end and a two hour finale that only needed one hour, at best. Is Callan going undercover or does The actor need extra time away during seasons? At least it was a much better episode than the pitiful episode from last week in the suburbs.
I think the ending was all a set up so NCIS could give the Chameleon to the Israelis. And Callan's horrified look as he saw his face plastered everywhere is just him realizing he is done with undercover work. NCIS Los Angeles would not be the same without him.
Way too predictable wrapup. Cops and camera crew conveniently on site. No blood despite six shots -- including final up close kill shot (Kenzie checking his pulse? puh-leeze). He will be bundled up and handed over to Israelis (we never saw the two agents again after they were "arrested"). Death was faked for sake of Iranians and Granger. Ditto Hetty's "resignation". Clear that Granger is about to be exposed as the leak; Hetty would have been able to find out why Granger was "called away" to Washington. Also, Granger was sniper in team with Kenzie's dad.
Alas, Hunter and Renko are really dead, because Chameleon is really scumbag.
Big deal is that Callen's face is all over the world (and Internet as that final image goes viral, so he is done as undercover.
I will have to watch this again but I do hope this was all a hoax and that the chameleon is not dead just because I don't want Callen going to jail.I however don't see how they are going to get around the undercover thing tho. It would be hard to be undercover now that you were just on the news for shooting someone.
I don't balame Callen. The chameleon was granted immunity by Granger from prosecution meaning he would not be charged with Hunter and Renko's killings and Callen wouldn't have it.
The only thing we know for sure is that the concept of NCIS:LA was based on Callen's story, the same way NCIS is based on Gibbs. I don't know how he gets out of it (although I'm liking the theories in the comments), but I know he does. Callen does not get written out of the show at this point. The show would collapse. It would be the same as if Gibbs had actually retired back at the end of season 3. Everyone else on the show has subplots, but none of them function on their own.
I have to agree with Gwezo76. This has everything to do with Granger. I'm not sure if it was my imagination or not, but after Callen shoots Lambert the camera pans to Granger and I noticed a slight, very slight grin of satisfaction. It made my wonder whether it was staged. Motives? There are several. Maybe Granger is out to get Callen for some unknown reason (and there could be millions) or whether Granger is trying to fish out Callen's father. After all, he did say he was going to DC about an agent and when asked why, he was as cagey and deceptive as always.
I loved the finale with all its inconsistencies and far-fetched ideas. Its a fun show to watch in which one can lose themselves in characters that ARE fictional. Can't wait til September!!!!!
@SomeRandomGuy NCIS and NCIS: LA both restart in September.
When will the next season begin? Does anyone have any idea?
And I was thinking a Highlander cannot die !!!! Great ending anayway...
Thing about being shot, even with kevlar, at point blank range it is still powerful. It could still knock a person unconscious and even cause injury. And as was said, he could've been injected with something to make him appear dead long enough. Kinda like they did with Fornell back in NCIS Season 2 to fool the mob.
I think the last scene was staged, Callen probably shot him with rubber bullets knocking him back into the truck and Kensi rushed over (while checking for a pulse) and secretly injected him with something causing him to pass out. Did anyone notice that when Callen shot him several times there wasn't a drop of blood in sight
i gotta agree with the idea that this is a set up and although chris lamber did play a AWSOME bad guy its just to neat theres PLENTY of room to explain WHY they did what they did him being shot ON CAMRA is a great way to throw off enemys
I agree with those who think that the Callen/Chameleon shooting was staged in front of the cameras to not only fool Iran, but Israel as well, and giving them options outside of what they were being forced into. Granger has left Hetty in the dark before, even throughout this op, so he could've left her out of this as well. Buys her plausible deniability. If Hetty doesn't know something, then no one does, at least according to her mythological status. Should be interesting.
I'm thinking this ended with a fake death of the Chameleon and the news crew was there to provide the proof to his enemies.
Just too much disruption of a good thing in this and several finales this year.
I started the show thinking that LLCJ was leaving. They fooled me!
I've liked Miguel F in other things and occasionally even here, but in general he is a pain in the butt to agents who risk life and limb every day. He makes Vance seem warm and fuzzy!
Did you note when Granger says 'we don't have another plan!'? Well ... when does Callen not have another plan? I think they threw that in, and the gap in time, to set us all up :) We already know that both Hetty and Callen are signed on for another season. It's not like either are dead (or faking dead). There will be some explanation for all this because the writers aren't stupid. They know that Callen and Hetty are central to the show. I think they had a plan when Granger and Callen went into 'free' the Chameleon and from then on, it was all a set up. There are too many holes in what happened at the end for it to be real.
I don't know why, but I keep thinking that the whole thing was a set up, maybe to take Granger ... I think he has some dark secrets. Maybe even Renko and Hunter are not dead (Hunter is Hetty's daughter, but the old lady was not so sad about her death). I just don't know how the Chameleon entered the game ... and if the whole team was involved, or Hetty was the main player (SB said in an interview that Hetty plays her own game). I enjoyed the two hours and I'm curious to see what will happen ... people are complaining about some details, but NCIS is for fun, if you want some serious show, go watch Southland (great series, by the way). Great job, SB !!!
Callen shot the wrong person. Or maybe Hetty should have shot the assistant director when Callen shot the Chameleon. I will leave it at that. I find no socially redeeming value in the character of the Miguel Ferrer character. Typical bureaucrat who is worried about his job and is a sycophant to his superiors. About as capable of independent thinking as an amoeba.
I hope Hetty and Calen will return this Fall NCIS Los Angeles will not be the same without them
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