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Coming to NCIS LA: Four Cast Member Moms!

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October 9 will mark the mother of all NCIS: Los Angeles episodes.

As the team tracks down a suspect in a casino, four women - portrayed by the lead actors' real-life mothers - are playing poker. Check out the photo below, showing Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J posing behind their respective moms, Katia Barker, Jeanne Olsen, Julie O’Donnell, and Ondrea Smith:

NCIS LA Cast, Moms

When creator Shane Brennan e-mailed the stars with the idea, "I thought it was a joke," Chris O’Donnell says. "When I found out he was serious, I was excited to call my mom. I knew this would be the biggest deal for her."

O’Donnell's mom, Julie, apparently enjoyed the experience. "She thinks this is her big break," the actor said with a laugh. "If 'Mom 2' appears in another script I'm sure she’ll answer the casting call."

It was a thrill for the NCIS: Los Angeles cast members themselves, as well. "It was fun getting to work and seeing her in hair and makeup," says Eric Christian Olsen of having his mother, Jeanne, on-set.

"It was like Yankee Stadium!" says LL Cool J of the deluxe motor coaches that brought the moms to the set, and were surrounded a makeshift Astroturf courtyard with potted plants and patio furniture.

Ondrea Smith, LL's mother, admitted, "I could get used to this!"

The scene took only a few hours to film, but the memories will last a lifetime.

"Acting with your mom? It's not something you get to do very often," Daniela Ruah says.

The moms' episode, "The Fifth Man," airs a week from tomorrow. This week's episode, "The Recruit," is all-new, and picks up after last week's NCIS: Los Angeles season premiere.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.

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    I love the entire crew.they are like a family to me. linda hunt is super with chris when they try to make one special in the show. maybe you can put more romantic in chris life he is the best ones I enjoy watching. all of them are talents. stars. and wonderful. thanks for bring chris back on the show. I was a little worry the last one when we thought he was going to leave? keep them all. many memories of the shows.


    That is so cool


    Love this idea! How "cool" is that to get to see your son or daughter in action and also be a part of it!

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