NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7 Review: The Silo

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Kensi stopped a nuclear holocaust.

But Densi showed some cracks on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7.

The job came first for Kensi, which left Deeks feeling left behind.

Kensi Is Called In - NCIS: Los Angeles

NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 is about a third through, and no Densi wedding has been planned. In fact, they seem to be growing apart somewhat.

The job comes first for Kensi, while Deeks could walk away if only one of them were allowed to stay. Deeks is a goofball, but he cares deeply for Kensi. While she was genuinely conflicted when calling Deeks before she went down the tunnel, Deeks was hurt that she wouldn't follow his wishes.

To be fair, she couldn't walk away. It's tough to find a size 0 with the requisite tactical skills to go down an 18-inch tunnel. Sam just wouldn't have worked.

But at the same time, this is something they are going to have to figure out. Deeks wants a family, whereas Kensi has been more lukewarm on the idea.

Having a couple in a dangerous profession has definite risks. Sam and Michelle made it work for a long time, but not forever more.

Leading an Assault - NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7

Rather than having an indefinite engagement, the two seriously need to make plans for the future. That's not just a wedding, but what they want out of their careers as well.

Mosley was of no use to anybody on her team.

They had to piece together what was going on by themselves since she's couldn't speak on a matter of such utmost national security. Talk about handcuffing your people.

And what's the good of having a boss with connections if she won't use them? Deeks was freaking out about Kensi being at the site of a potential nuclear explosion, and Mosley told him to keep trying since he could get through quicker than she could. Seriously?

Armed and Dangerous - NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7

Even Harley, who Mosley brought with her, was snarking about Mosley in the end.

Isn't it about time to rescue Hetty from Vietnam? There was no mention of her again this episode. The team doesn't require much supervision, but they do need a leader who is helping, not obstructing, them. Even Granger, as curmudgeonly as he was, proved an asset to the squad.

Harley, on the other hand, has turned out to be a good addition. She allows agents to do their own thing without the team being short-handed in the field. And she's the latest kick-ass female agent, following Hetty, Kensi, Nell, and Anna. I keep hoping Mosley will do something in the field, but so far, largely no.

Now go to the case of the week. NCIS: Los Angeles has jumped onto this season's storyline trend: right-wing zealots working to eradicate foreigners. Where do the writers get these ideas?

Seeking a Suspect - NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7

We got a new recurring nemesis: a shadowy organization with a strident agenda targeting those who are different. In this case, it was three airmen with their own concept of extreme vetting.

The FBI's use of Kensi was flawed at best. So Miller was supposed to melt when he heard from Kensi for the first time in a decade? Don't they get the concept of fanatic?

The FBI agents were real dicks to Kensi at first. They didn't give a crap about her skill set. She was there as the one who got away. But when they needed someone skinny to shimmy down that tunnel, suddenly they were nice to her.

Kensi did a good job of coaching Miller's sister, and between them, they were getting through to Miller. But with Ross to keep him in line with peer pressure, it was too little too late.

So, in the end, NCIS had the launch sites retaken, a bunch of suspect officers suspended and the names of the shadow group's financiers. It's a good start, but where do they go from here? They still have Holmes, the recruiter, but there's got to be some bigger fish to catch up the ladder.

It will be interesting to see how the difference between patriotism and xenophobia are explored. Each side will be doing what it thinks is best for the country. I don't expect much philosophical debate, but Sam revealing his Muslim faith to Holmes was a way to subtly work in the message.

SPOILER ALERT: Next week's 200th episode will include visits by A.J. Chegwidden (please let that mean more Hetty) and Roberta Deeks, along with the introduction of Sydney Jones, Nell's bossy older sister.

Also, the team will be attempting to figure out who is attacking California Highway Patrolmen. I'm not sure where the Navy enters into this, but I'm sure there will be some tenuous connection. One patrolman will be Naval Reserve, no doubt.

To catch up on Hetty's adventures, watch NCIS: Los Angeles online.

Are Kensi and Deeks in trouble? Has Mosley lost the team already, as well as the viewers? What do you think of the Patton Protocol? Comment below.

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NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 7 Quotes

If I were you, I'd hurry, Agent Blye.

Mosley [to Kensi]

Callen: Where's Kensi?
Deeks: We took separate cars.
Callen: What'd you do?