NCIS: Los Angeles season 14 premieres on CBS in a few months, and there appears to be some concerning news regarding Hetty Lange.
Despite a few cameos in season 13, Hetty Lange’s (Linda Hunt) role in NCIS: Los Angeles remains a hot topic among CBS viewers. Her future has been in doubt for some time, with factors such as her age and the arrival of Admiral Kilbride (Gerard McRaney) and G Callen (Chris O’Donnell) looking set to replace her. In preparation for season 14, the NCIS LA fan favorite is currently fighting alone in the Middle East – and it may not end well.
This is due to the fact that the first details of the NCIS LA season 14 premiere have leaked, teasing fans with what’s to come.
And Callen and Kilbride have confirmed that they have received some sh0cking news from Syria, where they believe Hetty is now.
“The NCIS team searches for a suspect and their motive following the bombing of a large facility where military combat drones are assembled,” according to the CBS synopsis.
“Also, Callen and Kilbride receive disturbing news about a body discovered in Syria,” it concludes.
Of course, CBS and NCIS LA executives are keeping exact spoilers about whose body it is close to their chests.
But, with Hetty in the country on an undoubtedly dangerous mission, could this be Hunt’s way of exiting the series?
Given Hunt’s age of 77 and the fact that NCIS LA has been going strong without her involvement, it’s a fear shared by many fans.
NCIS LA fan @cnljglppl asked on Reddit, “The show is definitely not the same without Hetty.” I know the showrunner stated that she will not appear until next season, but I’m curious if that means she will return on a regular basis or just as a cameo as she has in previous seasons.
“I admire Admiral. It’s so salty. But he’s not Hetty,” they said, prompting some fans to express their reservations.
“I think the days of Linda Hunt acting regularly are over in general, not just on NCIS LA,” @sun tzu29 responded.
However, fans may find solace in showrunner R Scott Gemmill’s recent comments about Hetty’s future on the show.
“The plan is to go and rescue her at some point, find out what she’s gotten herself into,” he appeared to confirm her safety to TV Line.
“We’re just trying to figure out when we can pull that off.” That was the plan last year as well, but it didn’t work out.
“We had a [C0v1d variant] surge, but things appear to be settling down.”
“Hopefully, nothing new comes along, and we can make that happen this year,” Gemmill admitted, suggesting that Kilbride and Callen’s concerns about Hetty may be unfounded.
For the time being, it appears that fans will have to wait and see what happens to the NCIS LA fan favorite, but her future isn’t the only one of interest.
Fans will be interested to see how Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) adjust to starting their own family.
After overcoming obstacle after obstacle in their quest to have a child, they were finally given hope when they fostered young runaway teen Rosa (Natalia Del Riego).
Will Deeks and Kensi be able to deal with the significant change in their marriage, or will Rosa’s past and presence cause marital problems?
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