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WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS DETAILS OF THE SEASON FINALE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES” THAT AIRED MONDAY, MAY 2. IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED IT, I SUGGEST YOU LOOK AWAY.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” wrapped up its seventh season with a season finale that left no major cliffhangers, but was entertaining nonetheless.
The military academy which Sam’s son attends is taken over by the terrorist Tahir who is Sam’s top enemy.
Sam (LL Cool J) and the rest of the team head to San Francisco to rescue his son, Aiden, and the rest of the cadets. It’s an intense episode and LL Cool J’s performance again relays to the viewer that his character will kick a** and take names with no mercy when needed and especially when it comes to his family.
All are rescued and Tahir is hauled off to jail. Dialogue between Sam and Callen (Chris O’Donnell) shows their partnership is stronger than ever as is the one beween Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen). But as viewers of the show know that one has gotten really personal. 🙂
So the slate will be pretty well clean when new episodes return in September. But there is some unfinished business — Tahir is jail, but still alive; the mole that is leaking information from the NCIS office hasn’t been caught and the relationship between Beale (Barrett Foa) and Nell (Renee Felice Smith) might have gone up a degree or two.
The final scene of the episode shows us Hetty (Linda Hunt), the head of the Los Angeles office, and Granger (Miguel Ferrer), the assistant NCIS director, having a drink and contemplating it all.
I gave “NCIS: Los Angeles” a B+ midway through the season and I see no reason to change that.
Could the show take a few more creative risks? Yes. And the humor could be punched up a little. But it is a consistent thrill ride with interesting characters and that’s not easy to do in television.

UNTIL NEXT TIME. . .

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