[WARNING: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for the March 17 episode of NCIS: Los Angeles, “Till Death Do Us Part.”]
Linda Hunt just made our Sunday night!
Not only did the actress surprise us by returning as boss lady Hetty Lange on NCIS: Los Angeles, her character officiated the long-awaited marriage ceremony of special agents Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen)! We couldn’t ask for a more perfect person to guide them through their vows — or a better topper to an emotional, action-packed episode. Call it the icing on the wedding cake!
We talked to the stars about having the 73-year-old Oscar-winner, who was in a car accident last year that left her temporarily unable to work, back on set.
“I started crying when I saw her,” confesses Ruah who couldn’t stop taking selfies with Hunt. “We have not set eyes on her or spoken to her in a year. We’ve just been getting updates on her wellbeing from our higher-ups and we were just over the moon. She’s so loved by everybody including the audience. I mean, the amount of messages I get saying, ‘If she leaves the show I’m not watching anymore.’ I think she’s enjoying the love.”
Olsen was equally thrilled. “I gave her a hug and I go, ‘I want you to be prepared. There’s a good chance that I’m just gonna keep coming up to you and hugging you throughout the night.’ She goes, ‘That will be fine by me,’” Olsen says. “There’s something about her gravitas that anchors the show. She does a take and it lands perfectly in a way that Linda Hunt can do better than anybody else in the world. [When that happens ] I get tears in my eyes and a ridiculous six-year-old smile. It’s so good to have her back.”
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Source: TV Insider