NCIS: Los Angeles reaches a notable accomplishment when its 100th episode airs this week.
In anticipation of the milestone, creator and executive producer Shane Brennan jumped on the phone to speak with TV Fanatic about this pivotal episode, “Reznikov, N.,” along with the next installment in Callen’s family history.
Check back after the episode airs for our full review and then on Wednesday for more from Brennan regarding what’s to come for Deeks and Kensi the rest of the season. And read on for excerpts from my exclusive Q&A with the producer…
TV Fanatic: Congratulations on 100 episodes. The show’s in syndication already, so what does this milestone mean for you?
Shane Brennan: What I hope is that anyone who has sampled the show in syndication will decide to come –and who hasn’t watched it on CBS — will come to CBS for the 100th episode and say “Wow. I’ve got to see how that all happened.”
The 100th episode pays off a lot, if not all, of the back stories that we’ve set up for Callen. This is an episode that I conceived way back at episode 25. So, I’ve been waiting 75 episodes to tell this story. It’s been a lot of fun building the puzzle. Every time we do a Callen story, there’s a little bit more in that story that reveals what’s about to unfold in the 100th episode.
Here is a look at the first 90 seconds of the special episode:
Source: TV Fanatic