You can get Part 1 of this exclusive TVFanatic.com interview here.
Since the beginning of NCIS: Los Angeles, there’s been an ongoing focus on telling Callen’s story. In the 100th episode, Callen found out more about his father and even got a glimpse of a happier time when they were together.
According to Shane Brennan, the focus will now shift back to developing the story of Kensi and Deeks. In Part 2 of my interview with the show’s creator, Brennan, discusses the relationship between Kensi and Deeks. He also teases some of the the other fun stories that will be explored this season…
The events of “Descent” and “Ascension” were horrific for the team, yet they seem to have come out stronger because of it. Will both positive and negative repercussions from that case continue to be explored this season?
Shane Brennan: Yeah, absolutely. It’s very important when we take a character through a fairly intense emotional situation that you can’t forget that. You can’t ignore that in future episodes. It has to be there. It’s another part of their makeup. It goes into their DNA.
Particularly for Deeks, who went through that traumatic situation, there are consequences to that. And, even prior to that, that spontaneous kiss that he gave Kensi. They never really got to talk about that before he went through that traumatic situation. So there’s a lot yet to be spoken about and through these first 9 or 10 episodes of the season, that’s never far away.
The two of them are circling each other and it becomes a problem. This season while we celebrate the 100th episode and we lift another veil off Callen’s eyes to reveal his past, it really is kind of the Kensi-Deeks season because of what happened with the kiss, what happened with his trauma, how that affects him plays out into their relationship.
By the 9th or 10th episode, it has some fairly dramatic consequences. And, then we put them both in a situation through the next 8 or so episodes. They are struggling with what happened in the 10th episode and then in the 18th episode there’s this pretty powerful and surprising revelation that changes the course of their relationship in a very, very big way. And, it has nothing to do with Dani [Ruah] being pregnant by the way.
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