NCIS Hetty Returns Crossover

NCIS Crossover: Get The Scoop On The Surprise Cameo (And How Episode 3 Was Shot Backwards) – Rate It!

The following contains spoilers for January 9 NCIS 3-way crossover event-palooza.

When agents from NCIS, NCIS: Hawaii and NCIS: Los Angeles teamed up to uncover a conspiracy of assassins, they got quite the unexpected but help is welcome.

The 3-way crossover event saw a gathering of Parker, Torres, Palmer, Tennant, Tara, Callen, Blye and many more as they scrambled to get to the bottom of the shocking suicide of a beloved FLETC instructor. Long, three-hour story short: He said the professor was privy to top-secret information about “Simon Williams,” a Carlos the Jackal-like (or Dread Pirate Roberts!) CIA network of assassins who operated under that single pseudonym years ago. . Now the villainous faction sought to resurrect “Simon” for even less conscientious reasons.

At the conclusion of the crossover NCIS:LA While Callen and Sam were trying to take out the bad guys (and hopefully find the kidnapped Rountree and MIA Kilbride), they received cryptic texts that, when put together, unlocked an audio message – from a garbled but distinct voice.

“Sounds like you’re in trouble,” Hetty remarked. “I warned Hollis that his Simon Williams days would come and bite him in the ass.

“You are all quite capable and I have to tell you what to do,” she continued. “But you might want to contact an old friend, Gwen Johns…”

In addition to noting that Alden still owed her $600 for the “Monaco fiasco,” Hetty’s message led the agents to a Hollywood casting agent who had found Kilbride a ringer years earlier to double as the admiral on numerous occasions. Callen & Co. in turn, they used the actor to lure the bad guys into the shipyard and take down some of them, eventually leading NCIS to a remote airport where Rountree was being held—and where Kilbride was waiting, ready to attack. the sniper closing the case shot the leader of the rogue group.

Speaking of Hetty’s surprise audio cameo, NCIS:LA showrunner R. Scott Gemmill (who wrote Part 3 of the crossover) tells TVLine, “The triple crossover was such an important event for all of our NCIS family that it was important for Hetty (played by Linda Hunt) to be a part of it, even though she was physically unavailable.

“In true Hetty style, she not only managed to stay on top of what was going on,” added Gemmill, “but even offered some cryptic advice to help them get out of the jam.”

Another fun fact about NCIS the universe’s first ever 3-way crossover? The end was filmed at the beginning… and the beginning was filmed at the end.

“We shot it backwhich really meant “interesting” casting choices,” NCIS: Hawaii leading lady Vanessa Lachey shared with TVLine.

“First we shot the end, then we shot Hawaiiand then we shot the OG, the mothership,” Lachey explained. And because of this reverse order, actors in different shows sometimes need to remind themselves whether their characters met for the first time or not!

“We literally walked into one of the offices and I was like, ‘Have we met at this point?’ AND [NCIS:LA‘s] Chris O’Donnell said, ‘I don’t think so…’ We had already shot the finale, but I was like, ‘Okay, but this is the point where I see you for the first time’.

“And if Todd. [LL Cool J] When I came to Hawaii, I said, ‘This is your first time in our bullpen,’ so when he came in, he changed his acting. He made sure to take it all in. We just had to remind ourselves: have we met at this point before?’ Because we were shooting it backwards.”

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