NCIS: Los Angeles, the beloved action-packed series, has come to an end after an impressive 14-season run. The finale left fans with a mix of emotions as it concluded with a satisfying ending for the main characters and a promise of more adventures to come. LL Cool J’s character, Sam, and Chris O’Donnell’s character, Callen, bid farewell for now but hinted at a possible reunion on the streaming platform Paramount+ in the near future.
A Happy Ending and New Beginnings
The highly anticipated series finale of NCIS: Los Angeles has left its devoted fan base feeling satisfied and elated. In a heartwarming turn of events, Callen, after a long and tumultuous journey, exchanged vows with Anna in a spontaneous city hall ceremony, igniting a wave of joy and celebration among viewers.
R. Scott Gemmill, who co-wrote the series finale of NCIS: Los Angeles with Kyle Harimoto, explained that the process involved carefully considering each character’s journey, their experiences, and determining what they deserved and what the audience would want for their future. This thoughtful approach ensured that the finale was crafted with meticulous attention to detail, as shared by Gemmill in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
Simultaneously, Kensi’s world was filled with excitement as she learned the delightful news that she and Deeks are expecting a precious bundle of joy, injecting their storyline with a captivating blend of anticipation and happiness. With these remarkable developments, the finale delivered a remarkable conclusion while leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter of their favorite characters’ lives.
Hetty’s Unseen Presence
Throughout the finale of NCIS: Los Angeles, Linda Hunt’s mysterious character, Hetty, continued to hold sway, despite not appearing on screen. Following the wedding, Callen received a letter from Hetty, extending an invitation for him and Sam to join her on a splendid honeymoon at her serene hideaway in Mykonos. But before embarking on their romantic escapade, Hetty had a humble request to make—a brief assignment in Morocco, where she had encountered a challenging predicament.
Reunions and Unexpected Twists
After Anna’s promise to meet up with Callen in Greece, he and Sam traveled to Morocco, creating the perfect opportunity for an unexpected gathering. Nell Jones, the intelligence analyst who had been away since season 10, made a thrilling comeback, bringing along Sabatino and Nate, familiar characters from earlier seasons. The group united to embark on a quest to locate Hetty, setting the scene for a thrilling and captivating adventure to unfold.
The End Is Just the Beginning
With the promise of more action and intrigue, Nell asked Callen if he was ready for their next adventure, to which he enthusiastically responded, “Yeah, this is going to be fun.” The camaraderie and deep bond between Callen and Sam were evident throughout the episode, with Callen expressing his gratitude for Sam’s unwavering support and acknowledging that he wouldn’t be where he is today without him. Their emotional exchange left fans feeling a sense of warmth and fulfillment.
A Finale Crafted with Care
The decision not to renew NCIS: Los Angeles was announced by CBS in February, granting the show’s creators, led by R. Scott Gemmill, the opportunity to create a satisfying two-part series finale. Gemmill reassured fans that the ending would do justice to the beloved characters who had become an integral part of viewers’ lives.
NCIS: Los Angeles holds an impressive record as the fifth longest-running scripted series in CBS primetime history, surpassed only by Gunsmoke, Lassie, CSI, and Criminal Minds. The fact that both LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell remained dedicated to the show from the beginning until the end further solidifies its status. The milestone of reaching 300 episodes in May 2022 is a testament to the enduring popularity and quality of the series.
As the finale aired, fans couldn’t help but wonder what lies ahead for their favorite characters. With the revival of other popular shows like CSI and Criminal Minds, the future seems bright for NCIS: Los Angeles. The potential reunion on Paramount+ gives hope that the adventures of Sam and Callen will continue, offering fans the chance to dive back into the thrilling world of NCIS.