It may seem as though things have been easy for Kensi and Deeks in NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 since they took that step in the Christmas episode and decided to go all in, but that next step is not going to be without its challenges. Plus, what’s coming up for Callen’s relationship, which took a turn of its own around the same time as “Densi’s”?
In the NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 Christmas episode, “Humbug,” Kensi and Deeks stopped playing games and became a couple, as you can see in the water cooler clip from the episode below.
Since then, nothing has seemed to change at all, besides a comment or two, like Deeks’ “this is why you should never fall in love” in “Black Wind.”
The question on everyone’s mind has to be how this could affect their work. Sure, Gibbs’ rule 12 hasn’t come into play on NCIS: Los Angeles, but remember what things were like between them in “The Frozen Lake” last season. Eric Christian Olsen spoke to TVGuide.com about just what their relationship could mean for the job.
“Everybody’s kind of waiting to see if our work is jeopardized by the success of the relationship. Now you have two characters that are obviously meant to be together, together under the most dynamic and terrifying of circumstances. When things go wrong, is it going to be the fault of that relationship?”
Olsen went on to say that it is possible that Deeks’ decision-making process could change with the new development in his relationship with his partner.
“We make decisions based on being a good agent. We make decisions based on what’s in the best interest of the country or the mission, and everything kind of flies out the window when you become so emotionally invested in your partner. … Now [Deeks] has this realization that [Kensi] is the most important person in the world to him. And I think it’s going to be the catalyst for a lot of mistakes.”
Another question raised by Kensi and Deeks taking that step has to do with the others finding out about their relationship. Sure, they kissed right where anyone at the ice rink could see and Callen, Sam, Sam’s family and Joelle were there, but for now, according to Daniela Ruah, they’re not jumping to tell the others they’re together.
“I think eventually the team’s going to have to know what’s going on between Kensi and Deeks. I don’t think it’ll be a surprise for any one of the other characters, especially not Hetty. I think she could see it coming a mile away.”
Also in “Humbug,” Joelle found out what Callen really does for a living, and it seems that their relationship is going to survive the lies. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy, as Chris O’Donnell told TVGuide.com that there will be some trust issues.
“He doesn’t let a lot of people into his life. He’s so insecure about that. He doesn’t know anything about his real life.”
Callen may have a good reason to have some trust issues when it comes to his relationship as executive producer Shane Brennan did hint that his new love interest this season has a mysterious connection to his past, and O’Donnell has teased that as well.
“[It] ends up being connected to someone that we’ve seen in several past episodes. There’s more to the story.”
In other news, as the Inquisitr previously reported, NCIS: Los Angeles Season 6 began with Sam and Callen trapped in a submarine, and in this week’s episode, “Forest for the Trees,” they’re in trouble again, this time when they’re kidnapped while they’re following an anonymous tip about a missing NSA agent, as reported by TV Equals. Was the tip really a trap set by terrorists? Watch the sneak peeks below to see the team worried about Sam and Callen and what exactly is going on with the two kidnapped agents.
NCIS: Los Angeles season 6 airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on CBS.
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