“NCIS: Los Angeles” is returning to CBS, and the long-unresolved mole issue will result in some dire consequences for the team in season 8.
Showrunner R. Scott Gemill previewed the upcoming season in an interview with TVLine, saying that the team has to find who the mole is before they all get fired. Apparently, the pressure is on and one of the team members confesses to being the traitor.
The story is said to impact all of the characters, especially Sam (LL Cool J) and his family. Could it be Sam who admits to being the spy within the team?
In an interview with Buddy TV, Daniela Ruah (Kensi) and Eric Christian Olsen (Deeks) talked about the mole storyline, saying that it will be featured in the season 8 premiere. The State Department intervenes and brings in a team to go after everyone and take down the mole.
“It gets very real very quickly,” said Olsen. The actor added that the first three episodes are like a “freight train” with the mole as the catalyst.
Olsen also revealed that fans are going to love Granger (Miguel Ferrer) as he steps in and defends the team.
“You’re going to love Granger in the first two episodes more than you’ve ever loved him before,” said Olsen. “He is the voice of the audience as all this stuff goes down.”
Amid all the tension, a mission gone wrong will accommodate Ruah’s latest pregnancy, and will also “throw a wrench into the works” for Deeks, who is about to propose. The botched mission will explain Kensi’s absence, and Arkady Kolcheck’s (Vyto Ruginis) daughter, Anna (Bar Paly), will be helping the team and the producer said that the new season will “push her relationship” with Callen (Chris O’Donnell) forward.
As for Deeks’ proposal, Olsen said that it is the greatest thing that ever happened to Kensi and Deeks and that after eight years, fans will finally be seeing the proposal that they have been waiting for. The actor hinted that the scene will be an emotional one as he said that one of the crew came up to him and revealed that he cried three times while filming the proposal scene.
“NCIS: Los Angeles” season 8 premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.