Henrietta Lange lives and kicks and – perhaps best of all – back at the Office of Special Projects, as seen in these exclusive photos from NCIS: Los Angeles’ Season 12 Finale.
All season long, the team’s operations manager (played by Linda Hunt) was mysteriously out of her pocket on a covert mission that she “didn’t want anywhere I want to be” (she once revealed it through a static video call ). Part of this was due to the requirement to produce television during a pandemic. “We’re doing everything we can to keep everyone safe and Linda is special when it comes to how we need to take care of her,” showrunner Scott Gemmill told TVLine last fall, noting how the 76-year-old academy did The prizewinner’s video appearances were filmed in the driveway of her house.
Recently, retired Navy Admiral Hollace Kilbride (played by Gerald McRaney) suggested to interim operations manager Nell (Renée Felice Smith), “Hetty is not coming back.” He went on to remark, “She has had her foot out the same door much longer than you. And I think it’s time we took on this mission that she is on, possibly her last. “
But at least Hetty will return to headquarters smiling in one piece in the season 12 finale (broadcast on Sunday, May 23rd on CBS). In this episode, titled “A Tale of Two Igors,” Deeks is kidnapped by a Kirkin employee. The team is investigating the shooting of a militarized dolphin equipped with a Russian microchip. and Eric makes Nell an interesting offer.
“It was just great to have Linda back on set, especially for her scenes with Renée [Felice Smith]”Gemmill told TVLine.” Hetty is such an important, almost mythical figure to NCIS: Los Angeles, and fans will love seeing her together again. “
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