Will this be the year that Callen (Chris O’Donnell) finally learns the truth about his family on NCIS: Los Angeles? And if so, what price will he have to pay?
Season 7 kicks off with a small time jump, picking up three months after the end of Season 6, when viewers learned that Callen’s presumed-dead father is actually alive. And it’s only a matter of time before Callen makes the same discovery. “The very heart of what this show is is Callen’s search for his family,” executive producer Shane Brennan tells TVGuide.com. “We are stepping closer and closer to finally giving Callen closure.”
The premiere finds Callen butting heads with the rest of the team after someone from his past (whom we’ve met before) returns with a piece of information that Callen is “hell-bent” on looking into, Brennan says.
“Callen goes a little rogue,” Brennan tells TVGuide.com. “It puts him in a fairly difficult position with Hetty. It puts him in a very, very difficult position with Sam – and as a result, puts him in a difficult position with the rest of the team. We’ve never seen Sam or Hetty in this position with Callen before. We’ve had situations where he’s gone off the grid, but there’s some pretty interesting conversations between Callen and Hetty and Callen and Sam about loyalty and being informed about what’s happening.”
WHEN CALLEN GOES ROGUE AND BEGINS WORK ON A SECRET MISSION THAT LEAVES SAM AND THE TEAM IN THE DARK, HETTY DEMANDS THEY INTERCEPT HIM BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE, ON THE SEVENTH SEASON PREMIERE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, SEPT. 21
“Active Measures” – When Callen goes rogue and embarks on a secret mission that leaves Sam and the team in the dark, Hetty demands that his operation be shut down and tasks the team with finding him, on the seventh season premiere of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, Sept. 21 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: #NCISLA is back! Callen embarks on a secret mission that leaves the team in the dark! Season premiere 9/21 9:59pm
Callen puts the “G.” in “OMG” when NCIS: Los Angeles opens Season 7, as seen in these exclusive photos from the CBS drama’s Monday, Sept. 21 premiere.
Picking up three months after the finale, in which Hetty (played by Linda Hunt) informed/fibbed to Callen (Chris O’Donnell) that his father was dead, “We discover that Callen has been doing his own investigation into something,” showrunner Shane Brennan tells TVLine. And as a result of his rogue op, “He finds himself in a very difficult situation with Hetty and Sam (LL Cool J), because he’s not telling them what he’s got himself caught up in.”
Brennan says that although Callen’s agenda is ultimately revealed in the premiere (titled “Active Measures),” “It’s not resolved.” Rather, “In the tradition of this show, we plant the seeds of something to come, and it has a fairly major impact halfway through the season, in a double-episode.”
THE ONGOING CASE INVOLVING ARKADY AND HIS PERSONAL CONNECTION TO AN OIL TANKER BRINGS THE TEAM TO MOSCOW WHERE THEY ASSUME MULTIPLE UNDERCOVER IDENTITIES, ON THE SIXTH SEASON FINALE OF “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, MAY 18
“Chernoff, K.” – The case involving Arkady and his personal connection to an oil tanker now leads Callen, Sam, Deeks and Kensi to Moscow, where the team must assume multiple undercover identities to locate their suspects. Meanwhile, Callen uncovers new information regarding his father, on the sixth season finale of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, May 18 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: The #NCISLA team is in #Moscow & Callen finds out more about his father on the season 6 finale 5/18 9:59pm
CALLEN AND SAM SEARCH FOR ARKADY WHEN CREW MEMBERS FROM THE MISSING OIL TANKER USED IN HIS DEAL WITH RUSSIA ARE FOUND IN THE OCEAN, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, MAY 11
“Kolcheck, A.” – Callen and Sam search for answers when they find dead crew members from the missing oil tanker used in Arkady’s deal with Russia, and also discover Arkady’s personal connection to the ship, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, May 11 (9:59-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: Callen & Sam r on the hunt 4 Arkady & learn of his personal connection 2 the missing tanker! # NCISLA 5/11 10/9c
THE TEAM SEARCHES FOR AN UNSTABLE, HIGHLY SKILLED SNIPER WHEN THEY DISCOVER HIS CONNECTION TO AN EXTREMIST GROUP, ON “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” MONDAY, MAY 4
“Field of Fire” – The team searches for a former Marine and expert sniper who escaped a veterans hospital when they discover his connection to the leader of an extremist group. Also, the case reminds Kensi of her past as a sniper, on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, Monday, May 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
CHEAT TWEET: The #NCISLA team searches for an unstable & highly skilled sniper & Kensi is reminded of her past! 5/4 10/9c