The "NCIS: LA" team doesn't even get time to take a breath, and they have to work the season 5 finale case without one of their own. On Tuesday, May 6, CBS released a new sneak preview teasing what to expect in next week's "Deep Trouble."
This week's episode saw the team called in on the weekend after an explosion at a charity event, and it was up to them to track down the two other bombs in the city. They were successful, but the conversation between Hetty (Linda Hunt) and Granger (Miguel Ferrer) at the end was very ominous of what's to come – especially with this next episode being the season finale. "It doesn't get any easier, does it?" He realized. "Sending them out each time, never knowing if they'll come back." "They always come back," Hetty told him. "Until one day they don't." Anyone else worried after that exchange?
In this next "NCIS: LA" episode, the team partners up with the DEA, which brings Mercedes Masohn back as DEA Agent Talia Del Campo. They uncover the cartel's plans to slyly transport billions of dollars' worth of cocaine to the United States from Colombia via submarine, and it's up to Sam (LL Cool J) and Callen (Chris O'Donnell) to quickly find that missing vessel. Meanwhile, Hetty is called to Washington in the aftermath of the controversial mission in Afghanistan and her questionable actions.
The "Deep Trouble" promo teases the team without Hetty for this case. "You knew this day was coming," Granger warns her and later tells the team, "Your fairy godmother isn't going to be around to protect you." To make matters worse, Hetty tells Nell (Renée Felice Smith), "Everything is not okay." What could this mean for the team going forward?
As for the case, we get a look at an explosion, as well as Sam and Callen finding the submarine. Callen goes into the submarine, but then Sam yells for his partner. Is something going to happen to Callen on the sub? Plus, don't forget to check out the promotional photos CBS has released from this episode in the slideshow to see the team at work and Sam and Callen at the submarine.
"NCIS: Los Angeles" season 5 ends Tuesday at 9 p.m. on CBS. What do you think of the finale "Deep Trouble" photos and promo?