My apologies; I got sidetracked after watching the various Batman movies, recalling that Chris O’Donnell is a lead in NCIS: Los Angeles. And I have a couple seasons on DVD. So, I had to start watching them again. And decide that I need to catch up on that series (I am terribly behind). (I also took the time to work on some writing, inspired partly by reading fanfiction associated with the show, but also typing up scenes I had written elsewhere into their corresponding document on my computer…there are a lot…and I’m not finished yet. But hopefully they’ll all be in one place soon, which makes finding a specific scene a spot easier…maybe…there’s one that’s disappeared).
I did watch the first show, JAG for several seasons. It then spun off into NCIS, which is still going strong, but I’m also several seasons behind on. Then they created NCIS: Los Angeles (and had a show based in New Orleans as well for a few seasons, and now Hawaii…that’s because they got rid of Hawaii Five-0 and Magnum P.I. but probably felt like they still needed a Hawaii show…I do not have plans of watching it). I’ve always likes Los Angeles a bit more than the original NCIS, due to pacing and the characters. Don’t get me wrong, I love Gibbs and Abby was amazing. Ducky has great stories and it was fun to watch Tony and Ziva bicker. But it’s even more fun to watch Deeks and Kensi bicker in Los Angeles and the bromance between Callen and Sam is strong. And Hetty is intriguing.
We know that NCIS: Los Angeles and Hawaii Five-0 are part of the same universe; they even had a crossover episode. And MacGyver (the rebooted series) is in same universe as Hawaii Five-0 because there was a crossover episode between them as well. So, what I really wished had happened was a crossover between NCIS:LA and MacGyver because they both take place in Los Angeles (technically, MacGyver is filmed in Georgia, I believe, but they could have worked out the logistics. Sadly, with MacGyver off the air, that will not happen. But…that is where my brain has decided to play.)
There are some hilarious quotes I recall from the show (and these only scratch the surface):
Callen and Sam back-and-forth: “Is that a frog?” (referring to an origami figure) “It’s a swan.” “From where, Chernobyl?” (this always makes me laugh)
Callen (referring to Sam): “Seals are inoculated for everything, except suicidal tendencies.”
Callen to Hetty: “See, I see the glass as half full, Sam sees it as half empty, Kensei drinks the glass, Nate wonders why it has to be glass, and Erick knocks it over by putting his feet up on the table.”
Callen: “No. Hetty + Mechanical Bull + Tequila = Bar Fight.”
Callen to Sam: “You are my partner, not my mother.”
Callen to Hetty: “No doubt. I mean, you never know when a horde of murderous Mongols are gonna come galloping over Laurel Canyon.”
I have also discovered some entertaining fanfiction stories:
NotARedHead has a story focused on Being Callen on fanfiction.net
Then I discovered a whole slew of stories on AO3, such as Trust and Blurred Lines by justfandomthings.
And definitely check out In_Dee’s stories like Come Hell or High Water and Endure and Prevail.
Sweet Dreams Though the Guns are Booming by OrionLady is a good read as well, a bit sad at points.
There are about a dozen stories by ifwednesdaywasaflowerchild that pair Callen with Nell Jones, which is a fairly common pairing in the fandom. They’re rather sweet and I’m okay with that pairing because Callen is a caring guy and Nell is someone who can hold her own.
And Zathara001 wrote a rather fascinating crossover with Batman entitled G is for Grayson
Just thought I’d share some fun things I discovered while my brain took a detour.
Next Up: Wonder Woman (within the week, I swear)