At the end of this past episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” we had what we would personally consider to be a rather epic update to the relationship between Deeks and Kensi. After all, the latter finally woke up from her coma! The great news that goes along with that is that we’re going to have a chance to see them move forward. However, the bad news that goes along with that is that we’re not going to have a situation coming up where Kensi is suddenly better and the two are able to move forward with their lives. There are going to be some stumbling blocks, and Kensi’s recovery will take a little bit of time.
In speaking on this subject further to TV Guide, Eric Christian Olsen had the following to say about this story, which was brought on in many ways by the real-life pregnancy of his co-star Daniela Ruah:
“I know that it’s a long road to recovery for her. At the end of the day, I think we’re gonna get her back 100 percent physically, but there’s no way to go through these types of things unscathed as far as what it’s done to their psyche. When we look at those kind of events, when Deeks was tortured, how that affected him. We look at Kensi’s torture and how that affected her in Afghanistan. This is one more thing that will play a large role and, I think, drive these two characters together.”
Basically, be ready for the two of them to take things rather slow, and we’re fine with that since it is a million times more organic than what the majority of shows out there do. Just look at how a lot of them throw their characters into great peril, only to then an episode or two later act as though nothing ever happened.