NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 Episode 12 Overview: Within the Title of Honor
Maybe this episode will mark the start of Fatima’s metamorphosis.
What a feminine Muslim submariner ended up enduring on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 Episode 12 triggered Fatima to doubt her religion.
For Fatima, the brand new of being at OSP has way back worn off. Being with NCIS has too usually proven her the darkish underside of life, main her to develop into extra jaded than her junior companion, Rountree.
However the case of Lt. Zahra Mahmad hit notably near residence for Fatima.
Like Fatima, fellow Muslim Zahra had achieved the whole lot proper to be accepted in the USA. In response to her commanding officer, Captain Alonso, Zahra had develop into an exemplary officer.
On a facet be aware, why was Kilbride making an attempt to recruit Alonso for NCIS? Is that this a storyline that may instantly be dropped due to the present’s impending conclusion, or is it a future path for the franchise?
Professional Corridor of Fame soccer participant Tony Gonzalez, who performed Alonso, will get added to that record of actors who’ve portrayed completely different characters on separate sequence within the NCIS franchise. He additionally performed NCIS Particular Agent Tony Francis on 4 episodes of NCIS from 2014 to 2016.
Based mostly on the circumstances, Zahra’s disappearance was instantly linked to her involvement with an upcoming top-secret mission, which definitely made sense.
Alonso being evasive with Kilbride put pointless strain on the crew to search out Zahra in a ridiculously brief time to save lots of a SEAL crew from a harmful mission.
Luckily, Kilbride knew individuals. On this case, it was Col. Jackson Ladd, the double amputee Kilbride had saved from the bottle again on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 14 Episode 2.
Due to Kilbride’s affect, Ladd had landed on the House Pressure with an impressibly lengthy title that instructed little about what he really does. However what he did have that Kilbride wanted was the correct safety clearance.
Kilbride’s calling in a favor allowed him to ascertain that Zahra’s abduction had nothing to do along with her place and the whole lot to do along with her faith.
The crew in all probability ought to have figured that out sooner. However an honor killing would not rapidly spring to any agent’s thoughts, even Fatima’s.
Understandably, the brokers have been confused by some developments within the case, together with Zahra withdrawing $20,000 in money and her boyfriend being restrained and tortured. Since Ted was deeply in debt, it was not possible to say who laid the beatdown on him and if it related to Zahra’s disappearance.
However as soon as they established who had rented the SUV that was sighted outdoors of Ted’s home and was utilized in Zahra’s abduction, it turned clear that Zahra was in over her head.
Zahra’s peril was all because of a wedding organized by her household. Surprisingly, it wasn’t organized by her household, who acted squirrelly whereas questioned by Kensi and Deeks.
They will need to have been conscious of the organized marriage, however they appeared extra involved with their son, Omar, who they could not admit had dropped out of faculty in London.
Nope, Zahra’s scenario arose from her falling in love with somebody outdoors her religion. So she deliberate to purchase her manner out of the wedding with that $20,000.
As a substitute, her uncle, who had organized the wedding, despatched three of her cousins, members of an ultraconservative Islamic militia, to kill her for her defiance to revive her household’s honor.
Sadly, all this intel got here late within the sport, leading to Kensi and Fatima being in the proper place at exactly the fallacious time. They have been outnumbered and outgunned, all of the whereas trying to guard Zahra’s dad and mom.
Not appreciating the uppity females, the three Muslim gunmen chopped them down and took them to the uncle’s recently-acquired junkyard.
This occasion led to that heartstopping finale when Sam and Callen couldn’t attain the automobile containing Fatima and Kensi earlier than it blew up. After all, the feminine brokers barely escaped in time.
However that was particularly onerous on Deeks, exiled to Ops by Kilbride. May this be step one towards Deeks deciding to maneuver into one other line of labor?
It was refreshing to see the 2 feminine brokers take down the misogynist Muslim chief, Hasan, and rescue Zahra, with Sam and Callen lastly cleansing up afterward.
All of what transpired over the day left Fatima conflicted. Sam tried to get her to see the great on the earth however admitted that change was far too sluggish to return.
Fatima appears dissatisfied and prepared for one thing new however what? There are about three months left to find out the reply to that query.
The episode did an environment friendly job deploring honor killings with out being overly preachy.
It was shocking to see that Fatima was nonetheless in contact with ONI Officer Akhil Ali, launched on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 13 Episode 5.
Ali had agreed to a meal with Fatima however had solely been talked about in passing since then.
It had seemed to be a awful pairing again then, and it remained so now. Ali is manner out over his skis in a relationship with Fatima.
He is a snug, nonthreatening choice for her. However how lengthy earlier than she’s searching for somebody extra thrilling? Like possibly her companion, Rountree?
To observe Fatima’s relationship with Akhil, watch NCIS: Los Angeles on-line.
How lengthy earlier than you decided that Zahra’s disappearance was non secular in nature?
Why did this case hit Fatima particularly onerous?
Ought to Fatima transfer on from Akhil?
Dale McGarrigle is a workers author for TV Fanatic. Observe him on Twitter.
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