Marty Deeks, an NCIS LA agent, is one of the most intriguing characters in the show’s history, and showrunner R. Scott Gemmill teases that more of his biography may be revealed in the current season of NCIS: Los Angeles.
The popular spin-13th off’s installment is presently running on CBS every Sunday. After finally becoming an official member of the NCIS team last year, Agent Marty Deeks (played by Eric Christian Olsen) will endure some of his most difficult assignments yet, but NCIS: Los Angeles fans still don’t know everything about his background before the series. The showrunner admitted it’s something they’ve been thinking about, but warned it won’t be in this season.
Deeks and his wife Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) will return on Sunday night for one of the show’s most horrifying stories, following the assault of a Vietnam War veteran.
Viewers are expecting that the NCIS spin-off would dive deeper into the agent’s murky past.
“We’ve never done the ‘Deeks, M’ episode,” Gemmill said, hinting at what’s to come.
For years, some viewers have been clamoring for a special Deeks episode.
Several key and recurring characters have had their own episodes addressing their backstories throughout the series.
The title of each episode is based on the character’s initials, and fans have come to appreciate characters like Blye, K, Callen, G, and Reznikov, N throughout the years.
Despite being one of the most beloved characters on the program, Deeks has yet to earn his own episode centered on his backstory.
“We haven’t really determined on what we want to accomplish yet,” the showrunner continued.
“And now that we’ve waited this long, it feels a lot more pushed to accomplish it in such a way that the fans feel like the wait was worthwhile.”
Finally, he told TV Line, “To be honest, we’ve had a lot on our plate this year.”
According to Gemmill’s statement, Deeks would not be getting his own prequel episode this season.
Viewers are still perplexed as to how Deeks went from being a public defender to becoming a police officer after his entrance in season one.
The question of what transpired after the agent shot his own violent father remains unsolved.
Furthermore, the roots of Deek’s legendary dark alter-ego Max Gentry would make for an exciting episode.
Season 13 appears to already have a lot of storylines to tackle.
Team leader G Callen (Chris O’Donnell) is once again entangled with Russian spies, and the group is still mourning the d3aths of Nell Jones (Renée Felice Smith) and Eric Beale (Barrett Foa).
After seeing yet another violent 4tt4ck in episode two, there is even speculation that Deeks and Kensi may retire or maybe leave the series for forever.
Over the previous two years, both NCIS and its Los Angeles-based spin-off have bid farewell to several key individuals, with Leroy Gibbs (Mark Harmon) set to depart soon.
As Deeks’ time on the show may be coming to an end, ideally the series can pull back the curtain on his origin story before he departs.