Nell drops a Hetty bombshell on Kensi in an unaired confession scene on NCIS: Los Angeles

Eric Christian Olsen, star of NCIS: LOS ANGELES, has shared some previously unseen scenes from the show’s most recent season, including a candid exchange between Kensi and Acting Operations Manager Nell Jones.

Eric Christian Olsen recently took to Instagram with an exciting exclusive look at some unaired moments from the 12th season of NCIS: Los Angeles. With the popular NCIS spin-off returning to CBS soon, some surprising details about the departure of Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones (played by Renée Felice Smith) have emerged.

In a heartfelt deleted scene from NCIS: LA’s latest episode, Nell Jones expresses her concerns about taking over as Operations Manager.

During Hetty Lange’s departure, The Analyst took over as the head of the NCIS’s west coast branch, succeeding Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt).

Thankfully, Hetty eventually returned, relieving Nell of the burden of managing the entire team.

Their heartfelt reunion eventually led to the acting OM’s departure from the squad, as her boyfriend Eric Beale (Barrett Foa) accepted a new business opportunity.

However, an unearthed deleted scene from the most recent season may have allayed some fans’ fears about Nell’s eventual departure.

Nell opened up to Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) about her concerns after taking on the demanding new role.

Admiral Kilbride (Gerald McRaney) offers Hetty’s job to Nell as a permanent position in the 14th episode of season 12, ‘The Noble Maidens.’

With time running out to make a final decision, the analyst admitted to Kensi that she wasn’t sure if she was ready to take on the responsibilities that came with the job.

“I’m starting to wonder why I picked up the phone when Hetty called,” she says to the agent.

Nell then admitted that she felt guilty for thinking such things, as she would never abandon the team.

Nonetheless, she was tempted to abandon NCIS in favor of a mundane office job.

Kensi’s surprise revelation that she had had similar thoughts was revealed in the cut extended scene.

“Do you know what I’ve always wanted?” she inquired of Nell.

“Working as a trail guide. You don’t have cell service because you’re always outside, riding horses.”

Nell then jokingly suggested that the two go off to “be cowgirls together” as a more wholesome alternative to dealing with the country’s most dangerous threats.

Kensi demonstrated that she had given her fantasies careful consideration by naming their fictitious new home the ‘Wild Chick Ranch.’

Kensi’s daydream was clearly taken more seriously by Hetty’s stand-in, who admitted, “wait, seriously, I think I love this.”

Unfortunately, Kensi’s expression said it all, and one of the show’s most enduring agents will be returning for season 13.

Still, Nell got her wish when she bid a tearful farewell to NCIS, though there’s still a chance she and Eric will return for guest appearances here and there.

Renée Felice Smith, alum of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles,’ Is ‘Slightly Freaking Out’ in New Pic

You don’t have to have visited New York to understand its cultural impact. It has influenced so many great songs, from Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind” to the Cranberries’ “New New York” and The Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Til Brooklyn.” Then there’s Madonna’s “I Love New York” and Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” I mean, the list is endless. That’s why it’s no surprise that “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum Renée Felice Smith recently fell in love with Hudson, New York.

She and her long-term partner, Christopher Gabriel, appeared to be running errands and couldn’t stop gushing about the city. Here’s why she was “slightly freaking out” in her most recent Instagram post.

Renée Felice Smith Channels Her ‘American Pickers’ Spirit

According to the caption, Renée Felice Smith is just getting started in the chaotic world of antiquing and picking. It has already made her consider a “hoarder lifestyle,” with her asking if “[anyone] needs an armchair.” And where are the professionals when you need them? Danielle Colby and Mike Wolfe of “American Pickers” could undoubtedly give her a few pointers. Perhaps even a bike…

Take a look:

According to reports, Renée Felice Smith and Christopher Gabriel have known each other since middle school. A fairytale-style love story. Maybe that’s why the “NCIS: Los Angeles” alum joined forces with him to try their hand at writing together.

While they are both still very active in the Hollywood film industry, it appears that their new adventure as authors is going well for them. They recently published a book titled “Hugo and the Impossible Thing.”

Alum of ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ Shares a Last-Minute Christmas Present Idea

Renée Felice Smith recently announced the publication of her book. It’s only available from Red Jacket Books, and the star thinks it’s the ideal last-minute Christmas gift for your little readers. It follows a brave little dog on an adventure to conquer the impossible. Along the way, he meets a variety of woodland creatures and learns about things like determination.

Smith previously revealed in an interview that the book was loosely based on the life of the couple’s own dog. Unfortunately, the couple’s French bulldog was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. Fortunately, he was able to recover from his life-threatening illness and live a happy life. With the help of his animal-loving parents, he overcame all odds against this “impossible thing.”

Renée Felice Smith and her co-author can be seen proudly displaying the cover here: