Blye, K., Part 2

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"Blye, K., Part 2"
NCIS: Los Angeles episode
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 17
Directed by Terrence O'Hara
Written by Dave Kalstein
Original air date February 28, 2012 (2012-02-28)
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"Blye, K., Part 2" is the 17th episode of the third season of the American crime drama television series NCIS: Los Angeles, and the 65th episode overall. It originally aired on CBS in the United States on February 28, 2012. The episode is written by Dave Kalstein and directed by Terrence O'Hara, and was seen by 15.85 million viewers.[1]

Plot[edit]

Kensi survives being shot by a sniper thanks to body armor that resulted in her only suffering from a cracked rib. She follows the sniper who is now believed to be the man who killed her father. She gets rid of her phone as she wants to go after her father's killer on her own without the help of her colleagues.

At HQ, the team discover Granger has gone off the radar and begin to suspect him to be the killer as he was in the same unit as Donald Blye and Harris. Kensi finds she is being followed but surprise attacks the driver and steals the car, whose Satellite Navigation System leads her to a house where she sees a man and a woman talking. Deeks shows up to bring her in which she refuses. She tells Deeks to look after the woman who is later revealed to be Kensi's estranged mother.

As Kensi goes of to speak with the daughter of another victim, Deeks nervously explains to Kensi's mother why he's there and brings her back to the boathouse where Callan and Hanna are surprised to see her. She explains the relationship between herself and Kensi. The woman Kensi speaks to is not the real person and it's a trap, Kensi kills the impostor and receives a call from Claremont, another member of her father's team believed to be dead, who is revealed to be the killer.

Kensi goes back to her mother's house where a brutal fight ensues between her and Claremont as the two engage in hand-to-hand combat. Kensi wins but doesn't kill him, simply stating that he won't last long while implying that his injuries are so severe that there's a chance he'll die. As she turns her back on him, Claremont, seeking revenge takes out his gun with the intention of shooting Kensi but Granger, having spotted the move draws his own gun and shoots Claremont, killing him while also saving Kensi's life.

A tape is found containing evidence with the potential of convicting Claremont. One of his victims was an American reporter who was going to print a story that would damage Claremont's reputation. Kensi's father tried to warn the reporter but was killed for it. Granger reveals the reporter was supposed to come to him for safety, but never made it; and this was his way of setting things right. Kensi is also given her father's sniper journal. The episode ends with Kensi sitting alone on a beach while reading a letter her father wrote to her in the journal. After she's finished, she visits her mother and finally makes peace with her.

Production[edit]

The episode centers around Daniela Ruah's character Kensi Blye.

"Blye, K., Part 2" is written by Dave Kalstein and directed by Terrence O'Hara. The episode is the second of a two-part arch centred around NCIS Special Agent Kensi Blye. According to Daniela Ruah, who portrays Kensi, "[Kensi is] determined to prove her dad’s death was a murder and not an accident. She wants to crack the case. But at the same time, she’s extremely emotionally attached to this case, which can cloud your judgment sometimes".[2] The premise for the two-part arc is set up in Kensi's appearance on Hawaii Five-0 back in October 2011. "Something happened while she was there. That’s when the fuse was lit", say executive producer Shane Brennan.[3] In connection with this, it's shown why Kensi joined NCIS. "It’s a very surprising reason, and it’s a very dangerous reason".[3]

Miguel Ferrer is recurring as NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger.

Reception[edit]

"Blye, K., Part 2" was seen by 15.85 million live viewers following its broadcast on February 28, 2012, with an 9.9/15 share among all households, and 3.1/8 share among adults aged 18 to 49.[1][4] A rating point represents one percent of the total number of television sets in American households, and a share means the percentage of television sets in use tuned to the program. In total viewers, "Blye, K., Part 2" came third, behind the original NCIS and American Idol.[5]

Clara Day from TV Fanatic gave the episode 4.5 (out of 5) and stated that "until now, Kensi's past has been almost as big a secret as Callen and Sam's have been. We knew her father was a military man and she was curious about his death. She finally got the answers she has so desperately been searching for".[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gorman, Bill (February 29, 2012). "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'NCIS,' 'Last Man Standing,' 'Body Of Proof' & 'Cougar Town' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (February 17, 2012). "'How I Met Your Mother,' 'NCIS: LA,' 'Suburgatory,' 'Cougar Town': Find out what's next in the Spoiler Room". Inside TV. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Mitovich, Matt Webb (February 10, 2012). "Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on NCIS: LA, Person of Interest, House, Big Bang, White Collar and More". TV Line. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 6, 2012). "'NCIS' is the Week's #1 Scripted Program and #1 Drama in Adults 18-49". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Tuesday Final Ratings: 'American Idol,' 'NCIS,' 'Last Man Standing,' 'Body Of Proof' & 'Cougar Town' Adjusted Up". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Day, Clara. "NCIS: Los Angeles Review: That's My Girl!". TV Fanatic. Retrieved 21 March 2012.