Season 13 of NCIS: Los Angeles: Fans demand that Fatima take over from Hetty after the star drops a cryptic clue.
Season 13 of NCIS: Los Angeles is just around the corner, and fans are already speculating about what lies next for the crew. Fatima Namazi could be the right successor for Hetty Lange, whose future is still uncertain.
The future of Hetty Lange (Linda Hunt) has been a topic of discussion on NCIS: Los Angeles for several seasons. And the controversy was exacerbated in season 12 when Hetty handed over control to Nell (Renee Felice Smith) while she was missing for much of the CBS drama in an unknown place. However, with Nell no longer on the case, ambiguity surrounds Hetty’s status heading into NCIS: LA season 13, perhaps opening the door for someone else to take over – enter Fatima Namazi (Medalion Rahimi).
Hetty only appeared via video link from an undisclosed place on a top-secret mission during much of the most recent season of NCIS: LA.
While this was necessary for the series’ narrative, it was also necessary to follow stringent Covid standards on set and have actor Hunt be able to safely carry out sequences from distance.
She returned to the fold in the season 12 finale to say goodbye to Nell, despite the actress being double-vaccinated.
She’ll also be back in season 13 to reunite with Fatima, Callen (Chris O’Donnell), and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J).
When it came to Hunt and Hetty’s future on the show, showrunner R Scott Gemmill stated, “she was like, ‘Let’s speak about next season…,” when she returned to set in season 12.
“So, as difficult as last year was for a variety of reasons, I believe she, like the rest of us, is beginning to see a little light at the end of the tunnel and is excited to return to work.”
The NCIS: LA executive producer also told TVLine that it is the “goal” to see more of Hetty in season 13, and that the reasons for her absence in the previous season would be investigated.
He didn’t mention Hetty’s future as team leader, despite the fact that star Rahimi hinted that she could be the right person for the job in a humorous social media post.
With season 13 production beginning, Rahimi recorded a quick TikTok video of herself exploring behind the scenes.
“Brinkwire Summary News.” Spotting the bosses.