The enigmatic Henrietta Lange is on the transfer, but once more — although not if Kilbride has something to say about it! — on this unique sneak peek from NCIS: Los Angeles‘ Season 13 premiere.

Within the high-octane CBS drama’s newest season opener, airing Sunday at 9/8c and titled “Topic 17,” Retired Admiral Hollace Kilbride (performed by new collection common Gerald McRaney) learns of Hetty’s (two-time Teen Alternative Award winner Linda Hunt) plan to return to Syria, the place she spent a lot of Season 12 and apparently left issues in a little bit of… disarray.

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“We’re going to seek out out early on that Hetty created fairly a multitude abroad and he or she has to go and attempt to repair that — in opposition to [Kilbride’s] finest judgement,” NCIS: LA showrunner R. Scott Gemmill shared throughout TVLine’s in-depth fall preview Q&A. In spite of everything, the EP notes, Kilbride “thinks that these are her misfits [working at NCIS], so she ought to be the one to wrangle them.”

However regardless of his protests, Kilbride will “let her try to repair the mess, and in her absence he’ll be operating the present,” Gemmill previewed. Now press play above to listen to Kilbride’s very particular (#TooSoon?) warning for Hetty — in addition to his confession about (eep!) a latest office homicide.

Hetty will be round lengthy sufficient, although, to steer Callen towards (or away from?) the reality about their previous. Poking across the secret information he realized of late final season, “Callen (Chris O’Donnell) finds one thing that may undoubtedly change his relationship, not less than in the interim, with somebody very near him,” Gemmill teased. “He’ll uncover that Hetty was in his life rather a lot prior to he ever realized.”

Elsewhere in Sunday’s season premiere, Joelle (visitor star Elizabeth Bogush) resurfaces in her quest to seize Katya, whereas Kensi (Daniela Ruah) and Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) work to broaden their household.

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