For a long time, NCIS: Los Angeles has been on many fans’ minds. Linda Hunt’s departure from the show has sparked speculation among fans. Hunt has been absent from the show for one season, and fans are eagerly awaiting her return.
One of the showrunners recently shed some light on Hetty’s fate on the show, and there appears to be hope for Hetty. Find out what R. Scott Gemmill had to say about Hetty’s return in the new season from R. Scott Gemmill.
Henrietta Lange worked for the CIA for a long time
After World War II, Henrietta Lange was born in February 1948. It is revealed that her parents d1ed in a German concentration camp. Hetty’s father d1ed two days before she was born, followed by her mother two days later. As a result, she was raised by the Pavlencos, a Romanian family.
Hetty joined the CIA while still in college. She began working for the agency in December 1963. Due to a work assignment, Hetty and Clara Callen met. Clara’s handler in Romania was assigned to Hetty. For a year, everything was fine between the two.
Clara, on the other hand, vanished mysteriously and reappeared six years later, seeking Hetty’s assistance. The two planned to meet on the beach, but the CIA told Hetty she couldn’t go. Clara was k1ll3d on the beach while her son was distracted with toys after it was discovered that she had a bounty on her head.
Clara’s children, Amy and G. Callen, were taken into the Foster System and separated, but Hetty eventually adopted Callen, who went on to work for NCIS. Amy drowned and d1ed as a result. In 1969, Hetty was assigned her first undercover mission. The mission was not stated explicitly, but she was expected to get close to Vietnam’s Prime Minister.
Hetty then collaborated with a number of agents on various missions over the years. Hetty became friends with assassin Tuhon during the Cold War. Tuhon led a failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in 2007. She sent in an agent to rescue her long-time friend, but he was k1ll3d within the first 24 hours. She later sent Sam and Callen a message saying she was going to retire.
Hetty was conspicuously absent from the previous season
Following the events of season 8, Hetty learned that her friend and former agent Keane was alive and being held captive. She secretly traveled to Vietnam in order to save Keane from the notorious human trafficker Dang.
Hetty is kidnapped and almost sold to a buyer who wants the information she has. The OPS team clashes with Mosley in the 206th episode, Goodbye Vietnam, as she initially refuses to provide information on Hetty’s whereabouts.
Mosley eventually agrees to let them try to find Hetty. The team follows a clue left by the Operations Manager and locates Hetty in Vietnam. The showrunners have stated that Hetty’s absence from season 10 of the show was not a deliberate writing arc, but rather resulted from an accident in which Linda Hunt was involved.
Hunt was involved in a car accident in July 2018 when she attempted to make a left turn and collided with an SUV. That season, the showrunners had no choice but to write her off. Although Hetty is absent for the majority of Season 10, she does make a few appearances, including driving into a wall and officiating Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks’ wedding.
According to a source, Hetty’s whereabouts will be “first and foremost” in the new season
The new season of NCIS: Los Angeles premieres on November 8, and as showrunner R. Scott Gemmill promises, fans can expect significant changes and news. Hetty officiated a wedding last season, and Nell considered resigning.
Hetty didn’t want to talk Nell out of resigning, so she asked her to take some time off and think about it. Nell is set to return, but she will find Hetty largely uncommunicative. According to Gemmill, the new season will address Hetty’s whereabouts.
Linda Hunt also stated that she was recovering well and would be returning to the show on a near-permanent basis. Fans are ecstatic to see Hunt return to her role as the stoic Henrietta Lange.
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