NCIS: LA Fans Rave over Latest Episode as They Welcome Rapper Offset to the Show
The latest episode of "NCIS: Los Angeles" premiered on March 1, and it left fans craving for more! Some of them took to social media to share their thoughts.
Episode 16 of the current season 11 was titled "Alsiyadun," and the biggest surprise shown in it was definitely the inclusion of rapper Offset. From this point on, this article contains spoilers.
"Proud of my Lil brother making his dreams happen."
Fatima Namazi (Medalion Rahimi), who was sent on a secret mission to the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt to capture a high-value target, is caught. It drives Hetty (Linda Hunt) to send Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam (LL Cool J) there to help her.
Nell and Eric (Renée Felice Smith and Barret Foa, respectively) are ordered to investigate how the jihadists obtained the information to shot and kidnap Fatima.
At some point, Fatima tries to convince her captors that she is a CNN reporter and even asks them to interview their leader, a man named Cobra. When they let their guard down, she tries to escape by attacking them but gets outnumbered.
Nell finds a brief broadcast indicating Fatima's destination and also a video uploaded by the jihadists asking for a half-million-dollar ransom in the next 24 hours.
Callen's group meets with a man named Kadri (Offset), who is a deep-cover CIA agent. Initially, he refuses to help because he didn't want to blow his cover. Thankfully, he agrees to take Callen in as Kadri's hostage.
The plan was to give himself up to the jihadists in exchange of Fatima, but also take the guards down and escape. It works, and everybody flees from the dangerous situation before Kadri blows up a tunnel with a rocket launcher.
SOCIAL MEDIA REACTIONS
Even though watching Offset in the show definitely surprised many viewers, LL Cool J had already announced his participation with a tweet posted on February 29. He wrote:
"Proud of my Lil brother making his dreams happen!!! [Offset] 's acting debut on tomorrow's episode of #NCISLA!! When you're in Hip-Hop, some people only expect you to play a gangster or a thug but my man is breaking type!!! This is just the beginning!! I got you bro!"
THANK YOU BIG BRO FOR BRINGING ME ON THE TEAM. YOU'RE A MAN OF YOUR WORD. THIS IS A MAJOR HIGHLIGHT OF MY CAREER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS EXPERIENCE HAPPEN SCOTT GEMILL, @NCISDIR DENNIS AND THE REST OF THE CREW AT @NCIS_CBS https://t.co/9Teahh9Jg8— OFFSET (@OffsetYRN) March 2, 2020
Shortly after "Alsiyadun" ended, the rapper tweeted about it, showing gratitude to LL Cool J for bringing him to the "NCIS: Los Angeles" team. He also labeled the milestone as a "major highlight" in his career.
Offset was not the only person to share his thoughts on social media when the episode ended. Twitter user Miss E labeled it as "INTENSE."
This episode is INTENSE😓— Miss E (@total_e_me) March 2, 2020
Another person pointed out that the episode was amazing "as always" and suggested that Bill Goldberg, who plays DOJ Agent Lance Hamilton, should be a regular cast.
They also pointed out that the "new guy," referring to Offset, did a good job. Unfortunately, some netizens highlighted a couple of negative aspects seen in the episode.
ANOTHER AMAZING EPISODE, AS ALWAYS, GOLDBERG SHOULD BECOME A REGULAR ON THIS SHOW. NEW GUY DID GREAT. 💖💜🌛😁😃🥰🦋 pic.twitter.com/aJIlmteWX5— Barbara MARSHALL (@Barbara72191459) March 2, 2020
REMARKING NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF THE EPISODES
"This was a good episode, but too dark. It was like watching C Eastwood's movies of the late '80s. Shed a bit more light on the subject please. And, [CIA Officer Vostanik] Sabatino trying to be funny is not funny. That is all!!"
Like this show but half of it was in the dark and too dark to follow what was happening. Very frustrating. Film makers need to light for tv.— Alice Bradley (@abradley5454) March 2, 2020
IT'S ALL FOR KULTURE
It is not the first time that Offset makes headlines when it comes to taking on a new project. In January, the rapper and his partner, singer and actress Cardi B, revealed that they were planning to launch a children's clothing line.
The couple took that decision based on the future of their daughter Kulture. If they actually make it happen, the young girl will have the title of CEO.
This was a good episode, but too dark. It was like watching C Eastwood's movies of the late '80's. Shed a bit more light on the subject please. And, Sabatino trying to be funny is not funny. That is all!!— ChristineFightfor15 (@ChristineR825) March 2, 2020
Talking to Vogue Magazine, Cardi said that she was working hard so that her daughter could have a "good car," "go to school," and "have an apartment" when she got older.
The pair is definitely doing a great job at raising money for their girl, and Offset's participation in "NCIS: Los Angeles" proves it!