'NCIS: LA' Season 12 Episode 4: Why was Deeks fired? Confused fans ask 'where did I miss him being let go?'
In the most recent episode, it is revealed that Deeks was fired. And fans were immediately left confused over when that happened
Spoilers for 'NCIS: LA' Season 12 Episode 4 'Cash Flow'
Marty Deeks has been out of 'NCIS LA' for as long as we can remember this Season 12. At first, we thought it was because he was asked to focus more on his job in the LAPD as he was the liaison officer working with the Los Angeles NCIS team after all. However, in the most recent episode 4, it is revealed that Deeks was fired. And fans were immediately left confused over when that happened.
The answer to that was offered by showrunner Scott Gemmill all the way in an interview ahead of this season's premiere. With the aftermath and consequences of George Floyd's death owing to police brutality, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act was passed and this reform bill affected his future working as the LAPD liaison officer.
Gemmill had told TV Line ahead of the season premiere: "We're going to find out that Deeks’ job as an LAPD liaison, because of all the police reform, may be in jeopardy." Looks like Deeks was most likely made redundant from his position as an LAPD officer and while he is yet to leave the series for good, this hiatus of unemployment surely is not treating him well.
Fans are however too blown away by the reveal though. "Ok im waayyyy confused where did I miss #Deeks being let go from #NCISLA???" tweeted a fan, and another shared the same post, adding "Me too." Others tweeted: "Deeks lost his job so not cool!!!" And some came up with solutions to fix that problem, writing: "OK, I'm already over Deeks not being part of the team anymore....how about Hetty fixes that soon? Or Nell goes all awesome sauce and fixes it herself?"
Deeks lost his job so not cool!!! 😡😤 #NCISLA— Chelsea Anderson.♥️ (@ChelseaAMusic) December 7, 2020
OK, I'm already over Deeks not being part of the team anymore....how about Hetty fixes that soon? Or Nell goes all awesome sauce and fixes it herself? #NCISLA— HeatherC 😘💖⚾⛸️ (@kwanfan1212) December 7, 2020
Hold on... so Deeks does not work for NCIS anymore??? #NCISLA— Ben Brown (@Ben_Brown98) December 7, 2020
I like it much better when Deeks is on the team. #NCISLA— Monique (@calhoun_monique) December 7, 2020
The majority was still stuck asking "Hold on... so Deeks does not work for NCIS anymore???" And some even announced: "I like it much better when Deeks is on the team." And like most of us, a fan noted: "Ok I feel like I missed a few episodes. I am lost. Why doesn’t Deeks work for NCIS anymore. And Why is Anna not 9n the run anymore. "
'NCIS: LA' Season 12 airs on Sundays at 8 pm on CBS.