'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 10 disturbs fans with graphic images of a dead body: 'You can get the point across without that'
While some fans were able to draw a parallel with 'Criminal Minds' and 'James Bond', others felt the graphic detail was unnecessary and they could have done without it.
This article contains spoilers for season 11, episode 10: 'Mother'.
Tonight's episode of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' managed to creep fans out by showing a disturbing image of a body severed into half.
Season 1's episode 10 titled 'Mother' focuses on some serious threats coming Hetty's way. The official synopsis reveals: "Akhos Laos, a former black-ops agent originally recruited and trained by Hetty Lange, returns to seek revenge on Hetty for the life she introduced him to.” But before we can see the danger and risk unfold on Hetty, the case our team of experts concerns themselves with involves a dead body that they discovered with its bottom half missing. Yes, in classic gore-horror style, the disturbing new episode from the CBS procedural was able to show that on air to fans globally, who absolutely did not see this coming. And like most weeks, they took their reactions to Twitter, to say just how scarring the whole imagery was.
When Kensi and Deeks go to investigate the crime scene, they find the half-body lying in a bed with carvings on the chest and a teacup next to it, filled with blood. Morbid as the scene sounds, fans were able to find some humor in it, as one of them shared on Twitter: "I love the fact that a teacup full of blood makes more sense to me than a teacup full of communion wine. #NCISLA." Noting the murderer's MO, another fan was able to draw comparisons with other procedurals, where the focus goes more into dissecting the inner workings of sick murders' minds. "Wtf is this? DUDE IS PASS A PSYCHOPATH.. THAT IS SOME CRIMINAL MINDS MESS #NCISLA," shared one fan. Another even remarked: "WOW!! This ep has shades of #Skyfall/#JamesBond.... #NCISLA.... Hetty is "M"..."
For most fans, however, it was about the missing half of the body, that they weren't really looking forward to discovering. "Do we really want to know where the bottom half is at?" tweeted a viewer. Another one pointed out how the episode could still have the desired impact without all those graphic details, as they shared: "Why does there have to be so much blood and cut up bodies? You can get the point across without that. Just my opinion."
'NCIS: Los Angeles' season 11 airs on Sundays at 9pm only on CBS.