'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 17 brings back Lance Hamilton and fans want him as a 'series regular'
Goldberg's Lance has appeared on the show as their go-to guy in the Department of Justice and on this episode, he can be seen partnering with Kensi
Spoiler alert for Season 11 Episode 17: 'Watch over Me'
On tonight's episode of 'NCIS: Los Angeles', the action kicks off, "When an FBI agent is killed while trying to track the location of an undercover agent," reveals the official synopsis provided by CBS. It also adds: "NCIS must find the missing agent before the criminals he was investigating do." With everything at stake right from the start, our Los Angeles team of agents of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service seek out the big guns to solve the case. That means the return of fan-favorite character Lance Hamilton, and with Bill Goldberg reprising his recurring role on the six-year-old procedural, fans unanimously expressed their opinion on how the character should be upgraded to a regular one on the show.
Goldberg's Lance has appeared on the show as their go-to guy in the Department of Justice. The official promo for this episode had also teased his arrival, geared up in tactical equipment as he joins the team of experts to crack open the case that they have been recently plagued with.
It's been a big year for one-off appearances and recurring characters on the procedural. While last week's episode featured Migos rapper Offset with the return of Medalion Rahimi's Fatima Namazi. Namazi, who is the newly upped series regular character, is yet to make a mark with the fandom. However, that is not the case with Lance as fans took to Twitter to express their utter delight in seeing him back in full force.
While most fan reactions went along the lines of "More Lance, please!" and how "Lance is a pretty funny dude", one fan, in particular, said, "Seriously Lance Hamilton needs to be promoted to a regular character for the series instead of recurring," and many are of the same opinion. This episode also saw the absence of special agent and fan-favorite goof Deeks, as his wife-slash-fellow team member partnered up with Lance to solve the case. Noting that, a fan tweeted: "Missing Deeks but loving the Kensi and Lance partnership!"
As for agent Fatima Nazimi, a warm welcome was sprinkled with criticism even though she is probably more crucial to the team now. And the last episode saw her life fronting some major risks. "Am I the only person Fatima's character aggravates? She just doesn't 'fit'," wrote a fan on Twitter. But there was plenty of support pouring in from other places, especially upon seeing her partnering Calleen, as a fan shared: "I'm so glad Fatima Namazi is okay and back on the team."
'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9pm only on CBS.