'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 18 brings back Anna Kolcheck and fans' hearts break for Callen and her

Besides the constant entertaining chaos that Deeks and Kensi usually gift us with, it looks like Callen and Anna might rise up on the fan-favorite list of couple goals too


                            'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 18 brings back Anna Kolcheck and fans' hearts break for Callen and her
Callen and Anna (CBS)

Spoilers for 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 18 'Missing Time'

After taking random little breaks here and there every now and then, NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 has finally gifted us with Episode 18 'Missing Time', which teased the comeback of a beloved recurring character and a case involving UFOs and alien research. The returning character was Bar Paley's Anna Kolcheck and as fans saw Agent Callen's old flame return to share screen space with him, there was something off about their dynamics, breaking fans' hearts apparently.

It has been an ongoing topic in the fandom how Anna and Callen are the best suited for each other. In fact, everybody believes Anna is the best match for Callen, out of all the women he's dated. But at the same time, things aren't going all that great or smoothly between the two. In tonight's episode, Callen meets Anna for dinner and she talks about the charges against her and how it will be a long time before she can clear her name of them. Later in the episode, Anna seems to be lying to Callen too, as she puts on a disguise and is headed somewhere obviously, but not to keep on disclosing, where, or why. 

As she is sipping on coffee and setting her sights on a Russian man getting drinks in the bar, it becomes clear that the person she is stalking is her own father, Arkady. Anna even calls him on the phone and speaks with him while secretly watching him as he goes on and on about how distraught he has been. But right when Anna tells him she has something she needs to do, a car honks and blows her cover: Arkady figures out Anna is right there. It's still too late as Anna really makes the bold decision and gives herself up to the authorities. 

All these complications and hurdles in their relationship got fans worried about Anna and Callen's future together. Even though upon visiting the lockup, Callen finds out there's no warrant out there for Anna, the topic is still in the air, lingering and haunting them. And fans took to Twitter to express how heartbroken they are for the two, writing: "Callen cares so much about Anna that he even called to check-in. but it broke my heart to see Anna lie to Callen. She just doesn't want to put him in trouble. I wonder if he will be able to see her later."

Another fan simply prayed: "Fingers crossed Callen & Anna stay together and are happy together."

At the end of the episode, it turned out that Anna had been in fact hiding in Callen's apartment all this while thinking the cops were out to get her. "I fully believe Hetty is going to pull all of her magical strings and Anna is going to be exonerated and she and Callen are going to adopt a dog. Yep," shared a fan, expressing their wishful thinking, while others noted just how beautiful all Anna and Callen moments in tonight's episode were. Apart from the constant entertaining chaos that Deeks and Kensi usually gift us with, it looks like Callen and Anna might rise up on the fan-favorite list of couple goals too. 

'NCIS: Los Angeles' airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on CBS.

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