'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 21: With no Densi content, fans complain 'show has really gone downhill'
What has struck the wrong nerve with fans is everybody's favorite crime-fighting part goofy, part kicka** NCIS couple Deeks and Kensi not partnering together on cases anymore
Spoilers for 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 Episode 21 'Murder of Crows'
After the most recent episode of 'NCIS: Los Angeles' while fans are thrilled they got another episode after last week was expected to air the finale for this season, they do have a bone to pick about the show. Even with the fear of gun runners and this time Callen (Chris O'Donnell) pretty much insisting to Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) how serious he is about Anna Kolcheck (Bar Paly), what has managed to strike the wrong kind of nerve with fans is everybody's favorite crime-fighting part goofy, part kicka** NCIS couple Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) and Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) not partnering together on cases anymore.
In Episode 21 of Season 11 titled 'Murder of Crows', we see NCIS help a former NCIS tech operator search for her missing ex-partner when they fear he might be working with the gun runners they failed to take down years ago. Also, Callen reveals to Sam that he’s about to put down roots with Anna, and Deeks reels when his bar gets a negative review. While the episode manages to root our faith in Eric Beale (Barrett Foa) staying for this season's actual finale and Anna Akana does a stellar performance as a first-time guest star on the show, fans — just like Agents Deeks — aren't happy about his bar situation. Well, for separate reasons of course.
While Deeks himself is worried about a poor critic review of his bar, what fans are displaced with is that all this bar business is keeping him from partnering with Kensi on cases. This is the third episode in a row where Deeks has decided to stay back in the headquarters, be it to nurse an injured toe or to babysit Beale over his recent heartbreak, and as we see in the most recent episode, he is staying in with the woman they are trying to save from the bad guys — an informant of sorts — locked up in the headquarters.
Meanwhile, as Deeks continues to indulge in other distractions — not exactly by his choice — Kensi continues to kick a** with their recurring-turned-permanent agent Fatima Namazi. The two women make a solid duo, pretty much like Sam and Callen elsewhere. And while Deeks' goofiness matches that of Beale's, fans want the husband and wife couple to team up and give them all the NCIS action they need before they zero in on the baby storyline and take a prospective break from solving cases altogether.
Taking it to Twitter, fans shade: "How come Kensi and Deeks are not working together as partners much this season. I want my #Densi!"
Another fan outraged: "Can we get #Densi scenes like where the actual hell is Deeks?" A third fan simply asked with much displeasure: "Why don’t Densi work together anymore? I don’t like it. Why would you take the best thing away???"
Another fan got quite harsh with the criticism and remarked: "This show has really gone downhill the storylines and plot are bad. Plus kensi's new partner don't work. The funny crap is bad. Time to end it." While there hasn't been a lot of negative remarks about the Kensi-Fatima team up, with each of them giving us partner goals every episode, it looks like the fans are pretty upset about the lack of Densi content. But then again, who can blame them at all.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 11 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on CBS.