'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12 Episode 11: Where is Hetty? Callen's capture finally reveals why she's missing
Fans and viewers will be thrilled to know we finally know where Hetty has been all of Season 12
After months of speculation surrounding the whereabouts of Hetty Lange, 'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12 finally has some answers for its viewers. Arriving in the form of special agent Callen's capture by intelligence officials suspecting him to be a Russian mole, Hetty's (Linda Hunt) whereabouts and what she has been busy doing this entire season of 'NCIS: LA' are finally known, but that neither lessens our worries for her nor for her beloved favorite agent Callen.
According to the official synopsis of Season 12's Episode 10 titled 'Russia, Russia, Russia', "When Callen goes to the National Counterterrorism Center on the pretext of interrogating a Russian asset from the crashed plane case he investigated months earlier, the tables are turned and he is detained, accused of being a Russian agent." The episode directed by show cast member Daniela Ruah, it sees the return of Admiral Killbride who hatches a plan with the team to help Callen out of the predicament he's found himself in. And this predicament looks like a direct plan of Hetty's.
Callen (Chris O'Donnell) is taken in by the American intelligence based on a few Russian 'moles' stationed in Syria, whom they are questioning him about. Turns out, Hetty has been AWOL putting these very moles in Syria, as Fatima's (Medalion Rahimi) intel reveals. Not only that, Hetty is also trying to release these people she has been working with, thus attracting a lot of suspicion towards her movements and Callen being the only one with direct connection to Russians like his girlfriend Anna Kolchek (Bar Refaeli) and her father Arkady, the intelligence agency brought him in for interrogation. They however do not know Hetty is the one pulling the strings from afar so their best shot is the only man in the vicinity with a name resembling anything remotely Russian.
Fans however will be thrilled to know this could be a segue for Hetty's return to this season. True, Nell (Renée Felice Smith) has been a decent enough substitute for her, but we have seen Hetty's powers and pulls, especially the way she managed to keep Deeks (Erik Christian Olsen) in the team after the many lapses in his profession, so that is definitely something to look forward to.
'NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 12 airs on Sundays at 9 pm only on CBS.