Wednesday, January 19, 2022

NCIS: Hawai'i - The Game

Lucy's (Yasmine Al-Bustami) skills both at poker and undercover work will be put to the test when NCIS inserts her into an underground poker game involving a drug boss who has managed to avoid prison on a technicality. Even the B-story is a bit Lucy-centric as her relationship with Whistler (Tori Anderson) is thrown for a loop with the arrival of an old girlfriend who seems to think she and Whistler are still an item. The later isn't necessarily a bad development for the character in the long-term, but I am sad to see CBS bailing on the lesbian relationship so quickly.

Easily my favorite character on the show, "The Game" provides plenty for Al-Bustami to do here with the rest of the team stuck in neutral and struggling with their inability to help when things inevitably go wrong. While it would never happen, I'd really like a crossover with Lucy and Lucifer's Ella Lopez working a case together. The episode also offers the return of Lauren Cook as Ernie's (Jason Antoon) girlfriend Detective Dalia Reed providing some uncomfortable moments for Ernie and some of the other members of the team.

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