‘Needs to be there!’ NCIS LA viewers call for Hetty’s return as Callen makes huge decision

NCIS LA fans took to social media to demand Hetty’s return after Callen revealed he couldn’t get married without her presence at the wedding.
CBS’ long-running drama NCIS LA returned to screens with another insightful episode, which featured the return of Roberta Deeks (played by Pamela Reed), fans also learned why Callen (Chris O’Donnell) was putting off wedding plans. As a result, viewers made calls for Hetty Lange’s (Linda Hunt) highly anticipated comeback.
The season 13 finale came to a satisfying end for Callen and Anna Kolchek (Bar Paly) after they got engaged.
Callen got down on one knee and proposed to Anna at the beach, in front of their colleagues and friends.
With fans eager to see the wedding take place, many were left puzzled after Callen brushed off conversations about the ceremony.
However, during the recent episode titled Flesh & Blood, the agent revealed he didn’t want to get married without Hetty’s attendance.


Hetty’s whereabouts were called into question after the team learned a dead body was discovered with Hetty’s ID attached to it.

During season 13, the operations manager had only made sporadic appearances after going on a mission in Syria.

As fears grew for her well-being, the team were relieved to discover Hetty had faked her death and the ID was attached to the body of a child.

Callen opened up to Anna and decided to embark on a mission to find Hetty and bring her back to Los Angeles.



After learning, Callen wanted Hetty to be at the wedding, viewers took to Twitter and demanded her return.

@JBraxt29 stated: “Callen is right! Hetty has answers about his history and, obviously, she needs to be there at Callen and Anna’s wedding!”

@kwanfan1212 tweeted: “Awww, Callan doesn’t want to get married without Hetty being there….that makes sense since she’s been such a big part of his life.”

@KrystleManning2 noted: “Callen told Anna he wants to marry her with them being surrounded by all their loved ones, Hetty included.”
A fourth fan @chenfordkacy shared: “Callen wants Hetty at his wedding awwww.”

@Tweetspice anticipated: “Well, hopefully Hetty shows up in time for the massive NCIS-verse crossover airing in January.”
Hetty is an important member of Callen’s life, who he’s known since he was five years old when his mother was ki****d.

Hetty was committed to keeping him safe and in place became his mother, she also held the answer to his questions about his background.
Showrunner R Scott Gemmil confirmed this was the foundation of Hetty’s return and said: “Hetty has been an integral force within the agency and an especially important part of Callen’s past.

“As Callen starts thinking about his upcoming wedding to Anna, he would want Hetty present.

“The plan is to go and rescue her at some point and find out what she’s gotten herself into in Syria, but we’re just trying to figure out when we can pull it off.

“The goal is to make it happen this season,” he confirmed to Variety.

NCIS LA continues Sundays on CBS in the US. A UK release date is yet to be announced.

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