Why NCIS: Los Angeles' Finale Will Floor Fans, According To One Star

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The end of the 2016-2017 TV season is fast-approaching, which means that TV fans are starting wonder about how our favorite shows are going to wrap up. Fans of NCIS: LA have had some pretty high highs and some very low lows this year, so the big question is if Season 8 will end quietly or with a big bang. Well, according to star Daniela Ruah, it's not ending quietly. She teased this about the NCIS: LA Season 8 finale:

Oh my gosh, people will be floored. I'm not kidding. We've had edge-of-your-seat moments before, but this is a real big one -- and it's not something that's going to just be resolved. It's something that's going to stick with us for the remainder of the show, until we go off the air. It's not just a Season 8 thing, it's something that's going to be present forever.

NCIS: Los Angeles has been known to go very big for season finales, so it's almost hard to imagine just how far the show can go in Season 8 to eclipse finales that have come before. Daniela Ruah's comments to TVLine indicate that this will be one finale with repercussions that will extend beyond next season's first couple of episodes. I'm not sure if I'm stressed or excited.

Season 8 has proved that NCIS: LA does know how to draw out a story without glossing over some of the finer details. The premiere featured a plot twist that very nearly killed Daniela Ruah's Kensi, leaving her in a coma and then physical therapy for quite a while. Of course, the real reason why Kensi was out of the game for so long was that Ruah took time off for maternity leave, but NCIS: LA could have gone a much milder route than what happened to Kensi. Given that the aftermath of Kensi's season premiere injuries has resulted in some of Ruah's best dramatic performances of the series to date, I'd say that LA could very well craft a killer ongoing plot out of whatever happens in the Season 8 cliffhanger.

Fans of Kensi's romance with Deeks are undoubtedly hoping that an actual proposal -- featuring a ring, two conscious people, and nobody crying -- will occur before the end of the season, and it could very well happen. Still, Daniela Ruah's comments seem to point at a larger twist than an engagement for her character. All things considered, it may be too early to make an educated guess about this twist that will floor viewers. There are still several episodes left before the finale; anything can really happen between now and then.

Hopefully it's not too heartbreaking. Fans already had to face the reality that Miguel Ferrer's death meant the end of Assistant Director Owen Granger. Surely we can have an action-packed ending without leaving everybody in peril, right?

At least we don't have to wonder if NCIS: Los Angeles will end forever on the Season 8 cliffhanger. CBS has already renewed the series for a ninth season. Tune in to CBS on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET to catch new episodes of NCIS: LA, and don't forget to check out our midseason TV premiere guide and our summer TV premiere schedule.

Laura Hurley
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