NCIS: Los Angeles Season 10 Will Be A Big One For Kensi And Deeks

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The Season 9 finale of NCIS: Los Angeles left the lives of the four lead characters in jeopardy. Some early looks at the Season 10 premiere revealed certain characters we don't have to worry about surviving the explosion. They may be in pretty rough shape in the first episode back, but at least two of them have a happy event in their not-too-distant futures. Kensi and Deeks are finally going to tie the knot! NCIS: LA executive producer R. Scott Gemmill revealed this about what's in store for Kensi and Deeks in Season 10:

We are excited to finally see that happen this year, probably after Christmas. A meme that developed between Kensi and Deeks, where he said she smells like sunshine and gunpowder. Their wedding will be a perfect example of that.

Between the uncertainty about Deeks' future at NCIS, their disagreements about how to handle a future family, and the overall stress of work at NCIS, Kensi and Deeks went through more than one rough patch in Season 9. In the second-to-last episode of the season, Kensi ended their engagement when she couldn't promise Deeks that she would give up her job at NCIS to have children with him. It was a heartbreaking turn of events, especially given how the previous season had ended with them happily engaged. Thanks to R. Scott Gemmill in his comments to EW, we now know that these two crazy kids will mend fences and get married before the end of Season 10.

A big question now is what happens to resolve the significant issue of starting a family together. Did the near-death experiences in the end of Season 9 and beginning of Season 10 convince Kensi that she's willing to give it up to have kids with Deeks? Or did all the danger and violence convince Deeks that kids don't need to be a priority? Did they compromise and decide to expand their family in ways that wouldn't put Kensi out of commission for the better part of a year? The show may not deliver all of these answers in the Season 10 premiere, especially since what we've seen of the premiere so far indicates that Kensi and Deeks (along with Sam and Callen) will be busy trying to escape Mexico.

The lovebirds and Co. will undoubtedly have a lot going on unrelated to the wedding as well. A great guest star is reprising his role for Season 10, and the new season will see the introduction of a new deputy director, who may come in very handy (or perhaps turn into a surprising hindrance as time passes) in the aftermath of the Mexico fiasco. The good news for fans is that Kensi and Deeks will apparently live up to their "sunshine and gunpowder" reputation when they finally get hitched!

To see the resolution of the Season 9 cliffhanger, tune in the NCIS: Los Angeles' Season 10 premiere on Sunday, September 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS. For more viewing options (including the premiere dates of the other two shows in the NCIS franchise), swing by our fall TV schedule.

Laura Hurley
Senior Content Producer

Laura turned a lifelong love of television into a valid reason to write and think about TV on a daily basis. She's not a doctor, lawyer, or detective, but watches a lot of them in primetime. Resident of One Chicago, the galaxy far, far away, and Northeast Ohio. Will not time travel and can cite multiple TV shows to explain why. She does, however, want to believe that she can sneak references to The X-Files into daily conversation (and author bios).