NCIS: Los Angeles Review: Operation Wide Awake

A new crowd-sourced side of Naval intelligence was explored on NCIS: Los Angeles when a diner blew up with four men inside.

The cold war days of recruiting cryptographers with a difficult puzzle in the newspaper was updated to the 21st century through a computer game called Wide Awake. It's a rather cool idea, except for the whole getting killed thing.

It was pretty obvious from the beginning that Astrid, not Hoffman, was the game's missing elite player. She definitely didn't make it easy for NCIS to find her. The most informative part of her character wasn't about her at all; it was about Kensi.

The back stories of the NCIS boathouse crew are given out slowly and only in tiny bits. In "The Fifth Man," we found out that Kensi ran away after her father's death and lived on the streets for a year. That explained why Kensi was able to get through to Astrid more than others. She understood her in a way that nobody else could. Read More...


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