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NCIS: Los Angeles: Kensi’s Mental Health To Be Explored!

NCIS: Los Angeles is going through a myriad of twists and turns in the show. One of the biggest plot changes in the show is around Special Agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah). She suffers a grievous injury in the beginning of the season. The trajectory of her character is trying to recover from injury and join back work.

NCIS: Los Angeles team is seen grappling with a new mission. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is going to be working with National Security Agency (NSA). However, a rabbit trail is in the works by the writers this time around. Though the show will supply its dose of action and adventure, there will be some soul digging too!

NCIS: Los Angeles: Trajectory of Daniela Ruah Character

The co-stars of the show are looking forward to see how Kensi’s character shapes up in the show. As she grapples with recovering, she is coming to a place that is exactly not her comfort zone. A strong character like hers is having a complete breakdown and almost going back to square one.

In an interview with Glamour, Daniela Ruah spoke freely about how she feels about the way her role is progressing. She says, “This is one of the most intense and rewarding arcs I’ve played on this show. She is me; I am her. I really like [being able to show] emotions that I don’t normally feel.”

Brave Move By Writers of the Show

One of the most interesting things to be seen in the show is how the writers are not shying away from talking about mental health and its implications. Kensi is a character who is ambitious and driven, however, her injury has caused a major hit in her confidence.

However, the writers have chosen to explore how a driven person like Kensi has to dig deeper and ask herself tough questions. She needs to acknowledge her injuries and her possible inability to join back work. Ruah says, “It’s OK to acknowledge within yourself that you need help. That acknowledgment is a huge step forward because then you are open to treatment and open to talking.”

Kensi’s character in NCIS: Los Angeles will also help people realize that it is okay to be broken. Ruah adds, “I would like people to take away that it’s OK to be broken, even though you’re a strong person, and it’s OK to acknowledge that within yourself. It’s OK to ask for help. That’s the only way that you’ll really heal yourself—if you ask for help—because sometimes we can’t do things on our own, and that’s OK.” NCIS: Los Angeles airs every Sunday on CBS.

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