Well, let's hope so, anyway.
At 9 p.m. Sunday, March 11, Sam, Callen, Kensi and Deeks, joined by Hetty's Vietnam War-era colleagues A.J. Chegwidden, Charles Langston and Sterling Bridges, head to Vietnam to rescue Hetty from her captor Dang on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 9 Episode 14.
And by bringing Hetty back from Southeast Asia, the squad may be saving fans of the series as well.
The L.A.-based team has survived many threats over the past eight seasons. But this season they're facing the Death of a Thousand Cuts.
Hetty's "retirement" has left Executive Assistant Director Shay Mosley, a paper-pushing bureaucrat brought in to replace Granger, in charge.
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Apparently unfamiliar with the maxim "If it ain't broke, don't fix it,