On Sunday, episode eight of the new NCIS: L.A. season aired in the U.S. and it was a tough one. In addition to a new case, a new love story seems to be sparking between two characters. That's unfortunately not the case with "Deeks" (Eric Christian Olsen), who is struggling a lot right now. These are the highlights of the new episode.

Attention! Spoilers to follow.

NCIS: L.A.: They could become the new dream couple

In the new NCIS: L.A. episode, fans watched the sparks fly between two characters. It was immediately clear to attentive viewers that two characters are going to be a new dream couple! We're talking about "Fatima Namazi" (Medalion Rahimi) and the team's new addition, "Devin Rountree" (Caleb Castille).

Even if the two were only seen together for a short time, there is already a lot of speculation on the internet about the supposed new dream couple. A Twitter user writes: "Is this a budding romance or what?" It remains to be seen whether the pair will really become more than just professional partners.

The new NCIS: L.A. episode called "Love Kills" brought viewers a comeback of a real fan favorite. CIA Officer "Vostanik Sabbatino" is looking for a criminal and needs the help of the NCIS team. Meanwhile, another series favorite is busy with completely different problems.

"Deeks" is a real problem for the FLETC training. He is actually well on his way to finally becoming an NCIS agent, but the hard training and the distance from "Kensi" (Daniela Ruah) make life difficult for him. After an emotional phone call between the pair, the fans are also in an uproar: "OK, I was not prepared for this highly emotional Deeks and Kensi scene......come on Deeks, you can do this!", writes a user on Twitter.

Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah at the MCM Hannover Comic Con 2017 

U.S. viewers can see what happens next with "Fatima", "Rountree", "Deeks" and "Kensi" on January 17th in a new NCIS: L.A. episode. 

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