CBS' NCIS Los Angeles returns to the airwaves September 25 for season four of the successful action drama which left the fate of its lead investigator Agent G. Callen in police custody after the shocking cold blooded murder of his longtime criminal nemesis The Chameleon (Christopher Lambert) at the end of the thrilling two part finale entitled Sans Voir.
"I think Callen had just had it," offered Chris O'Donnell of the character he portrays Tuesday nights 9/8pm central adding, "he decided to take matters into his own hands ... [and now] is getting carted off by the police."
Starting from where it left viewers at the conclusion of season three, the premier episode aptly entitled Endgame, O'Donnell explains of his character, "Callen as some trouble to get himself out of," promising audiences will, "learn a little bit more about his family history," as well as learn some, "really interesting news about Sam Hanna's (LL Cool J) family."
"He has been a terrific actor," expressed O'Donnell of the Queens hip-hop icon, turned actor LL Cool J who co-stars as Agent Sam Hanna and partner to Callen.
"Fortunately for us, LL Cool J and myself have had great chemistry and the fans have responded to the show," offered the actor of some more than 20 years explaining, "it's a funny thing about these TV shows, they all sound good on paper, when they are putting these things together, but it comes down to just getting lucky with some chemistry."
The NCIS LA cast itself also realized a good crossover chemistry with the Hawaii Five-O program starring Scott Caan and Daniel Dae Kim, which O'Donnell reveals there are plans to possibly, "see something similar this year," after admitting both he and LL Cool J, "enjoyed getting a trip over to Hawaii," comically categorizing it as breaking up "the monotony of work."
And in the joint episode, entitled Touch of Death, where they halt the plans of doctor to release deadly virus on the population, O'Donnell, in real life, has in similar fashion partnered with Sanofi-Pasteur to urge people ages 18 to 64 to take the new Fluzone Intradermal Vaccination this flu season.
"For people who don't like needles, like myself ... [it] was a pleasant surprise," disclosed O'Donnell after learning that the ultra fine needle of 1.5mm in size was 90% smaller than the needle used during his prior vaccinations. The vaccine carries the same potency of his past injections states O'Donnell explaining, "it's just a different delivery system," which won't have the 'needle-resistant' actor, "kicking and screaming" while being dragged to the office.
And of the annual virus which will effect 5 to 20 percent of the US population this season resulting in excess of 200,000 hospitalizations and possibly as many as 3,000 plus deaths, O'Donnell stresses, "there's no reason not to do it," informing a popular belief of the shot causing contraction of the flu to be, "totally untrue."
You can visit fluzone.com for more information on how to obtain the vaccine.
An avid Chicago Bears fan, the actor also participated in The Fast Life NFL Celebrity Picks Challenge making his selections for week two of the NFL schedule which can viewed here.