Marty Deeks began on "NCIS: Los Angeles" after the NCIS Office of Special Operations team infiltrated a gym which was a front for drug smuggling. Deeks was undercover for the Los Angeles Police Department. After saving Agent Hanna's life, Deeks's true identity was revealed. The result was Hetty hiring Deeks as the liaison between OSP and LAPD. Essentially, he became an NCIS agent. However, he still isn't anything more than the liason and still a cop for LAPD. Will he ever take the chance to move to NCIS full time?
Hetty once offered Marty Deeks the chance to leave the LAPD and come to NCIS OSP as a full agent. Currently, he works as Kensi's partner and has become an essential part of the team. Leaving the LAPD would mean there would no longer be a liaison between the two, though he would still have access to all his contacts from undercover operations and even friends on the force.
Rumors have it that Hetty will actually be firing Deeks soon. This could open the doors for him to choose one way or another. Odds are, Deeks will be fired to keep up appearances for a mission, possibly even something dirty in the LAPD. As a main character, he isn't leaving the show, but if Hetty does something, there is a good reason for it.
More and more the team has come to respect Deeks on "NCIS: Los Angeles." As with Ziva on "NCIS," her loyalties swayed more and more towards her new team instead of being an unbaised liaison between NCIS and Mossad. Eventually, she left her Mossad position and became a full agent. As the show progresses, it's likely Deeks will take the same route. This is especially true when you consider he spends all his time with OSP instead of LAPD. In fact, the LAPD is more a source of information than a real job for him now.
No one would have a problem at OSP with Deeks coming on board full time. Kensi loves working him, despite the complaints. Hanna and Callen enjoy teasing him and trust his judgment. Without him, the team simply wouldn't be complete. While we may not see Deeks become a full agent anytime soon, it is highly likely the show will take that approach in the next season or so. If you think that's a long time, look how long it took for Ziva to become a full agent. There has to be a reason for Deeks to leave the LAPD and the build up is going to be explosive.
- Los Angeles Police Department
- NCIS Office of Special Operations team