Ever since Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks became partners on "NCIS: Los Angeles," there have been moments of sexual tension. So far, the two have never come close to dating. However, they are becoming closer and closer as partners. Often this means a possible relationship between partners, such as the flirting fans often see on "NCIS" between Ziva and Tony. If Kensi and Deeks were to start dating, it could ruin the show.
Currently, the two are still getting to know each other. Every time they have a heart warming moment, fans wonder "what if." Keeping the two apart builds anticipation. As we've seen with other crime dramas, this tension can last for many seasons. It also creates a closer bond between the characters as friends instead of lovers. Tension makes for better witty comments and even more heated arguments, adding spice to the show.
Deeks is a Ladies' Man
Part of what makes Deeks so frustrating to Kensi is his ability to attract women. He loves going to clubs and picking up numbers wherever he goes. Even strippers know him by name. To Kensi, this is simply unacceptable, but at the same time she is jealous. If the two were to start dating, Deeks would have to let go of his fun loving, ladies' man attitude. Not only does this make him fun, but it also gets him into the kind of trouble everyone on the team enjoys.
Complicates the Partnership
It has taken a while for the two to become an effective pair. They had to learn each other's signals, how each other thinks, and how to trust. As with Sam and Callen, there is always more to learn. Adding more emotions to the mix, especially love or a physical relationship, would just complicate things and create more issues than it's worth. When the partnership becomes complicated, it starts to affect cases. Part of what makes "NCIS: Los Angeles" so popular is the perfect balance between the characters' personal lives and focus on cases. For the most part, there is more focus on the characters as a team than dwelling on individual character issues.
The show could allow Kensi and Deeks to explore something more near the show's end. For now, the characters are much better as bickering partners that seem like an old married couple. Fans love it and we are all left wondering what might happen next. If they date, we know the next thing is either a horrific breakup or something too sappy for "NCIS: Los Angeles."
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- Marty Deeks