If “NCIS: Los Angeles” was a college, season 8 would be one supersized parent’s weekend. From Deeks’ mom to Callen’s dad, the OSP is turning into a family affair.

Since day 1, a quest for family has dominated the subplots of “NCIS: LA” – whether that involved reconciling old wounds, scouring the earth for answers, or risking life and limb to keep their wife and kids out of the crosshairs. Our heroes’ backstories have slipped out in drips and drabs, but now that Julia Feldman (Laura Harring), Roberta Deeks (Pamela Reed), and Nikita Alexsandr Reznikov/Garrison (Daniel J. Travanti) are in the picture, you can expect each of them to pop up in season 8.

In fact, Kensi’s (Daniela Ruah) mom already dropped by in episode 3, making her first appearance since 2012. Julia will return again in “Black Market” before Mama Deeks takes over parental duties in “Ghost Gun.”

Callen's Father Returns To 'NCIS: LA'

It will be Callen (Chris O’Donnell), however, who will get a double dose of father-son bonding time. Alone for the vast majority of his life, G now has a father (and a name)! Nikita can’t change the past, but he will certainly put a spin on Grisha’s present.

“[Callen and his father] become, at least temporarily, sort of‘Odd Couple’roommates," showrunner Scott Gemmill told TV Guide. “Callen, who's spent his whole life looking for family, suddenly finds himself with family.

[He's] used to his privacy in his space, and it takes some getting used to ... having a family member living with him."

What's Next For "NCIS: LA"?

CBS has yet to announce a return date for Travanti’s character. In the meantime, Callen and Co. will busy themselves with unraveling an assassination attempt during this week’s “Black Market.

“After a Homeland Security agent is poisoned by a notorious Triad assassin, NCIS uncovers a warehouse of counterfeit purses and a money trail to stolen government funds,” CBS teased. “Also, Nell joins the team in the field.”

Find out more when “NCIS: LA” airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Click the video below to see a preview for the series’ next episode.

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