By Peter Lesser ( | First Posted: Aug 02, 2013 11:45 AM EDT

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As her departure date approaches, Ziva has attracted the majority of "NCIS" attention. Fans are devastated to see her go, so it's natural that they cope with the loss accordingly. However, there's plenty going on in the Los Angeles unit as well.

Looking ahead to the "NCIS: LA" season 5 premiere, Eric Christian Olsen, who plays detective Deeks on the show, promises that it will be nothing short of "a great episode of television. Fair enough.

"This is the darkest and most honest and the most vulnerable and more heartbreaking episode for Deeks, but also for the other characters. The best scene that has ever been written for [Deeks and Sam] happens in the premiere," he said during an interview with TVLine. "We've already filmed it, and [LL Cool J] is so good. And the most honest scene that Deeks and Kensi have ever had together happens in the premiere."

"It's the best premiere we've ever had," he told Entertainment Weekly. "We have the most honest scene we've ever seen between Kensi and Deeks... we have a two-hour James Bond movie for our finale and our premiere that has consequences."

Olsen went on to discuss how fans will see how Sam and Deeks will respond after being tortured in the last season's finale. "I think we're going to see the most human reaction we've ever seen on this show to something like this," he said. "I think a lot of times these things happen and there aren't any emotional consequences and there are unbelievable emotional consequences. I don't think he's prepared to compartmentalize it. I don't know if he knows how to get through it... This is going to have a very real, long-lasting effect on him."

"NCIS: LA" will return to CBS September 24.

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