‘NCIS: Los Angeles’: Kensi’s Relationship with Men Had a Bigger Impact Than She Realized

NCIS: Los Angeles characters Kensi Blye and Marty Deeks are a match made in TV heaven. However, they’ve had their share of rough patches. Here’s what Daniela Ruah once said about Kensi’s relationship with men and how it led her to Deeks.

Eric Christian Olsen on Kensi and Deeks’ relationship

Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images
Daniela Ruah and Eric Christian Olsen | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

Eric Christian Olsen told Red Carpet News TV that Kensi has been instrumental in helping Deeks grow as a person. He also says their relationship is one key ingredient to his character’s happiness. Here’s what he said about Deeks and Kensi’s journey:

His journey has been one where he’s searching for the love he never got from his dad. And I think he has an interesting relationship with his mom. I think Hetty has played almost a mother figure to Deeks in helping him kind of figure out who he is. I think the most definition of [Deeks’] character has come with the relationship with Kensi. I think that the obstacles they have given these two characters and how that has evolved that relationship, I can’t see any other ending for Deeks to find happiness but somewhere within that.

Kensi’s rocky relationship with men led her to Deeks

Ruah says most of Kensi’s relationships with the men in her life had tragic endings. Consequently, Kensi began to distance herself from others. However, she got to a place where she just wanted to find a relationship where she felt safe. When she met Deeks, she finally finds a place of comfort and security. Here’s what Ruah told Red Carpet News TV:

I think Kensi is looking for someone to call home. She ran away from home when she was really young. She was really close to her dad and then he was murdered. And she ran away from home because she never had much of a relationship with her mom. I don’t think her mom was a bad person or anything; they just didn’t connect on any level.

Plus, for Kensi, every man in her life has been killed. It was her dad; it was Dom, her first partner who was kidnapped and killed; and now Granger. And so, there’s this fear of proximity with another human being. But at the same time, there’s this desperation to want to call someone home, no matter where she is.

Daniela Ruah says Kensi found a home in Deeks

Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah as Marty Deeks and Kensi Blye |  Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images
Eric Christian Olsen and Daniela Ruah as Marty Deeks and Kensi Blye | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

We all need someone to call “home,” and for Kensi, that person is Deeks. Ruah says their shared traumas helped them see just how important they are to each other. She also says it makes sense for these two characters to be together because they have gone through so much and have supported each other through extraordinarily difficult circumstances:

And I think, considering all the obstacles that these two have been through together, both them going through it and the other person being a support system and vice versa, she’s found home with Deeks, there’s no doubt. And I think it would be really, really unfair if they didn’t end up together happily married with children.

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