NCIS: Los Angeles — Will Nell and Eric start a family?

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Barrett Foa as Eric Beale on NCIS: Los Angeles cast for Season 11. Pic credit: CBS

NCIS: Los Angeles could be entering new territory in the near future. Could that include Nell and Eric starting a family? Would the writers possibly have Nell become pregnant during the back end of Season 11?

During the last episode of the show, there were several scenes involving Nell and/or Hetty Lange that showed how serious the relationship between Nell and Eric has become over the years. Could it also foreshadow something?

Nell pulled Hetty aside at one point to express how angry she was that Hetty put Eric in harm’s way. Eric went undercover, which is how the show explained the actor who plays him not being available to film.

Then, to close out the episode, Hetty met with Callen, discussing who might take over should Hetty decide finally to retire. Callen mentioned how he had thought it would be Nell, but Hetty noted that this isn’t the case any longer.

Now, we have also learned details about the winter finale of the show. During the December 8 episode, the couple is going to deal with the emotional fallout of Eric’s recent undercover operation. This is where things could get interesting.

Could Nell be pregnant? That might not fit with this season, as she was shown drinking wine while Eric was gone. But maybe she didn’t know she was pregnant yet? Or perhaps she is ready to take their relationship to the next level.

It’s also possible that the upcoming storyline has nothing at all to do with the couple having kids. Maybe she is just really frustrated that Eric held things back from her, even if it was for the job.

It would be interesting if Eric (played Barrett Foa) and Nell (Renee Felice Smith) decided to start looking into expanding their family. One roadblock, though, is that they aren’t even married yet.

After the writers spent part of last season on Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) getting married, maybe that’s not a direction the show would take again. But perhaps it could.

Most of these are theories about what could happen in the relationship between Eric Beale and Nell Jones, so we will all have to tune in to see what might come next for them. The future of the couple still has a lot of mystery surrounding it — for now.

If you keep up with the internet rumors, many viewers already believe that Renee Felice Smith or Nell Jones is pregnant already.

NCIS: Los Angeles airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on CBS.

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