By all means, fans should definitely be excited for everything that Renée Felice Smith has coming, as it sounds like her horizon is marked with multiple creative endeavors. As well, the actress spoke glowingly about Nell’s arc this season as the surrogate Operations Manager in Hetty’s absence, and how Nell “really found her voice” as the season went on. The finale in and of itself was a statement to Nell’s ascent not just in Season 12, but across her entire journey on NCIS: Los Angeles. To be the character set up to take Hetty’s place in case of her permanent absence is no small feat. Not that it happened just yet, though it may well happen in the future.