During his years as a public defender, Deeks became close with a homeless woman, Jenny Radler who often found herself in trouble with the law. During their time together, Kensi and Deeks learn they have more in common than they originally realized and their friendship grows even further and stronger than before. Although he continued to suffer, Deeks became best friends with Ray as both were abused by their father's. Outside the team, even civilians have questioned the true nature of their relationship. Kiss or no kiss those two actors have a lot of natural chemistry that can be felt through the TV. By the end of the episode when Sabatino's partner Snyder is killed, Kensi makes Deeks promise her not to get himself killed and they share a romantic moment. Kensi and Deeks begin the hunt for the Mole inside the building, but finds the situation has grown far worse when a supposed suicide occurs inside the building and despite Deeks and Kensi's attempts they are unable to save the life of Helen Trapper from NCIS Human Resources. Deeks is soon recognised as the target of Kensi and the team's playful teasing towards him, but doesn't always bother him and instead he joins in the fun.